Dj Pike

Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (57 of 59)
Location: Leeds, Yorkshire, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 134,201 - Total Helpful Votes: 57 of 59
Meredith: Our daughter's murder and the heartbreak&hellip by John Kercher
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
John Kercher's book serves to redress the balance with regards to the published focus of his daughter's murder case, and it serves this purpose quite well. His tale of how he learned about his daughter's death had me in tears, as this is of course any parent's worse nightmare. I felt empathy with and sympathy for Mr Kercher and his family throughout.

However, for me this tale is doubly heartbreaking. This is because, even after reading this book, I believe that the Kercher family's insistence (through their lawyer primarily) that Amanda Knox and Rafaelle Sollecito were involved in Meredith's death is misguided. From the book, their stance is completely understandable as it is… Read more
Nine Lives ~ Von Hertzen Brothers
Nine Lives ~ Von Hertzen Brothers
At the time of writing Finnish band Von Hertzen Brothers have been releasing music for over 10 years (first album released 2001), yet I had never heard of them until very recently. I purchased this, their fifth studio album, after hearing the opening track 'Insomniac' on Planet Rock radio here in the UK. I have to say that this has very quickly become one of my favourite new albums over some period of time.

Now, just a quick note on how this band's music is classified. Everywhere I look, I see them classed as a 'Prog' band or perhaps 'Prog Rock'. These terms just leave me cold to be honest, and I don't actually think they do much to describe the music. If any classification is… Read more
The Ghost Runner: The Tragedy of the Man They Coul&hellip by Bill Jones
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Despite being a runner for many years, and a sports fan for all of my life, I had never heard of John Tarrant prior to being introduced to this book. Having now completed Bill Jones' biography of the man I find this quite surprising, and also find it rather amazing that it has taken over 35 years since his sad premature passing for someone to tell the story (apart from the publication of Tarrant's own memoirs in the late 1970's).

For those as much in the dark as me John Tarrant was, in short, a talented long distance runner who in the late 1950s was barred from amateur running competitions by the authorities of the day after (rather foolishly, in hindsight) owning up to recieving… Read more