G. Knighton

"G Knighton Raftery"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (10 of 11)
Location: London, UK
Anniversary: 4 Feb
Birthday: 6 May

traditional folk music and balladry, knitting, good stories, sushi, electronic gadgets


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,405,178 - Total Helpful Votes: 10 of 11
The Highwayman's Footsteps: 1 by Nicola Morgan
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unimpressive, 12 Sep 2008
I bought this book on the strength of the reviews and on the subject matter. I happen to be quite interested in English highwayman stories, as I live quite close to a famous highwayman's hideout near London. I'm afraid that about halfway through this book, I got that sinking feeling that for me appears when a story moves from being just not very well written to downright poor and disappointing. I was mostly willing to overlook the author's clumsy writing style, but when the plot moved into being a poorly-executed and florid retelling of Alfred Noyes' melodramatic poem 'The Highwayman', I'm afraid I lost patience. There are lots of great juvenile and young adult novels out there. I'm… Read more
Castles Of Scotland [DVD] [2006] <b>DVD</b> ~ Castles of Scotland
Castles Of Scotland [DVD] [2006] DVD ~ Castles of Scotland
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
We were hoping for an in-depth documentary about Scotland's many castles. Alas, the first 'episode' contains mostly aerial and still footage of about twenty different castles with a voice-over giving bare information about each one. Stirling, the only castle covered in detail, was dully filmed and badly lit. On the copy we rented, the second 'episode' was unplayable, so I am basing this review just on the first one. Save your time and money and choose another film to view.
Vectors by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
Vectors by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant., 27 July 2006
Sometimes, things just seem to come together. A brilliant scientist meets a creative pioneer. Science meets philosophy. And a mystery meets a mystery.

When was the last time I stayed up all night reading a book, even when I didn't really have the time, even when I had things to do the next day, because I simply could not bear to put the book down? When was the last time a book beat sleep? When was the last time I finished a book and then had to keep it with me the next day so I could go back and start reading it all over again?

Well, these days, that doesn't happen for me all that often, but it happened with Vectors. I stayed up all night reading Vectors (the first… Read more

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