Tormod Guldvog

Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (39 of 53)
Location: Oslo, Norway
Anniversary: 18 Jun
Birthday: 22 Nov
In My Own Words:
I am 37 years old and a creative person who likes reading, writing, journalism and music. I am married to Yvonne and live in Oslo, Norway, with our two daughters Jenny and Emily. I have a Bachelor's degree in music performance from Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. And I love snowboarding and sports fishing!

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,735,513 - Total Helpful Votes: 39 of 53
Black Man (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Richard Morgan
Black Man (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Richard Morgan
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 13 Aug 2007
I love Richard Morgan's books, and this one was long-awaited. It worked very well for me. It's perhaps not as fast-paced as the Kovacs series, but the action is hard and ruthless, and the sci-fi components are realistic. I don't understand why so many people are disappointed with this book, but different folks, different strokes!
Who Was Dr. Charlotte Bach? by Francis Wheen
Who Was Dr. Charlotte Bach? by Francis Wheen
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Francis Wheen has done a marvellous work of research in uncovering the tragic life of Dr Charlotte Bach. This story is so unbelievable that I had to do some research myself to confirm some of it. My two gripes is a) the complete lack of a reference list and b) more details on the "science" of Dr Bach...I managed to find some sources on the web, but this could have been emphasized. But a full five stars to Mr Wheen for this gem of a book which kept me up all night. I just had to finish it in one reading. Published by Shorter Books Company, it is only 140 brief pages long - yet it is an astonishing piece of work. Don't miss out on this one.
The Constants of Nature by John D. Barrow
The Constants of Nature by John D. Barrow
24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
After having read most of Barrow's books, I started to feel that this wonderful writer was getting stuck in a loop. Pie in the Sky and Impossibility are examples of truly ingenious books - but he has written about everything before, reused his essays and ideas.
But with The Constants of Nature, Barrow goes a step further from his usual philosopher's view and takes on the guise of the scientist, which indeed he has every reason to (considering he is one of Britains most famous astrophysicists).
As with all his books, Barrow shows a genuine talent for writing in a prose-like style which should appeal to both laymen and scientists. He has this uncanny knack for presenting difficult… Read more

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