Mr. M. Dodds

Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (40 of 46)
Location: Banbridge, NI, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,476,100 - Total Helpful Votes: 40 of 46
Headhunters by Jo Nesbo
Headhunters by Jo Nesbo
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I start this by saying that I am a massive Jo Nesbo fan. I have read, enjoyed and loved each of the Harry Hole series and believe that they are well thought out, believable and real.

This is why it pains me to say that I did not enjoy this book anywhere near as much as anticipated. I wasn't expecting Harry Hole but then again I did hope to get that familiar Jo Nesbo story telling experience, and sadly I was left empty by the construct of the story.

I don't want to get into plot spoilers so I will try to keep my comments in line with what has been said before and also the description on the back of the book. A promising start is made, the character is presented and… Read more
Sir Vivian: The Definitive Autobiography by Viv Richards
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I was thinking that an autobiography on the life and times of Sir Viv Richards would be a fast paced affair detailing his triumphs as a test cricketer reliving all his great moments. However I was disapointed to find that the book did not even stick to a chronological order meaning that it became difficult to even assess the growing stature of the great mans career. Even at this the detail on the matches themselves are light in detail and I afraid to say very rarely took me to that place in his cricketing life. The book ends with a manifesto from Sir Viv on how he would change West Indies Cricket for the better. While it is clear that Viv is a very passionate and devoted person both to… Read more
The Last Revolution: 1688 and the Creation of the &hellip by Patrick Dillon
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Patrick Dillon writes a superb, detailed account of the turmoil that surrounded this period in history. While the glorious revolution of 1688 is explored in detail with the personalities of Kings William and James shining through, it also catalogues other changes to Britain that were ushered in at the same time and introduces us to many of those characters including Sir Isaac Newton. However while this is a superb book I could not help but feel slightly lost in all the detail, as well as this we are constantly brought back to the North family. While they are obviously there to illustrate how modern England was changing I could not help but see them as slightly irrelevant to the story… Read more

Wish List