R. Billings

"R. Billings"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (7 of 9)
Location: London, England

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 975,488 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 9
Broken Vacuum Cleaner & MacKillop Series 2 Episode&hellip by Steve Whitmore
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pink Time, 17 Feb 2013
Wherever in the universe there's trouble, MacKillop and his sidekick appear, and I enjoy following along, grinning-while-reading. In this episode of their adventures, MacKillop appears as a...well, I can't give away the play, but I will say, it's a hoot, and there's pink involved.

For me, Whitmore's stories are like Monty Python Meets Creatures. Very enjoyable reads!
Broken Vacuum Cleaner & MacKillop Series 2 Episode&hellip by Steve Whitmore
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nobody does it better., 26 Jan 2013
Steve Whitmore's prose is amazing, and I am rarely amazed. His turns of phrase are something to behold. They're one of the reasons I love going along for the ride as Steve tells his stories, because I find myself grinning about this or that "thing he said" long after I've finished reading.
V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I'm not going to go on and on about this novel. If you've read Sue Grafton's series, you already know it's wonderful - and by that I mean, a difficult-to-produce combination of mystery and literary thinkpiece. NOT of the navel-gazing variety, but of the scrabbly-underside-of-humankind-revealed variety.
Grafton's character studies, which are such an integral part of her writing, are spot on.
Example in V is for Vengeance: in my hardback edition, pages 133 and 134 and their immediate surroundings, there's a description of one of the houses in a marriage that stands in and for the marriage itself. This is done, not in an overt way, but in a way that unfolds and makes you think about… Read more