Lorna

 
Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,912
Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (124 of 156)
Location: Bristol
In My Own Words:
I realised one day that I rely heavily on other people's reviews when deciding what to purchase but didn't really review anything myself. Now, I try to review as I go & can hopefully help those who also consider reviews before buying.

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Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,912 - Total Helpful Votes: 124 of 156
Abdication by Juliet Nicolson
Abdication by Juliet Nicolson
This book was billed as being about the abdication of Edward VII as seen through the eyes of May, a young girl working as a chauffeur for the rich & powerful but I didn't really get that from it. It's less about the abdication & more about May's life leading up to the event. Too much time was spent leading up to the event & the abdication itself plays no more than a bit part.The 1930s period details are wonderful, Nicolson is a historian specialising in this era so I'd expect no less - the clothes, decor & zeitgeist are really vivid, if a bit too descriptive at times. I couldn't really warm to any of the characters, of whom there are many, & I found myself skipping sections to get to the… Read more
Flight <b>DVD</b> ~ Denzel Washington
Flight DVD ~ Denzel Washington
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gritty yet emotional., 9 May 2014
Watching this film was a bit like being on a roller coaster - ups & downs; glory & defeat, & I suppose that's what it is to have an addiction. Denzel Washington, I felt, was superb as Captain Whittaker, who heroically crash lands his failing aircraft. The special effects in the cockpit were brilliant & I was on the edge of my seat watching the drama unfold. The film then follows Whittaker recovering from his injuries & awaiting the enquiry into the crash. I think it's a credit to Washington's performance that I really felt for Whittaker & was willing him on to succeed through the hearing & make things right for himself. There's a couple of funny moments thrown in for a bit of light relief,… Read more
Futureworld <b>Amazon Instant Video</b> ~ Peter Fonda
Futureworld Amazon Instant Video ~ Peter Fonda
4.0 out of 5 stars A Passable Sequel, 30 April 2014
Two years after the events of the first Westworld, Delos have reopened the theme park. In a bid to regain public approval newspaper reporter Chuck Browning and TV reporter Tracy Ballard are invited to review the park. In amongst all the new world & robots, they uncover the darker side of Futureworld & attempt to escape before it's too late.
Like many, I came to this after watching & really enjoying Westworld. I was very nearly put off by the negative reviews but I decided to give it a go & was glad I did. It's not as good as Westwood but honestly? How many sequels actually are? However, it's perfectly watchable & there's a good storyline & a few suspense moments thrown in amongst… Read more

Wish List

The Boy That Never Was by Karen Perry
The Boy That Never Was by Karen Perry
Her by Harriet Lane
Her by Harriet Lane
Behind Closed Doors by Kathryn Croft
Behind Closed Doors by Kathryn Croft
Under a Silent Moon (Detective Inspector Louisa Sm&hellip by Elizabeth Haynes
Watching Over You by Mel Sherratt
Watching Over You by Mel Sherratt