D. Meakin

"Marmon Wasp"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (20 of 27)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 168,543 - Total Helpful Votes: 20 of 27
The Mirror of Her Dreams (Mordant's Need) by Stephen R. Donaldson
This book is quite a curiosity. The first half of the book is very slow paced and almost nothing happens but the story does pick up in the second half only for it to be a victim of silly storytelling. The plot: the kingdom of Mordant is almost on its knees - caused in no small part by its king who is an aging, senile old man who is more concerned with playing Hop-Board (a version draughts/checkers)than saving his own land. A team of magicians known as Imagers concoct a plan to bring a 'champion' into their world via magical mirrors to save their land. At first they only manage to bring a New York girl called Terisa Morgan into their fantasy land who becomes the lead character in the… Read more
Sony NWZE384 8GB Walkman Video MP3 Player - Black by Sony
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sony Walk-backwards!, 29 Dec 2013
When I first tried this model I was shocked as to how poor quality it is compared to the previous E474 model. Things missing from this (so-called updated) model that was present on the E474: microphone function, games function, podcasts, Sensme channels and music unlimited function. Coupled with these are other missing functions - one of the most important I used on the E474 was the setting where I could set how long the album cover appeared on screen before going off which is also missing so now the album cover appears on screen for about twenty seconds before the screen goes blank and there's nothing I can do about it! Other functions are also missing from this poor quality… Read more
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon) by Dan Brown
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Da Vinci Mistake!, 26 May 2013

Where do I start with this book? Ahh yes, the beginning where a curator is shot by a somebody (who later turns out to be somebody who needs him alive in order to keep his research going)and while the curator is bleeding to death he finds the time to walk into one room, put a key to a bank depository box behind a painting, write the address to the bank on the key in 'invisible' ink, go to another painting (the Mona Lisa) and write in invisible ink a riddle to lead the person to the other painting then go back to the room where he was shot. Back in this room he draws a large circle on the floor in the… Read more