Bob Sherunkle

Top Reviewer Ranking: 913
Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (939 of 1,095)
Location: London, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 913 - Total Helpful Votes: 939 of 1095
Facing the Music by Tim Thorogood
Facing the Music by Tim Thorogood
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
By way of preface, I’ve never been to Glastonbury, but I did go to the 1970 Bath Festival, which inspired Michael Eavis to start the Glastonbury Festival – so I can claim to be not a totally detached reviewer.

Part of the blurb for this novel on Amazon is verbatim from a press interview with Tim Thorogood for the book’s launch. In this interview, he says “I thought a story based at Glastonbury would be the best vehicle”, and only then proceeds to define what the vehicle is for. I think this indicates how the novel falls between two stools: on the one hand, a paean to Glastonbury, on the other hand, a slightly creaking plot about Gary’s mid-life crisis following his inability to… Read more
Tefal Cube and Stick by Tefal
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the Holy Grail, 26 Aug 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
For some years my wife has been trying to find a multi-purpose preparation unit which does all the basic functions more or less well for veg, fruit , cheese etc. Two years ago she bought a smaller, cheaper Tefal unit, and was so disappointed with it that she took it back to the shop for a refund. This new model was obviously more heavy-duty, so she was keen to try it.
Unfortunately, she was disappointed with this one too, so she is still looking for the perfect product.

Below, her verdict in detail.
“I was a bit dismayed by the size of the box, but in fact the unit is compact and doesn’t take up much room.
Unlike some similar products, there is a good wide feeder… Read more
Stephen Ward: Scapegoat - They all loved him... Bu&hellip by Douglas Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars Hostage to fortune, 26 Aug 2014
I was nearly 14 when the Profumo scandal broke, and I can remember most of my school salivating over it. The Establishment had already been assailed by the slings and arrows of TW3, and was now literally caught with its pants down (whether in congress with Stephen Ward’s protegees, or – as Thompson tells us – as Ward’s patients, e.g. Prince Philip and Churchill). Half a century on, young readers may find this tame stuff, but back then politicians were, supposedly, above reproach, and older generations were outraged. Thompson gives a fair amount of coverage to this, but is mainly concerned to build up the picture of how Ward developed a double life as fashionable osteopath and amateur… Read more