Derek Shannon

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 60% (9 of 15)
Location: Manchester, England
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,300,531 - Total Helpful Votes: 9 of 15
American Monsters by Sezin Koehler
American Monsters by Sezin Koehler
Okay, firstly I'm going to come out and admit that I know the author, and though we've never met in person, we've conversed on a number of occasions and gotten to know each other somewhat. I admit this because I don't want what I have to say about Sezin's work to be construed as some hidden agenda. I believe that my reviews of films, books and TV shows on various websites require me to be as open and honest about what I critique, even when it's from my friends.

AMERICAN MONSTERS is many things: open, honest, intelligent, original, harrowing, intriguing. It is *not* shallow, light reading. But it *is* a compelling and thought-provoking work on feminism and the horror genre… Read more
American Monsters, B&W by Sezin Koehler
American Monsters, B&W by Sezin Koehler
Okay, firstly I'm going to come out and admit that I know the author, and though we've never met in person, we've conversed on a number of occasions and gotten to know each other somewhat. I admit this because I don't want what I have to say about Sezin's work to be construed as some hidden agenda. I believe that my reviews of films, books and TV shows on various websites require me to be as open and honest about what I critique, even when it's from my friends.

AMERICAN MONSTERS is many things: open, honest, intelligent, original, harrowing, intriguing. It is *not* shallow, light reading. But it *is* a compelling and thought-provoking work on feminism and the horror genre… Read more
Black Books 3: The Complete 3rd Series [DVD] [2004&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Dylan Moran
9 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Jokes are always made about the third series of a comedy being the one that will either condemn the show or propel it further, and Black Books' own third series leans more towards the former, but is hardly terrible. The first episode "Manny Come Home" was brilliant, most notable with the brilliant Simon Pegg control freak character. Also redoubtable is the second and third, but after these, the quality drops to the abysmal, inconsequential last episode "Party". Such a disappointment.
The DVD is disappointing; I truly enjoyed the commentary from the cast in the first two series' DVDs, but there's none here. The outtakes are good, but the so-called Special Feature "Beranrd's Letter" is a… Read more

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