john garratt

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (23 of 28)
Location: Amersham, BUCKS United Kingdom
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,680,984 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 28
Blackout by Connie Willis
Blackout by Connie Willis
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
I read this because it was recommended as being in the light-hearted time travel genre that I love - Night Watch by Terry Pratchett, Mark Twain's Connecticut Yankee, Back to the Future - you get the idea. But it is like an academic exercise in story s t r e t c h i n g. The opposite of an Indiana Jones movie, the action takes place in extended time in 1940/41.
And the references to the Victoria Line (built 1968) and Jubilee Line (whose Jubilee, Connie and when? - yes the present queen, 1977) made me hurl the book across the room. I think I prefer to watch paint dry. I will not be reading the sequel - (subtitle - what I had for breakfast the next day?).
The Storm ~ Moving Hearts
The Storm ~ Moving Hearts
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
OK, so you can dance without moving your arms. But there is something about this sort of continuous yet subtly changing music. The Storm is a series of very different tunes, the title track being a mixture of rock and pipes, building to a crescendo. The fact that the Uilleann pipes, as played by Davy Spillane, can be played, like a guitar, without stopping to breathe, means that they can drive a whole number from beginning to end. This short CD is a combination of traditional with rock overlays and quiet, meaningful tunes with whistles. Anyone who likes traditional Irish music will like the plaintive pipes, anyone into a more rockier style will like the guitar work interplaying with the… Read more
The Storm ~ Moving Hearts
The Storm ~ Moving Hearts
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
OK, so you can dance without moving your arms. But there is something about this sort of continuous yet subtly changing music. The Storm is a series of very different tunes, the title track being a mixture of rock and pipes, building to a crescendo. The fact that the Uilleann pipes, as played by Davy Spillane, can be played, like a guitar, without stopping to breathe, means that they can drive a whole number from beginning to end. This short CD is a combination of traditional with rock overlays and quiet, meaningful tunes with whistles. Anyone who likes traditional Irish music will like the plaintive pipes, anyone into a more rockier style will like the guitar work interplaying with the… Read more

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