S. A. Hawksworth

"The Sea King's Daughter"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (92 of 107)
Location: Poole, Dorset, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 539,339 - Total Helpful Votes: 92 of 107
Evolution Impossible by Dr John  Ashton
Evolution Impossible by Dr John Ashton
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Look before you leap!, 18 Nov 2013
I recommend anyone considering buying this book to look first at Thomas E. Bloom's long, detailed and devastating critique of it on Amazon.com. He gave it one star, and said quite enough to put me off wasting my money, hence I have not read the work myself, apart from the lines Bloom quotes.

But I can say this much at least. People, if you're going to inform yourself about evolution and the evidence that it has or hasn't taken place, do you think it's a good idea to read a book by an expert in one of the sciences which provide the evidence being discussed, like geology or paleontology or archaeology or any field of biology? Someone who knows about fossils, or plate tectonics, or… Read more
The Complete Stalky & Co (Oxford World's Class&hellip by Rudyard Kipling
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Don't get me wrong. I am not recommending that all the millions of fans still suffering withdrawal symptoms after the conclusion of the Harry Potter series should attempt to find a new fix in these pages. Quite the contrary. Be warned. Unless you are at least as much of a bookworm as Hermione Granger, and with as high an IQ, you are not going to be able to understand at least two thirds of this book until you hit your mid and later teens - and even then it's probably no more than 5 per cent at most of readers who will persevere through their initial reactions of incomprehension of the language, references and setting, and quite likely revulsion at some of the attitudes and incidents… Read more
A Song of Ice and Fire (3) - A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Spoiler-free Review, 21 Jan 2003
... I was momentarily disappointed and puzzled to see that there's still only one customer review for ASoS, two years after its publication, but of course there's a good reason for this. The ASOIAF readers who are full of missionary zeal for the series (approximately 90% of the total readership, at a conservative estimate) are focusing their efforts on getting all their acquaintance to read the FIRST book of the series, not the third. They reckon, understandably, that their job is then done, and that any normal person will only need to know that the second and third books exist to be rushing out and acquiring them, and then be frustrated to fever pitch that they have to wait another half… Read more