Erika Borsos

"pepper flower"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (1,895 of 2,176)
Location: Gulf Coast of FL, USA
In My Own Words:
My reviews reflect my interests: cultural/world music; books/ films - fiction/nonfiction about life issues/world events; spirituality, religion & poetry. ORIGINAL BADGES: Top 1000 Jan 2004 - Mar 2005. Top 500 Mar 2005 - Dec 2011. NEW: Top 1000 up to Nov 2011. Began reviewing seriously Sept 2002. More About Me at bakonyvilla dot 20 m dot com

Books, Films, Travel, Photography & Art. Traditional music and dance of the Balkans, Hungary, and other countries.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 29,239 - Total Helpful Votes: 1895 of 2176
Immigrant Lessons by Jusith Edelman Green
Immigrant Lessons by Jusith Edelman Green
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is a story of contrasts and similarities, about the interwoven lives of two different women, one younger and the other older, both of whom immigrated to Israel under vastly different conditions. They became special friends by their common experiences and family ties. The book is filled with heart-warming stories about how Sarah (who came to Israel in 1939) helped the author adjust to Israeli life and connect with her family's roots. This book is about courage, faith, discovery, and eventually triumph. New immigrants face many similar challenges: they must learn a new language, adjust to a new culture, and learn different customs and laws. Essentially, they build a life from the bottom… Read more
The Last Mazurka: A Tale of War, Passion and Loss by Andrew Tarnowski
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
In this outstanding book, Andrew Tarnowski describes the fairy tale like lives of his Polish aristocratic relatives from the early 1900s up until world war II, after which their highly privileged lives came to a crashing halt. He continues to describe what happened in the lives of key relatives into the 1970s, '80s and '90s. For instance, his parents, Chouquette (Sophie Jaxa-Chamiec)later married Malcom Wolfe Murray and his father Stas Tarnowski later married Ada Lubomirska (with whom he had six children). They all lead fascinating lives but their past haunted them even then. The author did a marvelous job of chronicling and piecing together his family history from interviews, memoirs,… Read more
Charlie Wilson's War [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Tom Hanks
Charlie Wilson's War [DVD] DVD ~ Tom Hanks
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Congressman Charlie Wilson from Lufkin, Texas, a ruggedly handsome man, who was a committed anti-Communist, with a few character flaws, who loved to have a good time, enjoyed alcohol and was a ladies' man ... became one of the unsung heros of the Afghanistan War. He was the only civilian to ever receive recognition and honor by the C.I.A. for his part in helping to drive the Russians out from Afghanistan. This film is based on the true stories written by the author George Crile in his book, "Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times". Essentially, there are two formulas to win this war on a global… Read more