Varian Beauregard

 
Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,077
Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (371 of 553)
Location: Le Jardin d'Angleterre
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,077 - Total Helpful Votes: 371 of 553
Book of Fire: William Tyndale, Thomas More and the&hellip by Brian Moynahan
3.0 out of 5 stars Read with caution!, 14 July 2014
I concur with others that this is an interesting and pleasant read. There are many titbits of information and plenty of quotes, which are mostly given in the original spelling - a big plus point. It certainly seems informative, but given the obvious biases and glaring inaccuracies that I have already spotted, I am not sure how far I can trust some of it. The author is obviously a glowing admirer of Tyndale, believing that almost any change which the committee of the authorised version made to his text was for the worse. Although I believe that there are many passages which they improved (see "When God Spoke English: The Making of theRead more
The Office - Season 8 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Rainn Wilson
The Office - Season 8 [DVD] DVD ~ Rainn Wilson
This is the freshest and laugh-out-loud funniest series of the Office for quite a while. The series had suffered from increasingly diminishing returns, increasingly becoming "The Michael Scott Show", with episodes often being plot driven to the expense of the comedy. With Steve Carell gone, the other actors have more of a chance to shine and whilst there is the odd shaky delivery or flat line, they generally deliever. The negative reviewers obviously miss "Michael Scott" and they are correct that there is no direct replacement for the character, but the whole setup is now so strong that there is no need for one. For me, this series is back on form and I eagerly anticipate… Read more
A History Of Christianity [DVD] [2009] <b>DVD</b> ~ Diarmaid MacCulloch
A History Of Christianity [DVD] [2009] DVD ~ Diarmaid MacCulloch
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth watching, 18 April 2014
This really acts as an introduction or companion piece to the excellent book of the same name. It vividly illustrates some of the main themes of the book, giving some extra detail. However, as a standalone history it lacks depth and excludes much, being far too short. Like many others, I found the final episode to be very biased and judgemental in comparison to the rest of the series. I would certainly recommend watching this series as it is interesting and informative and gives a better flavour of (for example) the Eastern Church and Saint Basil's Cathedral than a book ever could. However, I also hope that it leads people on to read the book.

Diarmaid MacCulloch's does not hide… Read more

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Cleopatra [DVD] [1963] DVD ~ Elizabeth Taylor
Spartacus [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Kirk Douglas
Spartacus [DVD] DVD ~ Kirk Douglas
Ben-Hur [1959] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Charlton Heston
Ben-Hur [1959] [DVD] DVD ~ Charlton Heston
English Mystery Plays: A Selection (English Librar&hellip by Peter Happe
The Taming Of The Shrew [DVD] [2001] <b>DVD</b> ~ Elizabeth Taylor