Varian Beauregard

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (382 of 568)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,139 - Total Helpful Votes: 382 of 568
Doctor Who - The Complete Series 8 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Peter Capaldi
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4.0 out of 5 stars A sacrasm-free review!, 11 Sep 2014
This is a personal view of the first three episodes and I will probably change my mind. However, like many people, I am finding it hard to warm to this new Doctor Who, and I don't think it has anything to do with Peter Capaldi. His performance in "Into the Dalek" was excellent with some great dialogue. The Guardian's reviewer is also keen to point out the merits of Jenna Coleman's sassier performance this series. However, I don't think the dynamic between the two of them works. Maybe Peter would benefit from a more mature companion, such as an Ian, Barbara or Evelyn Smythe (my wife suggested Catherine Tate!) I have to admit that with the new series in general, I invariably enjoy it more… Read more
Thomas More - A Lonely Voice Against the Power of &hellip by P. Berglar
This is the best book I have read about not only Thomas More but this period of history. It is a very scholarly and unbiased work with a lot of detail. Although the translation from the original is not always perfect it does not impede reading. If you want to know why the man was and is held in high esteem by so many, but without glossing over his faults, then I recommend this book. Also, because it is a German work it does not assume much familiarity with English history, and thus explains far more of it than any other book I have read on this subject.

No work of history is completely unbiased and they all must interpret events from some perspective. This book is written from a… Read more
Murder 4 Hire ~ Body Count
Murder 4 Hire ~ Body Count
Nine years after the aggression and fun of "The Last Days" came Body Count's comeback album - showcasing Ice-T at his most mature. On first listen it will sound more sedate and rap-orientated than you might expect. Also, the production is an acquired taste. Ice-T's vocals are extremely prominent and the (background!) music is not produced in the way you would expect rock to be (the word "thin" comes to mind). However, this doesn't matter to me because Ice-T is on fine form, returning to some hardcore social commentary. This post 9/11 effort takes on topics such as terrorists in "Dirty Bombs" and "You Don't Know Me (Pain)"; American foreign policy in "The… Read more

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