A. A. White

"Ethereal Beast Tamer"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 60% (15 of 25)
Location: UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,837,280 - Total Helpful Votes: 15 of 25
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I, The Reader, 12 Jan 2010
It is I, your reader as you surely must know.

My name is Red. Middle names Tepid. Repetitive. Fairly dull.

I found I quickly lost interest in the murder mystery part of the plot and quickly lost any interest in the main characters, who are very hard to identify with: Shekure is incredibly annoying and quite frankly her missing husband, his crazy brother and her new husband should join forces and shoot her; the three illuminators are so similar they could be one person with a massively overinflated ego and a minor split personality disorder; the master illuminator is a child molesting pervert who believes himself to be far more important and godly than he really is… Read more
Killswitch Engage (KsE) ~ Killswitch Engage
Killswitch Engage (KsE) ~ Killswitch Engage
5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Yawn, 20 July 2009
Alive or Just Breathing is a legendary metal album. But from there on in KSE seem to get worse with each offering. 'The End of Heartache' had it's moments of brilliance and it seemed that the band might survive Jesse's departure. Then came 'As Darkness Falls' which was bland and uninventive, a nu-metal drone. And now they have released their second Self-titled album. The first, with Jesse, rocks hard. This one, the second, without Jesse - just plain sucks.

The song formulas are pretty much the same in every song. The lyrics are lame - Howard sounds like a heartbroken 16 year old most of the time whinging about a break-up - I know this is a common topic in music, but when you… Read more
B is for Beer by Tom Robbins
B is for Beer by Tom Robbins
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Why Tom, why?, 26 Jun 2009
Oh Mr Robbins, Seattle's own female diety worshipping closet lesbian; inventor of some of the finest characters to grace the pages of literature, from Switters the walking (pun intended) contradiction to the philosophising tin of beans; Oh Tom Robbins, spinner of tales of madness, enlightenment and bizarre magical poetry; pensmith extrodinaire, mushroom addled genius - why the hell did you bother to write this book?

Get back on the pad and let's not have anymore tales about 8 year old girls and beer fairies. Please.

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