Filmically Challenged

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (295 of 370)
Location: Dundee, Tayside, United Kingdom
Birthday: 18 April
In My Own Words:
Currently living in Lodz, Poland, I love going to the cinema (I'll watch almost anything) and count Soapdish, Footloose and the Sound of Music among the best films ever made. If I had a month off (which I currently do) I'd do what I'm doing now: relax, recharge, catch up on e-mail to almost-deserted friends, and sleep.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 63,825 - Total Helpful Votes: 295 of 370
Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4) by Dan Brown
I'll start off by saying that I did actually manage to finish this book, which is more than can be said of The Lost Symbol, his previous effort.

There is a paper thin plot here that wouldn't even stand up in a Bond film - evil madman wants to destroy the world. It starts off with Robert Langdon waking up in a hospital, suffering from amnesia. Over the course of the next few chapters he finds out that everybody is against him, including his own government. The only person he can trust is the beautiful, blonde doctor who treated him in the hospital. Together they outrun assassins and government agents.

And that is the book in a nutshell. All of the information above… Read more
Ready, Steady, Bake! by Holly Bell
Ready, Steady, Bake! by Holly Bell
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The recipes in this e-book are both easy to follow and produce lovely food. Even a rank amateur like me was able to produce something that looked not bad (if I do say so myself) and tasted pretty good too. What I especially like about these recipes are the "ring the changes" after each one, Holly's thoughts on how you could add a little twist to each one to stop you getting bored. This e-book is written is a lovely, informal style - almost chatty - so it's a nice little read as well.

I've spent more on books in a jumble sale, so this is DEFINITELY worth the price.
A Wanted Man: (Jack Reacher 17) by Lee Child
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Like probably most reviewers on here, I've read all of the Jack Reacher novels and short stories. While I loved the earlier ones, I felt the last few were disappointing (although the short story Deep Down had some potential for a good novel). I read the other reviews and prepared myself for another disappointing novel. People said that the style was different, the "real" Jack Reacher didn't appear until almost the end, and it just generally wasn't a good story.

Well, I have to say I disagree. I thoroughly enjoyed the build up to the finale, and while one "twist" was obvious, I was predicting ahead to what I thought would be twists, but turned out not to bed.

My… Read more

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