R. G. Woodward

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (21 of 22)
Location: Southampton, Hampshire, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,147,964 - Total Helpful Votes: 21 of 22
The Eighteen Revenges of Doctor Milan by Christopher Ruz
Fast-paced, gory and brimming with invention. Christopher Ruz has an engaging writing style, a little rough round the edges but always racing forward on fantastic ideas - reminds me of Philip K Dick.
Nine Suitcases by Béla Zsolt
Nine Suitcases by Béla Zsolt
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Bela Zsolt's Nine Suitcases is a memoir of the Holocaust in wartime Hungary. The author, a Hungarian writer of Jewish background, begins recounting his tale from the wartime ghetto in Nagyvarad (now in modern-day Romania). From his confinement in the ghetto hospital, Zsolt describes a Jewish community stricken with poverty and panic. There is talk of euthanasia amongst Jews in order to prevent further mutilation and debasement of their bodies. Despite the looming threat of deportation to concentration camps the community remains fractious, with children chafing at family penury and individuals attempting to curry small favours with their tormentors. The imprisoned Jews hide their valuables… Read more
Colorseries ~ Donnacha Costello
Colorseries ~ Donnacha Costello
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
During 2004, Donnacha Costello released a series of ten vinyl singles, each titled after a different colour. Every release in the Colorseries was a variation on repetitive electronic music, but deployed a distinct set of sounds. Costello has now compiled his favourite tracks from the series, making for a wide-ranging and surprisingly coherent album.

Despite the arbitrary theme and track titles, the music here is emotionally intense, ranging from upbeat synth-pop (Orange A) to reverberating dance tunes (Grape B) and murky subterranean gurglings (Blue B). Towards the end of the album, Costello slows the pace right down with an introspective ambient turn on the two Cocoa tracks,… Read more

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