S. Beard

Helpful votes received on reviews: 66% (53 of 80)
Location: England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,922,698 - Total Helpful Votes: 53 of 80
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Original&hellip by Douglas Adams
6 of 18 people found the following review helpful
It seams now that the Dougles Adams Nostelgia buisness is now in full swing and will continue for many years to come, last years salmon of doubt, the numerouse biographies and studies, and now this.
Don't get me wrong, the radio scripts are indded very funny and give a good insight into how the siminal radio show was put together, the footnotes say much which is not apparent and go to show just how much hurried some of this work had to be. However one can't help feeling when reading thsi work, is this strictly speeking necesary. I was hoping for a bit more really.
And don't thake their 'undiscovered episode' to much at face value, yes it is there and yes it is very funny but it… Read more
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
This collection, though low down on the beastelling hitch hikers guide list has a couple of rather important things going for it that I feel I should point out.
1) it only has the first 4 books, thus missing out the rather tragic and in my oppinion anticlimptic 'mostly harmless' the ending of so long and thanks for all the fish is in my oppinion godamn near perfect seeing as it provides the only meaningful moral you are ever going to extract from these brilliant tales
2) like the book it'self it is slightly cheaper then the standard works and does indeed feature the words don't panic on the cover, though alas not in the large friendly letters we all now know so well.
3) it… Read more
The Graduate Original Sound Track Recording Joseph&hellip ~ Dave Grusin
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a mixed CD, 16 May 2003
I must admit to being disapointed by this CD, when I bought it I was under the impression that it was a Simon and Garfunkle album, unfortunatly it's not. About half of the CD is S&G whilst the other half is incidental music from the film. Whilst I have no objection to that sort of music I find that the lternation of fok and foxtrot slightly grating at times.
However where this album is good it is grate. Sound O Silence, Canticle and April comes she will rank in my oppinion amongst Simon and Garfunkle's best, and whilst I found the two incomplete versions of Mrs Robinson anoying at first I am very much warming to them the more I listen to this record.
So overall I find this record… Read more