Daniel Park

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (616 of 677)
Location: West Yorkshire, UK



Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,925 - Total Helpful Votes: 616 of 677
Fairyland: (Text Classics) by Sumner Locke Elliott
Fairyland: (Text Classics) by Sumner Locke Elliott
This is a book that teaches us the importance of not weakly acquiescing to other people, about not becoming a bit part in other people's hopes and dreams, but in having our own lives and being true to ourselves. Elliott wrote at a time when his sexuality make him feel inferior, but the book speaks to everyone who feels they don't fit in today. It shows us that being a pawn only means you'll get surrendered at some point in the game, which his semi-autobiographical hero Seaton finally does. Be who you are!
Thomas Cranmer: A Life by Diarmaid Macculloch
Thomas Cranmer: A Life by Diarmaid Macculloch
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece, 17 Nov 2013
A simply marvellous piece of scholarly biography, written by a man with a thorough knowledge but a lightness of touch which made the reader feel that they were included at all times. Dashes of genuine humour in the narration make this excellent biography a modern masterpiece.
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (No. 1 Ladies' D&hellip by Alexander McCall Smith
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
This is another well-written novel within the series and, as always, there are episodes of charm, colour and nostalgic brilliance for all to enjoy. The developments in the lives of Mme Ramotswe and her friends continue to bring a big grin to my face and 2 cases investigated were interesting and fun. However, they felt very rushed towards the end, as if McCall Smith had been asked to heavily edit the book in order to reduce its size and so there was a certain hollowness to the close of the book which was rather upsetting. If it needed editing, why not just a minor adjustment?

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