James Choma

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (463 of 500)
Location: Ohio
Anniversary: 12 Oct
In My Own Words:
My favorite books: The classics, general fiction, science fiction, horror, fantasy... there's something in every genre to appreciate. I also love music.

Reading, writing, music, and history. The outdoors, and everything that goes along with its appreciation: the trees, the animals, the various sights and sounds... it seems we lose a bit of that every day; I'll appreciate it while I can!

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 334,176 - Total Helpful Votes: 463 of 500
Walk on Water ~ UFO
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
It's pretty rare that I'm in awe upon listening to a CD for the first time; and that's what happened with UFO's "Walk on Water."

I heard the hype surrounding this the first time around back in 1995/1996, but at that time I was just a casual fan with a passing interest in some of the band's earlier material from the 70's. It was also around that time that my interest in music took a nose-dive due to the proliferation of boy-bands corporate creations that dominated the music scene.

Fast-forward ten year later. I see the CD, remember the good press it got, plop down my money, then pop it into the car CD player. I was immediately impressed with the production and sound… Read more
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard
35 of 46 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dianetics Review, 28 Feb 2008
L. Ron Hubbard has been grossly underestimated as a writer of Science Fiction. He is possibly one of the greatest fiction writers of the 20th century. With "Dianetics," Hubbard has been able to weave a complex, believable tale of the science of the mind, essentially forming the basis for what would come to be taken to be a religion. How many other Science Fiction writers have done something of that magnitude with such far reaching effects? Darn few.

"Dianetics made an early appearance in the magazine "Astounding Science Fiction" back in May of 1950. It garnered a lot of press and created a buzz that eventually garnered the attention of a wider audience.

Hubbard created… Read more
Ghost (Live) ~ Gary Numan
Ghost (Live) ~ Gary Numan
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Gary Numan has released quite a few live albums. There's been "Living Ornaments 79," "Living Ornaments '81", this album, "The Skin Mechanic," "Dream Corrosion," and the excellent "Dark Light". From all of these, my two favorites are "Ghost" and "Dark Light".
Numan's music translates EXTREMELY well live. While many of the songs on his albums sound sparse and very simple, in the live format, the guy really shines.

"Ghost" covers Numan's material from 1977 up to "Strange Charm" in 1986. This tour was for a 1987 greatest hits package entitled "Exhibition". Some of the best moments are songs from "The Fury": "Call out the Dogs," and "Creatures" to name a few.

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