Chris Monk

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (5 of 5)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 385,803 - Total Helpful Votes: 5 of 5
View From the Surgery by Dr Ken B. Moody
View From the Surgery by Dr Ken B. Moody
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Drier than most, 13 April 2014
The author is considerably older than the rest of the doctors who write these sorts of things. That means you get a more reflective tone and slightly formal phrasing. Don't buy this expecting to find detailed descriptions of anonymous people's gynaecological problems. There are other books for that. Buy this one for the resonant experience which comes through as you read.
Con Law (John Bookman 1) by Mark Gimenez
Con Law (John Bookman 1) by Mark Gimenez
I bought this book very cheaply, so didn't care too much whether I liked it. I loved it. Unlike just about everyone else, I liked the classroom scenes at the beginning and end more than the rest of the book. If you know American constitutional law and the way American Universities work, they are very funny and point out the stupidities and hypocrisy inherent in the system.

The book flows really well, and you get a sense of the corruption to which the truly desperate are inherently vulnerable. I did get a bit lost at the culminating passage though as to who was where.
Cauldron of Ghosts (Honor Harrington - Crown of Sl&hellip by David Weber
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A distinct improvement, 25 Mar 2014
Whilst there are a couple of the chapters transplanted from other branches of the series that have become common (for reasons I understand but annoy me) in the 'Honorverse', and the book (or at least the kindle version) could have done with another proof-read, I really liked this book.

Particularly after the first third, it has both the overarching plot contained within a single book that is missing from too many of the recent books in the series, and the mini-plots which are interesting in themselves as well as feeding the series narrative. This is so much better than most of the recent books, perhaps reflecting the fact that wars are generally much more 'exciting' when loosing… Read more