Thomas H. Frandzen

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (102 of 116)
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I am a 25 yo. bachelor student of Business Administration and Philosophy in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,684,366 - Total Helpful Votes: 102 of 116
Three Men on the Bummel (Penguin Popular Classics) by Jerome K. Jerome
6 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor sequel, 3 Nov 2003
This is a disappointingly poor sequel to Jerome's classic Three Men in a Boat. The three main characters, now 10 years older than in TMB, go on a bicycle ride through some parts of Germany and find themselves in the middle of all sorts of NOT funny events. The potential for making fun of the Germans (or letting the Germans make fun of the 3 Englishmen) on such a trip is most certainly there; still, it amounts to very little.
To be honest, I haven't managed to finish this pretty small volume - it is neither well written or entertaining. If you're a die-hard fan of Three Men in a Boat you might like this one - after all, he tries to imitate the kind of humour which maked the prequel so… Read more
Decline and Fall (Penguin Modern Classics) by Evelyn Waugh
57 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, 24 Jun 2003
This is one of the books that made me love english litterature. It is so wonderfully absurd and at the same time accurate in it's description of british society and education around 1930. When I sometime tires of Wodehouse and the constant mix-ups of his (otherwise wonderful) tales about Jeeves & Wooster, Psmith or Blandings Castle, Waugh is my choice. It is down to earth, but extremely funny.
Young man Pennyfeather is expelled from Oxford due, through no fault of his own, to indecent behaviour. He becomes schoolmaster at a school in Wales which, frankly, is not very good. He falls in love, and the rest of the plot is for you to find out.
I can tell you, however, that in this book… Read more
The Pirates Of Penzance [VHS] <b>VHS</b> ~ Keith Michell
The Pirates Of Penzance [VHS] VHS ~ Keith Michell
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This British TV-version of the Pirates of Penzance is not bad - nor is the original play by Gilbert and Sullivan. Quite the contrary.. Compared to the US version of the same operette released also in the early 1980s, starring Kevin Kline and Angela Lansbury, however, this version has a rather (very) amateurish look. The acting is so-so, and the props does NOT look well, and so on.
You can interpret this in two ways:
1) It is not a good movie production, or
2) It is actually a very good television production of an original piece made for the theatre, and acted and directed as if even this version is meant for the stage.
If you like the second statement, watch this version… Read more