Keith Mitchell

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (87 of 109)
Location: Wiltshire, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,381,808 - Total Helpful Votes: 87 of 109
Learn to Speak VIETNAMESE with PERFECT RECALL (2 C&hellip by Perfect Recall Systems
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Agree with previous reviewer. A list of words thrown at you, no sentence-building, no practice or revision options, no conversation sessions. It's a phrase book. If you want to learn phrases without any idea of which words mean what, and with no chance of understanding any reply, or actually conversing with the Vietnamese, then this is for you.
Rumpole and the Reign of Terror by Sir John Mortimer
Rumpole and the Reign of Terror by Sir John Mortimer
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
If you've got this far and avoided the Yankee plot-spoilers, you will have gained the impression that Horace is getting old, tired and a bit repetitive. I can't disagree with that. But just as Hard Times is not good Dickens, not-good Dickens is streets better than no Dickens - and so it is with Rumpole and his terrorist. There are more loose ends than you'd find in a tin of Heinz spaghetti, more improbabilities than in the Heart of Gold, but it still keeps you turning the pages feverishly until the all-too-soon end. It takes 90 minutes to read if you're a slow reader. So what? Read it again!
The Anti-social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole by John Mortimer
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Fact - there is no bigger Rumpole fan than me. So I have to report with considerable sadness that the latest Rumpole is IMHO the work of a tired and/or ill old man.

Agree with other reviewers who comment on the extremely large text, the only method of adding substance to an otherwise flimsy, lightweight novella - and I'm being kind here.

But it's not that which upsets me - it's the weakness of the plot, and the characterisation. Our favourite denizens of Equity Court appear - without development or follow-through - say little, and for little apparent reason, fall in lust with each other. The plot - such as it is - fizzles rather than sizzles. Such a shame. This bottle… Read more

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