Alison Todd

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (6 of 7)
Location: York, UK
Birthday: 24 Nov


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,709,393 - Total Helpful Votes: 6 of 7
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
5.0 out of 5 stars Arcadia, 27 Sep 2010
Arcadia- Tom Stoppard.

Tom Stoppard gives Oscar Wilde a run for his money in this almost unbearably clever and Olivier award-winning play "Arcadia". Armed with wit and heart, the play seems to tap with a perfect sensitivity into your funny bones and pulls ever so slightly on your heartstrings. It seems the play is based on two mathematical theories ( that discussed between tutor and student in the opening act and pervades the entire play) and that of Stoppard's writing; so perfect and complete.
Adrian Mole and The Weapons of Mass Destruction by Sue Townsend
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Buy this book. The best and most hilarious installment in Townsend's saga. She surely has an ability to tune directly into your laughter ducts ( I don't know if "duct" is an appropriate word, but it should be 0_o) . The character "Marigold Flowers" , his newest love interest , is a genius comic creation to join the rest of the title charcters and the unforgettable protagonist. The novel is subtely moving towards the end which only adds to the deliciousness of it all and leaves you full up with belly laughter and tears. I wish I had Sue Townsend's mind.
Swimsuit by James Patterson
Swimsuit by James Patterson
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Patterson, 11 Aug 2010
I annually read a James Patterson in the summer-time because the quick chapters and cliffhangers usually make for an easy read.
I am writing this review in a different way in that I haven't finished the book; please bare with me. Patterson's other crime-lits have got increasingly violent since his first publication and I am finding its increase snomynously hard to handle. There seems to be a new wave of acceptance in films and books where things like rape and human decapitation ( which are often badly written or executed) are passed off as "entertainment".
This book does not have the suspense nor the fear to be a horror, it's just horific. I have no desire to find out what happens… Read more

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