M. G. Lynam

Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (18 of 24)
Location: Dublin, Ireland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,627,016 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 24
The Berlin Wall: 13 August 1961 - 9 November 1989 by Frederick Taylor
1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read, 10 Dec 2007
This is a superb book giving not only the history of the building of the wall and up to its demise but also a brief history of Berlin and how it evolved over the centuries.

Springtime For Germany: or How I Learned to Love L&hellip by Ben Donald
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This book is awful, 20 Nov 2007
Nice idea, shame Bill Bryson was busy and it was left to someone who thinks that sticking V and W into sentences is a scream. The narrative is laboured, what I did on my holidays type stuff.

It contradicts itself regularly, eg devoting a whole chapter about how wonderful the Oktoberfest is having 100,000 inebriated people in the one place, with food, toilets etc laid on and no trouble and then at the end saying that the whole German party feels too organised. Also saying that Cologne Carnival starts in November and then goes on to write about Mardi Gras which is when the Cologne Canival actually happens.

The author is aparently bored with the whole travel thing, which… Read more
Not Accepted Anywhere ~ The Automatic
Not Accepted Anywhere ~ The Automatic
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a go, 14 Mar 2007
I saw these guys at the NME Rocks show before I had passed any heed on their singles. Gave a hell of a show so I went out immediately and got the CD. While it is no classic it has some rollicking songs and is a good addition to any collection. There is a similar sound to alot of the songs which seems to be a common theme of the reviews but there are a lot of established acts who have survived on recording the same sound over and over. Coldplay for one.

give it a go you won't be disappointd

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