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The Wargaming Compendium by Henry Hyde
The Wargaming Compendium by Henry Hyde
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
First thing I noticed was that this book was a lot bigger than I was expecting for the price, even the retail price. It is a sheer joy to read. Mr Hyde approaches his subject as a work of love, communicating the history (although from a mostly UK pov), the fashions, and the sheer pleasure of a hobby that might seem inexplicable to outsiders.

The writing style is very clear, and straightforward and manages to treat the reader as an intelligent human being. He has managed to steer the difficult path of having a book that will be of interest to newcomers as well as old hands.

In this book you can find out what has been done before, and why, and what the strengths and… Read more
Celda 211 <b>DVD</b> ~ Carlos Bardem
Celda 211 DVD ~ Carlos Bardem
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good film, 31 Jan 2011
This is an excellent film with some very good characterisation. Malamadre is a very believable character for his situation, being both sentimental, after his fashion, and with an instant ON switch for violence.

The journey of the character Juan Oliver is totally credible within the context of the story.

THe only thing that prevents the fifth star are a couple of things Juan's wife Elena does, which don't quite gel with her own situation.
Hell's Gate (Multiverse I) by David Weber
I read 80% of this before giving up.

Firstly the straw man characters driving either side towards war are so, so obvious and in some case more strawman than the scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz.

the next thing was the slow, slow pace. Maybe it was to give the reader an appreciation of the long distances involved, but it was DULL. Most of the book seems to be a discussion in logistics. Well, it isn't too dissimalar to the logistics of the Honorverse and it was getting over used there, here it is even MORE drawn out and dull.

Give me characters I can care about, at least one or two, don't make the others so one dimensional the flatlanders think they are dull,… Read more