Jennifer Stevens

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (13 of 13)
Location: Richmond, VA USA
Birthday: 7 Dec


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,479,056 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 13
Uc Davis Book of Dogs by Mordecai Siegal
Uc Davis Book of Dogs by Mordecai Siegal
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Just like parents should have a comprehensive paediatric medical guide for their children, dog owners should have a comprehensive medical guide for their dogs. And, technically, this one certainly fits the bill.
This book is thick for a reason. It covers nearly every medical condition, disease and ailment that you can think of. It also provides solid information on normal dog growth and development, feeding, and home health remedies.
HOWEVER, if you are looking for a user-friendly, easy-to-read, "For Dummies"-type canine medical reference, THIS IS NOT IT. I strongly disagree with reviewers who say otherwise. "The Book of Dogs" rivals your average human medical reference guide --… Read more
The Story of England: Every Visitor's Companion to&hellip by Christopher Hibbert
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The same day I, an American, became engaged to my British boyfriend, we stopped by a bookstore and I found this book. Since I'm about to begin on a lifelong commitment to an Englishman, I thought it was only appropriate that I learn more about his country and cultural background. However, given the vastness of England's history, I felt overwhelmed: How could I possibly get a decent overall review of England's history without my head spinning in the process!?
"The Story of England" was the perfect solution. Its condensed format, covering most of the major historical bases, was exactly what I'd been looking for. It provides just enough insight for me to have a good impression of where my… Read more
The Talented Mr. Ripley [VHS] [1999] <b>VHS</b> ~ Matt Damon
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I think most people would agree that MOST movies-made-from-books don't even come close to the books themselves. Orders of events are changed, minor characters are deleted, even entire sections of the plots are left out for "artistic reasons" (or simply because it costs too much to include them in the film). If you're lucky, you see the movie and THEN read the book; otherwise, you're left utterly disappointed.
Well, I read "The Talented Mr. Ripley" before seeing it on video. And I was hesitant about seeing the movie, as the book was incredibly rich and very deep, especially in character development. I had huge doubts that the movie could do the book justice. But to my very pleasant… Read more