Mr. O. D. Hale

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The Proposition [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ray Winstone
The Proposition [DVD] DVD ~ Ray Winstone
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A hidden gem, 17 May 2006
I have to say that this is one of the most brutal, savage and best westerns i have ever seen. It brilliantly captures the lawlessness, heat and despiration of the frontier town- a place all too cutesy in so many american westerns. The attention to detail, from the dusty streets, flies and worn clothing to the rotting teeth of the cowboys makes it so much more believable than other productions.

The shots in the gunfights ring out like sledgehammer blows in a welcome antithesis to the half million bullet gunfights offerered the matrix et al. which actually contributes to it's hard edged reality. This is a story which doesn't let up from beginning to end, and a worthwhile addition… Read more
State of Fear by Michael Crichton
State of Fear by Michael Crichton
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
After his recent disappointing novels, this book was a pleasant surprise. Although no Jurassic Park, it holds the reader more effectively than some of his latest efforts, although it does become slightly ridiculous in parts. This is a shame as techno-thrillers like Chrichton's work need to have a strong reality element to keep the reader really believing in the charecters and the plot. Earthquake machines, however convincingly portrayed, stretch my suspension of disbelief to breaking point.
One other point worth bearing in mind is that a lot of the material cited in this book has recently been disproved in journals such as Nature since it was printed. Interested readers should… Read more

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