D. Laurikietis

Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (349 of 409)
Location: North West England
In My Own Words:
Actor Writer Teacher of Drama Not necessarily in that order!



Top Reviewer Ranking: 81,839 - Total Helpful Votes: 349 of 409
Vlad Dracula & The Desolate One by Kevin Guest
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I was looking forward to reading this due to its interesting premise but its prose is unforgivably flawed. The book is riddled with spelling and grammatical mistakes (mind your homophones Mr Guest) and a few moments of imagination and flair notwithstanding it reads like teenaged fan fiction. Shamefully disappointing!
Dcu Superman Vs the Elite Mfv [Blu-ray] [US Import&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ David Kaufman
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I need to preface this review by stating that I'm a huge fan of the comic this animated film was based on (Action comics #775), in fact I'd say it's the best single issue comic I've ever read. The comic is a masterclass in story telling economy getting across a great deal of narrative in a surprisingly low page count. With the luxury of a seventy five minute animated feature Joe Kelly has adapted his comic into a screenplay that fleshes out some of the characters and relationships while giving us some familiar old moments from the comic (in fact the absence of new material was something sorely evident in DC / Warner Premier's previous effort, Batman : Year One).

The animation… Read more
The Silver Mist by Martin Treanor
The Silver Mist by Martin Treanor
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I have to preface this review with a confession.
I know and am friends with the author (at least I hope he'd class me as a friend). One might think that this would null my objectivity, that I was predisposed to like this book. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. So determined was I not to let my opinions of Martin and his writing colour my opinion of The Silver Mist that I spent the first few chapters scrutinising the writing and the narrative with a near Brechtian sense of distance.

But, as with any genuinely compelling yarn, the characters and the world of the book snuck past my defenses and pulled me along with them on a journey altogether different to… Read more

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