Daniel Jolley

Hall of Fame Reviewer - 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Top Reviewer Ranking: 264
Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (16,160 of 18,680)
Location: Shelby, North Carolina USA
In My Own Words:
I try to offer reviews covering a wide range of subject matters, from history to philosophy to literature to movies and music, but I especially love horror in all its forms and formats--from Gothic to traditional to modern. I also love fantasy and science fiction of all sorts. My degrees in economics and history profit me little, although I still maintain a deep interest in Southern US history.
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 264 - Total Helpful Votes: 16160 of 18680
Nova: Who Killed Lindbergh's Baby [DVD] [Region 1]&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Artist Not Provided
You won’t find any answers to the question posed by the title in this NOVA production. In fact, you won’t even get an unbiased – and certainly not a comprehensive – look at all of the aspects of this case. I have to say I’ve lost a good bit of respect for John Douglas after watching his investigation of the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder case. Douglas, of course, is essentially the best-known criminal profiler in America. I’ve read and been impressed by several of his books; in fact, Douglas’ books had done much to improve my opinion on criminal profiling. This presentation of the Lindbergh investigation, though, has only reinforced my original opinion that criminal profiling has more… Read more
The Hunt For Red October (Special Collector's Edit&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Sean Connery
While I usually try to avoid all things Baldwin, this film is just way too good to miss. It’s hard to imagine a more compelling storyline, which centers on a preeminent Soviet submarine captain going rogue with the shiniest new toy in the Soviet arsenal – the Red October, a new Typhoon class submarine designed for the purpose of sneaking past US defenses and delivering a devastating first strike in any war between the two Cold War adversaries. No one knows what this captain is going to do – not the Soviets and not the Americans. Obviously, the greatest and most likely outcome is an attack on the eastern US that would initiate World War III. At the same time, however, there is also the… Read more
A Year with the Hoopers by James Hoby
A Year with the Hoopers by James Hoby
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I daresay you’ve never read a work of fiction like James Hoby’s A Year With the Hoopers; I know I certainly haven’t. For one thing, the book does not have a plot, certainly not in the traditional sense. In fact, there is no main character, no issue to be addressed, no real questions to be answered, and no climactic moment toward the end. Rather, what we have here are the detritus of a family, shredded, boxed up, and – for reasons unknown – hurled out of a van onto the front lawn of the “author.” Having recently acquired some decode-anything software, said “author” hired a couple of teenagers to scan all of the shredded documents into his computer and then let the software put all of the… Read more

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