Mr. S. Storey

"eats beans"
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Pretty close to the real me.
Top Reviewer Ranking: 259
Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (946 of 1,059)
Location: not at work
In My Own Words:
Can't abide pretentious, over-hyped nonsense. I do a bit of writing myself; I'm no good at it, but I don't let that stop me.

Interests
Action and thrillers are the order of the day; any era, any language. Rarely comment on special features, picture or sound quality because I'm only interested in the main feature.
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 259 - Total Helpful Votes: 946 of 1059
Mead Lindisfarne / 70cl by Mead Lindisfarne
Mead Lindisfarne / 70cl by Mead Lindisfarne
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely tipple, 1 Sep 2014
Before I started drinking this, I drank other mead type drinks, I was homeless and without a penny to my name. Someone gave me a bottle of this and I've never looked back. I now own a multi national company, pilot a helicopter, hold many strongman titles and have just been voted Britain's most honest man. I've tasted many of these Mead type drinks and like the taste and color of this one the most. My friends can't drink it and complain at the sweet honey taste but I don't mind because it leaves more for me, anyway, they're hopeless no-marks who wouldn't know a nice drink if it got up and told them so. I often go to Lindisfarne, it's where I moor my yacht, and always pop in for a bottle. I… Read more
Crackdown by Bernard Cornwell
Crackdown by Bernard Cornwell
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cracking page turner, 14 Aug 2014
Cornwell's Bahamanian set adventure is populated with rogues and heroes, calm seas and high adventure. It's a bit of a favourite of mine and I've stormed through this breezy adventure four times now. This early (ish) tale feels less polished than his more recent work. I like to think that the sailing adventures are learning books for the author and that he's testing themes and styles. In Nick Breakspear, Cornwell gives us an everyman hero who is easy to route for; we're also given a collection of colouful bad guys and a handful of interesting friends to help our man along. The entertaining tale concerns a group of people tied up in corruption and drug smuggling and it also gives us echoes… Read more
Puppet on a Chain by Alistair MacLean
Puppet on a Chain by Alistair MacLean
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars left me hanging!, 14 Aug 2014
I picked up this book recently, many years after its first publication, and I have to say I found it a bit tame by today's standards. I liked Paul Sherman as a hero but thought his relationship with the two female agents was poorly crafted and a little contrived at times; they just seem to pop up when he requires them. I found the action sections a little lacklustre and although the book described Amsterdam as I remembered it, it felt distant and I just couldn't immerse myself in the world created by the author. In terms of suspense, I found the absence of a malevolent bad guy to be the story's undoing; don't get me wrong, there are bad guys but they're suppsed to be hidden and the big… Read more

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