David Baker

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (235 of 248)
Location: Surrey, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 680,920 - Total Helpful Votes: 235 of 248
The Peregrine (New York Review Books Classics) by J.A. Baker
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
J A Baker, about whom little appears to be known, has written the most haunting and beautiful book I have ever read. He tells how he followed peregrine falcons through the Essex countryside over a winter and spring, observing their life and habits and gradually identifying more strongly with the birds until his venture reached its deeply moving and enchanting conclusion. What makes the book special, however, is the outstanding quality of the writing. The birds hunt and kill, eat, sleep or sit and watch and all in the same area of countryside and the author records it all. And yet, despite the repetitive nature of the lives he records, every description is new and fresh and fills you with… Read more
Rough Music by Patrick Gale
Rough Music by Patrick Gale
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is the second book I've read by Patrick Gale, the first being 'Notes From An Exhibition'. Both are well written in an apparently simple style, that nevertheless conveys an acute and subtle rendering of the characters, their thoughts and feelings and what has made them the people they are. Their inter-relationships are entirely convincing and the plotlines draw you onwards to satisfying conclusions. Well worth a read for anyone who enjoys the fascinating complexities, humour and sadness to be found in the life of most families.
Memorex M00573 DVD+R 16x Printable 50 Pack Cakebox by Memorex
6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
What is there to say? These discs are flat and round, take print well, record well and perform well as DVDs. That's it.

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