David Roy

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (2,605 of 2,944)
Location: Vancouver, BC
Birthday: 9 Sep
In My Own Words:
I'm 42 years old and have a B.S. in History. I've been living in Vancouver for 14 years now. I've been a Science Fiction & Fantasy fan for 20 years, and into History for that long as well. My favorite show is Doctor Who, though it was Star Trek until Voyager came around. If you'd like to discuss any of these reviews, or topics related to them, feel free to email me. Happy Reading!


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,958 - Total Helpful Votes: 2605 of 2944
Cold City (Repairman Jack: Early Years Trilogy) by F. Paul Wilson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Cold City is the first in the Repairman Jack prequel series following the end of his regular series. F.Paul Wilson has said that he will do this trilogy and then that's it for Jack. We'll see if that happens. This is actually an interesting book, seeing Jack when he's still learning the ropes. Unfortunately, it feels like a first book in a series, with the pluses and minuses that usually entails.

It's 1990, and a man named Jack (we never will find out his last name, I don't believe) has dropped out of college and headed to New York to make his way. Strange things have been happening to him, dark urges that he must fight before they overwhelm him. He's gone off the grid, living on… Read more
The Dirty Streets of Heaven (Bobby Dollar) by Tad Williams
I've always been a big fan of fantastical takes on the whole Heaven/Hell thing, with hierarchies and demons fighting angels and all of that stuff. Tad Williams tackles that genre with The Dirty Streets of Heaven, a gritty novel with a great sense of humor. It's an outstanding first book in a series that's left me wanting more.

Bobby Dollar's afterlife is turning out to be much more hectic than he ever would have believed. Bobby and his friends are advocates for souls when individuals die, but that's not the main source of all his problems right now. He's dealing with his own sins, including anger and lust, as well as souls disappearing before they can go through the testing… Read more
Last Man Standing: The 1st Marine Regiment on Pele&hellip by Dick Camp
4.0 out of 5 stars The horrors of Peleliu, 6 July 2013
The battle for Peleliu island in the Pacific Ocean during World War II was a brutal battle whose necessity many still question to this day. For the Marines involved in the initial invasion, it was even worse than that: it was a meat-grinder. Last Man Standing by Dick Camp is the tale of the 1st Marine Regiment's horrific five days on the island, from the invasion itself to its eventual disintegration as a unit as casualties mounted. It is a riveting account, relatively short (there are lots of photographs), and quite grim.

This book does not cover the entire battle. It took the American military at least two months to secure the island; even then, pockets held out (such as one… Read more