J. Buckle

Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (139 of 178)
Location: Liverpool, UK


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Tank Men by Robert Kershaw
Tank Men by Robert Kershaw
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading, 23 Jun 2012
I bought this on a whim, and it turned out to be one of those books which I felt genuinely gutted when I realised I was reaching the end. Just brilliant. Very balanced, taking testimony from all sides of a brutal part of any conflict. It combines human stories with technical detail and historical context - no mean feat. All in all, it's a really difficult task which the author pulls off with aplomb. I cannot recommend enough for anyone with a passing interest in conflict in the twentieth century, but for tank enthusiasts, you really need to read this if you haven't already.

Finally, not wanting to sound trite, but this book really does make you look at "Tank Men", and indeed… Read more
9 Songs [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Kieran O'Brien
9 Songs [DVD] DVD ~ Kieran O'Brien
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 2 Jan 2010
OK, won't argue with any views expressed here because this really is one of those films which will be very personal to your taste. However, the thing I found most interesting was that it was almost a narrative negative of the conventional "romantic" film production. What I mean is, usually the audience is treated to lots of dialogue, followed by sexual inferences and the graphic detail is left to the imagination. This film is the absolute opposite - the sex is obviously very open and graphic but you are left to read what the characters are really feeling/saying to each other for yourself from their facial expressions and actions. They communicate very little verbally.

Although… Read more
Pacific Storm (PC) by G2 Games
Pacific Storm (PC) by G2 Games
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty flippin good., 29 Oct 2009
A rewarding game if you take time to learn what you are doing.

There is always a danger when blending genres that you turn off both types of fans. In this case, I just love both the strategy and action elements and they come together really well. The strategy is not as in depth and funless as Hearts of Iron (which despite numerous attempts continues to turn me off). It makes you feel like you can make a difference to the outcome, although you do have to pay attention to what you are doing, without it becoming a drudge. On the other hand in the action mode, watching waves of torpedo and dive bombers attacking your fleet and bursting into flames after being hit by AA fire is really… Read more

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