W. Pantland

Helpful votes received on reviews: 66% (23 of 35)
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Birthday: 29 Mar


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,600,921 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 35
The Redbreast: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequenc&hellip by Jo Nesbo
1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A major part of the plot of this novel hinges on a character being on death row in South Africa. The novel ends with the main character learning that the execution - which he could have stopped - will go ahead.

However, there is no death penalty in South Africa - not now, and not when the book was written and set.

If an author is going to research a country so poorly that he doesn't even know whether there is a death penalty - let alone what police procedures are like - how can we trust anything he writes? I understand this is a work of fiction, but it's only effective when we can believe in it.

Nesbo didn't even do the most basic Wikipedia or Google… Read more
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen ~ Wilhelm Furtwangler
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen ~ Wilhelm Furtwangler
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value, 15 April 2012
This is a fantastic recording for a good price. The only problem is that the tracks are .wav files with no metadata (tags). This means you can't burn it to listen to on an mp3 player unless you're prepared to spend time writing lengthy tags in German. Great for long car journeys, though.
How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Male here - I absolutely loved this book. I don't agree with Moran's position on everything, but she gives a very lucid, funny and sexy perspective on contemporary feminism. I had rather gone off feminism recently as many feminists I came across seemed dull, self-righteous and judgemental.

Men should read it to get an insight into the issues facing women - they won't feel lectured by it, but instead understand women better and hopefully be more inspired to support the women in their lives.

Moran criticises women's behaviour as well as men's, and shows how we'd all be a lot better off without patriarchy.

Light, funny, not at all preachy, but still quite… Read more

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