Billy J. Hobbs

"Bill Hobbs"
Me, in my fave city in the whole world: London!
Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,171
Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (1,212 of 1,388)
Location: Tyler, TX USA
Birthday: 1 April
In My Own Words:
I presently live in Tyler, Texas, my hometown.

traveling (especially to England);reading, writing, but not arithmetic


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,171 - Total Helpful Votes: 1212 of 1388
By Its Cover: (Brunetti) by Donna Leon
By Its Cover: (Brunetti) by Donna Leon
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Donna Leon never seems to surprise me. She is so predictable. And in “By its Cover,” her latest in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series, there certainly were no surprises: she continues to maintain her form in this genre, and long may she wave. It’s the 23rd episode featuring Brunetti and the two loves of his life: his family and Venice. And this episode doesn’t fall short.

One of the (many) exciting aspects of her best-selling police procedurala is that, in addition to providing a first-rate plot development, Ms Leon does not shy away from socially significant issues (murder being primarily, but not exclusively, one of them). Most of this series address one or more of… Read more
1066: What Fates Impose by G. K. Holloway
1066: What Fates Impose by G. K. Holloway
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Interesting, this well-documented, well-researched work of historical fiction. Actually, it’s more than simply interesting. It’s at times gripping, even mesmerizing. G.K. Holloway takes a subject—and a date—that is dear to practically everyone who lives in the U.K.—and other civilized parts around the globe—and gives us a believable accounting of that monumental date—1066. This date and the incidents he describes certainly gives readers a fuller comprehension of one of the most important events (in this case, an invasion) in Western Civilization. (And, remember, England has never been invaded by a land since then (if you don’t count tourists!).

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Sherlock - Complete Series 3 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
Sherlock - Complete Series 3 [DVD] DVD ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
40 of 54 people found the following review helpful
Sigh. This will be considered "heresy" by the hoi polloi, considering the press this series has engendered. But I cannot give the new season of "Sherlock" the hightest of marks, much as I had hoped.

The three new episodes are simply (relatively) vacuous. No main plot--no REAL mystery to solve. What has happened--I am afraid--is that Cumberbatch and Freeman (Sherlock and Watson) now have become SUCH popular stars that the writers have forsaken what got them there in the first place and so now are simply Hollywoodizing the two actors (to which neither seems to mind!), like Lady Gaga or Paris Hilton or Kate. The first episode was "trying" to explain, with… Read more

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