Joanne Daukintis

Helpful votes received on reviews: 65% (11 of 17)
Location: Nottinghamshire, Uk


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,501,652 - Total Helpful Votes: 11 of 17
Atlantis by David Gibbins
Atlantis by David Gibbins
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A big load of nothing, 26 Mar 2006
This is David Gibbins' first book - it should be his last! (I was going to end my review here, but what the heck!). I usually eat books but reading this was like being forced to eat brussel sprouts - take a nibble then wait for the nasty taste to dissipate. From the woodentop characters (the "villain" is called Aslan - I ask you!!!) to the over the top technical descriptions (just plain boring) I expected much more from a book about Atlantis. Although the premise appears quite good, the story contains just too much - as if the author wanted to fit absolutely everything in just to make it a best seller. The "hero", Jack, would put Arnie to shame, performing unbelievable… Read more
The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow and Thorne Se&hellip by Tad Williams
10 of 16 people found the following review helpful
The 'Otherland' series was my first experience of Tad Williams and I found myself utterly drawn into the concept and story. Maybe it was a mistake to read this first; on the strength of 'Otherland' I bought 'The Dragonbone Chair' and have to admit to being somewhat disappointed. Maybe it my age and the amount of fantasy I've read previously, but this book is pretty standard "epic" fare, complete with made up languages and standard good v. evil plot with no new 'twists' on the subject. I found myself getting annoyed with Simon, the main character, but loved Binabik and the wolf! However, whilst I don't think its in the same class as Robin Hobb's Farseer books or Terry… Read more

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