Archibald Moriarty

"Thing Buyer"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 56% (24 of 43)
Location: England
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,082,023 - Total Helpful Votes: 24 of 43
The Sound of Paper: Inspiration and Practical Guid&hellip by Julia Cameron
13 of 32 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible little book, 21 Mar 2010
This is a really terrible little book. Full of self congratulation and praise for her own artistic lifestyle, Cameron offers no practical advice for people trying to create anything of substance in the real world. It is full of exercises that would result in nothing more than mediocre words on a page if followed through. At no point does she seem to recognise that writing might require hard work, discipline, struggle or perfectionism. She doesn't come close to capturing the anguished madness that all writers go through in the process of trying to create something which transcends their limited abilities. All she does is prompt the reader to sit down with a pen and paper and write whatever… Read more
Letters to a Young Novelist by Mario Vargas Llosa
Letters to a Young Novelist by Mario Vargas Llosa
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 17 Oct 2008
This is, dare I say, a perfect book for a budding novelist. The letters are direct, honest, warm, witty and extremely useful. As someone who's enthusiasm frequently dips I find this book invaluable as a reminder of what I am trying to achieve through writing. Anyone with even the slightest inclination to put words on paper should definitely buy this book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One very real concern..., 17 Oct 2008
This is pretty much fine as a product. It isn't exciting but nor would it really be possible to make it so. The computer fits in very neatly and seems to be reasonably protected in this state. I agree with a previous review that it could have slightly more padding to it, but it will probably offer more than sufficient protection when taking my netbook from place to place. My only problem with it is that it is such an unassuming looking little thing that it is hard to recognise the fact that it contains an object of considerable value. I suppose that this isn't anything wrong with the product, but it is something that is worth bearing in mind when thinking of buying it; a small computer left… Read more

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