H. Tollyfield

Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (27 of 34)
Location: Sheffield United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 191,874 - Total Helpful Votes: 27 of 34
White Beech: The Rainforest Years by Germaine Greer
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I heard some of the readings of an abridged version of this book on Radio 4 and thought it worthwhile to read the book, but the abridged version was better to listen to than the full book was to read Germaine Greer is trying to make some important and serious points, but her writing style is not so accessible. She uses a strange and rather false dialogue style to present detailed botanical and ethnographic information and it doesn't quite work. Also the lack of photographs detracts greatly from the book; we have to rely on her detailed botanical descriptions of leaves etc. rather than seeing the photos of the items she is describing. Overall I think this is a missed opportunity to… Read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A great product which works well on different platforms - I use it on a laptop and an Android phone. It is effective at defending against viruses and alerting you to insecure/dodgy websites; and it runs effectively in the background without slowing down the system, even on my phone.
Boneland (Weirdstone Trilogy 3) by Alan Garner
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I read the Weirdstone of Brisingamen and Moon of Gomrath avidly when I was younger and welcomed this book as conclusion of the story. It is well written and a gripping read, an excellent account of someone as an adult trying to come to terms with the trauma experienced as a youngster. It does pick up some of the themes of the earlier books, but does not bring about the conclusion that many, including me, may be looking for.

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