Ms. D. P. Marland

Helpful votes received on reviews: 71% (20 of 28)
Location: Bristol, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,723,820 - Total Helpful Votes: 20 of 28
Alfred Hitchcock The Birds Barbie Doll by Mattel
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I'm concerned about the species of bird used as Tippi's feathered pals here. They're far too small for crows. Are they in fact thrushes, doing blackface? The question must be asked
Lazarus Is Dead by Richard Beard
Lazarus Is Dead by Richard Beard
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Oh post-Anglican muddling, somewhere between the unpleasantly excessive certitudes of the God-botherers and the atheists. We have our quietly spiritual moments, and model them in the trappings and half-remembered rituals of the faith we were raised in; one populated by a blond, bearded Jesus and assortment of goodies and baddies, dresssed as for the Nativity play. And somewhere in the background, an urbane God, moving in a mysterious way, but almost certainly On Our Side. Even though we ruefully acknowledge, in quiet moments, that we have left undone that which we ought to have done, and done those things which we ought not to have done. Oh yes.

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Lectures on Violence. Perversion and Delinquency (&hellip by David Morgan & Stanley Ruszczynsky
12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
I delved into this book to see what Az Hakeem was saying about a condition in which I have some interest, and was rather surprised and alarmed, so looked further into it (you will find it on Google Books if you want to try it for yourself). I was astounded, and not in a good way. It seems a shame that the Portman Clinic's name is being used to legitimise what is, to put it as kindly as possible, questionable.

Hakeem's chapter 'The Emperor's New Clothes' characterises transsexuality as a delusional disorder, whose victims seek to become their mothers. Most odd, and at variance with the condition as it is more widely understood, both by the majority of medical practitioners… Read more