T. Watson

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (152 of 188)
Location: Saltburn, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,152,103 - Total Helpful Votes: 152 of 188
A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book&hellip by George R. R. Martin
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Get ON with it!, 27 Nov 2011
Oy veh!

It has been a long time coming for us to finally have the chance to read the latest instalment in this fantasy series. It is large, covers multiple countries, multiple plotlines, histories, characters, and... doesn't really go anywhere. A Dance With Dragons and A Feast For Crows (which was really the first half of this book - good grief!) can be summed up in virtually the same way: epic scope, multiple characters enjoyably fleshed out (one of whom dies with unfinished business) and nothing actually happens.

I finished the novel thinking "And??? AND???"

I once read a band reviewing one of their own albums (which was a flop) saying that what they… Read more
The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan
The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars Like Meeting Old Friends, 7 April 2010
If you've made it this far into the Wheel of Time, you're likely going to finish it regardless, but thankfully, this book is a great addition to the series. The bloody-minded out there who have read the last one or two (or five!!!) books in the series because they had started it and wanted to get to the end will be most pleasantly surprised: significant stuff happens!

Settling in and reading about Rand and Egwene (mainly), but also with snippets of Mat and Perrin was (as I've mentioned in the review heading) like meeting old friends after being apart for a few years. A true pleasure, and a reminder of what good stories do for people.

The story has finally turned the… Read more
Undermining Science: Suppression and Distortion in&hellip by SS Shulman
This is a frightening book illuminating the lengths that the Bush administration went to in order to have their way and to support those who supported them. When the facts are so savagely massaged to fit the message, invariably bad things happen.

It does tend to go on a tad though. You basically get repeated examples of the same techniques being applied across various scientific realms. Basically, read the first three, and final two chapters, and you get the picture - a period when the political agenda dominated despite facts to the contrary.

It does add insight into the requirements for true democracy to function and flourish, but takes a lot longer to reach the… Read more

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