Mr. D. L. Rees

Top Reviewer Ranking: 398
Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (2,234 of 2,696)
Location: DORSET
In My Own Words:
In the time that remains, my aim is to read and to view as much as I can - indebted to fellow reviewers who give detailed reasons for their assessments. Thanks to them, I have gone well outside my usual range, discovering some very real gems.

Box sets of TV drama. The impact is far greater with a whole season seen over a few evenings - minus on-screen logos, adverts, squashed credits, spoilers, etc. Some of the bonuses are excellent. Great bargains abound!

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 398 - Total Helpful Votes: 2234 of 2696
Happy Valley [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Sarah Lancashire
Happy Valley [DVD] DVD ~ Sarah Lancashire
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Powerful storylines are here interwoven. A part of West Yorkshire where drugs are rife. Release from prison of violent criminal Tommy Lee Royce. No nonsense Sergeant Catherine Cawood appalled. Eight years earlier Le Royce raped her daughter, who committed suicide after giving birth to Ryan. The presence of the boy split the family, he literally now a growing problem.

Then there is mild accountant Kevin, desperate for money so he can send his daughters to private school. Unwittingly he sets in motion a chain of devastating events. Lives will be lost....

No wonder such widespread praise for a show which held millions riveted! Here is television of a very high… Read more
In the Flesh - Series 1 & 2 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Luke Newberry
In the Flesh - Series 1 & 2 [DVD] DVD ~ Luke Newberry
One night thousands rose from their graves and set about satisfying their craving for blood. Authorities rounded them up and began to experiment. Many of the "Partially Deceased" responded to treatment, the results dramatic. Surely they can now be returned to their homes, looking almost human thanks to contact lenses, makeup and daily medication. Just one major problem. Will they be accepted...?

This is the story of young Kieren and others who came back, their attempts to reintegrate.

Be assured this is not typical zombie fare. Here are not the traditional lurching, grunting brain-dead, but ones who are as sensitive and articulate as they used to be. Take Kieren… Read more
Bury Your Dead: 6 (Chief Inspector Gamache) by Louise Penny
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
"I'm sorry. I was wrong. I need help. I don't know." These are the four sentences that lead to wisdom - advice given long ago to Armand Gamache by his mentor Emile Comeau, and now particularly pertinent.

As Quebec freezes over, this sixth novel in the series sees the recuperating Chief Inspector in troubled mode. So many doubts. Did a recent mistake on his part lead to the death of officers, he and Inspector Beauvoir barely escaping alive? Had he earlier also been responsible for a serious miscarriage of justice? (This relates to an arrest in the fifth novel which it helps to have read. Unfortunately I had not.)

A case intervenes to claim more immediate… Read more