Mr. D. L. Rees

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (2,261 of 2,727)
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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: 393 - Total Helpful Votes: 2261 of 2727
I Hear the Sirens in the Street: Sean Duffy 2 (Det&hellip by Adrian McKinty
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1982. Northern Ireland in the fourteenth year of The Troubles. Detective Inspector Sean Duffy is one of 7000 RUC men needing to check under his car each morning for explosives before setting off to work. All will be harder now with British troops being diverted to the Falklands. Meanwhile there is a case to investigate - that of a naked male torso found in a suitcase....

Graphically described is how life was there and then. So much palpable hatred, no glimmer of hope, virtually each day with more shootings and explosions. As the only Catholic living in a road full of Protestants, Duffy tries to take everything in his stride - music a solace, gallows humour a safety… Read more
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Series 2 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Essie Davis
More stylish investigations set in late Twenties Melbourne, Miss Fisher (complete with masses of money and an awesome range of clothes) proving an asset indeed as Det. Inspector Jack Robinson does his job. They are made for each other. We know it. They have yet to realize.

There is much here to delight, perfect escapism for those seeking a respite from television's darker offerings. All, though, is not froth, devoid of substance. Along the way there are serious issues: attitudes towards aborigines, post war resentment of Germans, appalling exploitation of "fallen" young women - they not really well served in that convent laundry sweatshop. A regular theme is how male… Read more
Deutschland by Martin Wagner
Deutschland by Martin Wagner
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2.0 out of 5 stars A CURIOUS ONE THIS, 10 Sep 2014
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A novella featuring three generations of a family at a turning point in their lives.

Grandfather Richard fears his memory may be going; stepdaughter Kate is off to Germany with latest boyfriend Steve; her nephews and niece are involved in dangerous activities - Tony the bossy instigator, sister Sam with serious reservations, little Jeff siding with the more dominant personality.

An odd read. Frankly, I do not know what to make of it. It seems as though in order to stress a point, characters are made to act in manners hard to believe. Why did Richard keep what he did? Can we really credit the way Sam discovered the contents? As for Kate's extraordinary behaviour,… Read more