D. M. Deeks

Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (94 of 106)
Location: London


Top Reviewer Ranking: 67,984 - Total Helpful Votes: 94 of 106
The Electric Lady ~ Janelle Monáe
The Electric Lady ~ Janelle Monáe
5.0 out of 5 stars A Way to Break Out, 10 Sep 2013
Sexier, queerer, more soulful but less eclectic than The ArchAndroid, Electric Lady is also less immediately charming but the rewards are greater. With all the imagination present in her work so far, Monae's voice has been overlooked but songs like Primetime and Can't Live Without Your Love demonstrate what a great instrument it is. Other highlights are the singles Q.U.E.E.N. and Dance Apocalyptic, Sally Ride (named after the first American woman in space), Giving Em What They Love and Victory.

Even the little spoken word links work for me, which is rare enough. Janelle deserves to be huge, but it's wonderful that she and her band don't compromise - a little bit quirky, a little… Read more
Adventure Time - Season 1 [DVD] [2013] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jeremy Shada
24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
I just love Adventure Time - I got introduced to it by my niece and nephew and have since recorded multiple episodes to watch and rewatch. My planner is pretty much full of Adventure Time, so I'm pleased to see a DVD release for Region 2, even if as yet there's no release date. Nicely dark and witty, each episode guarantees several laugh-out-loud moments. It's the most offbeat, hilarious thing I've seen on the Cartoon Network - or anywhere else, for that matter.

I figure if you've got this far, you know the programme so I don't need to go into the genius of the set-up (Jake the Dog and Finn the Human living in the land of Ooo), the wild imagination, and characters like Lumpy… Read more
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
5.0 out of 5 stars Well I liked it..., 17 Mar 2013
I'm surprised at how many people on Amazon didn't enjoy this - I thought it was brilliant, one of the best books I read the year it came out and one I'd definitely reread. I liked the structure, the gaps that the reader has to fill, and the unhurried, always observant narration. People whose opinions I respect were alakefic about this one, too. I can only say, I respectfully disagree with those who rate this as lousy. I was completely gripped, and rushed to finish it - and regretting it had to finish. Not even shortlisted for the Booker, which I thought was a travesty. And like I say, I'm surprised so many people agree with the judges!

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