Mr. Olaf G. Meys

"Olaf Meys"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 61% (11 of 18)
Location: SE England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 930,076 - Total Helpful Votes: 11 of 18
The Wargaming Compendium by Henry Hyde
The Wargaming Compendium by Henry Hyde
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent starter, 3 Aug 2013
Like all of Henry's projects, this is good stuff.

It's packed with little bits of trivia, a history of wargaming (obviously as seen through Henry's eyes), and loads of how-to's. The many colour pictures illustrate everything, from choosing forces to concepts in rules, even games in progress. There are sections dealing with photography and modelling, and a huge resource section.

Written in an engaging style, it feels as if you're speaking with a friend, not reading some instruction manual or dry history. It's an ideal starter book for someone wanting to find out about and get into wargaming, but is equally useful for old-timers who've got an interest in expanding their… Read more
Evolution by Jim Reilly
Evolution by Jim Reilly
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun little read, 4 Jun 2013
Well, I'll be honest- the first few chapters felt a little forced, and the speech seemed stilted. It was a little odd, and felt as if the author's first language wasn't English- it seemed too textbook, and missed a lot of the contractions we usually use in day-to-day speech. In the second half of the book the writing settled down and began to feel a lot more natural.

The story, on the other hand, was pretty catchy right from the word go. The story kind of fits in with the whole "ancient aliens" theme popularised by von Daniken and others. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has an interest in these sort of tales, as well as to any casual sci-fi readers, as the tone is… Read more
The 5th Wave (Book 1) by Rick Yancey
The 5th Wave (Book 1) by Rick Yancey
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent page-turner, 13 May 2013
First up: I got the book as a freebie on Goodreads as a review copy, so make of that what you will, but I'd like to think my review is relatively unbiased.

The first impressions were good- the blurb for the book made me want to read it, which is why I entered the contest. The first page or two weren't that fantastic, but once the story got going, I couldn't put it down.

The story features a female main character, Cassie, who tells the story of an alien invasion. I must admit that she's a little annoying at times, but this is forgivable, as she is only 16. The story also features segments following her brother, as well as two other characters.
Part of what makes… Read more

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