C. Bentley

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (54 of 59)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,036,575 - Total Helpful Votes: 54 of 59
The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures&hellip by Mike Ashley
50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
This 'revised and updated' 2009 edition is a textbook example of how excellent writing can be ruined by atrocious editing. Mis-typed words, bad grammar and, most damaging of all, hopeless punctuation mar almost every page of this edition. This is a terrible shame because the stories themselves are a clever and entertaining collection of Conan Doyle pastiches by acknowledged masters of the genre.

Perhaps the worst victim here is Eric Brown's 'The Vanishing of the Atkinsons', relating the untold story of 'the singular tragedy of the Atkinson brothers at Trincomalee' mentioned by Watson in the opening of 'A Scandal in Bohemia'. Admittedly the story-within-a-story structure presents… Read more
Hairspray (2007 Soundtrack) ~ John Travolta
Hairspray (2007 Soundtrack) ~ John Travolta
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every day is Negro Day!, 26 July 2007
'Hairspray' is THE film of an otherwise disappointing movie summer 2007, and this is a fabulous souvenir of it, chock full of infectious numbers to get any overweight mama dancing in the street.

Correcting what the Amazon review says above, both 'Cooties' and 'Mama I'm a Big Girl Now' DO appear in the film: they can both be heard in their entirety over the end titles.