John Brooke

"Dr John the Day Tripper"
In Paris on a bridge - so not quite in-Seine :-)
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (503 of 544)
Location: Reading, Berks, United Kingdom



Top Reviewer Ranking: 10,090 - Total Helpful Votes: 503 of 544
Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Corresponde&hellip by William L. Shirer
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating insight, 15 Jan 2013
Shirer's diaries of his time as a foreign correspondent in Germany are a fascinating insight into not only the rise of the Nazis in Germany, and the early part of the Second World War, but also into the way that journalists work and governments manipulate the way that news is disseminated. Shirer's diaries show his perceptions of the Nazis as dissembling thugs and bullies, and how they manipulated the presentation of circumstances to support their occupations of the Sudetenland, Austria, and subsequently to justify the invasions of Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands and France (all presented by the German press, under Nazi control, as defensive actions, either to support ethnic German… Read more
Le Dīner De Cons [DVD] [1998] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jacques Villeret
Le Dīner De Cons [DVD] [1998] DVD ~ Jacques Villeret
4.0 out of 5 stars I laughed immoderately, 10 Dec 2012
I spent quite a long time snorting with laughter while watching this. M. Pignon is a great comic creation, although to be honest (as others have observed) he's the only really sympathetic character in the film; M. Brochant, who has invited Pignon as his candidate for the biggest idiot at le diner des cons, pretty much deserves everything he gets as a result of this. (I particularly like the scene where Pignon's colleague from the Ministry of Finance is asked to come over to reveal the location of the love nest where Brochant's wife has supposedly gone, resulting in Brochant having to hide all his art works and valuables to avoid being identified as the potential target of a tax audit… Read more
Amazon e-Reader Power Adaptor, UK (Type G) USB cha&hellip by Amazon
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hellish expensive, 8 Dec 2012
In common with a lot of other people, it seems to me that 17.99 is a helluva price for a plug. JUST. A. PLUG. Not even the cable to go with it. What the heck does it do? Deliver little gold-plated electrons or something? I cannot see how Amazon can justify this price, and also feel that there's a bit of a con trick going on when - if you order a Kindle - there is a message saying that the charger isn't included and offering you the option of adding this to the order.