Amanda Richards

Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,106
Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (4,608 of 6,566)
Location: ECD, Guyana
In My Own Words:
In loving memory of an Amazon friend and deep thinker.

RIP Stephen A. Haines aka the Bunyip, who has moved on to a new adventure

March 24, 2009

Amanda's limerick

Sometimes, but not all the thyme
I'll write my review as a rhyme
but strive as I may
to write one every day
this website won't pay me a dhyme

Just give me the popular stuff
I've got plenty, but it's not enuff
A CD, a book
I'll give… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,106 - Total Helpful Votes: 4608 of 6566
Subterra Series: Prince Rhys by Jane Davies
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pass the Marmite, 6 Jan 2012
What at first appears to be a simple children's adventure story about a young daydreamer named Rhys, rapidly morphs into a grand fantasy involving an underground world, a ferocious guardian, a group of gallant knights and of course an evil villain with a Napoleonic complex and a nasty lisp.

The style of writing and terminology are clearly British, and some of the terms may be unfamiliar to American and other readers, but there's enough of the UK remaining in my vocabulary to translate (but not understand) the young boy's love for marmite butties for example. The bad guy's lisping speech is also rather difficult to follow in places.

The illustrations are simple and… Read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't change a second, 22 Aug 2009
Based on a novel by Audrey Niffenegger, this sci-fi/romance/drama movie explores the problems a couple experiences when one of them (Henry, played excellently by Eric Bana) disappears without warning for varying periods of time, while Claire (the radiant Rachel McAdams) deals with life and waits for his return.

The thing is, not only is Henry gone, but he's also gone in time, and the Henry that returns may not be the same age as the Henry who left. To compound it, he has no control over when or where he makes the jump, and his clothes don't make it, leading to many dangerous and embarrassing situations.

Short attention span summary (SASS):
1. Girl meets boy she's… Read more
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Daniel Radcliffe
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Professor Minerva McGonagall: [to Harry, Ron, & Hermione] Why is it, that whenever anything happens, it's always you three?
Ron Weasley: Believe me, Professor. I've been asking myself that same question for the past six years.

Short attention span summary (SASS):

1. Dark times are at hand for both wizards and muggles, as the Death Eaters wreak a destructive path across both worlds.
2. Draco has a special assignment from you-know-who, which has his mum distressed enough to seek a bodyguard for him.
3. Hogwarts turns into hormone central as teenagers start getting googly-eyed, and sometimes enlist magical assistance in matters of the heart.
4… Read more