Simon Zonenblick

"Simon Zonenblick"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (16 of 17)
Location: England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 391,696 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 17
Otter Country: In Search of the Wild Otter by Miriam Darlington
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning!, 12 May 2013
It is hard to sum up all the qualities of this stunningly beautiful, well written, thoroughly researched and highly readable book, other than by saying it is simply one of the finest books I have read in a long time, and engrossed me from the start.
Miriam Darlington is an accomplished poet whose deft observations of animals and nature are always engaging, and in Otter Country, her first venture into the world of prose, she doesn't disappoint. Split roughly into regional sections, as the author visits various parts of the country in search of the elusive animal, the book provides a fascinating overview of natural Britain, from the "True North" of Scotland, to the "wide curve of sand… Read more
Cycling After Thomas And The English by David Caddy
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 28 April 2013
"Cycling After Thomas And The English," is an engaging, highly readable account of the author's bicycling journey - inspired by Edward Thomas' In Pursuit of Spring - through various towns, villages and woodlands of Dorset, Wiltshire and Surrey, and resonates with his obvious love for and deep personal knowledge of this largely unspoilt area of England. The book combines literary musings, philosophical considerations and local history, interwoven with autobiographical elements and a keenly observed assessment of the English national character. With his mentor Thomas as a cultural navigator - an English Virgil beckoning David Caddy into an unfolding wilderness of gorse, nesting blackbirds… Read more
Gail Warning-Independent ~ Gail Warning
Gail Warning-Independent ~ Gail Warning
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 28 Feb 2012
Gail Warning's Independent is a brilliant record, full of unexpected twists and turns and steeped in the exciting New Wave sounds of the early 80's. The different songs swing evocatively between reggae, punk and Blondie-esque melodic influences, with "Cheers to the Nightlife" sounding like a nostalgic Cyndi Lauper song, and the dark "Welcome to LA," has a Princey electro feel - yet it is hard to compare the album overall to anything, its so original. If you like straightforward, uplifting soft pop-rock, tracks like "Talk to Me," and the chugging "Love Protection" are a must, while the cynical, tongue-twisting humour of songs such as "Expectations," "Maybe," and "Who'll Be The Next One?"… Read more