R. Sims

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (6 of 6)
Location: Suffolk, England
In My Own Words:
Deep in the bowels of the earth I toil, handling celluloid and paper with equal tenderness - rarely do I see the sun - but I fear the damp, for it sucks the life from a page and mottles the solitary frames of smiling families and long-dead cities.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 207,865 - Total Helpful Votes: 6 of 6
Rubidium ~ Maschine
Rubidium ~ Maschine
5.0 out of 5 stars Revelation, 30 April 2014
As a record-buying teen of the 70's I've tried to like a lot of new prog over the last forty or so years, not always with success. So it was with a soaring heart that I listened to this - the first truly exciting musical powerhouse band I've heard since... forever. This is probably the best first album of any band in my large collection. Complex, edgy, rich, varied music. Keyboards less Muse than Glass, harmonies that recall the dissonance of Britten, guitar playing with equal virtuosity yet more soul than Martone. If the drummer could be persuaded not to slavishly follow the guitar rhythms, it would be perfect. I urge you to buy this - support a band at the beginning of a very exciting… Read more
The Complete Enderby (Vintage Classics) by Anthony Burgess
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece(s), 2 Mar 2014
Burgess creates his greatest character, the poet Enderby (or Hogg, depending on his circumstances) who struggles with life, death, resurrection, plagiarism, and women who interrupt his muse - Harold Bloom regarded the original as one of England's most undervalued novels - this four volume set is an absolute delight, written with fire and rapier-wit. Totally recommended.
Quiller Solitaire by Adam Hall
Quiller Solitaire by Adam Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Quiller-fest, 2 Mar 2014
Wonderful oblique writing, taut plot, the greatest agent-in-the-field ever. Adam Hall has lost none of his power and panache. Highly recommended.

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