James Hutton

Helpful votes received on reviews: 72% (21 of 29)
Location: Scotland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,139,088 - Total Helpful Votes: 21 of 29
Into the Darkness (Darkness 1) by Harry Turtledove
Into the Darkness (Darkness 1) by Harry Turtledove
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1) Take the broad cultural stereotypes of European nations (with maybe a dash of Ethiopia for colour - make them all naked hehe) mix them up & pull out of a hat; then assign the new mix a "fantastical" name. Don't go too far, Russians will still like drinking and live in hovels.
2)Take the broad facts about WWII change nothing except the names of countries. Retain all the leaders' personalities and politician's roles they'll come in handy later!
3) Change weapons names. Now guns are sticks! Bombs are eggs! Though that changes nothing else about there function so you don't even have to think of new battles or tactics. This can actually make dragons boring.

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Closure, Limited and other Zombie Tales by Max Brooks
I read the reviews, I ignored, I bought...
I knew exactly what I was getting.
I still feel cheated.
Only one of the four shorts fits with WWZ and the other content is variable but fine as stories. One star as there is simply not enough material to justify the "books" existence. Works out less than 40 minutes reading (or 10 pence/minute if you prefer).
At the Loch of the Green Corrie by Andrew Greig
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poetic but not poetry., 10 Feb 2012
I've read Andrew Greig's fiction & non-fiction before but don't like his poetry. As I'm flush at the moment I bought Andrew Greig's the loch of the green corrie, excellent; in the same vein as the golf book but just brilliant its about fishing NO poetry NO Scotland NO friends NO geology NO loss & life the universe and everything. And I'm not just kidding about the life, the universe and everything part. A must read, though strangely for a travel/ing book I'm having to read it like poetry and just bite off and digest a little at a time. Haven't finished it yet but can't recommend it enough.