Mr. D. J. Sherwood

Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (45 of 58)
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One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson
One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I am a Bryson fan, up to reading this. I had always assumed that Mr. Bryson was pretty factual where appropriate.

Here the book hits a subject -aeronautical history - that I know a little about, so I was really surprised to find Mr. Bryson being very loose and misleading in this book. Just the prelude contains 2 items that anyone with an internet connection can show are wrong or disingenuous.

Firstly air-cooled aero engines had been in use since the early days of powered flight. What Mr. Bryson is referring to as a big breakthrough is the introduction of the radial engine. This was a British development Mr. Bryson, reliant upon the British development of casting… Read more
Bogus Focus (Bogus Realities Book 1) by Paul Nagle
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is an entertaining and eclectic mix of many subjects (e.g. Quantum Physics, Politics, S.F., to name but a few). It makes for a very interesting read and paints a dark view of society that if we are not careful, we will tumble into easily. It is very funny too.

Highly recommended, an upcoming author worth watching out for.
Genesis Revisited II ~ Steve Hackett
Genesis Revisited II ~ Steve Hackett
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Up front. I am an out and out Genesis fan. I have always felt Genesis lost as much when Steve Hackett left as they did when Peter Gabriel did.

The original "Revisited" was an experiment that worked well for me, so bits better than others, but it did not fall into the trap "Revisited 2" has.

Leaving the vocals aside, "Revisited 2" contains some superb recreations of the original recordings, but with the guitar turned up a bit, and may be the odd twiddle here and there. Add in the vocals and you have the sound of a very good Genesis tribute band, e.g. "The Musical Box". Or, an interesting thought, what Genesis may have sounded like after Gabriel left and Collins stayed… Read more