J. Refson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (38 of 42)
Location: Watford, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,528,411 - Total Helpful Votes: 38 of 42
Exit Emperor Kim Jong-il: Notes from His Former Me&hellip by John H. Cha
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 1 April 2012
Ive read more than 30 books on North Korea and this offers fresh insight from the North Korean perspective that I had not found in any other book. Some events which had been barely touched in other books are clearly and convincingly explained here. A worthy addition to a set of books which are certainly of variable quality as a range. Recommended!
Sub-Mariner: The Depths Premiere HC by Esad Ribic
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This is a very different superhero tale from British writer Peter Milligan and painter supreme, Esad Ribic. Namor hardly features in it and the glimpses we have of him are just that, glimpses.

However, the book triumphs in the creation of a dark deep water world where things are seldom as they seem and madness and death awaits the unsuspecting explorer. The story is set in the 1950s. The main protagonist, being a man of science, is hired to prove or disprove the existence of Atlantis. He starts the story as a cynic but events force him to rethink his theories.

The story is gripping and the art truly sublime with a watery quality all its own. I tend to only review the… Read more
44 Years With The Same Bird: A Liverpudlian Love A&hellip by Brian Reade
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
I agree with the other reviewer, Brian Reade writes a compelling book with the rollercoaster of emotions that following Liverpool over decades bring with it. He doesn't shy away from unpleasant truths (blame over Heysel) and neither is he willing to lay down and accept anything less than the real truth over Hillsborough.
This book will make you laugh and it will make you cry. More than anything it will make you proud to be a Scouser. Our inability to be prodded, poked or pigeon-holed and our ability to always see the bright side and the black humour in some awful situations.
Congratulations to Reade on writing a football book which is nothing like some of the saccharine sweet… Read more

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