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Mr. Forgetful (Mr. Men Classic Library)
Mr. Forgetful (Mr. Men Classic Library)
by Roger Hargreaves
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Blatant.Attack On Dementia Sufferers, 19 Aug. 2013
Mr Forgetful is a dark story about the minds frailties in later life.
Our central character lives in a large detached house with landscaped parkland grounds in which Mr Forgetful lives by himself, no doubt a rich past preceded this lonely existence but this was many years before. We find our hero in a desperate state of affairs. After waking, He can't find his bathroom and walks into his wardrobe instead, its not spelt out to the reader but one can only assume this is where Mr Forgetful relieves himself.
Like many other dementia sufferers Mr Forgetful is acutely unaware of his nutritional requirements and proceeds to burn his toast and hard boil his eggs on a daily basis, the author alludes to the likelihood that neither option is seriously considered by our hero and he goes without, how he hasn't burnt his house down in the process is not investigated or considered a possibility by the cold blooded Hargreaves.
So we beg the question:
Who is looking out for this guy ?
Is Mrs Parcel from the post office? No she just laughs at Forgetfuls vagarities.
What about Farmer Fields who himself has absent mindlessly (possibly another suffering with the affliction) let one of his sheep escape? does He care about the loose cannon 'Forgetful'? Not a jot! He calls him a
'Goose' , preferring To mock and play Down his handicap.
So the novel ends on a depressing note, with the knowledge that Mr Forgetfuls strife can only get worse with age, or
Is this a red herring? Look closely and you will see that the beautiful house and grounds are in immaculate order, someone, somewhere 'cares'.

I, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan
I, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan
by Alan Partridge
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo!!! More More more! Take A Bow AGP, 28 Dec. 2011
This is a searingly honest, no holds barred, balls out affair which may offend some yet pleasure others in equal measure.

In the style of (fellow) Aspergers Sufferer Gary McKinnon, Partridge relentlessly hacks his way into our minds to take up permanent residence.

There is no reading between the lines (due to the authors preference for paragraphical alignment) in this informative tale as the Lord of chat.

WIth more metaphors than you can shake a stick at (see what I did there) Partridge prescribes anecdotes at a faster rate than a GP on speed would with antibiotics....... by anyone's reckoning..

This is a LOL or LMAO triumph.

A big clap to the Mothers who gave life to this baby.

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