Learn more Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Click Here Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop Now
Profile for l.w.thomas@talk21.co.uk > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by l.w.thomas@tal...
Top Reviewer Ranking: 11,461,796
Helpful Votes: 39

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
l.w.thomas@talk21.co.uk (Liverpool Uni, UK)

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
The Odessa File
The Odessa File
by Frederick Forsyth
Edition: Paperback

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good! What do you expect!, 1 May 2001
This review is from: The Odessa File (Paperback)
Although not quite on a par with 'Day of the Jackal' for suspense or 'The Negotiator' for depth of character this is nevertheless ANOTHER fantastic book by the master Forsyth.


Good Omens
Good Omens
by Neil Gaiman
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 stars would not do this book justice!!!!!, 4 April 2001
This review is from: Good Omens (Paperback)
AMAZING, FANTASTIC! SO, SO, SO VERY FUNNY! I just pray that they will team up again to write another!


Eric: Discworld: The Unseen University Collection: A Discworld Novel: 9
Eric: Discworld: The Unseen University Collection: A Discworld Novel: 9
by Terry Pratchett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.44

34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What? This is excellent!, 2 April 2001
It has really really shocked me that so many reviewers don't appreciate this book! 'Too short', 'too childish' you say. Sorry!? Maybe the humorous parodying of the Trojan war was lost on you or the parodying of creation, in fact this book is a fine example of brilliant parodying by a very clever author. In my opinion this ranks easily alongside some of Pratchett's best. It's a nice easy to read short story, with the excellent sardonic wit of Rincewind shining through once again. This is a book i will read again and again when I want a good laugh. Keep going Terry......


Crying Wolf
Crying Wolf
by Peter Abrahams
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but......, 23 Mar. 2001
This review is from: Crying Wolf (Paperback)
This was a strange book in that it was like an opera with an hour long overture and one song. The first six eighths ambled along in a dream-like way and then suddenly the plot was upon us! Not that the book wasn't enjoyable, on the contrary. Nevertheless it could have been cut down to a good short story, or padded out to become a novel, but in the end ended up neither........!


The Negotiator
The Negotiator
by Frederick Forsyth
Edition: Audio Cassette

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another storming read by Forsyth!, 8 Mar. 2001
This review is from: The Negotiator (Audio Cassette)
This, like all of Forsyth's novels, is a well crafted piece of literature. Again and again the book twists and turns, always surprising the reader. It is pure page turning excitement (although the very end is a little weak), and to be classed alongside the other of Forsyth's classics.


Eater
Eater
by Gregory Benford
Edition: Paperback

0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ...........sorry?.........!, 12 Feb. 2001
This review is from: Eater (Paperback)
Before reading this book I would reccomend that you take a course, preferably a degree in advanced astrophysics. The story is swamped and flounders amidst reems of physics babble and the characters are lifeless and samey. The book heads towards an unconvincing and anticlimactic end and left me feeling glad I'd finished the book. The only redeeming factor is Benford's well handled view of Channing's battle with cancer. 'Only' being the operative word. Oh dear!


Page: 1