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 Women's Shop Men's
Profile for Adrian Buxton > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Adrian Buxton
Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,036,379
Helpful Votes: 33

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Adrian Buxton (Bournemouth, UK)

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
A Light in Darkness: Seven Messages to the Seven Churches: 1
A Light in Darkness: Seven Messages to the Seven Churches: 1
by Rick Renner
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Commentary on Revelation, 1 July 2011
This expensive book is beautifully presented but horribly heavy in the hands. It gives a carefully researched,lavishly illustrated and clearly told account of the first century churches in Asia Minor. Essentially for committed Christians it is nevertheless likely to interest whoever wants to know more about the history of the Roman Empire in those decades. But be warned: this is only the first of three projected volumes.It deals with only Ephesus and Smyrna among the seven churches addressed by St John and the remaining two volumes will presumably be equally expensive.


Jesus
Jesus
by A.N. Wilson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reflections of a no-longer-Christian on Christianity, 2 May 2011
This review is from: Jesus (Paperback)
There have been so many complimentary reviews of A N Wilson's "Jesus" that I can do little more than say I agree with them. Except, that is when they suggest that it is a page-turner. On the contrary, it seems to me to need many pauses for thought. It is full of stimulating insights. Doubters are more likely to like it than believers, I should think.


Railroad Of Death
Railroad Of Death
by John Coast
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Authentic account of life as a "River Kwai" PoW, 2 May 2011
This review is from: Railroad Of Death (Hardcover)
John Coast wroe most of this personal account while he was a prisoner of war on the Siam-Burma railway 1943-5 and it was published within a year of his release. So it comes across as an authentic as well as vivid account of life on this infamous railway. Before being shifted into Thailand he had spent a year or so after the fall of Singapore as a PoW of the Japanese there and the first few chapters of the book are about that period.I found his comments on the Chinese, Thais,Koreans he had dealings with as well as on his Japanese captors interestigly revealing of national feelings and attitudes at the time.


Rembrandt (Colour Library)
Rembrandt (Colour Library)
by Michael Kitson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.95

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rembrandt pictures, 4 Nov. 2010
Excellent colour reproductions of the pictures with interesting commentaries on them. And wonderful value for money


Must You Go?: My Life with Harold Pinter
Must You Go?: My Life with Harold Pinter
by Lady Antonia Fraser
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love joy and sadness, 26 Feb. 2010
This is a beautiful love story. I had always heard of Harold Pinter but did not know his plays. (The only one I had seen was as a parent at a boys' prep school forty years ago and I didn't "get" it). But the man comes to life wonderfully here and Antonia Fraser's account is so touching that you want to want to know more about both them and their works.


The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton
The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton
by Sathnam Sanghera
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.48

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review of The Boy with the Topknot, 3 Jan. 2010
This book is worthy of all the favourable comments on the flyleaf of the paperback. A fascinating read and for me at any rate a valuable educational insight into the lives of Asians in our community


A Long Long Way
A Long Long Way
by Sebastian Barry
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.96

5.0 out of 5 stars A Long Way - Dublin to Flanders, 17 Oct. 2009
This review is from: A Long Long Way (Paperback)
This novel deserves all the encomiums quoted on the cover and fly-leaves of the paperback version. It made me better understand Irish feelings about the first world war and the Easter Rising. And the characters are so real- and the writing so vivid and poetic- and the descriptions of trench warfare so horrific.Most impressive.


Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel [DVD] [2008] [2010]
Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel [DVD] [2008] [2010]
Dvd ~ Angelika Kirchschlager
Price: £29.99

1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hansel & Gretel not helped by the close-ups, 14 Oct. 2009
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The production at the ROH and this DVD both got favourable reviews but although Angelika Kirchschlager and Diana Damrau sang splendidly and probably charmed when seen on the stage from the auditorium they don't convince as children on the DVD close-ups.
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jul 25, 2012 5:30 PM BST


Page: 1