S. Cornforth

"Steve Cornforth"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (7 of 10)
Location: Liverpool, UK England
Birthday: July 25
In My Own Words:
I am a lawyer working in Liverpool, UK. I specialise in Occupational Heath. I am also interested in Human Rights issues and Politics/Economics. I am an active member of St. Luke's Church, Crosby, Liverpool where I am a Reader.

My favourite fiction books include Villette by Charlotte Bronte, Lord of the Rings, Catch 22, To Kill a Mocking Bird, A Siutable Boy and An Equal Music both by Vikram Seth and many others. I also read a lot of non fiction the most recent being Lawles… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 545,005 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 10
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars No1, July 8 2004
What a delightful and unusual book this is.
Precious Ramotswe is the owner of the eponymous Detective Agency which she set up following the sale of her late father's cows. It is the only Ladies Detective Agency in Botswana.
She is ably assisted by Mma Makutsi who acheived 97% in her secretrial examinations and Mr J L B Matekoni of the Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors.
The book takes us through the story of the birth of the agency and a number of her cases written a short stories within the book. It is not really detective novel. Indeed anyone expecting this might be disapppointed.
It is a lovely portrayal of Botswana life. The pace is gentle. The humour is gentle and the… Read more
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
3.0 out of 5 stars Catch 22, Dec 23 2003
I cannot think why it has taken me nearly forty years to read Heller's masterpiece. It lived up to all I had ever heard. The hero (?) Yossarian is desperate to get away from the insanity of war. The Catch is that he cannot convince the authorities of his madness because anyone wanting to get away from the war must be sane. This is the thread, which runs through the book. In the process we meet a host of bizarre, comic and tragic characters. There is the brilliant Major Major Major who will only allow men to come in and see him when he is out. In fact the higher they go the madder they get - Cargill, Cathcart, Dreedle and the wonderful Scheisskopf whose dream is to put his men in a parade… Read more
A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on &hellip by Brian D. McLaren
5.0 out of 5 stars Shaken and Stirred, Dec 13 2003
When a friend loaned me this book I was expecting familiar fare. There have been so many new Christian trends or fads in recent years that my expectations were low. Was this another Toronto event or some new revival that was going to change the world, as we know it? I had followed those trends with great enthusiasm and lingering disillusionment. All of which is why this excellent little book was devoured in a few hours.
It is the semi-fictitious story of a burnt out pastor and his relationship with an intellectual maths teacher. Through their conversations we are led to question all that we have taken for granted about our faith. It is disturbing and challenging to see that much that… Read more