Jason Harris

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 55% (6 of 11)
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 450,775 - Total Helpful Votes: 6 of 11
Four Corners of Night by Craig Holden
Four Corners of Night by Craig Holden
2.0 out of 5 stars Ugh! Utter crap..., Aug. 30 2005
This book was neither compelling nor interesting. I couldn't have been moved to care one tiny little bit for any of the characters if the author were personally driving a D9 cat pushing me toward a giant flaming pit of empathy. The character descriptions (which were crucial for setting the atmosphere of the book and by extension the plot) were so dimensionless I had to consult my college physics text to reassure myself I wouldn't be sucked into some accidentally formed black hole. The story? Some girl or two get kidnapped, sort of, and two detectives try to find them, sort of. Despite first impressions to the contrary, it actually took about a third of the book before the plot to appear… Read more
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
I loved the movie (1987) so when I saw the book in my favourite used bookstore, I thought I'd pick it up to see how it compared. For that person who doesn't know "The Princess Bride", the plot centres around the kidnapping of the most beautiful woman in the world by her fiancé so he can start a war with the neighbouring country. That kind of makes it sound like an intriguing drama but it's actually a romantic comedy. So, now you know.
I was very surprised at how well the movie followed the book. I suppose that is the result of Goldman's history as a screen writer ("Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"). Of course, he also wrote the screenplay for "The… Read more
Make Room Make Room by Harry Harrison
Make Room Make Room by Harry Harrison
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I wanted to read this book because the classic Sci Fi B-movie "Soylent Green" was supposedly based on it. Not having seen the movie I thought I would read the book before watching the DVD. The hook of the movie is the stunning realisation that "it's made of people!" but the book's plot is the investigation of a murder set in an unbelievably over populated City of New York. The only apparent similarity between the book and the movie is the word 'soylent', NOT 'soylent green' just 'soylent'. The phrase 'soylent green' does not appear anywhere in the book and nothing is made of people except the ever-present crowds.
In spite of the non-alignment with the movie, this is… Read more

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