David C. Hoffner

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (4 of 4)
Location: Hebron, IN United States
Birthday: Oct. 20


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The Key to My Neighbor's House: Seeking Justice in&hellip by Elizabeth Neuffer
4.0 out of 5 stars Justice Delivered?, Feb. 20 2004
What is 'justice', especially when so many have been so grievously wronged? And can a UN Tribunal deliver it? These questions are not entirely answered in this book, nor could we really expect that. But the discussion is well advanced in these pages.
As far as the UN and the international community are concerned, the verdict appears mixed. There is some discussion in this book regarding the questions of why no one stopped the violence when it happened. But also once the tribunals were formed, how well did they work? And what diplomatic and political factors contributed to their success or failure? Many authorities are pleased with the developments in the new field of international… Read more
In This Mountain by Jan Karon
In This Mountain by Jan Karon
2.0 out of 5 stars Editor Wanted, Feb. 20 2004
I have read all the series books up to this one. There was just enough plot variation to keep me going in this time. But I must admit the series is wearing thin on me.
But even more wearing is the author's need for an editor. I believe that it's difficult for authors to see their own bad habits. That's why there are editors. And I think Penguin/Viking Books has failed Karon in this area. Karon has a habit of repeatedly using little turns of phrase that were maybe cute once or twice, but after dozens of uses they are just annoying.
In a couple of the previous books, the phrase that really stood out to me was "..., meaning it." For example, on p.373 of this book, "'I'm sorry,'… Read more
5.0 out of 5 stars Sleepless in Tokyo?, Feb. 20 2004
One of the most thoughtful and beautiful movies I've seen in the past year. Coppola is clearly an observant writer and director. There are several little fascinating, yet unexplained observations of life in modern Japan (the traditional wedding party and the Tokyo video arcade are good examples). These scenes are engaging because we are also engaged by the two main characters who are stumbling through this strange world, even as they are discovering a soul mate in each other.
The photography is beautiful. One of my favorite compositions is a shot of Murray driving a golf ball off a tee with a beautiful mountain backdrop (Mt. Fuji maybe?) In another eye-filling scene, Johansson meanders… Read more