Daffydd

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (65 of 81)
Location: Ontario, Canada
Birthday: Nov. 19

Interests
Reading: fantasy (obvious by my reviews) scifi and increasingly mysteries... also anything that stimulates my thinking (and feeling) Computer games, movies and tv series
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 274,346 - Total Helpful Votes: 65 of 81
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Several times I found myself reading aloud so that I would take longer to read the story. As you start to countdown to the final pages you want to get to the end to see how the story draws to it's conclusion AND you want the story not to end. It's actually one of the best reads I have had in some time. The book left me wanting to read more, but I could not pick up another book and stat reading because I was still basquing in this story.
How to classify the book? It's a bit fantasy, a bit historical drama, part romance, and all mystery. A young boy... that's how it begins, a young boy and his father... a secret library, a hidden book... A slow revelation of the history of the book… Read more
Devil You Know by Mike Carey
Devil You Know by Mike Carey
First of all , I enjoyed it. The story did develope a little slowly in the first part, introducing charactors who seem to intend to be involved in Felix's life, but not necessarilly in the story's main plot... until connections are made later. I stumbled through the first third of the book, and then was pulled in, and HAD TO read the last part of the book.
The translation from the world we live in (at least the one we think we know) to one with ghosts, magic and various undead up and around in the general mix of society... is well crafted. His reluctance to excorcise a ghost he has been contracted to make go away, until that nagging feeling is understood; that works very well; gives… Read more
Most Haunted: The Collection (6 dvd set) <b>DVD</b> ~ Derek Acorah
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I have all the released seasons of scifi's Ghost Hunters and often turn to the other shows that explore and investigate haunts. Most Haunted is the other show that is long running and has a considerable set of seasons to watch. They do go to many great sites, many great British historical sites. And they take a pyschic with them during the investigation which is very different than the Ghost Hunters.
When it happens that a pyschic can come up with names, dates, and/or events that can be matched to historical records... that's very provocative. Cool even.
The weakness is the investigations. More the actual result than the techniques. In watching the old episodes found on this… Read more

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