C. J. Thompson

"Arctic John"
Going to Court in Cape Dorset, Nunavut
Top Reviewer Ranking: 278
Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (230 of 311)
Location: Pond Inlet, Nunavut Canada
Birthday: Jan. 27


Top Reviewer Ranking: 278 - Total Helpful Votes: 230 of 311
Lancaster: The Second World War's Greatest Bomber by Leo McKinstry
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I found this to be a very good book on the whole. During the first few pages, I rather thought that it was going to be a 'rah-rah' tale of stiff upper-lipped English heroes thrashing the hun but I quickly realized that it was actually a well written history that not only details the story of the Lancaster but also presents a well balanced and sometimes scathing overview of the entire British strategic bombing program. It is an entertain read generally but my one criticism of the book is that it is not terribly well organized. The author tends to skip around a bit to much; touching on a topic only to revisit it many times throughout the narrative. He doesn't become repetitive at all, but the… Read more
Taste of the Orient by Alison Granger
Taste of the Orient by Alison Granger
4.0 out of 5 stars A long time favourite, Sept. 3 2011
I have owned this book for almost 25 years and I received it as a gift back when my library of cookbooks boasted only a dozen or so volumes. It covers 12 different cookery regions in the far east and provides a wide range of interesting, easy to follow and (mostly) well illustrated recipes from each region, along with some informative introductory textual material as well. My collection now includes many books about each of the cuisines covered in this book so it is now a little bit out of date for me. It is too old and worn to be worth passing on to anybody else so I am retiring it from my overcrowded shelves, but I have no hesitation in recommending it as a useful and interesting cookery… Read more
Indonesian Street Food Secrets: A Culinary Travel &hellip by Keith Ruskin Miller
4.0 out of 5 stars Nicely put together, Sept. 2 2011
This is a great introduction to Indonesian food. Great illustrations and well chosen, easy to follow recipes. The introductory material is very good, especially the section on native Indonesian foodstuffs. I mislaid the CD that came with the book not long after I purchased it but I wasn't impressed with it as adding significantly to what is found in this nice little book.

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