J. Nickel

Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,097
Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (39 of 50)
Location: Canada


Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,097 - Total Helpful Votes: 39 of 50
Frommer's London Day By Day by Joe Fullman
2.0 out of 5 stars Very basic, Aug. 10 2013
A very basic little guide, suitable to the first-time visitor who only wants to see the highlights. All this information is available for free elsewhere. For my third trip to London, I thought this small guide might be handy to throw in my bag for its maps but I didn't use it once. The free map provided by my hotel was covered a wider area and had more information. This is suitable only for someone who doesn't know much about London and who only wants to visit the top tourist areas of the city.
The Road to Urbino by Roma Tearne
The Road to Urbino by Roma Tearne
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous read ....., Aug. 14 2012
This novel is very different in story and style than Roma Tearne's earlier four novels, and it's exciting to see growth and change in a writer. What she did keep is her wonderful flair for painting word images, her concern for the victims of war, the use of art in healing pain, her explorations of memory, and the settings of Sri Lanka, England, and Italy.

The story follows two protagonists. The first is Ras, a middle aged immigrant from Sri Lanka, as he awaits trial in London for stealing The Flagellation, by Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca.

Through his first person narration, we hear about his early childhood in Sri Lanka, where his father disappeared… Read more
Olivia and the Little Way by Nancy Carabio Belanger
Olivia and the Little Way by Nancy Carabio Belanger
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
My 11 yr old received this, and its sequel, as a gift recently. As an avid reader, she was thrilled to open books, but her face fell when she saw the cover. I immediately recognized it to have the religious publisher didactic look to it, but didn't say anything and just watched how she'd react. I remember receiving gifts of poorly written, boring books that hit you over the head with their Biblical message on How to Be a Good Christian, and this appeared to be of that ilk. After reading the description on the back cover, she asked me if she had to read this book. I told her of course not, although she might want to try it to see if it was as bad as she was assuming. A few days later she… Read more

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