M. Hron

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (8 of 9)
Birthday: March 21
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 482,131 - Total Helpful Votes: 8 of 9
Machete Season by J Hatzfeld
Machete Season by J Hatzfeld
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond words, March 24 2006
This account of the killers of Rwanda is simply electrifying. There are no words to describe the horror that was Rwanda, but here 10 perpetrators give their account over 200 pp, testifying to the banality of evil and the mentality of serial killers.
Let me simply the first line of this testimonial:
"During that killing season we rose earlier than usual to eat lots of meat, and we went up to the soccer field at around nine or ten o'clock. The leaders would grumble about latecomers, and we would go off on the attack. Rule number one was to kill. There was no rule number two. It was an organization without complications." (10)
In our day and age, of _CSI_ and _Law and… Read more
Kathy Smith: Pilates for Abs <b>VHS</b> ~ Video
2.0 out of 5 stars Pass..., May 1 2003
There are definitively better pilates videos out there. Pass on this one. Kathy Smith obviously is complementing her vast array of excercises techniques with pilates, here specifically focused on abs -- without really understanding or conveying what they are all about.
Smith spends 10 minutes discussing key terms of pilates (powerhouse, spine alignment etc.) -- a bore for people who know something about it and confusing for those who don't --in all a waste of tape for those who plan to use the video more than once. Then she goes into some pilates excercices, indeed focused on abs -- but she organizes them in whatsoever way, some seem like fluff; others, more tough, are rushed. She… Read more
Gimme the Money by Iva Pekárková
Gimme the Money by Iva Pekárková
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Driven. This is the only way to describe Iva Pekárková's _Gimme the Money_ (Dej mi ty prachy, 1996), impeccably translated from Czech into New York slang by the author herself and her husband Raymond Johnston. Fresh, gutsy, hilarious, the novel is one terrific (and terrifying) joy-ride through New York, propelled by a Czech taxi driver-a woman taxi driver at that.
The fast-paced plot rivets the reader's attention completely; there is simply no way to put the book down once one has begun this rollicking roller-coaster ride. Intrigue, passion, delicious detail, crazy characters-this novel has something for everyone. It is a novel of epic proportions, reminiscent of Jack… Read more

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