Bob Anderson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (18 of 27)
Location: Mississauga, Ontario Canada
In My Own Words:
M.A. Philosophy B.Sc. Computer Science Currently employed as Software Engineer specializing in Visual Basic


Top Reviewer Ranking: 65,164 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 27
Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg
Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg
I made it half way through and had to put it down for a while to give my pancreas a chance to produce the insulin needed to fight the sugar rush. I picked it up 2 weeks later and am happy to say I made it to the end. Not saying this is a bad book because it isn't. It's okay but only that. It is no where near as layered and interesting as her Fried Green Tomatoes or A Redbird Christmas. The characters are mostly one dimensional, stereotyped and bland. Nothing really happens for many pages on end. I found myself calling this the whitest book I have ever read. Most of the characters are so nice and polite I wanted to scream. Even the antagonists are too naive, unsophisticated and removed from… Read more
Little Miss Sunshine <b>DVD</b> ~ Steve Carell
Little Miss Sunshine DVD ~ Steve Carell
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Forget the rant I was going to go on....this movie stunk. Plain and simple. Boring, pointless and not funny. Ranks up there with Rushmore for having no characters you cared a crap about.
#1 Ladies Detective Agency <b>DVD</b> ~ Jill Scott
#1 Ladies Detective Agency DVD ~ Jill Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars The books come alive, Dec 28 2010
I know some people do not share this opinion but I found the actors well-cast for portraying the characters close to how I imagined them when I read the books. There is some griping about the authenticity of the accents but since I don't know what the accents should sound like, it all sounds good to me. It can't be that bad since the author himself (Alexander McCall Smith) says that it was like watching his creations come to life. He had special praise for the work of the lead character Mma Ramotswe as played by Jill Scott. Anika Noni Rose is worth the cost all by herself. The rest of the cast adds that much more value. All in all, I found these episodes very entertaining and hope there… Read more

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