Andrew Dobrenis

Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (13 of 16)
Location: Montreal, Canada


Top Reviewer Ranking: 460,967 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 16
The Longest Day (Widescreen) [DVD] (2000) Bernhard&hellip
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
There has been so much written here that I won't go into details. Suffice it to say that this is a great war movie illustrating the logistical nightmare that D-Day was. BUT, overlooking the third key allied participant, Canada, who had their own seperate beachhead cannot be forgiven. Considering how long this film is, surely something could have been worked in on behalf of a country who was in the war from the start, and whose efforts at Dieppe (in northern France) helped provide valuable lessons that Allied commanders used in preparing for D-Day. 14,000 Canadian soldiers landed on Juno beach that day, along with 450 who parachuted in the previous evening. The Canadian navy was there as… Read more
Deep Six by Clive Cussler
Deep Six by Clive Cussler
Clive Cussler has made a very successful career at producing fast paced, entertaining adventures which provide us with a clean cut hero in the form of Dirk Pitt as he finds himself battling yet another villain out to ruin the world.
While Cussler's fans, who number in the legions, faithfully purchase each new novel as it comes out, there has been a change in the novels as they have become longer in length, with more exotic locales and more fantastic in their stories.
Deep Six is one of the older novels, written in the 1980s, and does not suffer from some of the far fetched coincidences that plague the latest stories. The novel concerns itself with the machinations of the… Read more
Sundiver by David Brin
Sundiver by David Brin
There has been some critique, on this website, of Sundiver because it does not have the grandeur evident in the other novels of the Uplift series. While this observation is valid, it nevertheless works very well as an introductory chapter to the series. Also, unlike the inter-galactic settings of the other novels, here the action takes place on Earth, Mercury and the Sun. It is a small novel in scope but introduces us to the concepts that will loom large in the the other novels. Primarily, the concept of intelligence being the result of genetic manipulation by a "higher" species.
The driving plot line deals with the discovery of mysterious "beings" in our Sun and… Read more

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