Profile for Jack > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Jack
Top Reviewer Ranking: 369,254
Helpful Votes: 37

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Jack (LONDON United Kingdom)

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
Wild Swimming Hidden Beaches: Explore Britain's Secret Coast
Wild Swimming Hidden Beaches: Explore Britain's Secret Coast
by Daniel Start
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.59

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for seaside adventures, 13 April 2014
The coastal scenery in Britain is absolutely stunning, and there so many fantastic photographs in this book that you just want to hit the road and jump in.

The book is organised logically with plenty of practical information: all the locations, access points, dangers to be aware of, places to eat, park, nearest railway stations etc. A must for anyone who wants to explore our hundreds of miles of coastline.


Powertraveller Powermonkey Explorer Solar Portable Charger - Grey
Powertraveller Powermonkey Explorer Solar Portable Charger - Grey
Price: £49.71

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dies if not used regularly, 28 Mar 2014
Beware. The battery will die if you don't charge it regularly (at least every few months). Not bad but mine is now useless as it was unused for 9 months and the battery now doesn't take a charge.


Wild Guide: Devon, Cornwall and South West (Wild Guides)
Wild Guide: Devon, Cornwall and South West (Wild Guides)
by Tania Pascoe
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A unique guidebook that opens the door to a world of wild places, 9 Aug 2013
Plenty of people go on holiday to the West Country, but this book steers clear of the honeypot hotspots instead inviting travellers to seek out wilder more remote places, the places you thought couldn't exist in overcrowded England. The research is wide-ranging and thorough, and everything is clearly beautifully presented, with snapshot descriptions that leave plenty of space for discovery, and all the practical information you need while out and about. And of course, Daniel Start's amazing photography, first seen in his superb Wild Swimming books. Even if you visit just a handful of the hundreds of places in this book, it'll have been a worthwhile buy.


Wild Swimming France: Discover the Most Beautiful Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls of France
Wild Swimming France: Discover the Most Beautiful Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls of France
by Daniel Start
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More naked people than in the previous books, 16 May 2012
France is bigger than the UK and not so crowded.

And French people are more relaxed about getting naked.

I'm not sure if this is the reason why there seem to be more naked people in this book than in Daniel Start's two previous, bestselling UK wild swimming guides. Perhaps there's another reason. Maybe he'll tell us. Or maybe I'm imagining it.

Anyway, besides its tasty cheeses and fine wines, France has got lakes, rivers and waterfalls galore. And this book will help you find them. Or just allow you to look at them in some very lovely photos. Some of which, though by no means all, have naked people in them. Don't fear, none of the nakedness is indecent. Not that there's anything wrong with being naked. But you know what I mean.

In summary, I can highly recommend this excellent book.


Wild Swimming: 150 Hidden Dips in the Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls of Britain
Wild Swimming: 150 Hidden Dips in the Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls of Britain
by Daniel Start
Edition: Paperback

9 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A stunning guide to an underrated summer pleasure, 30 April 2008
This book just makes you want to strip down and jump into the cool, clean water of a lake, river or waterfall.

The photos are brilliant and evoke the simple fun of summer days spent dangling feet in gentle streams where trout rest under shady bridges and - for the hardier wild swimmer - a teeth-gritted plunge into a bracing mountain lake.

It's amazing that a guide book like this has never been written before. The sites all seem very well researched and are well spread across the UK. After a few visits to some of the places in this book, I think I'll be ready to start finding my own secret swimming holes.

Unfortunately, this book cannot guarantee good weather...(hence only 4 stars!)


Soul Corporation
Soul Corporation
by Robert Collins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £1.77

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping thriller, but a whole lot more besides, 27 May 2004
This review is from: Soul Corporation (Paperback)
This book hooks you in from the very first pages. Although it's set in the future, it's a not-so-distant future and many of its realities are just natural and logical developments from today's world.
It is tightly written story about a young woman who appears to have everything, until the very foundations of her world are taken from under her. Even though the narrative never lets up, along the way the author manages to shed light on a whole lot of big issues of our time including the cult of celebrity and beauty, corporate power, genetics and the nature versus nurture debate, free will, globalisation and social exclusion. These are weighty issues, but there's no preaching. It's more a case of 'look around you, and think'.
Robert Collins has created a vision of a world that is at once awe-inspiring, seductive, fascinating and frightening, yet 100% believable. The holy grail of science fiction. A great debut.


Betty Harris Soul Perfection
Betty Harris Soul Perfection
Offered by soulsearchingplus
Price: £98.75

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The hidden queen of 60s soul, 8 Nov 2002
Betty Harris only came to my attention through the Saturday Night Fish Fry compilations produced by Soul Jazz records. This CD contains virtually all of her output from the 1960s.
As well as being a fantastic soul diva, she benefitted from some of the sharpest, tightest production and songwriting teams around - in particular Allen Toussaint, master of the 60's new orleans R&B sound. The tracks are varied, ranging from dark & soulful numbers (I'm Evil Tonight) to up-tempo floorshakers (Mean Man).
One listen & you'll see why Betty Harris should be up there in the Premier League of female soul singers.


Page: 1