Profile for D. Graham > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by D. Graham
Top Reviewer Ranking: 45,632
Helpful Votes: 373

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
D. Graham (Wakefield, UK)
(VINE VOICE)    (REAL NAME)   

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11
pixel
The Glass Republic (The Skyscraper Throne)
The Glass Republic (The Skyscraper Throne)
Price: £3.96

5.0 out of 5 stars If you thought the City's Son was good (and it really really was), 9 Sep 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
If you thought the City's Son was good (and it really really was), then you're in for a treat. Second books in a trilogy, much like second movies, often fall a little flat as characters from book 1 are shuffled around to get them in place for the endgame final chapter.

Not with The Glass Republic. It builds on the mythos of the first, with more brilliant characters and a whole new landscape to explore (and be terrified of).

And you're in for a treat when you get to book 3 as it gets even better...


No Harm Can Come to a Good Man
No Harm Can Come to a Good Man
by James Smythe
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.59

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best just got better, 9 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
James Smythe has become one of my favourite authors with stunning books like The Explorer, The Echo and The Machine.

So from a pretty high bar, he just keeps getting better. No Harm Can Come to a Good Man is Smythe on top form. A political thriller of the finest kind. Superb.


The Three
The Three
by Sarah Lotz
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars creepy, 2 Sep 2014
This review is from: The Three (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Fantastically creepy, but a really slow build. The style takes some getting used to, shifting between reports from various characters who interact with The Three, but ultimately very worthwhile. Very spooky, very atmospheric.


Kingston 16GB Micro USB 2.0 DataTraveler Flash Drive
Kingston 16GB Micro USB 2.0 DataTraveler Flash Drive
Price: £6.00

4.0 out of 5 stars good little memory stick, 2 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Neat little (and I mean little) USB flash drive. Couldn't get the mini-USB to work with my phone (Samsung S4 Mini), but as a memory stick with a PC, it's fine. Really tiny though!


The Word Exchange
The Word Exchange
by Alena Graedon
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.39

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars interesting idea which falls flat, 19 Jun 2014
This review is from: The Word Exchange (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I really liked the description from the back of the book - the Word Exchange sounded like a fascinating concept. However the book just really didn't live up to the concept for me. I struggled to finish it.


Lagoon
Lagoon
by Nnedi Okorafor
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting and unusual, 19 Jun 2014
This review is from: Lagoon (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
interesting characters doing interesting things, but overall it left me feeling a little disappointed. It's quite unusual, and a clever idea, but it just didn't quite click for me. I loved the setting and idea, but the plot just didn't grab me.


Tefal 13-Piece Ingenio Enamel Set
Tefal 13-Piece Ingenio Enamel Set
Price: £180.00

5.0 out of 5 stars lovely pans, 19 Jun 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Great set of pans - I really like the detachable handles as it makes them much easier to store neatly. The pans are good and solid, very non-stick and great to cook with.


The Year Without Pants: WordPress.Com and the Future of Work
The Year Without Pants: WordPress.Com and the Future of Work
by Scott Berkun
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.49

5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating, 27 Mar 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Up front - I'm a huge fan of Scott's, both of his blogs and his other books. I've read them all, and really like his writing style - it's friendly and accessible and draws you along.

I was keen therefore to see what he made of his year working for Automattic, the guys who bring you WordPress, one of the most popular blogging platforms on the market. As with his other books, Scott slides right into the story and you get a real sense of following him on his adventure into the world of remote working. It's a great personal account of his time there, and a fascinating read.

Could your workplace handle working the same way as WordPress do? Have a read of The Year Without Pants and find out!


The Echo
The Echo
by James Smythe
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.59

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars and I thought The Explorer was good, 27 Mar 2014
This review is from: The Echo (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I read James Smythe's The Explorer a while ago and loved it. Then I found it out was part of a quartet of books, of which The Echo is the second.

I thought the Explorer was great - clever, twisty sci-fi where you were never quite sure what to believe and what was happening. I was intrigued to see what James would do with a sequel - the unique format of the first book meant that another similar story wouldn't do, and with The Echo, he hasn't let us down. Events in The Explorer are now well in the past, and a new ship is heading out to the Anomaly. Strange things are afoot, and weird things start to happen.

There was a point towards the half-way mark where the pace slowed, and I was a little unsure, but it just added to the atmosphere and building sense of unease - stick with it, it all pays off in the end.

Bring on book 3 please!


Lonely Planet's Best Ever Photography Tips (Lonely Planet How to Guide)
Lonely Planet's Best Ever Photography Tips (Lonely Planet How to Guide)
by Lonely Planet
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars great for starting out, 27 Mar 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Really liked this little book - it's small and easy to slip into a pocket (or your camera bag). Ten 'rules' of photography, and 45 other tips, along with some wonderful photographs.

Great for beginners to get the basics.


Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11