Richard Allen

Top Reviewer Ranking: 395
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (1,924 of 2,183)
Location: Wellington, Somerset


Top Reviewer Ranking: 395 - Total Helpful Votes: 1924 of 2183
Faster: The Obsession, Science and Luck Behind the&hellip by Michael Hutchinson
Having read and enjoyed The Hour, and seen a positive review of this latest book on the washinemachinepost, I am pleased to say this is another fascinating read. Michael Hutchinson has a very attractive writing style, and for someone who has been so successful in his cycling career, his mildly self deprecating tone is very appealing. I've bought quite a few books over the years on cycling performance and nutrition, but I think I could have saved my money and simply read this book for all the insight that is necessary. I think it's fair to say that this is probably a book for the enthusiastic road cyclist rather than anyone else. If that's you, then I'm confident you'll enjoy this.
North Korea: State of Paranoia by Paul French
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating Insight, 16 Aug 2014
I've long been intrigued by the occasional glimpse we get of North Korea on news items and thought it was time I learned a little more about this bizarre country. I chose this book as a starting point and it has certainly given my a good understanding of how the state has come to exist and an insight into its people and problems. French covers the history, politics and philosophy of the country in a great deal of detail. The book is academic in style, and in that respect it didn't provide me with the insight into the lives of the population that I was looking for. However, I appreciate that was not its intent and there are other books that cover this ground. As another reviewer has… Read more
H2D VI Professional Ionic and Infrared Hair Straig&hellip by H2D
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First impressions are very promising as the straighteners come in a very sleek looking box. Ideal if you wanted to give these as a present. And the item itself doesn't dissappoint, both feeling and looking like a high end product. It heats up very quickly to a temperature of your choosing. It has been used by a number of ladies in the family, all of whom have been very enthuiastic about it. It is very smooth in use and produces a range of effects that are long lasting but without any discerable damage to the hair. Obviously these are an expensive item compared to many others that could be had, but this is one product where you clearly get what you pay for.

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