Andrew Shand

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (61 of 77)
Location: UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 304,835 - Total Helpful Votes: 61 of 77
One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson
One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Endless Summer, 9 Oct 2013
This book is written with all the usual Bryson traits; it is informative, humorous and makes you think. Although very much an "American" book the stories are relevant to us all. My only caveats are that it feels a bit padded towards the end and might have been better at 50 pages shorter. Also, while the baseball saga is genuinely interesting - and I have no interest in baseball - you do drown in the statistics. Happy to recommend to anyone who enjoys Mr Bryson's writing but also to those who enjoy, well-written and entertaining history.
The Long War (The Long Earth) by Terry Pratchett
The Long War (The Long Earth) by Terry Pratchett
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I read Terry Pratchett for his wit, humour and wisdom. This book has none of that. It is complex, multi-stranded and boring. I couldn't care less if the protagonists lived or died. If you decide to read it you must read "The Long Earth" first but I wouldn't bother. it is the first offering by TP that I have failed to finish.
Andalusia, Costa Del Sol, Seville, Cordoba, Granad&hellip by n/a
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars There's a bit missing, 2 Jun 2013
Good scale and looks up to date - by Spanish standards. Biggest fault is coverage; the title is "Andalucía"; the coverage is not "Andalucía". It just fits in Cordoba in the North, El Rocia in the west, and Granada in the East. Fine for most people but beware its limitations. I should have stuck with Michelin!

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