Mark O'Neill

Helpful votes received on reviews: 52% (37 of 71)
Location: Wrzburg
In My Own Words:
Originally from Scotland, now living permanently in Germany. I read about 5 books a month and I review each one here on Amazon, although Amazon doesn't publish a lot of the bad reviews (for obvious reasons). I love reading and I love reviewing the books afterwards. I am a former bookseller from Scotland and now an online bookseller on eBay.

Interested in all books except romances. Particularly partial to thrillers and mysteries.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,187,059 - Total Helpful Votes: 37 of 71
Facebook Diet, The : 50 Funny Signs of Facebook Ad&hellip by Gemini Adams
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I received this book as part of Librarything's "Early Reviewers" program and I have to say that the book was a perfect match for me. I work on the Internet and I am a huge Facebook fanatic. So reading this book, I immediately identified with many of the traits that Gemini Adams says is part of Facebook addiction. The ones I found the funniest was checking FB in the cinema (yep, I do that), setting up a Facebook page for your pet (did that last month for my new dog), and checking FB to see where your other half has gone (and she does this for me too).

The book is an easy-to-read slim volume with a cartoon on one side of the page and the caption on the other side. So it won't take… Read more
Coming to Terms with Mediocrity: And Other Humorou&hellip by Kari Breed
As Shakespeare once wrote, "honesty is the best policy. If you lose it, you lose yourself". Well, the first thing that struck me when I was reading this book was that Kari Breed is extremely honest to herself and to her readers. This is 179 pages of no-holds-barred truths about her life and the lessons she has learned along the way. It's a book in which we can all find something to relate to, something to which we nod our heads and think "yeah! she's damn right! I feel that way too!". Kari Breed is the Billy Connolly of literature - she points out 90 of life's real absurdities and hits them over the head with her wit. From the Water Gestapo to PMS, it's all in there. It's really… Read more
House of Cards by Michael Dobbs
House of Cards by Michael Dobbs
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit heavy going...., 23 Jan 2005
I am a big fan of Michael Dobbs but I have to admit I found "House of Cards" a bit heavy going. The story isn't the smoothest to follow and the political details can bog you down at times. It's plain to see that Dobbs knows his subject but he should have made the book a little more readable.
I'm not going to reveal the ending as this would obviously spoil it for people but it really confused me. P>I've heard the TV adaptation is much better so I will watch that and compare. But this book - I definately won't be reading it again. I almost had to slap myself across the face to stay awake!

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