Helpful votes received on reviews: 56% (5 of 9)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,170,790 - Total Helpful Votes: 5 of 9
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Quality, 13 Aug 2012
Great fit, and quality construction. I bought these to wear under running tights, while out trail running, the fit is great, and the material soft yet supportive. Much better at wicking than normal boxers / shorts. Am considering buying enough to start wearing them as everyday! Only improvement i'd suggest to the manufacturers is a slightly more circumspect waistband...
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the next big thing, 11 May 2012
I must admit to being a little disappointed in this novel, after reading all the glowing reviews, and the comparisons to William Gibson, I was really looking forward to reading this. The author is a self-confessed eco-crusader, and that certainly comes across in the book, though I think one of the central premises that after running out of oil, humanity would resort to pedal power for all things (treadle-powered computers!!) was a little clumsy. The author seems to completely ignore even basic alternative energy such as solar power, or hydrogen fuel cells. I think I just couldn't believe the world he was creating, and that spoiled the enjoyment for me.

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Reamde by Neal Stephenson
Reamde by Neal Stephenson
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Cryptonomicon, 8 Oct 2011
What can I say, Neal Stephenson is one of my favourite writers, i'd probably read a shopping list if he'd written it! For me his last two works (The Baroque Cycle, and Anathem) we're a bit of a struggle, but Reamde is a return to the fast pace, contemporary Thriller with great Cyberpunk overtones! While perhaps not quite as good as Cryptonomicon, this is still a brilliant read, and a must for any WoW fans! Now when is somebody going to release T'Rain... ;)