18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book to try and understand why personal relationships are in such a crisis in our society. Whilst it's clearly - and unashamedly - written with an agenda in mind, it is very well researched and fully embedded in academic anthropology, containing many references to other academic publications.
Don't let that comment make you think it's a dusty publication, though. Anything but; the writing is lively, eminently readable and witty throughout. I enjoyed it as a read as such, but beyond that it put forward the alternative view to what the authors call the "standard narrative" of how intimate relationships work, very successfully. I found many answers and insights… Read more
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
I received the iDock as a present, replacing an ancient analogue clock radio. Comparatively it's way, way more complex! Features I particularly like are:
* Auto-dimming clock (pity it only works in 'sleep' mode and not when the unit is active),
* Automatic clock setting - no more fiddling about to set the time
* Multiple alarms - we slept-in 2 hours the first Saturday!
* Wake to some one thing, sleep to another
* Adjustable sleep time
The sound quality is pretty good, I think. No it's not hifi but it's only 9" -er- triangular. Others have mentioned the weight and the button pushing - easily solved by 2 blobs of blu-tak. Deciding which button to… Read more