P. Martin

Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (2 of 3)
Location: Navan, Ireland
Anniversary: 19 April
Birthday: 17 Oct
In My Own Words:
A retired US Foreign Service Officer, served in Sudan, Naples (Italy), Moscow, Madrid and Peru. Raised in small-town Texas, worked in Texas as a newspaper journalist before joining the foreign service. I read mostly current events, well-written history and biography, some fiction, psychology.

Travel; reading; writing; learning foreign languages; playing/walking with our dog; following current events; learning about Irish politics, history and society. Battling dismay over current US political scene (I'm a yellow-dog progressive Democrat).


Top Reviewer Ranking: 710,410 - Total Helpful Votes: 2 of 3
Happy Trails ~ Quicksilver Messenger Service
Happy Trails ~ Quicksilver Messenger Service
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
First, my hat off to 'See Why' for his excellent review. I have the original vinyl album in a storage shed with most the rest of my belongings back in the States, and reading that review made me so want to hear it again, I'm going to buy a new (CD) copy. This is one of the favorite albums of my youth; I can still "play" most of the songs, complete, in my head, I listened to the album so many times - and it was fresh every time I played it. Re the live tracks - The live version of almost any song is bound to lose some of the sophistication, for lack of a better word, and sound quality that can be achieved with long hours in the studio - but you DO recapture some of that energy and… Read more
I ordered this for my new Apple iPhone 5. Trouble begins when you attempt to plug it in to the phone - it's not a smooth, easy fit like the cord that came with the phone. Like an eejit, I went ahead and forced it in - only to get a pop-up message on screen that the cord was not recognized as authorized. I immediately pulled out the plug from the iPhone, and haven't tried it since.
The Good Soldier (Norton Critical Editions) by Ford Madox Ford
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I won't review Ford's work - I'll let its literary reputation speak for itself. I very much enjoy the Norton Critical Editions; this one has very handy footnotes explaining historical/geographical references and arcane turns of phrase. Those are more tuned to the American reader, so the British reader will find a few everyday expressions glossed. There's a fine set of critical works at the back, both temporary and from the time of original publication, that readers can dip into if they wish.

I do find fault with two issues with this edition. First, both my wife and I found the font to be tiresomely small. 'The Good Soldier' can be tough slogging at times, and having to deal with… Read more

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