Peter Hindle

Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (91 of 130)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 207,800 - Total Helpful Votes: 91 of 130
Sennheiser MM50iP Stereo Headset with integrated m&hellip by Sennheiser
I had a pair of these for about two years, and when they broke in late '11, I ordered a new pair from Amazon.

This new pair broke in about three months - somehow, the sound quality dropped completely, and everything sounded 8-bit. Amazon exchanged them. Now, less than three months after I had the new pair exchanged, they've broken again, with the exact same problem.

Sennheiser obvious don't do the sort of quality control checks they used to. If my old pair could last nearly three years, why couldn't either of my new pairs last three months?
The Mongoliad: Book One (The Foreworld Saga) (The &hellip by Greg Bear
53 of 55 people found the following review helpful
I'm not sure why this book is published as a trilogy - the seven authors have most of the written material in the can, and the biggest names amongst them (Bear and Stephenson) are famous for the size of their tomes. Perhaps that explains why this book reads as if a long, rambling pre-amble, introducing us to three separate plot strands which are hardly connected. But a historical epic can be forgiven for taking its time with scene-setting.

What can't be forgiven is the introduction of do many 'main' characters. There are so many that it is hard to build up an interest in their actions - they ride on some horses, they get in a very detailed fight, they clean up after the fight… Read more
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
12 of 25 people found the following review helpful
The one thing this book really lacks which could have given it some extra stars would have been a damn good editing. Some hot highlighting action, or urgent use of the revision function in Microsoft Word, and this would be a mindblowingly hot book about a futuristic America and the troubles of a family of misanthropes. Instead, be prepared for a soft-core tease which begs you to look at it's saucy footnotes. And I've never had a thing for feet.

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