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Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (22 of 29)
Location: East Midlands, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 487,334 - Total Helpful Votes: 22 of 29
The French House by Nick Alexander
The French House by Nick Alexander
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible, 28 Aug 2013
An impulse buy at the airport: I was attracted by the quote from a critic on the front and the blurb on the back, which sounded like this would be a lightweight but amusing holiday read. I hadn't noticed that the quote on the front came from a review in Red magazine of a different book by the same author. What I hadn't expected was how irritating most of the characters would be. Unlike many of the five-star reviewers I didn't warm to the central character at all and her smug boyfriend was just as bad. I was annoyed by the plot holes, inconsistencies and proofreading errors (for example, "thirty years ago" became "twenty years ago" a few pages later). I struggled through to the end slightly… Read more
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon) by Dan Brown
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Appalling bestseller, 10 July 2012
This book is quite the most irritating book I've read for ages. I've read two other Dan Brown books: The Da Vinci Code, which I quite enjoyed, apart from the complete cop-out ending, and Angels and Demons, which follows exactly the same formula as The Da Vinci Code so that it's extremely easy to guess who the villain is about half-way through. The Lost Symbol had me grumbling to myself for rather different reasons: firstly the notion that Dan Brown clearly has that the Masons are a saintly, benevolent organization and so it's perfectly justifiable for the powerful and influential people involved to be able to manipulate us ordinary mortals behind the scenes without us knowing about it… Read more
Max Value USB 2.0 10/100 Ethernet Adapter by Max Value
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This adapter worked fine with my MacBook Air for more than six months, but then stopped working. I've checked with several ethernet cables and I get the same message in System Preferences/Network that the cable is not plugged in. I see other people have had similar experiences.

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