Mike Bartlett

Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (39 of 53)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,209,740 - Total Helpful Votes: 39 of 53
The Blackhouse: Book One of the Lewis Trilogy by Peter May
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
In an age of poorly written cheap Kindle books, it's refreshing to find an author who has clearly put a lot of effort into their writing. The books are very well constructed and very well edited too.

However, they are incredibly depressing. Lots of death, abuse, poverty, remorse, regret, failed marriages and so on. You might say that's just part of life, but I read for the purpose of entertainment and escapism and whilst I did enjoy the books, looking back they didn't make me feel good and was quite relieved to have finished them. I won't be buying the third book because I really don't think I can take another few hundred pages of misery.
Amazon Kindle Keyboard Leather Cover, Black (only &hellip by Amazon
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
As others here and many people online (just Google "Kindle freezing") have discovered, this case can in fact cause your Kindle to freeze, crash and reboot. I experienced this multiple times a day and thought it was a defective Kindle. I contacted Amazon Customer Support and received a replacement Kindle. After a few hours, same thing, freezing, crashing and rebooting which continued at least twice a day after sliding the unlock switch.

When I finally found out from searching online that the case might cause this issue, I tried removing the case and I've now been running for 3 solid days without a single crash or hang. I believe it may have something to do with static build up on… Read more
Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly accomplished, 26 Aug 2010
If you've ever read (and enjoyed) Jeff Noon or Michael Marshall Smith, just stop right now and hit the "Buy" button. When William Gibson calls it "very, *very* good" that's all you need know. For the uninitiated, read on...

This is probably unlike anything you've ever read before. Zoo City weaves together elements of cyberpunk, crime noir, fantasy and urban grit into an unputdownable, utterly accomplished piece of work.

The book is written in the first person through the eyes of Zinzi December, a more colourful character you'll struggle to find. Despite having been a drug addict, murdered her own brother and involved in 419 scams you're instantly drawn towards a young… Read more

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