3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I used to have a Blackberry 8900.
I think there has been some sort of revolution since then.
The 5 stars are because this is in a different league; less a phone with email more like a personal assistant with free access to apps for just about anything to make random parts of your life that much easier.
However, I think that most of the big name phones are clearly now at a level where they are all good and to say "the HTC is crap" or "the iPhone sucks" is hardly tenable because we have such an embarrassment of riches.
As my imaginary Jeremy Clarkson said last week "this Porsche is crap compared to my Ferrari".
Yeah, interesting, but both… Read more
103 of 119 people found the following review helpful
It is hard to know how to write a review that adequately sums up how poor this all is.
The book itself; tediously, crashingly dull; leaden humour masquerading as sharp wit; characters so unrealistic yet so unsympathetic that it must have take a measure of sadism to create them and a plot (not sure the word even applies) that consists of nothing happening to a nothing man.
The whole Finkler/ Jewish angle seems to consist of endless twists on political/ religious views portrayed so obtusely that very few people could hope to understand. I think the idea is to imply that somewhere inside all this nonsense is high-end thought. Yet when arguments meander so tortuously then… Read more
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I like Boyd.
Much better than what people see as his peers such as Pat Barker or Julian "I am just so smart because I like the real France, not like that Peter Mayle bloke" Barnes. As a result, I was surprised to be really disappointed.
Put simply, it is neither here nor there. I guess that the concept was to combine smart literature and thriller writing. Perhaps it was a move by Boyd to use a pop format (and so access to more readers and money) to promote the rest of his work. Others have done that mix well (Le Carre, Wolfe, Dickens amongst others spring to mind) and I would have put my money on Boyd doing the same, especially after Restless. However for me, it made… Read more