L. C. Jones

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (564 of 679)
Location: Oxford, UK
Birthday: 30 April
In My Own Words:
Academic specialising in the international relations of Southeast Asia.


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Belkin Bluetooth Keyboard & Mouse Desktop Bundle by Belkin
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite so bad!, 3 Sep 2006
I had the same problem as the other reviewer here, but all you have to do is click both mouse buttons simultaneously or press any key to restore the bluetooth connection to the mouse or keyboard respectively. The connection simply goes into standby to preserve battery power.

Overall this is a decent product. My only real complaints are: (a) short battery life - two AA batteries last only about 20 days with continual usage; (b) the Belink Bluetooth adaptor driver is incompatible with Windows XP. WinXP tries to overwrite the driver every time you boot up. The fix is relatively simple once you manage to locate the relevant support page on the Belkin website (which is easier said… Read more
My Idea of Fun by Will Self
My Idea of Fun by Will Self
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Will Self's debut novel is a strange and phantasmagorical tale from the perspective of a man with an eidetic memory, whose very will and imagination can shape and bend the world, whose 'idea of fun' is to inflict physical and sexual violence on other human beings. Growing up under the guidance of the mysterious 'Fat Controller', Ian, the central character, leads a disturbed (and disturbing) life which stumbles towards self-knowledge. 'My Idea of Fun' is dense with ideas, which are explored with Self's typical wit, irony and incision, and is particularly impressive as a debut. There are those who will dislike the frank and graphic way Self deals with sex and violence, themes that recur in… Read more
Creation (Panther Books) by Gore Vidal
Creation (Panther Books) by Gore Vidal
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Creation takes the reader to a singular time in human history, when the Persian Empire of the Great Kings, the Indian kingdoms of the Ganges, Confucian China and Periclean Athens were simultaneously at their peak. Through the eyes of one man, a half-Persian, half-Greek, who travels for many years through these varied and brilliant empires, we experience worlds we have lost. He himself is the grandson of the Prophet Zoroastrus, and aide to the Great King Darius, and as Persia's roving ambassador, encounters legendary Greek figures, three generations of Persian kings, marries into the Indian royal house soon to conquer the Gangetic plains, meets the Buddha and encounters Confucius. This vast… Read more

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