J. Kleinsteuber

Helpful votes received on reviews: 51% (36 of 70)
Location: Bristol, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 612,142 - Total Helpful Votes: 36 of 70
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Gave up after twenty pages or so because of the over egged cliched descriptions that came across rather than a writer caring about the story, caring more about showing how clever he was. If you like computer games and CGI-based films you'll probably like this because you're used to cliches and the lack of subtlety.
For the Love of God (Paperback) /Anglais by Damien Hirst
1.0 out of 5 stars Not 'the making of', 14 Jun 2014
Don't get the impression you'll get any insight into how the Hirst piece was put together, because you won't. There are some interesting images (though there are much better ones in the 3 minute piece on YouTube) but only chapters on carbon dating of the skull, likely ancestry, diamond refraction and one complete load of arty tosh by someone called Koch.
The saddest thing is that the real creators of the piece, Bond St jewellers, Bentley and Skinner only get a credit. They have the real story to tell, the working out of how to create a piece that isn't trivial. It's a technically difficult piece to make and I'd have liked to have heard from the craftsmen who did it. But like many… Read more
Gemstone Settings: The Jewelry Maker's Guide to St&hellip by Anastasia Young
This is a great ideas book for the amateur and aspiring professional jeweller or gemstone setter. Ms Young has a great eye and all her own work and that chosen as examples are top quality and somewhat out of the box. Brilliant photos and my only slight criticism would be that I would have preferred fewer projects but more details for each of them. A good buy nonetheless.