B. J. Hallett

Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (51 of 67)
Location: uk


Top Reviewer Ranking: 645,617 - Total Helpful Votes: 51 of 67
Emgee Ring Binder PVC with Clear Front Pocket 2 O-&hellip by Elba
I ordered 2 of this item, with the product description clearly stating that the item was a pack of 10 binders. What actually arrived was 2 binders, so I contacted the seller to inform them of this mistake.

They stated that there was an uncorrected error in this listing and that the item should be a listed as a single binder. They stated that this confusion had occurred before and they have tried to modify the listing, but at the time of writing, it has not been amended.

They agreed that since I had ordered what was listed at 2 packs of 10 binders, they… Read more
Yes Man by Danny Wallace
Yes Man by Danny Wallace
4.0 out of 5 stars Read it. Yes/, 24 Jun 2009
The "lad's bet" story is nothing new - from Tony Hawkes' "Round Ireland with a Fridge" to Dave Gorman's "Googlewhack Adventure", the form is well established and can, at times, come across as an attempt to live a life that would make a good book. "Yes Man" is, in many ways, more of the same, but Wallace exhibits some real comic talent in places, with several passages being laugh out loud funny - almost embarrassingly so. There are passages of beautiful comic timing here, with episodes describing lost glasses and "poking a monk" being particularly noteworthy. These moments seem beautifully crafted, so it's a shame that the comic tempo flags a bit in the middle third, as the protagonist… Read more
Misery by Stephen King
Misery by Stephen King
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still the best, 5 Sep 2008
I came to own this book by mistake, and I am so glad that I did. It introduced me to King's world and the possibilities beyond schlock horror, and have subsequently read about half of his work and many of those I had previously dismissed as gore fanatics.
I don't "do" horror - it generally leaves me either cold or sick, but King and many of his acolytes can occasionally deliver both the shocks and the psychological thrills, and this is no better example. Here, King's brain really rules his heart and he delivers a perfect little pas de deux that is tight, gripping and genuinely theatrical. I loved every moment, relished the pop culture references, and really saw a master at work in… Read more

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