Stephen McBride

Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (58 of 69)
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 167,251 - Total Helpful Votes: 58 of 69
KiwiBirdŽ NEW 3-in-1 OTG Memory Card Reader/ 8 PIN&hellip by Kiwibird
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 8 Oct 2013
Does just what I wanted it for. Worked first time, without any complication. Really useful for moving pictures from a camera to the IPad mini.
The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 8 Oct 2013
I loved 'The Shadow of the Wind', and I thought 'The Angel's Game' was even better. But this is very disappointing. It goes nowhere. It starts with the appearance of a strange and sinister figure, then goes into a long backstory from the grim early days of the Franco regime. When the sinister figure re-appears he is revealed as sad and irrelevant, and quickly departs the story. In the backstory a new figure appears as chief villain, but he never really emerges as anything more than a nasty but unremarkable Francoist functionary. Nothing much really happens. Nothing much is changed or resolved. There are hints and suggestions of dark things to come, but it is all really a matter of 'come… Read more
Iscariot by Malachi O'Doherty
Iscariot by Malachi O'Doherty
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding., 26 Nov 2012
This is a very different version of a story which most of us grew up with. In this version Judas, the narrator, is a knife wielding freedom fighter (or terrorist, depending on your point of view) in a gritty, edgy, and dangerous land, who with his best friend Ben Jo savages the brutal but inept Roman forces. In time Judas becomes disillusioned with violence, and falls in with the unworldly preacher Yeshua, while Ben Jo, who bears a striking resemblance to Yeshua, decides that there is more profit in preaching than in political terrorism. The stage is set for confusion, disaster and tragedy. How does it happen? How does it turn out? Buy the book and find out.
One weakness - the striking… Read more