David Bird

Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (28 of 29)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,316,507 - Total Helpful Votes: 28 of 29
And Another Thing ... Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's&hellip by Eoin Colfer
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A poor effort, 19 Mar 2010
As most reviewers have said it's not Douglas Adams but we shouldn't have expected it to be. We also shouldn't have expected Eoin Colfer to try and copy Adams.
I did expect writing with imagination and wit and sadly I feel that this book doesn't make the grade. I think the plot is unimaginative and whereas Adams tackled profound philosophical questions, Colfer's attempt is lacking. The padding out of the story with Irish characters and places also seems rather out of place - maybe Colfer is on commission from the Irish Tourist Board.
If you're an H2G2 fan then I would recommend that you follow the suggestion of another reviewer who suggests that your time would be better spent… Read more
F-Secure Internet Security 2006 by F-Secure
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
I originaly moved to F-Secure Internet Security 2005 from Norton. The first thing to impress me was that this software found a virus that was already on my PC that Norton must have let through. The second thing was that my PC now runs faster as FIS2005 doesn't hog system resources in the way that Norton appeared to. I have now upgraded to FIS 2006 and this is even better - all the components work well and are very quick and easy to install and set-up. The anti-spyware is now fully integrated with the antivirus software so there is no separate scanning or software updating required. The anti-spam function works well, although it would be even better if it integrated as tightly with… Read more

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