Andrew Barrett

Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (579 of 637)
Location: UK
Birthday: 11 Oct


Top Reviewer Ranking: 69,069 - Total Helpful Votes: 579 of 637
Wahl Mains Gold T Pro Beard Hair Trimmer 9307 317 by Wahl
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful clippers, 23 July 2014
I bought these a few months ago and use them to shave my beard down to stubble every week or two. They are the worst clippers I've owned. I cut myself four times the first time I used them and - even now that I am very careful around my chin - I usually end up with some blood showing. I should really have returned them but I was too lazy. To be avoided!!
The Judging Eye: Book 1 of the Aspect-Emperor by R. Scott Bakker
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I really enjoyed the first two books of the Prince of Nothing series, but thought it was let down by the final book. I had high hopes for this one after seeing the three five star reviews, but it could have been much better. If you can plough through the endless turgid background stuff to the end of the book you'll be well rewarded (and I'm still looking forward to trying the next book to see what happens). But I think he really could have done with an editor strong enough to tell him that more action needed to be added and less background filler. He has some wonderful ideas but you lose interest wading through the lengthy scene setting.
Van Doren Carl : Benjamin Franklin by Carl Van Doren
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A life less ordinary, 19 Feb 2008
1991 Penguin Books reissue of 1st edition (1938), 862 pages (of which 782 pages form the main body of the book).

I read this book because of Charlie Munger (Warren Buffett's partner). Benjamin Franklin is the man Charlie Munger admires and has attempted to emulate most. Franklin's autobiography was one of the twenty books Munger recommended at the back of the second edition of Poor Charlie's Almanack (the most useful book I have read). After reading Franklin's autobiography I was very interested to learn more about him - which I'm sure was Munger's intention. Thus I was led to this biography (one of two on Franklin that Munger has recommended), which won the Pulitzer Prize in… Read more