Sally Walker

Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,675
Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (170 of 189)
Location: Eastbourne, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,675 - Total Helpful Votes: 170 of 189
Frank: Fighting Back by Frank Bruno
Frank: Fighting Back by Frank Bruno
I read Frankís autobiography in response to seeing him recently in a Q & A session in London. I wanted to know his journey from prize fighter to bi-polar sufferer.

If youíll pardon the pun Frank pulls no punches in his autobiography, he is candid about his lifeís events. Its engagingly written, the co-author Kevin Mitchell has captured Frankís unique character and his take on his life convincingly well. Indeed I found myself hardly being able to put the book down and found my life an interference.

Iím not at all a boxing fan, but I found the retrospective accounts of Frankís major fights gripping. Even though you know the result of the fight I, nonetheless, found… Read more
Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson
This is a very readable account of Steve Jobís life. Whilst it does go into some detail as to how each Apple product was produced this is not overly technical and so for me, as a non-techy, I did not find it boring. Rather I found that I developed a real appreciation for their products and to view them in a whole new light.

What shines through is Jobsí unique personality which enabled him to achieve great things, namely ground breaking digital products combined with ground breaking designs with an emphasis on purity and simplicity. Uniquely Jobs worked at the interface of art and technology.

Oh, and did I fail to mention that he also, and at the same time! developed… Read more
One Dog at a Time: Saving the Strays of Helmand by Pen Farthing
Iím a real sucker for this kind of book. One Dog at a Time is an autobiographical account by a Royal Marine, Pen Farthing, of his tour of duty in Nowzad, Afghanistan, focussing on his rescuing stray and bedraggled Afghan dogs. I have read this fairly soon after reading Treo which is about a military sniffer dog that goes with his handler to Afghanistan to search out mines.

One Dog at a Time is nice easy reading that will warm the cockles of your heart and get you teary in the final pages, if not before depending on how sentimental you are. The bond between dogs and humans is ever enduring, often far deeper than that between humans themselves. This book highlights the innate… Read more