J. McAllister

Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (35 of 43)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 329,712 - Total Helpful Votes: 35 of 43
Lighthouse 3LEDPULL Solar Powered Torch with Pull &hellip by L/HOUSE
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless, 29 Jun 2014
Total junk. Charging in bright sunshine for two days or using the pull cord for several minutes the result is the same; a feeble light that is useless. I bought some much cheaper solar torches in the local supermarket that were much better than this. Judging by the other reviews some of them work fine, but I guess there is a high proportion of faulty ones.
The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scrat&hellip by Lewis Dartnell
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brain Candy, 4 Jun 2014
There are several ways you could look at this book;

A manual for restarting civilisation
A fascinating insight into what underpins our way of life
The stuff our grandparents knew and we forgot

Take your pick! It's a good read if you're interested in how things work. I hope they pop a few copies on the shelves along with the seed bank at Svalbard.
School's Out Forever (Afterblight Chronicles) An O&hellip by Scott K. Andrews
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This book looked good and I was looking forward to it hitting the doormat from Amazon. After a little reading I was amazed by how utterly two dimensional this book is. Established characters are butchered left, right, and centre in an attempt to prove some sort of gritty apocalyptic cred. Most of the rest of the story is blow by blow accounts of people being butchered in one way or another. It's very comic book style, and leaves much to be desired. There's no overall narrative or food for thought. If you like end of the world fiction I'd suggest some of the following instead which I've also read;
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
Death of Grass -… Read more

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