A. Stevenson

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (35 of 41)
Location: London, UK
Birthday: 31 Mar
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 952,244 - Total Helpful Votes: 35 of 41
William Walker's First Year of Marriage: A Horror &hellip by Matt Rudd
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny and realistic, 12 April 2013
This book had me laughing all the way through but as someone who recently got married, it also rings true, which makes it more than just a "funny book". Would definitely recommend.
How To Be Free by Tom Hodgkinson
How To Be Free by Tom Hodgkinson
33 of 39 people found the following review helpful
It's hard to say all the ways this books disappointed me, because there are so many.

It started off well, pointing out flaws with our modern way of life, but then failed to offer any useful ways to counter this that I wasn't doing already. Sure, it's easy to quit your job and work from home if you're an author, but not everyone can do this. How about selling crafts? His description of people effectively living in a work-shy commune is fine, but they still need to either buy the house, or pay rent. How do they do that if they haven't got any money? It feels like it was written by a 16-year-old that wants to ignore all responsibility.

My biggest annoyance though was his… Read more
Los Angeles without a Map by Richard Rayner
Los Angeles without a Map by Richard Rayner
5.0 out of 5 stars Hidden Gem, 29 May 2009
This is a fantastic portrayal of the confusion that a British person might face when faced with life in LA. So much of the story is laugh out loud funny and is written in a very distinctive style - short and sweet. Rayner uses one sentence where another quthor might take a paragraph, and normally does a better job. His simple but perfect descriptions are a work of art.