Jen Errik

Helpful votes received on reviews: 68% (54 of 80)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,285,584 - Total Helpful Votes: 54 of 80
Raising Steam: (Discworld novel 40) (Discworld Nov&hellip by Terry Pratchett
22 of 47 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a full review., 8 Nov 2013
I can't properly call this a review, because I didn't finish the book. I read 4% (kindle) and have returned it. That's the first time I've ever returned a book.

I've very much enjoyed the Discworld books, and look forward to many years rereading them, but I think it was a mistake on the part of the publishers to publish this. Reading Pratchett should be a delight but, as far as I read, it just made me feel sad, because the book is the 'merest ghost' of the book it wants to be. The prose doesn't dance - it's strictly pedestrian.

(On a technical note, I had problems with the footnotes on the kindle - they jumped to a page at the back of the book, but there was no obvious… Read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good., 17 Jan 2013
I think other reviews cover the product well, so without going into any detail, I've had it a month now, and it works well and easily, and is fast becoming one of my favourite things.
I haven't had an electric blanket before, so can't make any comparisons, but my only quibble would be the one some other people have mentioned, that the side netting is quite long - I imagine to allow for deep matresses - so the blanket does need to be smoothed down when you make the bed. But that's only a matter of moments. I'm happy with the timers - after the first few days playing with them, I now just put it on full for an hour. It's been bliss.
The Spymaster's Lady (Berkley Sensation) by Joanna Bourne
31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
I wouldn't usually write reviews either, but this would have been a book that I would have passed over - cheesy cover, trite title and a plot synopsis I feel I've read before - if others hadn't reviewed it elsewhere.

The book starts with a French spy, imprisoned by her own side, who in escaping frees the English spies trapped with her. The conflict in the book springs from the different aims of the French-spy Heroine, and the English-spy Hero - and the romance more from their similarities - both intelligent, competent, experienced, and principled people.
The dialogue is very well written - clever, and often funny - and the plot flows well. Right up to the end, I wasn't sure… Read more