John Ellis

Helpful votes received on reviews: 56% (5 of 9)
Location: London


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,384,465 - Total Helpful Votes: 5 of 9
On Cue: The Complete Guide to Pool by Mark Shepherd
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First rate, 16 Dec 2007
So refreshing to finally find a book about pool written by someone who not only comes across as being really knowledgeable about the game but who also knows how to write about it in an engaging style.

An amazing amount of material is included both on how to play the game and the history of cue sports. I particularly enjoyed reading the chapter on how to win which contains some interesting stuff on the psychology of sport which I had not come across before.
Fearless (The Lost Fleet, Book 2) by Jack Campbell
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and cheerful, 16 Dec 2007
This has the feeling of a bit of a bargain basement book. Whilst the plot isn't bad and in places it's fairly well written the overall package just isn't that compelling and I'm not sure I'd be keen to recommend it to friends.
Lewis Hamilton: My Story by Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton: My Story by Lewis Hamilton
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not perfect, 16 Dec 2007
An interesting book about a phenomenal driver. Obviously there's only so much you can say about someone so young, but I enjoyed reading about his life so far and it is a genuinely inspirational story.

I do agree with other reviewers though that at times things are dealt with in somewhat superficial detail and you do get the feeling that the book was rushed out to capitalise on this season's success when there was the potential to go into things a bit more fully.