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Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (149 of 157)
Location: isle of man - UK


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The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian by Andy Weir
5.0 out of 5 stars Not "just" sci-fi, 27 April 2013
This is a superbly entertaining read, very well written with excellent character development and an absolutely gripping plot line. Its only problem is being labelled as science fiction and therefore limiting its general appeal. Yes, it's set on Mars; yes, there's a fair bit of science and engineering in the story; and yes, there's even the odd space ship - but seriously, this is great fiction in a technical setting - it is not pure science fiction, and should therefore appeal to a far greater audience.
I should add a small warning after reading one of the other reviews on this page, this book does contain the odd profanity. This didn't bother me in the slightest - along with the great… Read more
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
This is a most unusual story, a cross between arabian nights (or days as it turns out), revolution, computer geekery and of course love.
A very well told story with well written characters, the whole thing has some fascinating twists to it though. It starts as a modern love story in a repressive middle eastern regime and then evolves into a fantastic (by all meanings of the word) story involving Djin, hidden cities and mystical books, all while still somehow remaining believably rooted in the real world.
A thoroughly recommended read.
Garmin nuvi 2455LT 4.3" Sat Nav with Europe Maps a&hellip by Garmin
55 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice - an update, 24 May 2012
Bought this to replace my now rather out of date Nuvi 250, a sat-nav I was very fond of as it was my first and had seen me through European trips and some pretty awful UK diversions.
Firstly a complaint; it would seem that Garmin still don't see the need to give you any useful instructions for their sat-nav's. There was more in the instructions about registering the thing than there was about programming it or using it. That said I suppose it really didn't take me too long to figure out the controls, which is off course one of the reasons this gets a 5-star rating. I get the feeling though that I probably haven't figured out all of the things strengths and capabilities, and I don't… Read more