Allan Wells

"The rusty dog inn"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (162 of 182)
Location: Annan , Scotland

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The Grim Company (The Grim Company 1) by Luke Scull
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful

I finished it today, and largely enjoyed it. The author has a real talent for world building and created some very likeable characters (even if they were picked up right out of the bold old book of fantasy tropes) and managed to throw in some genuine humour amongst the standard grimdark setting.

The parallels with Abercrombie are obvious, and it's difficult not to see a lot of Abercrombie's characters in the Grim Company , not that this is a bad thing, the author - I believe - doesn't like the comparisons being drawn , though I'm sure there are worse authors he could be compared too.

The book does have some weak points, I felt there was a lot of… Read more
M009F 7 inch 4GB Android Tablet PC - New Firmware &hellip by UK Emporium
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Item was listed as Eken branded, what came was in fact a mishmash of hardware ( Item identified itself as M009F although a benchmark app soon showed that the hardware inside neither matched the M009F or the M009s). The tablet barely functioned , locked up after maybe 10 minutes use or any time ANY app was opened. If it was possible to start an app it would run for a short time before bouncing back to the home screen.

The Market place app on the device is also locked another region, app descriptions in Chinese, no paid for apps listed on the app store etc.

All in all , this device is junk. If it had been the hardware listed that actually arrived then some of these… Read more
Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, Book 1) (Brok&hellip by Mark Lawrence
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A promising debut., 3 Aug 2011
A compelling , haunting , violent and gritty story.

Certainly a novel that you are going to be hearing about for a long time , Lawrence has a vivid writing style brings his characters to life in a way few authors can manage. the story has a fluidity to it that keeps things moving at a good pace , with few if any lulls in the story.

Make no mistake this is a dark book , and many will find it hard to get by the protagonist being morally ambiguous , and it is a violent book. But I think Lawrence injected just enough charisma into his main character and just enough humour into the book to pull it all off.

Overall this is a fantastic novel , doing bleak like so… Read more

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