P. Myland

"Paul Myland"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 98% (44 of 45)
Location: Peterborough, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,774,071 - Total Helpful Votes: 44 of 45
Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoes Brooks
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great, 3 April 2012
I've ran about 60 miles in my Glycerin 8 and whilst the cushioning is fine and the stability is reasonable, I'm finding the shoe a tad too heavy. My pair of size 9.5 weigh in at 370 grams. On tired legs, this feels quite weighty and clumsy. Also, I'm wearing the right heel down rapidly but this is an issue for me with many pairs of running shoes. I've recently purchased a pair of Adrenaline GTS 11 and my first impressions of these are very favourable. They are lighter, better cushioned and more stable. A review of these will follow when I have ran more miles in them.
GB84 by David Peace
GB84 by David Peace
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
GB84 starts at such a terrific pace that you can feel yourself right in the middle of the occassionally-shown archive footage of the Battle Of Orgreave. The novel's strength lies in its portrayal of the struggles endured by a pair of striking miners in their communities and with their consciences as the dispute lengthens to one year. Where GB84 fails is in David Peace's fantasy world of surveillance, fascist hit squads and the machinations of union officials and the Government's appointed strike breaker. The conclusion for the miners is known as fact and Peace's handling of the disputes endgame from their perspective is sympathetic and free from ambiguity. Unfortunately, he fails to achieve… Read more
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2008 by Jim Murray
Thanks to this book, I've indulged in quite a few Scottish Single Malts that I may not have considered otherwise. Jim Murray has an idiosyncratic writing style and some of the metaphors he uses to describe the nose of a whisky beggar belief (especially if you have a rather senseless nose like mine!). However there is no doubting that his knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject is faultless and, other than heavily sherried malts, I've personally found that the whiskies he has scored 85+ have been completely to my taste. Having tried and enjoyed a Japanese Single Malt Jim Murray rated highly, I'm looking to trying one or two of the bourbons which he scores so favourably. Indeed, I sampled… Read more

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