Mr. B. W. Haynes

"b & e haynes"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 61% (273 of 447)
Location: North Wales



Top Reviewer Ranking: 10,294 - Total Helpful Votes: 273 of 447
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
5.0 out of 5 stars Grumpy Old Man?, 6 April 2014
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By everyone he comes into contact with, Ove is considered the neighbour from hell and the grumpiest of old men. But his perceived ill humour, we soon learn, is caused by many different aspect of his life - the death of his beloved wife and his forced retirement on health grounds. Feeling lost and lonely his worst traits come to the fore. He cannot abide people who will not obey the rules which Ove feels make the terrace of properties he lives in a better place for all. And woe betide anyone who drives any car other than a Saab.
As you read on you understand more and more what drives him and how childhood and adolescence shaped the man he would become. A strong, clever man who could,… Read more
NOCO G7200UK Genius Smart Battery Charger by NOCO
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars modern charging, 2 April 2014
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Having several old lead/acid batteries, standby, leisure and car, in various stages of discharge I was seeking an intelligent charger to replace a rather elderly charger of doubtful origin which had outlasted many others over the years.
First try out was on a fairly new battery in situ which had become discharged by the drain of an alarm system while the car had been standing unused for some time. Following the instructions the level of charge was brought up to a full reading in a relatively short time.
Next target was a really old battery that was destined for the tip because I had found it impossible to charge up, probably sulphated plates being the problem, again… Read more
Sweet Dreams, Little One by Massimo Gramellini
Sweet Dreams, Little One by Massimo Gramellini
2.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Dreams, 17 Mar 2014
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This started with so much promise. Massimo was 9 when his mother died and, understandably, it left a huge gap in his life. Unwilling to acknowledge that his mother was not coming back, he convinced himself that it was just a temporary state of affairs and she would return eventually. In the little world of make believe he created, he was able to function on a certain level until he was middle aged. This is where I began to have a problem with the book. I liked the style of writing, which caused me to chuckle at times, but found the events when Massimo was an adult just flat and unengaging. With his constant navel gazing I was surprised that he was able to embark on, and sometimes… Read more

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