Jason Fish

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (12 of 13)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 256,935 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 13
Lifeventure EX3 Cotton Sleeper - Life Venture
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 12 Aug 2013
A stitched sheet does not require rocket engineering but, nevertheles, after 5 weeks in Indonesia this sleeper did the job. At the end of the trip it didn't smell (I didn't wash it and slept in it for about 3-4 weeks, sorry), and I was never bitten by bed bugs or mozzies. The cotton is thick enough to be comfy but not to thick to be bulky and dried out easily after swaety nights. Maybe this would have been the case with a sleeper half the price, I dont know, all I know is my experience. 5 stars for not being rubbish.
Lonely Planet Indonesia (Travel Guide) by Lonely Planet
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty weak, 12 Aug 2013
After 5 weeks in Indonesia with three kids, and being a life-long fan of LP I have to say this is the worst country/edition I have ever used (2013 edition). There is generally an abscence of detailed information on many important aspects - for example, the 30 day tourist visa for Indonesia is very short and many people organise an extension at the Immigration services - I also assume that the LP writters have done this too - so why do they not mention the dress code for public offices that result in more or less all travellers being turned away to go back to their accommodation, put on long trousers and closed shoes and return; or why do they fail to mention that blue ink cannot be used to… Read more
Shift: (Wool Trilogy 2) by Hugh Howey
Shift: (Wool Trilogy 2) by Hugh Howey
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
If you liked Wool then Shift is a natural follow-on and the fan will not be disappointed; however Shift is different in many ways: the pace of the story in Wool was rapid and the characters were engaging, whereas Shift is slower, moves around in time and deals with darker issues - here the threats are madness and desperation. Overall the book is more deliberate and structured than Wool and the characters are necesarilly more dislikeable. There are a few holes in the structure of the world that Howey has created but they do not detract from his excellent creation - in fact, some of my concerns at the start of Shift turned out to be explained as the book went on.