J. Parker

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (80 of 87)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 656,684 - Total Helpful Votes: 80 of 87
Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch
Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK but...., 11 Jun 2011
This was an OK sequel to his previous book which I really liked but it seems a bit rushed especially at the end, his proof readers let him down as well as there are words missing in some sentences which added to the sense of hurriedness about the story telling, I also found the occasional drop into Mills and Boon territory a bit odd.... It's OK but I suggest waiting for it in paperback
Pharaoh by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Pharaoh by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely awful, 9 May 2011
This is simply an awful book, the plot has so many holes it's ridiculous, the characters are terrible, and some of the fudges to keep the tale going are ludicrous. I actually finished reading it as I couldn't help myself, it was a bit like the mocking fascination that drives you to watch poor b-movies. A complete waste of paper
Family Tree Maker for Mac Platinum (Mac) by Avanquest Software
56 of 56 people found the following review helpful
I've been a PC user of this software since 2005 and it was brilliant, I even kept a PC going for the purpose. When I saw that a mac version had been released I bought it immediately, which turned out to be real mistake. The software is completely bug ridden, it won't connect to the ancestry servers to register itself and it can't connect to activate the 6 months subscription. This last action was eventually achieved manually through their phone centre.

After loading in my imported database, (which in itself was a pain as the conversion software is PC only!) the experience seemed to be OK until I checked back down the tree to find generations fragmented and links broken, the… Read more

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