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Patrick Malone

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (12 of 12)
Location: UK
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 200,961 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 12
The Flight of the Mew Gull by Alex Henshaw
The Flight of the Mew Gull by Alex Henshaw
3.0 out of 5 stars quality issues, 20 Jan 2014
The content of the book is excellent, but the perennial problem with Amazon is that you never know what you're going to get in terms of the physical quality of the book. Are publishers churning out low-quality editions especially for Amazon buyers who can't handle the goods before they buy? Poor paper, appalling print quality, dreadful photo reproduction... I buy books to keep, to put on my shelves, and Amazon is becoming a last resort for me because off these quality issues.
Dreaming Of Jupiter by Ted Simon
Dreaming Of Jupiter by Ted Simon
3.0 out of 5 stars Was it worth it?, 16 Sep 2013
The follow-up to the original Masterpiece Jupiter's Travels, 27 years later. A pessimistic and less observant view of a world that has changed overwhelmingly for the better, but not in the author's eyes. The base poverty, the dictatorships, the lack of hope he experienced in the 1970s have been swept away, but this is one long lament for its passing. An unsatisfying book.
Jupiter's Travels by Ted Simon
Jupiter's Travels by Ted Simon
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic, 16 Sep 2013
One of the great travel books; a wry and perspicacious look at humanity by a self-aware philosopher, an exceptionally talented writer and a determined traveller. Even if you have no interest in motorcycles (and the bike was just a device for meeting people) this book will enrich your life.