Mark Pack

Top Reviewer Ranking: 754
Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (881 of 1,015)
Location: London, UK
In My Own Words:
Work at Blue Rubicon and lecture at City University, London. Also edit Liberal Democrat Newswire - the monthly newsletter about the Liberal Democrats.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 754 - Total Helpful Votes: 881 of 1015
Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood: (Bryant & Ma&hellip by Christopher Fowler
It's a sign of how enjoyable and good Christopher Fowler's Bryant & May detective series is that it got to a ninth volume, The Memory of Blood. The device of a leaked Wikipedia dossier is neatly used up front to acquaint new readers (or old readers with fading memories) with who the main characters are and their personal histories. Then it's off to the usual business of the Peculiar Crimes Unit with its future under threat, a bizarre murder and time running out.

That usual business is both enjoyable but also, I felt unlike many other reviewers, just a bit too usual.

The plot is good, but at times reads like a collection of highlights of previous volumes in the series… Read more
Demi-Diamond Clothes Moth Trap (ZER437) by PinkWebShop
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 27 July 2014
I'm another happy user of this. My results haven't been quite as dramatic as those of a few other reviewers, but the couple I purchased have been gradually chugging away doing their job.

Only one small complaint - the sticky paper that had to be peeled off was absurdly sticky, showing up my arm muscles as I struggled to pull the sticky paper off. As other people haven't mentioned this, I suspect I was just a bit unlucky with there being a bit more sticky material on the pair than usual.
Union Jack Mini Deluxe Fridge Magnet - M1 by L R
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 18 July 2014
Colorful and fun - just what you want from a novelty fridge magnet.