Mark Pack

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 745
Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (882 of 1,016)
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: 745 - Total Helpful Votes: 882 of 1016
The Climb: The Autobiography by Chris Froome
I suspect Chris Froome's account of his rise to cycling success didn't come out quite as he intended, but that is a boon for the reader because he doesn't come out of several parts of the book that well.

Central to this is his relationship, or rather non-relationship, with Bradley Wiggins. Froome doesn't persistently put the boot in, and even at times goes out of his way to stress how the two of them are very different personalities and so were bound to see things differently at times and rub each up the wrong way.

But it is a much less complimentary picture of Wiggins that he paints than that of Wiggins's own book (no surprise really) or that of general media… Read more
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.