Kate Bradley

Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (135 of 165)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 27,931 - Total Helpful Votes: 135 of 165
My Father's House: In Search of a Lost Past by Matthew Carr
My Father's House was an enjoyable and informative read from start to finish. It is partly a travel narrative, partly a biography of Matthew Carr's wayward father William Carr, and partly a discussion and portrait of the turbulent South American ex-colony Guyana. The narrative weaves together letters and artefacts from Bill Carr's scandalous life with vivid descriptions of Matthew Carr's trip to Guyana, on which he sought memories of his father, a complex and contradictory character. The author remembers his dad as a violent alcoholic, but faced with dramatically different representations, he is forced to reconsider the man he thought he knew, reflecting on the nature of memory and… Read more
Writing and Society: An Introduction (Key Topics i&hellip by Florian Coulmas
The sheer number of comparable textbooks and guides on sociolinguistics makes it hard to choose which to read. I'm studying an English course on which I've had to skim through many of these books, and this was one of the best. Coulmas finds a way to explain developments in language and society in a lucid and accessible way without dumbing down the content as a result. This book is particularly useful for a glimpse into how the internet has altered language (though it does not go into great depth, it does touch upon elements which other guides ignore, such as Wikileaks, the Arab Spring, the power dynamics of internet language and some pertinent comments on why people may misuse or… Read more
Gear4 HouseParty Rise Docking Station Speaker with&hellip by Gear 4
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I needed, 3 May 2013
I use this as my main speaker when I'm at university, and it has great sound at very loud and normal volumes. I've also used it for house parties, where it did a great job. It has to be near a plug socket but the cables are very long, so it isn't too much of a problem, and it works perfectly with my iPod and laptop. I also use it as my main clock, as it's easy to set the time and the display is clear and uncluttered. No complaints whatsoever.

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