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Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (28 of 34)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 313,432 - Total Helpful Votes: 28 of 34
Shenzhen: A Travelogue From China by Guy Delisle
4.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting, 1 Jan 2013
I really enjoyed this book - I read it in a night (not a great feat as it is not a very long book, but it held my attention nonetheless). I haven't read any of the author's other books, but I will certainly check them out. The storyline was interesting and full of funny little observations, and I felt I finished it with an idea of how it felt to be stuck in Shenzhen and unable to speak the language. The pictures were charmingly unsophisticated, but very evocative (black and white, and sketch-style). Great book.
TeckNet@ Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover/Ca&hellip by TeckNet
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Pleased, 1 Jan 2013
I'm very happy with my Kindle case - I bought it in brown, and it is a nice dark colour. The leather is synthetic, but nice and smooth, and it fits my Kindle perfectly. It also came with a back-protector (a transparent screen to protect the back of the device from scratches), along with a note offering to provide another free of charge if necessary, as they can be tricky to apply. The price is incredible, and I can't fault the product - it does a great job of protecting my Kindle, and looks good. A highly-recommended alternative to the VERY overpriced 'official' Amazon Kindle cases.
"Fields of Fear" by Jerry Hayes
"Fields of Fear" by Jerry Hayes
1.0 out of 5 stars Bizarre, 3 Aug 2012
We bought this book on Kindle while travelling in Cambodia, hoping to gain a deeper insight into life under the Khmer Rouge.

The author tries (unsuccessfully) to weave together the stories of several individuals, resulting in jumps between different times (pre-Khmer Rouge/under Pol Pot/present day) and locations (various parts of Cambodia/Texas, USA), with little explanation of the reasons for this until the very end. Succesful authors that use this device tend gradually to make the reasons become clear as the narrative progresses. This is not one of them.

New characters are introduced seemingly at random, and some disappear as suddenly as they arrived. By the midway… Read more