Ian C

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (75 of 90)
Location: Staffordshire


Top Reviewer Ranking: 126,859 - Total Helpful Votes: 75 of 90
BT Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 Add-on, Powerline Adapte&hellip by BT
We had previously used Devolo home network kits and Netgear extenders, but this product beats them hands down. We have a mid-30s rambling house with brick internal walls that just soaks up Wi-Fi signals, but with two of these strategically placed we have eradicated all the dead spots and even have coverage around 50 feet into the garden.

A small downside is that each hotspot has its own password, so equipment has to be set up to login into each, but this is a minor gripe compared to the benefits they bring.
Nameless by Jessie Keane
Nameless by Jessie Keane
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This was a good story and the style was easy to read. However, I found it had a number of shortcomings that spoilt the book for me:

The coincidences that were needed to keep the plot running were too frequent and simply too unbelievable. A book should have some internal logic, but too often here a new character would pop up (and then disappear again) or a coincidence would occur to move the plot in a different direction.

Factually it is all over the place. To non-Londoners it might no make much difference that Fulham is not in the East End near the docks, but why not check where it is. And England did definitely not win the World Cup in 1967!

Finally,… Read more
Eden in Winter by Richard North Patterson
Eden in Winter by Richard North Patterson
In addition to be cracking good stories, RNP's early courtroom dramas always seemed to have a purpose, whether to highlight injustices or make you examine your beliefs.

Unfortunately, this has neither.

Instead, we get a predictable 'Mills & Boon' romance attached to a foray into Afghanistan (which serves no purpose, as where it takes the story could have easily been achieved by a day trip to any town with guns), and interminable sessions between the leading character and his therapist.

To make it worse, there is no climax. In the end literally nothing happens.

As always with RNP, it is well written, hence the additional star. But unless you like… Read more