John Allen

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (4 of 4)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 450,126 - Total Helpful Votes: 4 of 4
Short Walks from Bogotá: Journeys in the new Colom&hellip by Tom Feiling
I bought this book because I was living in Bogota at the time the writer was there, (in fact I lived a block from the picture on the front cover, 3 years ago) and was interested in seeing his perspective of Colombia, and maybe learning a bit more about the place. The book didn't disappoint but he concentrated a lot on small towns and the violence that has been a part of Colombia for so long in these towns. I certainly expected a lot about this, but I would've liked a little more about the people and places that aren't affected by this so much. Only the parts in Bogota reminded me of the Colombia I knew and in my time in Colombia I met many people not directly affected by the violence… Read more
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (Millennium &hellip by Stieg Larsson
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Thriller, 11 May 2013
This is one of those page turning thrillers, and its really good. The characters are well drawn and I couldn't put this or the books in the trilogy down.
Are We Nearly There Yet?: A Family's 8,000-Mile Ca&hellip by Ben Hatch
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I only bought this on my kindle because it was cheap and looked a bit interesting, but it was really good. Ben Hatch writes really well, and the subject matter is good, a stressed family holiday with two young children and the things that can happen. The book is very funny, and it has a serious side which is handled very well.