Michael Furey

Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (315 of 336)
Location: England

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Accurist Men's Chronograph Watch MB936BG Accurist
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I was pleased to find a watch with a tachometer for such a handy price. However, now that I've used it, I'm surprised and dismayed that Accurist have marketed it in such a manner. Be advised, the outer bezel does not function as a tachometer. Such a function requires a sweep seconds hand that can be stopped and started; in other words, functions as a stopwatch. This model doesn't have such a seconds hand, so calculating speed is not possible.

After trying every which way to work out how to use this function, I contacted Accurist's helpline because the user's manual doesn't say a word about it. After 10 frustrating minutes on the phone, with their rep trying to explain something… Read more
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the R&hellip by S.C. Gwynne
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This is the most comprehensive history of the Comanche people that I've seen. The author pulls no punches in explaining the source of their rise to be the most powerful tribe in the region. He explains that they were brutal and deadly, only interested in warfare. He dispels the myth of the 'noble savage'; the Comanche weren't noble, merely savage in their treatment of others. They occasionally joined forces with the Kiowa but only to suit their own purposes as the dominant tribe. They had no interest in peace, not even on their own terms, their whole existence was based on domination by warfare. The book explains the origins of the Comanches, their gradual migration to the Southwest and… Read more
The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart by Glenn Taylor
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
'Trenchmouth...' opens as he's interviewed as the oldest person, 108, in Virginia. Since he's just sewn up his mouth with heavy-duty fishing line, it sounds difficult. But don't believe it, this old man is tough. To survive from 1903 to 2010, he had to be. Without giving away the plot and ruining your enjoyment, he's a woodsman, killer, cunnilinguist, journalist and musician.

One of the blurbs on the jacket says it a page-turner; that's putting it mildly. When I'd finished it, I felt like starting over again. It's a strange book with a lot of odd humour, sadness and anger; I've already read it twice and I'm about ready to start again. If you have any wish for a run through the… Read more

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