Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 70% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now
Profile for Mr. Alex Buxton > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Mr. Alex Buxton
Top Reviewer Ranking: 69,122
Helpful Votes: 90

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Mr. Alex Buxton "Alex" (UK)
(REAL NAME)   

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
pixel
WINDSOR OVAL 6 SEATER GARDEN PATIO TABLE ONLY
WINDSOR OVAL 6 SEATER GARDEN PATIO TABLE ONLY

5.0 out of 5 stars Good table, 18 May 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Good table. Does the job. Very sturdy and you can put things on it. Like plates.


Samba: A Story of the Rubber Slaves of the Congo
Samba: A Story of the Rubber Slaves of the Congo
Price: £6.52

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating window into the British view of the rubber trade in 1906, 18 May 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Having read "King Leopold's Ghost" and becoming fascinated by this period of history, I wanted to see how the British saw themselves at the beginning of the 1900s and how this brutal story would be portrayed in a children's book.

It is very readable and, once I was about 40% the way in, it was unputdownable. It tells the story of a British teenager who, with superior morality to the Belgians, shows kindness and compassion to the rubber slaves who are being systematically exterminated. Using British pluck and wit, he galvanises them into an effective resistance force against the Belgian authorities.

However, the last sentence of the book illustrates the British view of the natives in 1906 - that they were lovable but not quite human - "Poor creatures, God bless 'em! Sure, sir, black people have got their feelings - same as dogs".


EA LEXUS RX 300 400 2003+ AERO Flat Wiper Blades
EA LEXUS RX 300 400 2003+ AERO Flat Wiper Blades
Offered by Extreme Auto Accessories
Price: £8.01

4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and cheerful, 18 May 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Does what is says on the tin and fits my Lexus RX300 perfectly. A much better alternative to getting it done as part of my annual service.


Canon Pixma MX 435 Colour Multifunctional Printer
Canon Pixma MX 435 Colour Multifunctional Printer

2.0 out of 5 stars Very unreliable, 11 Mar. 2016
When it prints or scans, it does a good job. However, it only works about half the time.

When it breaks down, you have do send it to a Canon centre at your own cost to fix it, even if it is within warranty. It went through a phase of printing half pages only. I had to uninstall and reinstall the software. It sometimes scans and sometimes comes up with an error message.

I have had to keep my old printer to act as a back up. I would not recommend this at all.


The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Price: £6.47

5.0 out of 5 stars A wake up call, 6 April 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I bought this book as it was on Bill Gates' summer reading list. What I read was shocking.

I have been to the Great Barrier Reef but found out that, since I was there, about half of it has gone due to ocean acidification as a result of an increase of CO2 in the atmosphere.

We learn that humans have always been destructive, making over 150 mega fauna mammals (mammoths etc.) extinct due to overhunting over the millennia. As our population grows and we travel around more, we have brought extinctions up to around 1,000 times the background rate. At this rate, the world will be very different in 35 years and unrecognizable by the end of the century.

We are doing the same amount of damage as an asteroid and the only way to reverse it, or even slow this phenomenon is through education. This is what this book provides and I sincerely believe it should be compulsory reading in schools.


The Greek War of Independence
The Greek War of Independence
by David Brewer
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging and well researched, 6 April 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This is a fascinating and extremely well-researched account of the Greek War of Independence.

This is a complex topic with a huge cast of characters and you really learn your Greek geography by constantly referring to the maps at the front. Brewer tackles the topic well and writes in a very engaging manner.

Despite the positive outcome, this story is a tragedy. There seem to be few real Greek heroes in this War; Greece just continued as a whole and refused to surrender despite incredible punishment from the Ottomans and their allies. The power struggle in Greece among the Greeks is horrific as civil war ravaged Greece even during the War against the Ottoman Empire.

From reading this book, it is noticeable how little has changed in European politics in the last 200 years. The parallels we can draw with today include the posturing of the great powers, public neutrality but private favoritism, public outrage leading to governmental action, France supporting both sides, British bankers making a fortune and Greece being heavily in debt.

Highly recommended.


Babymetal
Babymetal

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brings the fun into Death Metal!, 6 Mar. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Babymetal (Audio CD)
This is the best thing to happen to heavy metal since Steel Panther. The girls and the backing band are incredibly talented and all the songs are catchy and stand out.

The music is heavy and cheerful at the same time. When you are headbanging to it you can be furious and smiling at the same time. I'd love to see them live and am looking forward to their next album.


Babylon's Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo
Babylon's Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo
Price: £7.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Lawrence Anthony was a hero. He acted fearlessly in ..., 16 Feb. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Lawrence Anthony was a hero. He acted fearlessly in the most dangerous of circumstances and brought people together towards the common goal of saving the starving, abused, shell shocked animals when they had been left to die.

This book is a must read to understand how one dedicated person can make a huge difference.


Ugreen USB 2.0 Ethernet Network Adapter for for Macbook, Chromebook, Windows 10, 8.1,Mac OS X 10.11,Surface Pro, Wii, Wii U, Linux Black
Ugreen USB 2.0 Ethernet Network Adapter for for Macbook, Chromebook, Windows 10, 8.1,Mac OS X 10.11,Surface Pro, Wii, Wii U, Linux Black
Offered by UGREEN GROUP LIMITED UK
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Not expensive and does the job perfectly, 16 Feb. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Not expensive and does the job perfectly


Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Video Adapter Converter - Video DisplayPort / HDMI - mini-DisplayPort (M) - 19 pin HDMI (F)
Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Video Adapter Converter - Video DisplayPort / HDMI - mini-DisplayPort (M) - 19 pin HDMI (F)
Price: £11.26

5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job perfectly, 12 Jan. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I can plug my laptop into projectors. This is what I expected from this item and I got it.


Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5