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As a bit of a technophobe and not very well up on Apples and Androids, to say I wasn't keen to upgrade my phone to an Android is an understatement. When i first walked into the shop I was resigned to getting an iPhone, after all they are supposedly the best and also my partner has an iPhone which I had played on a few times, so I thought it would be easier for me to use. But after a few minutes with the HTC Incredible I was sold! Nice large screen, excellent camera and easy to use this is a dream come true! Not to mention considerably cheaper. To get an iPhone on contract the minimum is £35 per month. This HTC is only £25 per month - almost a third less!
As a big beliver in 'life's to short to read the instructions' it was a massive bonus discovering that working this phone is easy and really quite self explanatory.
The design of the phone should not be overlooked either, the sleek shape and lightness of the phone makes it lovely to use. Small details such as the plug are a delight. Stylish yet practical... lovely.
If there are any disadvantages it would be the life of the battery. It does seem to drain quickly, on the hand the charge time is not very long either which helps.
On the whole, a brilliant phone which I have no problem recommending to others, especially those who are nervous about making the jump to Androids!
Abduction and imprisonment often make international news headlines followed by constant press coverage of the court cases and sentences that procede. No matter how detailed the coverage is by the journalists us, the readers, never truly get the answers to questions we really want to know. How did those victims survive? How would could they cope with a child in those circumstances? Just how did they live like that? Emma Donoghue does an amazing job or offering an explanation of this by putting herself in Jack's shoes. Jack an innocent 5 year old boy, who has never known anything other than the captivity of Room.
The subject matter is grim and at times can make you feel uncomfortable as you read, which is probably why Donoghue chose to write the books through the eyes of Jack. Thus softening the brutality of the situation by using a child's innocence discuss less than pleasant events.
Room, a brilliant and compelling read. One you will want to complete in one sitting. 5 out of 5!