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Pot Luck (Pot-Bouille) (Oxford World's Classics)
Pot Luck (Pot-Bouille) (Oxford World's Classics)
by Émile Zola
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hugely Enjoyable, 11 May 2009
One of Zola's most accessible novels and a joy to read. Brian Nelson's translation is excellent, though he should have left the title as 'Pot Bouille' as 'Pot luck' is slightly misleading.


Yoga (Rapid Progress Visually)
Yoga (Rapid Progress Visually)
by maranGraphics
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended, 25 April 2009
As a yoga novice, I am finding this volume to be particularly helpful. Well-illustrated with colour photographs, it is an informative guide for the beginner to intermediate.


The Ghost in the Machine (Arkana)
The Ghost in the Machine (Arkana)
by Arthur Koestler
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Koestler at his best, 4 April 2009
An important books that trashes Behavioural psychology and highlights some of the problems that still remain in Darwin's theory. Very readable and highly recommended.


Pretty Straight Guys
Pretty Straight Guys
by Nick Cohen
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Labour'? I don't think so., 31 Jan. 2009
This review is from: Pretty Straight Guys (Paperback)
This is a witty and insightful gutting of New Labour. Some reviewers have apparently found it hard going. If you find plain, clear, descriptive English difficult to understand, or you have no idea what the Labour party is, this book isn't for you. You don't even have to be a devotee of the New Statesman to understand it.


Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 (3 PC, 1 Year subscriptions) (PC)
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 (3 PC, 1 Year subscriptions) (PC)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Can't install it, customer service non-existent, 16 Nov. 2008
I have just purchased this, given all the good reviews. However, the installation process stops at a certain point(when the application config. wizard should appear)with no indication of the problem. There are no onscreen prompts and no troubleshooting section in the manual to help diagnose the problem. The customer service is a farce. The email address for technical support is wrong; I couldn't log onto any of the support websites and the automated phone service is 'manned' by a robot. Buyer, be very aware.


Ninja Gaiden 2 (Xbox 360)
Ninja Gaiden 2 (Xbox 360)
Offered by findprice
Price: £11.38

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the naysayers....., 2 Aug. 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
I can't believe that reviews appearing here describe the graphics of NG2 as 'bland','average','barren', etc. Both fore and backgrounds are wonderfully rendered, and although the visuals of the original were great, NG2 shows great improvement. My only gripe is sore fingers; fighting off wave after wave of evil scum is tiring. This is an amazing game. Don't pay any attention to the moaners.
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Xbox 360 Console (20 GB Hard Drive)
Xbox 360 Console (20 GB Hard Drive)

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Kaput!, 9 Jun. 2008
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
I've had my console for just over six months and hadn't experienced any problems. In the early days, I would switch it on, praying that the unit would function properly. It did, but this just lulled me into a false sense of security. A few days ago, halfway through Devil May Cry 4, the Ring of Death appeared. The unit doesn't seem to be able to handle the game. Other games work but I suppose it's just a matter of time before the ring appears again. Prospective buyers? Do yourself a favour and buy a console that won't die on you well within the warranty period.
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The Village
The Village
Price: £13.32

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric, 5 Jan. 2008
This review is from: The Village (Audio CD)
I agree completely with the other reviewer. The prominent violin is beautiful and perfectly complements the period atmosphere of the film. Highly recommended.


Ghostly Tales and Sinister Stories of Old Edinburgh
Ghostly Tales and Sinister Stories of Old Edinburgh
by Alan J. Wilson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and Creepy, 13 Nov. 2007
I bought this particular volume whilst on a visit to Edinburgh Castle a few years ago. It's a marvellous compendium of the weird, the strange and the downright bizarre from Edinburgh's past.


The War of the Worlds
The War of the Worlds
by H. G. Wells
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clobber the Curate, 7 Nov. 2007
This review is from: The War of the Worlds (Paperback)
Having just finished this novel, many scenes and incidents are still reverberating in my mind's eye. The martians had the good sense to invade during the summer, thus providing wells with the opportunity to describe many beautiful days and sunsets. I don't think I will ever be able to skirt a clay pit without listening out for hammering or nervously glancing around for puffs of green smoke. A novel of wonderful invention, it is crying out for a faithful filmic representation that will do it justice. As one other reviewer has mentioned, the comments on the SF site were clearly made by an idiot.


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