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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
by Haruki Murakami
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Straight-forward, honest and enjoyable to read, 15 Sep 2013
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This isn't a book that says things indirectly and holds treasures in between lines; rather, it's a quite direct and simple narrative, not overstated, not overintellectualised..., a light take on deep matters, with enough thought-provoking power to let the reader lingering on it for some time after completion (at least that was my case). I recommend reading it. And I also recommend running.


PowerPlanet DMW-BLD10, DMW-BLD10E Panasonic High Capacity Compatible Digital Camera 2 Year Warranty Battery for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, DMC-GF2C, DMC-GF2K, DMC-GF2W, DMC-G3, DMC-G3K, DMC-G3W, DMC-GX1, DMC-GX1K, DMC-GX1X
PowerPlanet DMW-BLD10, DMW-BLD10E Panasonic High Capacity Compatible Digital Camera 2 Year Warranty Battery for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, DMC-GF2C, DMC-GF2K, DMC-GF2W, DMC-G3, DMC-G3K, DMC-G3W, DMC-GX1, DMC-GX1K, DMC-GX1X
Offered by PowerPlanet Europe
Price: £9.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fine!, 4 Aug 2012
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It lasts the same as the original Panasonic and it costs a fraction.
True, you can't see the battery indicator, but if this is the extra battery you've got, it won't be much of a problem.


Panasonic Lumix G 20mm/F1.7 Pancake Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)
Panasonic Lumix G 20mm/F1.7 Pancake Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)
Price: £310.85

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't find a fault to this lens!, 4 Aug 2012
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I can't find a fault to this lens apart from its slightly high price (although the current £50 cashback offered, which for me came in the post really fast, definitely helped) and can't really add to what previous reviewers have said about how great this lens is.
I used to have 50mm as my favourite focal length, but I'm really enjoying that extra width of this 40mm lens (talking 35mm camera equivalent here). For portraits, though, it starts to be a bit too wide if you're aiming for close-ups, as they'll look a bit unnatural -but it's ok from head and shoulders portrait length on.
The F1.7 aperture is great for lower light conditions or if wanting to separate the subject from the rest of the image by taking advantage of the so reduced depth of field. The downside is that it might often be too little depth of field, so for example in a portrait which is at a slight angle, you'd get only one eye in focus (not a problem if you're shooting a pirate or commoner wearing an eyepatch or the London 2012 Olympic mascot).


Tiffen 46mm UV Protector Filter
Tiffen 46mm UV Protector Filter
Price: £10.11

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Inexpensive, protects the lens but causes ugly reflections, 4 Aug 2012
Good to protect the lens, but as soon as there are bright lights in the picture it causes nasty reflections, which are not always easy to spot on the camera screen or viewfinder.
I think the only way around this is to take off the filter in bright light situations.
That, or probably spend a fortune on a filter, although I'm not sure there are 100% free reflections UV filters out there. And if you have to use a £100 filter to protect your lens, then you might feel you need a filter to protect your filter, what could lead you on to a spiral of using more and more filters and incidentally to abstract/psychadelic photography.


Shifu, You'll Do Anything for a Laugh
Shifu, You'll Do Anything for a Laugh
by Yan Mo
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.20

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 10 Nov 2009
Great introduction to Mo Yan if you hadn't read anything else by him, which was my case.


Graphiscape Tokyo
Graphiscape Tokyo
by Ivan Vartanian
Edition: Paperback

2.0 out of 5 stars Unimpressing, 10 Nov 2009
This review is from: Graphiscape Tokyo (Paperback)
A very interesting topic covered in a somewhat bland manner, with quite poor photo quality.
In my opinion it's not worth paying its full price -I'm glad I bought it used for quite cheap.


Tokyo a certain style
Tokyo a certain style
by Kyoichi Tsuzuki
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.51

4.0 out of 5 stars Good-a-sample, 10 Nov 2009
This review is from: Tokyo a certain style (Paperback)
The interest of this book is partly due to its uniqueness among all of the publications about Japanese interior design/architecture/aesthetics. Far from the more usual printed fare about Zen gardens, traditional thatched-roof houses, top-notch contemporary architecture, etc, 'Tokyo: a certain style' pays attention to the average working class dwellings in Tokyo, of course a much more representative sample of the Japanese life nowadays. By the way of doing so, it also provides a valuable insight into the day-to-day of actual people living in Japan today (the late 90's, when the book was published). In this sense, the captions accompanying the photographs provide a good emotional -and often smile-inducing- complement to the otherwise fastidiously factual images.
I have a less favourable opinion about the author's proclaimed resistance in pro of 'Japanese-ness'; nonetheless, this is an amusing and illustrative (and portable) photobook that has been a perfect companion for my underground travels.


York C101 Cycle
York C101 Cycle

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok, 10 Nov 2009
This review is from: York C101 Cycle (Sports)
It was defective.
They sent me a replacement.
The replacement was fine.
Customer services from Manila were superhelpful. Having to be home on three occassions to get the first delivery, the second delivery and the collection of the faulty first delivery was a hassle nevertheless.

The cycle does what it says it does. It's sturdy enough. But the finish is quite cheap.


Diary of a mad old man
Diary of a mad old man
by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A sharp and skillful narrative..., 24 July 2009
This review is from: Diary of a mad old man (Paperback)
A sharp and skillful narrative brings the reader into the wicked mind of an old man willingly drifting into his "second childhood", allowing delirium to take over common sense, present over past without regrets.


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