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The Child Taker & Slow Burn (Special Edition 'Unputdownable'): 2 Nail Biting Thrillers
The Child Taker & Slow Burn (Special Edition 'Unputdownable'): 2 Nail Biting Thrillers
Price: £0.00

11 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cliched and embarrassing ., 9 Aug. 2015
When a pantomime baddy asks `Who are you?', and receives the reply 'I'm your worst nightmare' ~ you know you have a problem. The author can obviously write and has a talent for story construction. But this book relies on clumsy, dated cliches and gratuitous descriptions of death that while designed to shock, end up becoming tedious and predictable. The book is so littered with graphic descriptions of heads being blown off that you can barely turn a few pages before another skull and some brain matter makes an appearance. The characters are one dimensional and stereotypical . The 'hero' appears to have had his character based on an Action Man figure - circa 1973 - with every woman he meets immediately falling for him. Women are described in relation to their physical appearance; the forensics officer who 'could have been a model' and the recently murdered and disembowelled woman who 'was sexy' when she was alive... The subject matter is extremely sensitive, but is dealt with in such a heavy handed way that it becomes exploitative. If bad 1980's action movies starring retired wrestlers are your thing, then you'll probably like this book. If they're not, you might want to give this one a miss.
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Croydex Bath Shower Mixer Set, White
Croydex Bath Shower Mixer Set, White
Price: £16.66

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utterly useless product from a pretty poor company., 30 Nov. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The product description should state that the tap fittings are not universal. After fitting the mixer, and tightening the screws to within an inch of their lives, I had more water leaking out than I had coming from the taps. I don't have weird shaped fittings, just ordinary, average bath taps so this really shouldn't have been a problem. On top of this, the mixer was faulty as the switch refused to stay in the shower position. We emailed Home Discount Ltd to let them know about the problems, and after chasing them up for their non response we are left as unimpressed with the company as we are with the product they sold. To add insult to injury, when a company supplies a product that is damaged and not fit for purpose, I find it extremely unfair that I should be asked to foot the bill for the return of that product - especially when the company will only accept returns from expensive, registered courier post. I would not use this company again and would not recommend their product or service to other customers.

The Great Tax Robbery: How Britain Became A Tax Haven For Fat Cats And Big Business
The Great Tax Robbery: How Britain Became A Tax Haven For Fat Cats And Big Business
by Richard Brooks
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.39

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it from another company., 21 Sept. 2013
An excellent book that really explores the depth of the tax avoidance problem in Britain. But if you care about the issues it raises and want to have a read, can I recommend that you buy it from a company who pays its fair share of tax - and not Amazon.

The Jigsaw Man
The Jigsaw Man
by Paul Britton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A jigsaw with many pieces missing., 20 Jan. 2013
This review is from: The Jigsaw Man (Paperback)
The book description describes the author as "An intensely private and unassuming man". I think I must have been reading the wrong book...

Dead to Rights: Retribution (Xbox 360)
Dead to Rights: Retribution (Xbox 360)
Offered by Paradox Network
Price: £12.50

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One man and his dog (with not a 'come by' in sight), 7 Aug. 2012
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
If you're looking for a decent shooter at a bargain price you won't go far wrong with Dead to Rights. Or should that be semi-shooter as for much of the time you'll be utilising your melee skills as you plough a swathe through massed ranks of enemy combatants.

It's not a perfect game but it does keep you gripped as you and your trusty and rather bloodthirsty four-legged friend set about avenging the death of your father in a typically dystopian city where danger - and annoying snipers - lurk around every corner.

I think many people may have been put off buying this due to the concept of a man/dog tag team - and admittedly it IS daft - but it works surprisingly well. Unlike many companions, Shadow is actually a very useful asset, and you'll be thankful for him when surrounded by multiple foes. Plus he's simple to control; just press the up directional button and he'll savage the nearest enemy while you gain valuable breathing space. There are also a handful of missions as Shadow himself that hinge on stealth. You'll either enjoy them as a change of pace, or like me find them a bit tedious. But that may well be because I'm rubbish at that kind of thing. (Deus Ex, the horror...)
Lastly, in the current climate of ridiculously short games, Dead to Rights bucks the trend by being relatively long so you won't feel short-changed.

I wouldn't rate this above a game like 'Timeshift' in terms of a hidden bargain gem, but compared to the bland likes of 'Blacksite' et al it's one that will keep you entertained for as long as it lasts.

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