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Lonely Planet Switzerland (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Switzerland (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Little out-of-date., 28 July 2014
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It's a little out-of-date. Don't rely on it too much as a source of truth.


HAUPTSTADTKOFFER Suitcase Alex, 63 cm,  green - apfelgrün, 34762470
HAUPTSTADTKOFFER Suitcase Alex, 63 cm, green - apfelgrün, 34762470
Price: £61.86

1.0 out of 5 stars Very low quality wheels, 28 July 2014
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I sent the first one back because one of the wheels collapsed on it's first trip out - thought it was just a manufacturing defect. The second one survived being wheeled around an airport but a wheel collapsed when it got out onto the pavement. It didn't make it to the hotel when filled to 16.7kg on a smooth pavement.

If you intend to treat it very gently or are looking for an expensive lime green box it's probably OK but otherwise steer clear.


VEO - Car Stereo Auxiliary 3.5mm Male to Male (Aux-in) Input Cable (Ideal for Car Aux in / Ipod, Ipod Touch / Iphone 3g + 3gs / Nano 5gen Mp3, Ipad Sansa) Braided green 1m
VEO - Car Stereo Auxiliary 3.5mm Male to Male (Aux-in) Input Cable (Ideal for Car Aux in / Ipod, Ipod Touch / Iphone 3g + 3gs / Nano 5gen Mp3, Ipad Sansa) Braided green 1m
Offered by icestation
Price: £2.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lasted a month, 7 Mar 2014
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I'm afraid this one lasted just over a month before one side of the stereo started cutting out. Poor quality.


Are You Dave Gorman?
Are You Dave Gorman?
by Danny Wallace
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

3.0 out of 5 stars Good but repetitive, 22 Feb 2011
This review is from: Are You Dave Gorman? (Paperback)
I am a big fan of both Danny Wallace and Dave Gorman and have watched, listened and read a great deal of the stuff they've done. As a result I found this book quite disappointing.

Where this book succeeds is in the slightly staged relationship between the two of them and their different narrative styles. They are (even at their worst) highly entertaining authors. However there's no getting away from the fact that this is nearly 400 pages of two men going round the world to meet Dave Gormans. Each encounter follows a very similar formula and after the novelty of this has worn off you still find you have a few hundred pages to go.

It's certainly not awful but it is the least successful of all their books.


The Book With No Name
The Book With No Name
by n/a Anonymous
Edition: Paperback

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Derivative rubbish, 2 Nov 2010
This review is from: The Book With No Name (Paperback)
The best thing that can be said about this book is that it makes you want to watch any one of hundred far superior films it has shamelessly lifted it's ideas from. Within four chapters it made me want to put down the book and watch Desperado or Se7en.

I made it through a third of the book (roughly 130 pages). Most of this was a series of characters murdering each other in a series of dull ways. "Characters" maybe a bit of a misnomer as the author has made little effort to get them any distinguishing characteristics. Presumably the character "Marcus the Weasel" is called Marcus the Weasel so the author doesn't need to waste time establishing his character. At least five of the characters I have encountered so far are distinguishable by name only.

There is some semblance of a plot slowly forming about an invincibility necklace and eclipses but I just can't face carrying on.

It gets two stars because I usually find vanity published books to be less well written. In terms of style this is fairly servicable. I just wish the author would have written about something original or at least interesting.


Never Hit a Jellyfish with a Spade: How to Survive Life's Smaller Challenges
Never Hit a Jellyfish with a Spade: How to Survive Life's Smaller Challenges
by Guy Browning
Edition: Hardcover

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Effortless, hilarious read, 14 Aug 2005
This is a perfect book to dip into...a collection of 2 page musings on lots of little issues. As some people have commented each one is similar in style and structure. This doesn't stop them being hilarious.
There is at least a chuckle in every one. And quite a few had me embarrassing myself on public transport. I was genuinely surprised that this had some bad reviews...some people appear to not like this type of comedy. What I suggest is go into a book shop, read any two-pager...if you chuckle, buy it immediately (from Amazon obviously).


The West Highland Way: Updated Summer 2003
The West Highland Way: Updated Summer 2003
by Jacquetta Megarry
Edition: Spiral-bound

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good in some ways. Bad in others, 13 Aug 2003
While this book is pretty good for a basic map and gives a lot of information about certain things (luggage couriers, highly detailed [albeit mostly unnecessary] guide to the walking) it is woefully inadequate in other respects. For example there is very little to suggest any difference between Kinlochleven and Altna Feadh. On the map they are marked identically and there is no text on either. Kinlochleven is a relatively large town with multiple YHs, pubs, a chip shop etc. Altna Feadh is a car park.
We went and ended up doing little sections here and there and for this the book was next to useless. If you stick rigidly to your plan and stop at places that are detailed in the book you will be fine.
Having said that I have no idea what the other guidebooks are like.


MAXScript for Advanced Users
MAXScript for Advanced Users
by A Bihalco
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a good job the only book is pretty good, 21 May 2001
There is a shocking amount of information available on Maxscript and despite the language being a bit poor this is a decent enough resource for what you need to know. It has a series of good examples and is good for both artists and people who have a more coding based history.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to write anything in script.


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