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Nikola Tesla: The Imagination and Man that Invented the World as We Know It Today (Nikola Tesla Free Book, The Man that Invented 20th Century, The Dream ... Alternating Current System, Electricity)
Nikola Tesla: The Imagination and Man that Invented the World as We Know It Today (Nikola Tesla Free Book, The Man that Invented 20th Century, The Dream ... Alternating Current System, Electricity)
Price: 1.83

3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay, 9 Sep 2014
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An interesting story marred by numerous typos. Re-edit and re-submit, please.


Personal (Jack Reacher 19)
Personal (Jack Reacher 19)
by Lee Child
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 9.00

3.0 out of 5 stars things go better with..., 9 Sep 2014
Not one of his best, but that's not the main bugbear.
Does a high-paid author really need that extra wedge from product placement? The only point in his favour here is that those well-known cans of a popular beverage are spread out through the tale, and not tipped onto one or two pages as if from a wheelbarrow - like certain other authors [you know who you are, John].
We still notice. The "suspended disbelief is lost" and we're left wondering what is the lure to the successful?


London Bridge
London Bridge
by Beatrice A. Miller
Edition: Sheet music

1.0 out of 5 stars research?, 5 Aug 2014
This review is from: London Bridge (Sheet music)
Hard to say anything constructive when it has Tower Bridge on the cover.


Bad Blood (Virgil Flowers 4)
Bad Blood (Virgil Flowers 4)
by John Sandford
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars product placement, 25 April 2014
A good story ruined by soft drink product placement. After countless name drops, I gave up at page 33 because Virgil Flowers stopped for yet another **** **** (TM). Did you really need the extra money, John? Whodunnit? Who knows?


The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb
The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb
by R. Crumb
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars good, but not his best, 17 Sep 2012
The fact that, at September 2012, I bought my copy in a Pound Shop suggests a massive over-run at the printers. Probably a must for die-hard fans. I purchased it because I grew up with Crumb cartoons in the sixties. This is a small but impressive portfolio of his latter drawings, and none of them will offend. Being a life-long fan I was equally delighted by his skill and somewhat disappointed by the content. Worth a pound brand new in the Pound Shop - but, sadly, that's about it.


First Pull Up, Then Pull Down
First Pull Up, Then Pull Down
Price: 6.93

5.0 out of 5 stars the one that got away, 20 July 2011
For anyone who caught the Hot Tuna set at Bath in 1970, this was the album you'd been hoping for after rushing out to buy their self-titled debut and finding it was all acoustic. This is the album that seems to get missed out of playlists, and - I do beg your pardon - never shows up on Torrent sites. It has the great Casady bass solo on Candy Man. It has the definitive cut of Been So Long which makes the subsequent versions pale into insignificance. It has Pap Creech on violin and Will Scarlett on harp. The only thing missing is that great drummer they had for the Burgers album, whose name escapes me but brought Water Song to life.
There's much jostling about the best Hot Tuna albums among fans. Burgers remains my number one. This is joint second with Double Dose. Enjoy.


Carb Counter: A Clear Guide to Carbohydrates in Everyday Foods (Collins Gem)
Carb Counter: A Clear Guide to Carbohydrates in Everyday Foods (Collins Gem)
by Harper Collins (UK)
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars don't believe all you read, 27 Feb 2011
This is a rough guide, not written in stone, and it contains glaring inaccuracies no one bothered to check before printing. According to this booklet you can drink Irish Cream Liqueur until the cows come home, for - despite being made from cream and carb-rich alcohol - it is carb free. Yeah... I wish... Diets like that, we'd all be on them...
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Wondrous Stories: A Complete Introduction To Progressive Rock
Wondrous Stories: A Complete Introduction To Progressive Rock
Price: 24.85

6 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars unrepresentative, 7 July 2010
Speaking as someone who lived through the prog rock era, I think the best compilation might have been made by asking those who were there for suggestions or, if that was too much effort, using the Bill Bailley hosted BBC programme as a starter.
Time constraints aside, there are many bands on this who shouldn't have been, many who weren't on at all, some bands who should have had a better representative track, and some bands who were so here and gone they were long forgotten by prog rock afficiandos or, worse, cannot even be recalled - so must be makeweight inclusions from a record label back-catalogue freebie.
If you want to get into prog rock, talk to an oldie for a better listening list.


Cheap Thrills
Cheap Thrills

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 500, 11 Nov 2007
This review is from: Cheap Thrills (Audio CD)
This is generally accepted as one of the top 500 albums of all time. Listen to it and find out why. Not only that, but the live album captures the band at it best.


Happy Trails
Happy Trails
Price: 7.96

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 500, 11 Nov 2007
This review is from: Happy Trails (Audio CD)
This is generally accepted as one of the top 500 albums of all time. Listen to it and find out why. Not only that, but the live album captures the band at it best.


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