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Abus 1150 Combination Cable - Black, 120cm
Abus 1150 Combination Cable - Black, 120cm
Price: £7.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Adequate, but poor value, 7 Nov 2014
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Adequate, but poor value. I got sold on the reviews and the Abus brand, but when it arrived I realised it was really thin and flimsy (I can probably cut it with a hacksaw in 20 seconds, someone with better tools would go through it in a few seconds). My advice would be to either buy an even cheaper cable lock (which basically adds very little security) or but a proper chain lock for £5-£6 more. Also, the combination is not great - not smooth and gets stuck. We use it to lock my son's bike at school, but it doesn't even feel secure enough for that.


Chemex Drip Coffee Maker with Glass Handle 6 Cup
Chemex Drip Coffee Maker with Glass Handle 6 Cup
Offered by Hessian Coffee
Price: £45.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and stylish coffee maker (if you like filter coffee, that is), 29 May 2013
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Really good set up for someone who wants a simple, minimalist, way of making good coffee. I am not so bothered with getting the perfect taste profile or any of that stuff. I just wanted something that worked without hassle. This is it. Only downside is the difficulty in getting the filters, but that's really a minor issue.


The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Price: £4.19

2.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining start, but got boring and repetitive. Also dodgy politics dressed up as an apolitical stance., 29 May 2013
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I get it. It's a funny read. There is also a superficial appeal to the apolitical stance of the main character. But it really gets irritating, boring and predictable after the first few dozen pages.

Also, this whole idea of common sense against ideology is in itself deeply political, and very naive and simplistic at the same time. In fact, the main character, if you really think about it, has done pretty terrible things while naively ignoring politics.


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2.0 out of 5 stars Good idea, but the execution isn't great., 12 Jan 2013
I've had these gloves for about a month now, and have used them a bit, although mostly light use. The touch screen fabric works a charm, and the gloves are a good fit. The price is also decent. But unfortunately, these gloves are really badly made. The finishing was clearly inferior from the get go, and the stitching on the fingers was very visible and messy. There were also many bits of fabric sticking out, that I had to cut off with scissors. However, the worse part is that after a month of light use, and not even a single wash, the gloves already look like they are 10 years old. There is already a lot of pilling and the surface is covered with balls of wool all over the place.

So basically, a good idea (Merino gloves that work with a touch screen phone) but hugely fails to deliver because of the poor quality of the manufacturing.


Lonely Planet Istanbul (City Guide) (City Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Istanbul (City Guide) (City Travel Guide)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars out of date and with almost universillay bad restaurant recommendations, 19 Oct 2011
It makes it a bit difficult when you no longer trust your guide book. A lot of the information on transport - ferries and trams and such - is really out of date. Descriptions of the sights isn't very useful and there is very little insider information and very little that is off the beaten track. The worst by far are the restaurant reviews. The guide mostly recommends over-priced places that are not especially good and are extraordinarily unfriendly, with the worse offender being Havuzlu at the Grand Bazar which was just a terrible experience (tourists forced to order from a buffet by the entrance while turks are given menus and much more attention, no table service after you order, shockingly rude manager and staff). Basically, a couple of hour of internet research and some common sense would be better than trusting this guide, particularly since Istanbul is such a friendly and pleasent city.


Dreamer's Cat:  a sci-fi murder mystery with a killer twist
Dreamer's Cat: a sci-fi murder mystery with a killer twist
Price: £2.39

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lost its way, and had a pointless ending, 3 Mar 2011
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This novel had some good ideas and was a page turner at the beginning. It then lost its way, and tried to compensate with gratuitous sex scenes. It got progressively worse, and the ending was completely confusing and unsatisfying.


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