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Dark Souls - Healing and Recovering from Toxic Relationships
Dark Souls - Healing and Recovering from Toxic Relationships
Price: 3.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The author is probably a nice lady but.., 9 Feb 2014
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Reading this - and I had to stop about halfway because I couldn't read any more - was like sitting on a long plane journey next to someone who won't stop talking about herself and who cannot take any of your nonverbal hints that you've really had enough. While her points are initially well made on the nature of what she terms a 'dark soul', she repeats them again and again using grammar that becomes increasingly haphazard as she becomes more impassioned. I couldn't be sure that I hadn't missed something when she first started talking about her 'dark soul' Oliver, because she seems to introduce him as a married man, and his first error is to not be leaving his wife for her. For this book to work, we really needed a complete portrait of him ...apart from her hints that he was obviously very good-looking and self-enamoured. I cringed when reading about her family problems and it just all seemed somehow very self-indulgent and personal, whilst not really having a coherent link with the points she was trying to make. She comes across as a very, very mixed-up lady, and not one I'd enjoy sitting next to at a dinner party.

Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey
Price: 2.00

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful pap, 9 May 2012
l so wish I'd just bothered to download the sample first... utter tripe from the first page; it's trite, hollow, vacuous and without a trace of decent plot, characterisation, dialogue or description. Delete.
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John Adams Science Is Magic
John Adams Science Is Magic
Price: 13.59

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing box of tricks, 10 Jan 2011
= Durability:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: John Adams Science Is Magic (Toy)
My 8 year-old adores his John Adams electronics kit, so we were really looking forward to this. Within minutes of opening it however he pronounced it to be rubbish - and I was cross with him for being so ungrateful until I looked more closely.

Inside the box there are some cardboard shapes which can be moved around to produce optical illusions and a handful of playing cards with pretty poor and well-known optical illusions printed on them.

The 3D warthog you are invited to make needs VERY strong glue (not included) to hold it in shape, and when you've made it, there's nothing 3D about it whatsoever, and we eventually gave up wondering how it was meant to work.

One of the 'tricks' consists of old-fashioned cardboard 3D glasses and two very small and unimpressive 3D scenes on playing cards to look at. In an age where you can watch an entire movie in astonishing 3D even on a TV, this is ridiculous. Another 'trick' instructs you to get a pen with no ink in it, fill it with lemon juice, write on some paper and then heat the paper with a candle. None of these things are included.

There are two optical illusion 'posters' (A3 size I think) which you'll have seen before and aren't well executed anyway.

Luckily my son also received a different, brilliant box of science magic tricks which are seriously good, easy and no-one's seen them before - and it's ALSO by John Adams, called Science FX. Buy that one, not this.

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