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Kil'n People
Kil'n People
by David Brin
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Science finction at its best, 13 Jan 2003
This review is from: Kil'n People (Paperback)
I doesn't get much better than this -- an outstanding book. Brin takes a complicated story with a bewildering array of characters and produces a highly readable and entertaining book. It's not at all difficult to read, which is quite an achievement. This is the first David Brin book I've read. I just placed an order with Amazon for two more -- it's great to find an author of this calibre who I haven't read before.


Linux Mandrake O/S 7.2 Powerpack Deluxe
Linux Mandrake O/S 7.2 Powerpack Deluxe

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Linux distro, 16 Jan 2001
I've used Linux for over five years. Mandrake 7.2 was the first installation I though easier than installing that other operating system. This is a very comprehensive distro, ideal for first time Linux users as well as the most experienced hackers.


Use Of Weapons (The Culture)
Use Of Weapons (The Culture)
by Iain M. Banks
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More outstanding sci-fi, 2 Dec 2000
Mr Banks must surely be at the hight of his powers. One of the best sci-fi authors ever. He writes with confidence and aparent ease. His books have a subtle humour and likeable, three dimension characters. If you like sci-fi, read everything Mr Banks has written except the dismal Feersum Endjinn.


Gladiator (2000) - Two Disc Set [DVD]
Gladiator (2000) - Two Disc Set [DVD]
Dvd ~ Russell Crowe
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.72

5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, brilliant, 3 Nov 2000
From the opening scenes this is a spellbinding movie. Everything in this picture looks perfect; the costumes, the landscape, the battles, the arena. The performances and casting are spot on, the battles terrifing and the special effects are superbly done and do not dominate.
Anyone who also saw Russel Crowe in "The Insider" must surely agree he is an outstanding and versatile actor.


The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference
The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference
by Nicolai M. Josuttis
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent -- at least two books in one, 4 Dec 1999
A very useful book. Pretty expensive, but this is two books in one -- it really is a tutorial and a reference. As the ink is hardly dry (Dec 99), it's also very up to date. The layout is very clear and the examples are long enough to be useful but short enough to follow easily. Mr Josuttis really knows his stuff and explains it all beautifully.


Speaker For The Dead: Book 2 in the Ender Saga
Speaker For The Dead: Book 2 in the Ender Saga
by Orson Scott Card
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding -- one of the all time best SF novels, 21 Oct 1999
I you haven't read Ender'd Game, read it first. Then read this -- it's even better which takes some doing. A wonderfully detailed story that doesn't get bogged down in the detail. It's thrilling, moving and beautifully told.


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