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Call Off the Search
Call Off the Search
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £2.80

12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Another triumph of marketing, 4 May 2005
This review is from: Call Off the Search (Audio CD)
This is another coffee table CD. Another attractive girl with a nice voice making bland and uninteresting music and then being marketed to the hilt (all masterminded by Mike Batt, a name that strikes fear into the hearts of all music lovers, particularly those who remember the Wombles and his song for the Tory party).
This is music for people who do not actually like music. It is pleasant enough if you are in an elevator but there is nothing really there.


The Gruffalo (book and toy pack)
The Gruffalo (book and toy pack)
by Julia Donaldson
Edition: Board book

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic - totally deserves it reputation, 1 Jun. 2004
A truly fantastic children's book.
A good story, told with good narrative drive. To cap it off, well illustrated as well.
All in all the best children's book we have read so far.
Look out for other books by the same authors: Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant in Town.
They are very good as well.


Longitude
Longitude
by Dava Sobel
Edition: Paperback

14 of 32 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful, 27 Sept. 2002
This review is from: Longitude (Paperback)
I read this book based on a number of glowing recommendations - as it transpired these recommendations were based on the idea of the book rather than the book itself.
This should be an excellent book but instead is an example of the worst kind of pseudo-scientific clap-trap.
There is clearly an interesting story here but the book fails to tell it. It is amazingly simplisitic in almost every regard - there is no depth of the descriptions of the problems and the prose is extremely twee, relying on an ancedotal style that was dated by the 60s.
I cannot understand why anybody with any scientific background at all could be satisified by this.


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