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The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
by Stephen King
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Flawed but interesting introduction to an amazing story cycle, 19 Aug. 2012
I had heard such good things about this massive epic of 7 or 8 books. The author's note on this, the 1st in the series, explained that Stephen King started it when he was 19 years old (as well as hinting at the signnificance of that number!). There are many plot points left hanging, due to be resolved in later books.
The pace of the book is good with an emphasis on lots of things happening instead of fleshing out characters, unlike later books. Which are better than great - by the end of the first chapter of the second book (The Drawing of the Three) you are hooked, and it goes places you would never predict.
One word of advice - read this first book carefully, especially towards the end, as many subsequent plot points hinge on Roland's actions in this book.


The Coincidence Engine
The Coincidence Engine
by Sam Leith
Edition: Paperback

5 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DON'T BOTHER, 9 July 2011
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This review is from: The Coincidence Engine (Paperback)
The 2nd worst book I have ever read (just above "The Secret Lemonade Drinker"). Pointless, plot got lost half way through, promises more than it delivers, seemingly written during several drinking binges, complex-in-a-bad-way, you will have a hard time connecting to any aspect of this book, other than the synopsis on the back cover. I resent the time I wasted on this incredibly badly written drivel. Would probably get a high B grade at GCSE. Reviews were biased (written by a journo). Stick to the classics.


A Scanner Darkly [DVD] [2006]
A Scanner Darkly [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Keanu Reeves
Price: £2.73

5 of 32 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars CRETINOUS WAZZOCKRY!!!, 15 Dec. 2007
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Utterly dull, hard work on the eyes, so low-key it hurts, pretentious, boring plot. Time I will never get back......AVOID!!!!
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Queens Of The Stone Age: Over The Years And Through The Woods [DVD] [2005]
Queens Of The Stone Age: Over The Years And Through The Woods [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Queens of the Stone
Price: £11.87

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OUTSTANDING!, 15 Dec. 2007
Really good live concert, well put together, well recorded, a bit grainy in places (what's the point of this then.....I got a big clear telly!) but good natured and the playing is as spot on as the mixing.
RROOOOCCCKKKK!!!!


The Last King of Scotland [DVD] [2006]
The Last King of Scotland [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Forest Whitaker
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £2.23

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Educational, 15 Dec. 2007
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Fairly well acted, but a bit sanitised, until the end. Which is exactly what the young doctor would have thought, so this is a great "point of view" movie, and people must be exposed to the unpleasant truths.


World Trade Center [DVD]
World Trade Center [DVD]
Dvd ~ Maria Bello
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.36

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and Moving, 15 Dec. 2007
This review is from: World Trade Center [DVD] (DVD)
realistic, characters were well developed but not in any was schmaltzy. Pitched at the right level and surprisingly pacy, bearing in mind that there's not as much "action" in this "action flick".


Serenity [DVD] [2005]
Serenity [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Nathan Fillion
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.25

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Colourful fun and pacy, 15 Dec. 2007
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not to mention stylish and the effects/cinematography were terrific. I hadn't seen the TV series, but this didn't matter - it all worked.


Syriana [DVD] [2005] [2006]
Syriana [DVD] [2005] [2006]
Dvd ~ George Clooney
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £3.65

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for Thick People, 15 Dec. 2007
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How can you not be cynical if you have a reading age above 14, access to newspapers (not tabloids)?
This film shows the US as a domineering bully of the worst reactionary kind. It DOESN'T condone terrorism, but shows that if you stomp around the planet too hard, bits are gonna fall off.


An Inconvenient Truth [DVD] [2006]
An Inconvenient Truth [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Al Gore
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £3.98

1 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Slightly Flawed, but don't throw the baby out with the bathwater....., 15 Dec. 2007
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....or cut your nose off to spite your face. Even if we act now, it's too late suckers, so thanks for the ride!


Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster
Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster
Offered by TwoRedSevens
Price: £10.05

4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing, 15 Dec. 2007
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If you're a fan, or even if you aren't, this is an in-depth look at a bunch of bored fortunate men stuck in a rut. Very funny in places, very poignant in others. Loved it!


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