Profile for Wegason > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Wegason
Top Reviewer Ranking: 87,595
Helpful Votes: 24

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Wegason "Government, the fiction through which everybody endeavours to live at the expense of everyone else." (Essex, England)

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2 | 3
pixel
Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 Deluxe (PC CD)
Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 Deluxe (PC CD)

5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant game, great value, 4 Jan 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
All 3 parts of RCT 2 means lots of rides, parks, and themes. RCT 2 is brilliantly conceived and has the all important sandbox mode for creating your own custom park.


Snatch - Two Disc Set [DVD] [2000]
Snatch - Two Disc Set [DVD] [2000]
Dvd ~ Jason Statham
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.64

5.0 out of 5 stars One of my all time favourites, 1 Jan 2014
What's not to like about one of the greatest films in terms of acting, accents, and writing. Brad Pitt is fantastic and it even makes Jason Statham look good.


Piranha PC28b Large CORNER COMPUTER DESK with A4 Suspension File Drawer
Piranha PC28b Large CORNER COMPUTER DESK with A4 Suspension File Drawer
Offered by Piranha Trading Limited * NO DELIVERY TO: Channel Islands • Isle of Man • Scilly Isles • Scottish Highlands & Islands • Northern Ireland *
Price: £99.95

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value and good quality, 1 Jan 2014
An excellent desk that can be alternated to have the drawer pedestal on the left or right. The build is quite complicated but the instructions are clear enough and all the tools are provided, and even spare items are enclosed.

The desk arrives in two separate large and heavy boxes, the frame is light but the desktop and drawer unit is heavy and sturdy. You will need to break screws through parts of your build but these don't show at all as it is all internal.

Make sure you set aside up to 4 hours for building the desk and have a lot of room to do it in, a second pair of hands is also a necessity in my opinion. I built the drawer unit and the steel frame separately and then carried it up to the study to put together due to lack of room. Also, check the company's website as they may have it cheaper.

Would also like to state we received this desk 2 working days after ordering it, great and quick service.

In conclusion, a much higher quality desk than the price would suggest.


The Cleansing (Earth Haven Book 1)
The Cleansing (Earth Haven Book 1)
Price: £2.48

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Apocalyptic Book, 28 Dec 2013
*I received this book for free as part of the Goodreads First Reads giveaway in exchange for an honest review*

I really liked The Cleansing by Sam Kates. I don't read much post-apocalyptic fiction and entered the giveaway because this book sounded interesting. A warning though, reviewing this book without giving anything away is difficult, so be warned.

I don't think I'm spoiling anything in a book called the Cleansing by revealing that humanity is (virtually) wiped out (it is in the blurb!). Although I've read little apocalyptic literature, the method of wiping out humanity is even something I've heard of before as a common method in this type of book. That being said, the way it is done, and why it is done is different and mysterious. You really want to know why this is happening and for what purpose.

This is a novel that is interesting, mysterious, and well written. There is a clear sense of the feelings of the survivors being brought to the fore, and the horror of the actual plague and the effects it has on society are explored well and in detail. During this phase of the book you are introduced to many families and individuals, including children albeit briefly.

The motivations, thoughts, and characters of the perpetrators are revealed slowly and the premise is something I found original. At times, despite the post apocalyptic setting, I felt I wasn't reading a science fiction novel but a story about surviving in the face of adversity combined with a mystery.

I enjoyed it immensely, even if I do have to wonder about the empathy of an author who can write so easily about wiping out children. (The author explores that very thought and subject on an external blog. In the book, not only is the horror that the survivors are living through skilfully and artfully explored and described but what happens to the world and society at large is littered throughout the story, cars everywhere, power failing, hospitals unable to cope without it being overbearing, it is just something that each character encounters on their arcs.

One of my favourite bits in the book (SPOILER AHEAD) is the President's speech to the world.

The real shame for me was that the book was over so soon, at 300 pages I easily could have read more and was yearning for more, a book two or three times the length may have turned it into a brick book, but I like brick books (a la Peter F. Hamilton)

So, Mr Kates, please write number two and I'd be happy to read it and find out what happens.

SPOILERS BELOW

Some questions I'd like answers to in the next book(s):

- How would the 'People' have wiped out humanity pre-20th century?
- Did they have any involvement in the Black Death or Spanish Flu?
- How did they hide their advanced technology for thousands of years?
- If they live underground on their home planet but rejuvenate through the Sun, how does that work?
- I recall Peter stating humanity was more intelligent, yet the 'People' could cure cancer and develop the Millennium Bug...

Also, if like me the first page didn't make sense when you first read it, read it again once you've finished this book and it is actually a great big clue slammed in your face that you just missed first time around!

Great book, looking forward to more.


Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Digital Camera (16MP EXR-CMOS Sensor, 30x Manual Optical Zoom) 3 inch Tiltable LCD Screen
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Digital Camera (16MP EXR-CMOS Sensor, 30x Manual Optical Zoom) 3 inch Tiltable LCD Screen

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent camera, 28 Dec 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Digital Camera has an excellent point and shoot EXR mode that quickly adapts and focuses for different situations that it recognises. It also has good custom modes, is able to zoom in at 30x optical zoom, and has a brilliant continuous shooting mode that maintains focus and is extremely useful for capturing the perfect shot of a moving smiling toddler.


Moneyball [DVD] [2011]
Moneyball [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Brad Pitt
Offered by Discs4all
Price: £4.36

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible adaption of the book, 28 Dec 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Moneyball [DVD] [2011] (DVD)
I love the book by Michael Lewis, and if you haven't read it and are interested in this film or the subject matter, stop right now, buy the book, and don't watch the film first or you won't want to read it.

The book is insightful and interesting, exploring many different facets of the game and the Oakland A's. The film is slow, ponderous, and lacking in explanation, it is poorly executed.


Kitchen Craft Let's Make Gingerbread Man Digital Timer
Kitchen Craft Let's Make Gingerbread Man Digital Timer
Price: £7.82

5.0 out of 5 stars Novelty gift that went down well, 28 Dec 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
It works, is used every week, and was appreciated as a fun little novelty gift, would recommend it for others.


Lowepro Nova 140 AW All Weather Shoulder Bag for Digital SLR - Black
Lowepro Nova 140 AW All Weather Shoulder Bag for Digital SLR - Black
Price: £28.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Fits my FujiFilm Finepix HS30EXR, 28 Dec 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
A great camera bag with pockets and space for the camera, different lens filters, the charger, SD card spares, and the sun hood. Would recommend.


ladies fur trim knited boot slippers (uk 5/6 euro 38/39, taupe)
ladies fur trim knited boot slippers (uk 5/6 euro 38/39, taupe)

1.0 out of 5 stars Did not last well and not comfortable, 28 Dec 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The Mrs did not find these slippers very comfortable and they deteriorated very quickly which resulted in different slippers being required to be purchased.


Eurotrip - Unseen [DVD]
Eurotrip - Unseen [DVD]
Dvd ~ Scott Mechlowicz
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £2.75

4.0 out of 5 stars Cheesy, fun, but good, 28 Dec 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Eurotrip - Unseen [DVD] (DVD)
This is a bit different from your standard young adult movie trip, it is a bit of fun and even features Mr Vinny Jones as a... supporter of a club you wouldn't expect.


Page: 1 | 2 | 3