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NEW Men's Sexy Open G-string T-back Pouch Thong Brief
NEW Men's Sexy Open G-string T-back Pouch Thong Brief
Offered by leading-star
Price: £1.12

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite comfortable, 28 July 2015
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Although it will never keep you warm in the winter. Looks quite sexy, with your erection poking through the hole, but if your manhood decides to revert to "normal" size while wearing it you end up looking like you just nicked a chipolata from the meat counter at Asda and it's about to fall out your pocket. ..

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' REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT ' -- High Quality Luggage / keychain tag incl. chrome keyring
' REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT ' -- High Quality Luggage / keychain tag incl. chrome keyring
Offered by O.T.I.E. Handelsgesellschaft mbH
Price: £3.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't remove before flight, 6 July 2015
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A miniature facsimile of those R-B-F tags you see on military aircraft, this is a very high quality novelty key ring, fabricated in cloth with an embroidered logo and a decent quality split ring. It's ideal for your car or bike keys and is a little more original than "My Other Car is Also a Ferrari"


Explorer Leather Bush Hat (61cm XL)
Explorer Leather Bush Hat (61cm XL)
Offered by Adorabilia Ltd
Price: £23.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Crocodile Dundee, 2 July 2015
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A really nice hat; well manufactured and as far as I can tell of excellent quality. The brim is reinforced by a steel wire to keep it rigid, the stitching seems robust and there's a small leather flap on the inside of the crown to protect the leather from your brow sweat. I haven't been rained on yet but I have every confidence that when I am, the hat will prove to be - at the least - suitably water resistant.

One problem is the smell. By golly this hat really pongs. Leave it in the hall or porch and the room will end up smelling of cow. In the end, the missus made me leave the hat in the garden shed. This solved the immediate problem, but even in the open air she can smell my hat. And when I take it off, my head smells distinctly bovine. I am sincerely hoping that the whiff will calm down to a more subtle leathery aroma as the hat ages.

PS _ I actually live in Dundee, hence the review title.


Origami Case for Kindle Voyage (7th Generation), Royal purple
Origami Case for Kindle Voyage (7th Generation), Royal purple
Price: £39.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Utterly, ridiculously overpriced..., 25 Jun. 2015
...and I swore I would never buy it. But having suffered a chunkier, heavier and rather more down-market cover to protect my Kindle for some time< I eventually gave in and bought this.

Well, I suppose you get what you pay for. It's very nice. The Kindle sits in the rigid plastic tray, held magnetically and (more or less) firmly. The foldover leather cover lies snug against the screen or the back (note book style) and is again held in place by magnets. Opening the cover wakes the Kindle up and it can then be transformed ingeniously into a hands free stand. Very slick and good looking and, most importantly, it adds little in the way of weight or thickness to the Kindle itself, which is a big plus.

One complaint is that if your Kindle drops off to sleep while the front cover is open it is a bit of a faff to access the on off switch (which is hidden behind the front cover).


Alhazred: Author of the Necronomicon: Author of the Necromonicon (Necronomicon Series)
Alhazred: Author of the Necronomicon: Author of the Necromonicon (Necronomicon Series)
Price: £19.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I have such sights to show you..., 16 Jun. 2015
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Abdul al Hazred, better known as the Mad Arab, was the author of the Necronomicon ("Book of the Law of the Dead"); a notorious tome that recounted his learnings and explorations of the occult mysteries of the vast and trackless wastes of the deserts of Sana'a. Best known as a hagiography of the Old Gods; Yog Sothoth, Cthulhu, Baal, Yig, Nyarlathotep, etc the Necronomicon is, in fact, a completely fictional work that exists only within the Cthulhu Mythos started by HP Lovecraft and perpetuated by a raft of like-minded authors ever since Howard Phillips (that incorrigible old racist) first put pen to paper.

However, Donald Tyson did in fact write and publish his own vision of the Necronomicon, and a fine and convincing rendition it is too. He followed it up with this, supposedly a biography of the Mad Arab himself. It starts with Alhazred's transgression, disgrace, torture and exile from the court of King Huban ibn Abd Allah in Yemen and thence follows the layout of Tyson's Necronomicon, as Our Hero consorts with ghouls, explores dead cities, partakes of human flesh (the more gamey the better, it would seem) and dabbles in necromancy and self-resurrection. Well, I say "dabble"... more like immerses himself entirely without recourse even to a pair of water-wings. Hardly surprising that no one ever came to his cocktail parties.

Like its predecessor, Alhazred is a well written and feverishly imaginative piece of work. It is fairly long and it does tend to drag through the middle. Having read Necronomicon immediately before hand, perhaps I was too familiar with the direction the plot was taking and with the occult details of the story within. Nevertheless, it's a good companion piece and adds flesh to the bones (so to speak...) of Tyson's addition to the Lovecraftian canon.

Well worth a read, but please don't forget to appease the Elder Ones with a sacrificial virgin after each chapter.


Senfloco mens Briefs Shorts Thongs G-string Sexy Low Rise Underwear S M L
Senfloco mens Briefs Shorts Thongs G-string Sexy Low Rise Underwear S M L
Offered by Donner-UK
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thong thung blue, everybody loveth one..., 4 Jun. 2015
I'm not a small man, and I was concerned that even the Large size wouldn't fit me, but it did, and surprisingly well.

Having said that, it IS a small thong and it doesn't leave much to the imagination or, for that matter, much room for movement and I found myself popping out at inopportune moments.

Nevertheless, this thong is comfortable and sexy.

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Child 44
Child 44
by Tom Rob Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £2.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Book 'im, Sergei! Murder One!, 22 May 2015
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This review is from: Child 44 (Paperback)
I've never really been a fan of police thrillers but fell for the hype surrounding this one and was charmed, to some extent, by the slightly out of the ordinary setting - 1950's Stalinist Russia.

Child 44 is, however a rather odd contradiction and I was and still am a little unsure as to whether I really liked it.

On the one hand, the plot is worthy enough, following state policeman Leo Demidov's investigations into a series of horrific child murders. Because, in Stalin's Soviet Paradise, crime did not officially exist (or so the author tells us) Leo's identification of the murders as anything more sinister than a number of entirely unrelated and inexplicable accidents proves hugely embarrassing to the State. His battle with authority, leading to his persecution, demotion, torture and exile add spice and tension to a rather workaday concept - i.e. the serial killer novel. And watching Leo's character and ideals morph from a faithful (and feared) Soviet drone more interested in suppressing the truth than uncovering it to a moralistic campaigner for social justice provides /some/ depth. It's difficult to judge whether the author's damning description of the appalling political and humanitarian state of the USSR under Stalin's iron fist is realistic or not - it certainly SEEMS exaggerated to someone ignorant of the truth, but that just makes it all the more fun.

However, the writing is, while perfectly competent, a little drab and lifeless. And if it's hard to feel engaged by the writing, the characterisation is even worse. Leo is the most three dimensional of the entire dramatis personae and that's not saying much. There's no real depth or spark to any of the characters, no matter how much Tom Rob Smith tries to explore their past, their motivation, their feelings and emotions. This is exacerbated by his strange insistence on ignoring the usual conventions for portraying dialogue (and this, again, is wooden in the extreme) which he transcribes instead in bullet-pointed italics. For instance (you'll have to imagine the italics);

- Is Father coming back?
- He isn't coming back.
- Is he lost?
- Yes, he's lost.
- Who's bringing us meat?
- We're going to catch it ourselves.

Ugh! and so-on.

In the end, there is something compelling about the story, something that caught me and pulled me along - I did in fact find it hard to put down despite its failings and even bought the second book in the trilogy. We'll see how that goes.


Rexel A4 Active Folder (Pack of 25)
Rexel A4 Active Folder (Pack of 25)
Price: £4.55

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Plastic envelopes, 14 May 2015
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These are robust and colourful plastic wallets are perfect for holding A4 manuscripts or similar. The wallets are well over-sized so will happily take 30, 40, 50 or more sheets without straining at the seams and the popper closure will keep them nice and secure.

25 of them will go a long way.


Doctor Sleep: Shining Book 2 (The Shining)
Doctor Sleep: Shining Book 2 (The Shining)
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Comfort food, 5 May 2015
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The True Knot are an association of ghouls who travel the highways and byways of America abducting small children (who else?) and feeding on their souls (what else?). Their current inventory will take them to Colorado and the site of the Overlook Hotel (where else?). Meanwhile, Dan Torrance, a recovering alcoholic is working as a nurse in a cancer hospice in New England. I guess it's almost inevitable that there's going to be a showdown, isn't it?

While attending a book signing in 1996, someone asked Stephen King what became of Danny Torrance, the young protagonist of King's third novel "The Shining". It took him a while, but "Doctor Sleep" is the answer to that question...

"Doctor Sleep" is classic King. You got your soul-sucking vampires (check), got your tortured alcoholic hero (check), got your psychic teenager (check), your grizzled Midwesterner father figure (check), your cataclysmic, James Bond-esque denouement (check). You know where you are with The King. You get a big old book, swollen, but full of interest; replete with character development, crammed with back-story, dripping with homely sincerity and oozing apple-pie Americana. Fortunately, though, King managed to avoid chucking in a whole squadron of flying saucers this time but I was surprised not to see a visit from Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

So there you go. A worthy (if long awaited) follow-up to The Shining. Different in character but consistent in plot. More "It'' and "Insomnia" than "Dreamcatcher" or "Dome". To say much more would be superfluous. If you like King, you'll like this. If you love King, you'll read it in one long, gritty-eyed session.


InventCase Amazon Kindle Voyage 2014 Smart Multi-Functional Leather Book Case Cover with Sleep Wake Function - Black and Tan
InventCase Amazon Kindle Voyage 2014 Smart Multi-Functional Leather Book Case Cover with Sleep Wake Function - Black and Tan
Offered by Sunny Savers Ltd

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I've got you covered, 23 April 2015
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Given that the Kindle Voyage is so light and so slim, it seems a terrible shame to stick it in a heavy and bulky protective case. And this IS heavy and bulky. It probably doubles the weight of the Kindle and it is about double the thickness. So what was light as a feather and could be slipped with ease into a hip or back pocket is now rather more unwieldy rather less comfortable to hold.

Nevertheless, the Kindle is sufficiently valuable that it deserves some protection and if you don't want to pay more than £50 for the official "origami" style case, this looks quite attractive. For starters, it will certainly provide all the protection you need, bar stampeding elephants or bath-time tsunamis. The case is stiff enough to protect the contents from blunt instruments and the screen from sharp ones. The case also comes with an adhesive screen protector. I chose to ditch this. My last Kindle lived in a protective leather case for 5 years and suffered not a scratch so an acetate film would probably be more hindrance than benefit.

The case is magnetised so that opening and closing the cover wakes and sleeps the Kindle. However there's a cutout at the back allowing access to the on/off button. There are also cutouts allowing access to/for the USB port, the page turn buttons and the light sensor.

The cover also has a number of patches for storing cards or tickets. One large one on the outside front for a boarding card or passport and several small credit card holders on the inside, one of which has a clear window - perhaps for an ID panel. There is also a pen-loop on the side, conveniently populated by a touch-screen stylus.

Overall the quality seems good - real leather, real stitching, sturdy and long-lasting.

Dowdy it may very well be, but it's cheap, decent quality and very very necessary.


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