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Someplace to Be Flying
Someplace to Be Flying
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5.0 out of 5 stars Also this book contains one of the best openings that takes you imperceptibly from everyday realism into ..., 3 Dec. 2014
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A fantasy tour de force, full of memorable,fascinating and well drawn characters. Also this book contains one of the best openings that takes you imperceptibly from everyday realism into full blown weirdness without you realising that I have ever read.


Minstrel (Tir Athair Book 1)
Minstrel (Tir Athair Book 1)
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4.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining and engaging tale, 7 Nov. 2013
In this, the first of a new series, readers are introduced to Tir Athair. There will be much that readers of heroic fantasy will be familiar with, but neither this world or the novel's characters feel derivative. Liam, the central character of this tale, is well drawn and believable. He is a man sometimes trapped by aspects of his own make up and sometimes by the prevailing rules of the society in which he lives. Other members of the cast enjoy equally rounded lives. The tale weaves threads of high court intrigue, romance and commoners' lives together as seen through Liam's eyes. Unlike many heroic fantasy tales this book is worth buying now, rather than having to wait to buy the series all at once, as Ames has achieved one particularly difficult balancing act in this novel. The story develops well towards a natural conclusion that avoids leaving the reader feeling cheated whilst at the same time looking forward to the next instalment. Bring on the next in the series.
* I received a review copy of this book from the author.


The Vagrant (Southern Hauntings Saga Book 1)
The Vagrant (Southern Hauntings Saga Book 1)

5.0 out of 5 stars A Haunting Tale, 9 Oct. 2013
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I came across this through recommendation from a fellow writer on Facebook. I am pleased to have started the series at the beginning as this tale serves as both prequel and introduction to future stories. I read it at one sitting (it is short novella / long short story length).
The main character is interesting and the sense of place invoked is vivid. The story flows and sweeps the reader along, with just enough mystery in the back story to be intriguing, without being annoyingly cryptic. The 'road to hell is paved with good intentions' theme of this story provides insight into a conflicted but realistic and three dimensional protagonist, and makes me want to read more. I look forward to future instalments.


Foreign Identity
Foreign Identity

4.0 out of 5 stars An intriguing tale, 29 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: Foreign Identity (Kindle Edition)
This story has a great opening. From the initial set up, it is interesting, well written and moves at a dizzying pace. Full of twists and turns, the story also develops well, leading the reader easily along with the two characters. The story is atmospheric and involving. My only slight reservation concerns the ending. Its conclusion feels slightly rushed and a little expository. However, this should not put anyone off. This is a good, solid, enjoyable tale that you will not regret either buying or reading.


Burn
Burn
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hot Stuff!, 6 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: Burn (Kindle Edition)
This is a short story, but it packs a big punch. The central character is well realised and rounded, flaws and all. The theme is one that draws on established tropes in the genre but the way that it is worked out feels fresh. There is detail in the back story that gives the tale weight and depth, and makes it feel like one of a series. I look forward to more.


Between Two Thorns (Split World)
Between Two Thorns (Split World)
by Emma Newman
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A Magical Tale of a Hidden World, 21 April 2013
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The best fantasy book I have read this year! I devoured it at a single sitting, engrossed as much by the concept as by the well rounded, believable characters and the confident interweaving of the three planes of reality. One other thing I particularly like was that this story is complete and does not leave you hanging uncomfortably for the next book. There is a continuing thread that means that I look forward eagerly to the next two books in the series, but the many of the main skeins in this book are resolved.


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1.0 out of 5 stars Did not work, 31 Oct. 2012
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Despite the low price, I expect a product to work - this did not. The fit of the plug into the phone was so tight, I feared it might break the pins in the phone, and when it was eventually connected - nothing happened. Off to buy a more expensive item.


The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag
by Robert A. Heinlein
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A great collection from one of the masters of SF, 4 Nov. 2009
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This collection gives an insight into what made RAH one of the most significant US SF writers of the 20th century; innovative, sometimes argumentative and controversial but with a variety of things to say and often with an economy of style that others could not match. It is worth the price for the cover story alone, which is moody, vivid and striking writing, straddling the edges of SF and fantasy. There was discussion on some fan sites recently of it being made into a movie and it is fun to imagine who could capture the dramatic range of the eponymous character.

The other really note-worthy story here is '...All you zombies', one of the author's seminal time travel stories which, with his other classic 'By his bootstraps' (not in this collection but worth looking out for), set many of the basic rules for future stories of this type.

The others are still worth savouring as they give a clue to the range of which Heinlein was capable in his early writing. The spare, savagely edited prose is a hallmark of this early period before his more discursive and, some would say, self-indulgent style that can be seen in much of his later period writing.

This collection is a fitting tribute to a great writer written during what many believe to be near to his imaginative peak.


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5.0 out of 5 stars These should be called slippers not trainers, 6 Sept. 2009
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Diane, says it all in the title. But they do make your feet hot if you don't wear socks!


Andrew Collinge Pro Ceramic Digital Straightener
Andrew Collinge Pro Ceramic Digital Straightener

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, 6 Sept. 2009
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My girlfriend loved these! she says they are very quick heating up and have a nice long cable


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