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Babel [DVD]
Babel [DVD]
Dvd ~ Brad Pitt
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 2.73

6 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible, 13 Oct 2007
This review is from: Babel [DVD] (DVD)
Firstly, the film was ridiculously long. All the plot lines moved too slowly, and there were far too many characters. I completely lost the plot about 3 years into it, but then discovered I had another decade or so before the film ended. Brad Pitt was awful, the plot lines don't link and nothing fits together. If they had cut out 70% of the film, including several plot lines, then it may have been tolerable. However, when I watched this I first became so depressed that I self-harmed with popcorn, the resorted to eating my coat, crying on the shoulders of people beside me, until I finally started talking in tongues, knawed my own fist off and gouged out my eyes.
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The Code Book: The Secret History of Codes and Code-breaking
The Code Book: The Secret History of Codes and Code-breaking
by Simon Singh
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Value, well written, a good history of codes., 28 Oct 2006
This is definitely a good book - but cannot be compared with Fermat's Last Theorem as the two are very different and aim to do different things. As a mathematics professor, i found this book to be very good teaching material, at all levels. However, i discovered that singh assumes some mathematical skills are posessed by the reader (in being able to understand general algebraic equations, and the idea of raising numbers to the power of x), but he then explains simple information about primes for half a page. Again, this is noticable when he has an inadequate explanation of functions. Otherwise, I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK.


House - Season 1 (Hugh Laurie) [DVD]
House - Season 1 (Hugh Laurie) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Hugh Laurie
Price: 8.67

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 23 July 2006
House is well acted, interesting and has brilliant camera work. However, the weekly forumula is repetitive - but there are lots of changes and developments in House's and the teams' internal and external relationships. This is my favourite program on television at the moment.


Joe Weider's Ultimate Bodybuilding
Joe Weider's Ultimate Bodybuilding
by Joe Weider
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.49

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 9 Jun 2006
This book has detailed descriptions of every muscle-building move, has various levels that the book can be read at, and is very well written. There are large pictures of all the pro's doing the moves that build muscle to motivate you as well. I definitely recommend this book to anyone starting out, improving or looking for an advanced weight lifting manual. This is one book that will last for ever. 568 pages of huge brilliance (the book is enormous).


The Bible: Authorized King James Version (Oxford World's Classics)
The Bible: Authorized King James Version (Oxford World's Classics)
by Robert Carroll
Edition: Paperback

30 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars huzzah!, 14 May 2006
I am an agnostic, but found The Bible a great read. Stories and perhaps true events are symbolic and powerful, I finished breathless and a different man. Even if you are not a christian, The Bible can teach you many valuable lessons and help you understand an entire culture and philsophy.


Looking for JJ
Looking for JJ
by Anne Cassidy
Edition: Paperback

4 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Who for?, 14 May 2006
This review is from: Looking for JJ (Paperback)
I don't really understand who this book is for. It has deep thought and soul-searching, alienating children, but the language is agonisingly childish and clumsy - alienating any adult. Was it really meant for people between the categories or is Cassidy disguising a bad writing ability? There are lots better murder books on the market than this clumsy mess.


Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy
Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy
by Jostein Gaarder
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.27

13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A philosophy textbook, 14 May 2006
I read this book looking for an introduction into philosophy - and found that it did well at explaining the development of modern thought. However, if you are looking for a book that is interesting and has a fast plot line - then you may be disappointed. Considering most of this is just the author using a charachter as a mouthpiece to tell philosophy to the reader - it is remarkably well written. Gaarder condenses thousands of years of thought into an easily read 400 pages. Beware - the plot line is not riveting and if you are doing research, then you would probably be better with a textbook.


A Long Way Down
A Long Way Down
by Nick Hornby
Edition: Paperback

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern, 14 May 2006
This review is from: A Long Way Down (Paperback)
Hornby's latest book is the telling of several people's lives before and after they attempt to commit suicide. Hornby writes with accuracy, emotion and feeling as he evaluates thoughts, actions and the way people justify killing themselves. I am sure this will be regarded as a classic in many years to come.


On Beauty
On Beauty
by Zadie Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

12 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars White Teeth OR On Beauty., 13 May 2006
This review is from: On Beauty (Paperback)
White Teeth dealt with race issues and opposing families. On beauty dealt with race issues and opposing families. Smith writes funny and inventive charachters into both - but do not be surprised when you reach the end of this purple book, that you don't actually think you've read anything. This book is very similar to White Teeth, and they are both very good, so I cannot disown this novel - for it is good (but don't read both).


Enigma
Enigma
by Robert Harris
Edition: Paperback

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A holiday book, 13 May 2006
This review is from: Enigma (Paperback)
A bookish young man is found shattered; physically and emotionally. But, who is he and why is he in Cambridge? Enigma was recommended to me, and I recommend it to you. Jericho, the protagonist, persues what he thinks is his love in a page-turning race, twists and turns await the reader - all in the setting of industrious Bletchley Park. All the charachters are plausible and emotive - but there are some stereotypes about Oxbridge types, which really must be dismissed. Enigma gripped me, and must be the second brilliant invention from the wonderful family that made my tweed jacket.


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