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El inquilino (Spanish Edition)
El inquilino (Spanish Edition)
Price: £3.37

5.0 out of 5 stars Spanish magic realism, 11 July 2014
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Interesting Kafkian tale that will keep you entertained. Is the man going mad or is the world around him crumbling unexpectedly?


Character Building Looney Tunes Micro-Figures in Display Brix
Character Building Looney Tunes Micro-Figures in Display Brix
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Ha,ha,ha. Funny critters., 11 July 2014
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Ha,ha,ha. Funny critters.


Ex-Pro® Micro USB Type B Female to USB Type A Male
Ex-Pro® Micro USB Type B Female to USB Type A Male
Offered by ExpressPro
Price: £3.97

5.0 out of 5 stars It works., 22 Jun 2014
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What else do you need to know? It isn't pretty, but it is functional, enough said really, the review is getting long already.


BBC Proms 2014: The Official Guide (BBC Proms Guides)
BBC Proms 2014: The Official Guide (BBC Proms Guides)
by BBC
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable guide for the most famous classical music festival, 22 Jun 2014
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All information is there, the guide continues to be a reliable resource for the summer concert goer, may this long continue.


No digas que fue un sueño (Marco Antonio y Cleopatra) (Spanish Edition)
No digas que fue un sueño (Marco Antonio y Cleopatra) (Spanish Edition)
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars History and imagination mix in an enthralling tale, 22 Jun 2014
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How do you go about writing a novel about an episode in history of which we all more less know the more salient facts?

You can start by doing a superb characterization, dwelling into what makes the characters thick, you could continue with over the top descriptions of how privileged life may have been for some of the most powerful characters in ancient history, and you can make your readers shed a tear for an history of doomed true love.

This book will have you constantly going to Wikipedia to check historical facts, sometime laughing, sometimes close to tears, but always absorbed in what must be one of the most original books produced in Spanish in the last 30 years.


Hard Candy [DVD]
Hard Candy [DVD]
Dvd ~ Patrick Wilson
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £6.76

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Uneven film that will drill your skull, 10 Feb 2014
This review is from: Hard Candy [DVD] (DVD)
Lets review this in the I have good news and bad news for you format.

First the good news: this film is a great example of how, with a bit of imagination, one can make a half decent film with few resources.

The cast is pretty much 2 actors only, with a cameo appearance by Sandra Oh (completely unnecessary in the great scheme of things) and almost all of the action happens indoors in a flat. This is cinema at its most compelling, where the interest in the film is driven by acting and the script (more about this later).

Patrick Wilson gives a masterful performance, starting as a suave, even gentle guy that picks up a teenage girl for clearly nefarious purposes, and passing through despair, pain, anger and resignation. Those saying that his character is 2 dimensional really should tell us which other emotion did he need to display in order to round his performance, which is pretty much flawless.

The dialogue is pacy enough although at some points Ellen Paige's lines lack credibility.

Which bring me to the bad news:

Ellen Paige's character, Hayley, is difficult to believe, in spite of here best efforts, which are somehow lacking, but to be honest I think the characterization in the script gives her exposed.

The idea is silly enough: to believe that a 14 year old (no matter how mentally unstable) will have the presence of mind to subjugate a quite healthy 30 something male defies belief, and to make matters worse, to believe that she will know all what she knows, including very contrived forms of torture, how to use a gun and several others, is frankly to stretch suspension of belief just too much.

We are supposed to believe that she is mentally unstable (which she should, in order to do all what she does) but at no point we are let into that inner turmoil that a person in such a situation would surely have on herself. We need a definite reason of what this girl is the way she is and this is never forthcoming, and this renders the main premise of the movie as gratuitous titillation at best, or a call to vigilantism at worst.

To be fair the movie kept my attention at all times, but when I was watching the end, I thought "my goodness, good that they didn't make a sequel". As most teenagers, this one managed to annoy me a lot.

In any case, I would thoroughly recommend this film to people interested in minimalist cinemas and its possibilities, but is certain not for the lazy or squeamish.


Lego Minifigures Series 10 Foil Pack (1 Mini-figure)
Lego Minifigures Series 10 Foil Pack (1 Mini-figure)
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to the series, 7 Jun 2013
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This collection will please Lego aficionados of all ages (ahem). Nothing much to say really, you either like the idea or you don;t, I am ordering a second batch because I am not even half way to complete this series.


Character Building Scooby Doo Blind Bag (Assortment)
Character Building Scooby Doo Blind Bag (Assortment)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice figures., 7 Jun 2013
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Only complaint would be that I have got too many Scoobys (5 and counting) out of 10 bought so far :-)


Philips Esee CAM110BL HD 1080p Pocket Camcorder (5x digital zoom) 2.0 inch LCD Touchscreen - Black
Philips Esee CAM110BL HD 1080p Pocket Camcorder (5x digital zoom) 2.0 inch LCD Touchscreen - Black

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice and compact handheld camera., 7 Jun 2013
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This camera is quite handy for when you know you want to take some videos and need something better than your mobile phone.

Something some people may find useful is that it can be set in a standard tripod (something you can't do with your phone), which is ideal for many situation in which a steady video is called for.

The quality picture isn't great, so indoors you'll want lots of lighting or the picture will be too grainy, but that is to be expected I suppose.


Bipra 250GB 2.5 inch USB 2.0 NTFS Portable External Hard Drive - Red
Bipra 250GB 2.5 inch USB 2.0 NTFS Portable External Hard Drive - Red
Price: £32.98

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It works. Just., 7 Jun 2013
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I plugged the disk to my Linux machine and it was recognized, I transferred files and then took it to a Windows XP machine to read them.

The disk wasn't recognized come what may, so I took it back to the Linux machine, re-formatted and all went fine.

I don't understand why this is so, storage devices should be plug and play not plug and pray.

It works, but if you are a Linux user you may want to consider re-formatting it out of the box (NTFS) to avoid problems...


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