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5.0 out of 5 stars They are back, 6 Aug 2012
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Rolling Stone Magazine rated this as the best album in 2012 (to date). I have to agree. Its Pumpkins at their best, going back to their Gish/Siamese Dreams/PI days. Can't wait for their tour!

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can' believe its taken me this long to discover this seriers, 3 Feb 2012
Love it. Have not been so addicted to a series of books for a long time and have actually had to take a break from reading them just to avoid divorce. Buy at your own risk, but you wont be able to let them go.

Robopocalypse (Robo 1)
Robopocalypse (Robo 1)
by Daniel H. Wilson
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Books I read last year, 3 Feb 2012
This review is from: Robopocalypse (Robo 1) (Paperback)
I really enjoyed it. Yes its cliched; yes it does appear to be waiting for Ridley Scott to turn it into a fast paced action film; and yes there are parts that don't hang well together, but none of this diminishes the story which I found gripping and like a number of other reviewers couldn't put it down and finished it all too quickly. I enjoyed the Terminator films. I guess this was a potential version for what came before the Terminator. Enjoy it and don't take it too seriously.

Altar of Bones
Altar of Bones
by Philip Carter
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dan Brown Move Over, 3 Feb 2012
This review is from: Altar of Bones (Hardcover)
Yes, its far fetched....but no more far fetched than an American linguistic professor who stumbles on the try bloodline of Christ.....Look if you are looking for a historically accurate fiction novel maybe buy Con Iggulden, this is pure fiction interspresed amongst historical events. Its fast paced, good twists and well written. If you wasnt a good holiday read and like Dan Brown buy it

Live from the Union of Soul
Live from the Union of Soul
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4.0 out of 5 stars Waifs at their Best Live, 2 Jan 2012
Great album. yes its a compilation of dates palyed on the tour, but the tracks are woven together well with enough audience interaction to make seem as though it was one gig. As a Waif's fan the tracks are not all commercial favourites which is good and the duet with John Butler for the Paul Kelly tune From Little Things Big Things Grow captures just how they really play that song. Worth getting!

The Pacific - Complete HBO Series (Tin Box Edition) [DVD] [2010]
The Pacific - Complete HBO Series (Tin Box Edition) [DVD] [2010]
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK, 2 Jan 2012
I was really anticipating The Pacific after having thoroughly enjoyed Band of Brothers (BoB). Over the 10 episodes I felt you really got to know the characters. No so with the Pacific. I found it disjointed with no one character being in the series from whoa to go. Unlike BoB it failed to really flow jumping from Bob Leckie to Sledgehammer with Basildone thrown in for good measure - the story just failed to really flow.

In BoB you saw Easy Company grow from training to the D-Day Jumps to the freezing cold of Bastonne to the taking of Hitler's fortress in the sky. With the Pacific you have a different island just about each episide with a snapshot of what happenened during that campaign. This meant that getting to know the characters as a group just didn't happen and I have to say after about 4 episodes I strugled to work out who the main characters were and how they all fitted together. By the end the 2 main characters shine through as Leckie and Sledge, who during the series actually have nothing to do with each other, so in effect it is 2 series about the same theatre of war with the first half devoted to Leckie (who then disappears from about episode 6) and the second half devoted to Sledge.

As a series its OK and watchable. The scenes are a little more gory (obviously enhanced for HD), but really because you don't know the characters you don't get the same attachment to them and have the same feeling when they are hurt or die (Basildone aside) as you did in BoB, and hence there is less tension in watching it. For me that's a shame, because the Pacific campaign was a pivotal theatre in WW2 and the part the US forces played in that theatre was immence. For me, Letters from Iwo Jiwa was a much better and more sucinct rendition of the campaign and though told from a Japanese perspective you had more attachement to the characters in that movie than you did in this.

The African Dream: the Diaries of the Revolutionary War in the Congo (Harvill Panther)
The African Dream: the Diaries of the Revolutionary War in the Congo (Harvill Panther)
by Ernesto Guevara
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Chevolution......, 29 Sep 2010
For those remotely interested in Che post the motor cycle diaries and the success of the Cuban campaign, the struggles in the Congo are definitely worth reading. As an unabashed Che fan I got a real sesne from these diaries of just the single mindedness and drive that he had as an individual.

The African dream may never have materialised....they are still fighting it out in the Congo, and Che may have gone off to Bolivia afterwards and failed, but if ever there is a statement about regime change having to come from within and not from external forces it is never more elegantly expoused than in this diary.

Canon LEGRIA HF R16 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Black (20 X Optical Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)
Canon LEGRIA HF R16 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Black (20 X Optical Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Love it! Just the software is an issue, 29 Sep 2010
Why oh why to companies do this......why not simply let the product record information in a readily readable format instead of a format which can easily be played onto the tv, but then needs to be converted if it is going to be viewed on your pc or sent to the grand parents who are incapable of understanding that not all video files are the same.

The camera itself is great and does everything we asked of it. We got it so that we could record the joyous moments of our young daughter. So far she just stares at the camera and does nothing, but hey, you can bring a horse to water and not make it drink!

FOr the price its definitely worth buying!
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Qwik Tune Guitar Professor
Qwik Tune Guitar Professor
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Isn't the big fat string an E?, 12 Mar 2010
I keep trying and hoping, but I can't get this thing to work. I tried tuning using it and it tuned all my strings wrong.....everytime I pluck the low E string it tells me I'm plucking a D......It could be that my guitar is completely incorrectly tuned in whcih case this review is unfair,, but I doubt it.
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The White Queen
The White Queen
by Philippa Gregory
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars A different take on Elizabeth Woodville, 12 Mar 2010
This review is from: The White Queen (Hardcover)
Having never read Philippa Gregory before I picked up this book not really knowing what it would be like. I bought it originally for my sister who studied history at uni and loved the Plantagenet v Tudor quarrels that are the War of the Roses. She passed it to me after loving it and I have to say its a good solid read. It took a little while to get into it and adjust to the 1st person writing style, but once into it the book is fast paced, well written and merges historical fact with myth and fiction.

If you enjoy historical novels or novel's relating to the turbulent period know as the War of the Roses this is a book worth reading.

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