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Alias Grace
Alias Grace
by Margaret Atwood
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable!, 18 Jan. 2015
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This review is from: Alias Grace (Paperback)
Possibly my favourite book out of all the ones I read in 2014, this is a murder mystery with a difference, but to say more on that theme would give away too much about the ending. 'Alias Grace' twists and turns like a twisty-turny thing; the truth is never certain; and the shifting perspectives disorientate, fascinate and frustrate in equal measure. Really surprised Nick Cave hasn't done a song about this one - it would have fitted in nicely on 'Murder Ballads'. Loved it, loved it, loved it; but don't want to spoil it for you by saying too much. Goes without saying that the quality of writing is sublime but the plot is gripping from start to finish.


The Taxidermist's Daughter
The Taxidermist's Daughter
by Kate Mosse
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £8.45

3.0 out of 5 stars Fun but not as much substance as I expected!, 31 Dec. 2014
I enjoyed this book up to a point but it didn't quite live up to its early promise. I thought I was in for something as good as some of Barbara Vine's most intricately plotted novels but the plot was too obvious in the end and the prose a bit too laboured. The period setting doesn't always ring true as the dialogue is not 100% convincing plus there is a touch of the 'cor blimey guvnor' trap that writers often fall into when portraying working-class 'folk'. So, a good read for a Christmas stocking filler but not life-changing in the way some books are. I did like the little detail about random bits of pottery being found in the marshes, anticipating the roman remains found later than the novel is set, ( novel is set in 1912/13; roman remains unearthed in 1960s), and I liked the way it was structured but, ultimately, this is no better than a decent Agatha Christie novel.


What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1962]
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1962]
Dvd ~ Bette Davis
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Price: £24.96

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5.0 out of 5 stars Black comedy at its best!, 31 Aug. 2014
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What a fabulous film! They used to show this all the time when I was a kid but I never got round to watching it. In more recent years, it has been rarely shown on the free channels and has been very expensive to buy on DVD so I was delighted when this version came out at such a great price. Basically, if you like b&w psycho-melodramas, then you will love this. Both the stars are on top form and I think this is the only time they worked together. Boy, do they have a ball! I don't want to say too much about the plot but will say that after years of anticipation, this did not let me down. I should add that this kind of thing is so ridiculously 'up my street' that it's practically parked outside my house. It may not be everyone's cup of tea. Buy if you know you like this kind of stuff!


Voulez Vous
Voulez Vous
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Price: £7.32

5.0 out of 5 stars FABBA!, 16 Aug. 2014
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OMG this is a good album. Even the songs I hate to admit to liking ('Chiquitita', 'Does your mother know?') are irresistible and this version of the original album is all the better for having the somewhat overlooked but brilliant 'Summer Night City' added on as an extra track. Usually, I hate extra tracks as I'm a bit of an album purist ('geek') but I was very happy to find this little gem added on for free. Honestly, Abba were amazing - can you imagine how excited Simon Cowell would have been if songwriters/singers as talented as this rocked up on 'The X Factor'? Absolute genius!


Ambient Moods
Ambient Moods
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ambient Joy., 16 Aug. 2014
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A really imaginative compilation album - the choice of songs is surprising but they work alongside each other so well. Interesting, enjoyable and guaranteed to plug a few gaps in most people's record collections.


Betron B750s Earphones Headphones, High Definition, in-ear, Tangle Free, Noise Isolating , HEAVY DEEP BASS for iPhone, iPod, iPad, MP3 Players, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia, HTC, Nexus, BlackBerry etc (Red)
Betron B750s Earphones Headphones, High Definition, in-ear, Tangle Free, Noise Isolating , HEAVY DEEP BASS for iPhone, iPod, iPad, MP3 Players, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia, HTC, Nexus, BlackBerry etc (Red)
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Price: £19.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Pumps up the volume!, 16 Aug. 2014
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Awesome sound! I love these earphones - they look great, sound fantastic and are outstanding value for money. The extra bass is really noticeable but does not distort the sound quality and is a welcome addition when max volume on an MP3 player is too quiet (which it always is for me). Loved the little pouch too! Can't fault this product in terms of style and/or quality. Nice work!


iGadgitz Red Leather Case for Sony Walkman NWZ-E585 with Detachable Carabiner + Screen Protector
iGadgitz Red Leather Case for Sony Walkman NWZ-E585 with Detachable Carabiner + Screen Protector
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Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Neat!, 15 Jun. 2014
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Snazzy little case - just a bit tight but have a feeling it will stretch. Like the colour and it was great value for money.


Noble England
Noble England
Price: £0.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Overlooked work of genius!, 15 Jun. 2014
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Not sure how this got overlooked first time round. I downloaded it mainly because Rik Mayall was one of my heroes and I wanted to help his posthumous bid for the top 5 but I did listen to it first and thought it was the most original World Cup song ever. I actually think it's very good in a post-ironic kind of way. The video is brilliant - check it out on YouTube if you haven't already.
RIP Rik - still dangerous!


Roxy Music
Roxy Music
Price: £6.49

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4.0 out of 5 stars Don't mess with perfection!, 26 May 2014
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I love every single song on Roxy's first album but I'm docking a star for the daft decision to stick 'Virginia Plain' in the middle of Side One. Yes, I know that's being anally retentive in the extreme but it was never meant to be there. Extra tracks should be put at the end, not randomly bunged into the middle, corrupting the integrity of the original album.

Totally aware of how geeky this sounds so I will stop now.

CSxxxx


Stranded
Stranded
Price: £7.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Eno's Favourite!, 26 May 2014
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Brian Eno once said that this surpassed the two albums he did with 'RM' - nice of him to say so and I can't quite agree but most of this album is seminal 'RM'. Gets off to a blistering start with 'Street Life' and this is backed up by some of my favourite 'RM' songs: 'Amazona', 'Mother of Pearl' and 'Song for Europe' - if only it were, we might win Eurovision! Not a dud song on this album, though 'Psalm' might be a bit wearing for the irreligious. Lacks the quirky originality of the first two albums - Eno's loss is sorely felt - but a great rock album nonetheless.

CSxxxx


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