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Retro Flip Down Clock - Internal Gear Operated
Retro Flip Down Clock - Internal Gear Operated
Offered by FT-Deal.
Price: 21.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fragile and an arse to dust but what a wonderful thing, 16 Dec 2013
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Bought this for my dad last Christmas (he has a thing for quirky clocks) and it's his absolute favourite. Genuinely hypnotic to watch as the lovely clackety-clack numbered cards roll around. The neighbour's children like sitting and watching it too.

Be extremely careful when dusting it, however. It won't take much handling and it's easy to put out of adjustment.


Kryptonite New York M18 Lock
Kryptonite New York M18 Lock
Price: 65.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So good they'll nick something else instead, 16 Dec 2013
Seriously, they really will. Pikey bar stewards had a good old hack at mine (hacksaw and bolt cutters) before giving up and stealing my neighbour's bike instead. It would be easier for them to chisel out the floor/wall than it would be to cut through this.

If you really want to know that your bike is going to stay exactly where you put it then you need one of these.


Kryptonite New York Standard NYL U Lock with Flexframe Bracket (3000) - Black/Yellow
Kryptonite New York Standard NYL U Lock with Flexframe Bracket (3000) - Black/Yellow
Price: 57.58

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So good they gave up and nicked something else, 11 Nov 2013
As per title, I've used this lock for a couple of years without issue. Not written a review previously as 'nobody has pinched it, yet' doesn't make for much of a read.

Well, someone tried to steal it. They cut the lesser lock looped through this and around my wheels. They tried to cut my Kryptonite New York and succeeded in doing nothing more than some cosmetic damage.

They gave up and stole someone else's bike instead.

Moral of the story? Buy Kryptonite if you want to keep your bike or don't like your neighbour.


POV
POV
Price: 0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars An all too short glimpse into a future, 29 Oct 2013
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This review is from: POV (Kindle Edition)
POV is alarmingly 'plausible'; it takes familiar ideas, surroundings and technologies then mixes them with a few decades of development and moral decay to create a world that is as creepy as it is realistic.

The opening scene harks back to the early days of cinema (un chien andalou) and the overall feel of the story is surprisingly cinematic too. It swishes between big scenery, monologue, dialogue and discussion of the world around the story. There's a clever, visual trick employed to good effect that helps keeps the pace of the story barrelling along but easy to follow. Some of the characters you could argue are the tiniest bit generic but I fear this misses the point of a short story. The supporting cast are throwaways there to let the lead thrive and thrive he does. There's a lot of character development in a very short space of time but it never feels condensed or forced.

It's difficult to review a short story or describe individual elements I like without giving away horrendous spoilers so I'll simply say this: give it a go. It's a pound, it's very hard not to enjoy and it's the author's first published novel. He clearly has a talent for developing ideas and I hope we will get to read more in the future.


Survival of the Quickest
Survival of the Quickest
Price: 2.87

5.0 out of 5 stars Page turning tale of automotive endurance, 22 Jun 2013
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If you've ever holidayed, travelled or run a fun car on a very tight budget I wager a pint you'll not only enjoy but love this read.

I'm struggling to say something that will draw you in but not give anything away as not only is the trip pretty incredible, Ben has a way with words that genuinely put you in his shoes. The minutae of a breakdown, mishap or overnight rest spot are conveyed in a manner that's incredibly accessible and enjoyable to read. A lot of books of this type (although I've never read anything else quite like this) are interspersed with pictures or accompanied by a documentary. Survival of the Quickest doesn't need either. It's an automotive travelogue that is never preachy, pretentious or gap-yah, it's the author and his friends playing out a pub idea and riding the wave of emotional highs and lows that go with it.

Follow his blog or updates on the Pistonheads forum. Buy this book. Wait for the next one. You'll love it.


A Skin for Dancing in: Posession, Witchcraft and Voodoo in Film
A Skin for Dancing in: Posession, Witchcraft and Voodoo in Film
by Tanya Krzywinska
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best contemporary guide to the occult in cinema, 7 Mar 2005
Tanya Krzywinska writes on these subjects with a certain air of authority and a clear passion for the topic. Having attended many of her lectures at Brunel university there is no doubting that if an opinion on the occult or absurd is required then this should be your primary source.
This is a highly accessible text with every chapter introduced simply and expanded upon in logical, progressive detail. It has to be said this is extremely essay-friendly material. If you find yourself studying any related matter you could do much worse than find a copy of this, similarly it is written with such obvious enthusiasm it is hard not to enjoy.


Creative Labs Inspire 2.1 2400
Creative Labs Inspire 2.1 2400

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent, budget speakers, 5 Nov 2002
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The best budget speaker system I've come across, considering the cost it's amazing. However, the sub bites off a lot more than it can chew. I have the bass level set to zero on mine and it's jsut about right. Also, be sure to turn the windows volume right down and let the amp do the work, soudns crap if you turn them both up and will just trash the speakers. Mids are lacking giving the system quite a harsh, thrashy tone which is a shame, because the bass is reasonable. Treble is, well, modern, not lacking - just very sharp.
All in all very nice as long as you don't expect the earth, my home hifi setup set me back around 1500, but this more than suffcies for my room at uni.


Audio Bullys Ep
Audio Bullys Ep
Offered by CDandVinyl
Price: 2.37

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Addictive, catchy and clever, 22 Jun 2002
This review is from: Audio Bullys Ep (Audio CD)
I don't often buy singles, but I have to admit I've already ordered this one! Real Life is a fantastic track, I heard half of it on the radio a few days ago and have been hunting around for it ever since. Real Life is a fusion of pop, dance, techno and an old Super Nintendo soundtrack. The baseline has a nasty habit of staying in your head for days on end, but the beat is so catchy thats almost a good thing. Audio Bullies have put together a fairly clever little track here, it doesn't exactly smash down boundaries; but it is noticeably different from everyday techno rubbish. Highly recommended.


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