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Equoid: A Laundry novella: A Tor.Com Original (Laundry Files)
Equoid: A Laundry novella: A Tor.Com Original (Laundry Files)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent adventure for the Laundry team, 2 Jun 2014
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Great writing and plot again with a very British approach to unworldly horror and cosmic threat from across the dimensions.
Great pastiche of Government specifications, HP Lovecraft's writing and a surprising nod to Stella Gibbons.


My Life as a White Trash Zombie
My Life as a White Trash Zombie
by Diana Rowland
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5.0 out of 5 stars Converted me to liking zombie books, 28 May 2014
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Having never read books about zombies and having avoided films of them because of finding the concept ridiculous I was not sure about attempting this book. I was completly suprised to find this a little gem of a book. It is deals with the main character Angel as a realistic person having to deal with a whole new range of issues in her life. I recommend giving this a go.


Lines of Departure (Frontlines Book 2)
Lines of Departure (Frontlines Book 2)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Military Sci-Fi with a good story, 28 May 2014
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Continues the story arc from the first book of Earth colonies getting into a possibly unwinnable war with an alien race after first contact. A very good story that carries you along with it.


The Journals of Captain Carew: Rape, Raj and the Regiment
The Journals of Captain Carew: Rape, Raj and the Regiment
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1.0 out of 5 stars Try George McDonald Fraser, John Masters and Rudyard Kipling before this, 20 May 2014
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All of the above authors researched their subject and lived amongst the British Army of the Empire and at least visited Imperial India.
I recommend reading their works and only when you have exhausted their catalogue should you venture to this novel. Unfortunately by then this book will suffer by the comparison.
The depiction of Africa and the Zulu war are effective but perhaps too close to the Flashman version of these events. The Indian section does not work effectively. The sense of place not being well evoked. Lahore seems an odd choice being probably too far from the Tribal areas for the lost patrol sequence to work. The character of an Infantry battalion adjutant being the criminal mastermind for a whole cantonment was interesting but making him so powerful that a pitched battle is required as a finale was beyond belief for me.


ROGUE CANVAS KALAHARI HAT SAND 306D (60-61CM)
ROGUE CANVAS KALAHARI HAT SAND 306D (60-61CM)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great travel or sun hat, 27 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Rogue Canvas Hat - Sand (Apparel)
This was a replacement for a 10 year old one of the same type.
They are great hats. Keep the sun off well and are comfortable to wear. The chinstrap has proved occasionally useful while walking and sailing. It saved the old hat several times when others would have been blown away and lost.


Assault Troopers (Extinction Wars)
Assault Troopers (Extinction Wars)
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1.0 out of 5 stars The best of it is taken from other novels., 27 Sep 2013
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It is poorly plotted, written, and described. Do not waste your time. There is nothing here that Heinlein et al do so much better.


The British Empire and the Second World War
The British Empire and the Second World War
by Ashley Jackson
Edition: Paperback

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1.0 out of 5 stars Good ideas in need of an editor, 5 April 2008
As an enthusiast of empire I was looking forward to reading this book. It proved a disappointment. Apart from numerous spelling mistakes and errors such as "United Stated" instead of "United States". It is repetitive in the extreme with arguments, facts and whole passages being repeated in different chapters. As an example a poor Australian Catalina Pilot and crew are shot down three times in different chapters with it being noted each time that the pilot had not even unpacked his kit.
The arguments that the book makes about how Britain needed the Empire to win the war but that many of the war aims had to be dictated by maintaining access to the Empire are good. The problem is that they get lost in the mass of text. A better book of half the length is hiding in this one.
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