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A Year in the Life of the Isle of Skye (A Year in the Life)
A Year in the Life of the Isle of Skye (A Year in the Life)
by Bill Birkett
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible, 11 Mar. 2013
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What awful photographs! Dowdy, fuzzy, cheap looking. It feels like a book from the 60s and is going straight to a charity shop. I think these are a rag bag higgledy poke of strays and slides collected over decades that have been bone glued together to form this malformed yeti.


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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nexus of Love, 11 Feb. 2013
Have never had a tablet before and have had this one since christmas. In our house with 2 kids it is in constant demand for gaming and you tube. TV viewing has collapsed. With such high demand it needs recharging every night. I use it for the above and as an e-reader, it is a bit heavy compared to a kindle but you get used to it and I have no quibbles. I spent £60 on DS games which with this new console has proved a total waste of money. An awesome piece of kit which is cheap for what you get.


Invisible Cities (Vintage Classics)
Invisible Cities (Vintage Classics)
by Italo Calvino
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius, 9 July 2012
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Even though it struggles in the final chapters this is a truly outstanding work encompassing so much that to each reader a new city will given and experienced. Profound and beautiful.


The Departure (Owner Trilogy 1)
The Departure (Owner Trilogy 1)
by Neal Asher
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't listen to them, 9 July 2012
I don't really understand the vitriol poured on this book. I think people find it in some way politically skewed. A rebellion against totalitarianism by an able sociopath with lots of violence and action is just my cup of tea. I have read all his books a couple of times and it is in keeping with the dissidence against the Masadan theocracy, and that shown against the relatively benign dictatorship of the A.Is in the Polity.It is in no way as weak as is being made out and has much in common with Kovacs in Altered Carbon.


Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (Penguin Classics)
Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (Penguin Classics)
by Georges Perec
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars over rated, 26 Jun. 2012
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It is nice in parts, but too much panning for too little gold. The "art of elucidation" is after a while boring and annoying and it is questionable whether a phenomenology of living and space can be arrived at simply by listing things.


Blood and Iron (Penrose)
Blood and Iron (Penrose)
by Tony Ballantyne
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars terminated, 26 Jun. 2012
Really enjoyable, well written in a clean style, pacy. The characters are discernible and the plot well woven. Will buy next one, would recommend.


Warbreaker
Warbreaker
by Brandon Sanderson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.49

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars terrible!, 14 May 2012
This review is from: Warbreaker (Paperback)
I read the Mistborn and enjoyed it, especially the first book. This, on the other hand, is one of the worst fantasy books I have ever read. The dialogue is dire, childish nonsense. There is no pace, there is no tension. This book is a curse that never goes away, I have 50 pages left and have read at least 10 other books while it sits toadlike on my shelf waiting for me to run out.


The Return of the Black Company
The Return of the Black Company
by Glen Cook
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.03

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars flawed, 23 Jan. 2012
As mentioned by others these are the books of Murgen, a poor choice, as in the words of croaker he is self indulgent and concerned only with his own story. Unfortunately the Black Company cycle gets progressively worse with these two books we have clumsy time shifting and a real lack of action. Croaker and the Lady are under used. Murgen is boring, the banter is getting repetitive. All in all a precipitous dive from the excitement of the beginning.


The Last Four Things
The Last Four Things
by Paul Hoffman
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars appalling sequel, 10 Oct. 2011
This review is from: The Last Four Things (Hardcover)
How good was the first book? awesome, loved it, great characters and an interesting take on militant religiosity. The second volume is an insult what with its derisory references to our world and the wholesale theft of actual historical episodes. It's lazy and it's overwritten. The taut hunger of the first book has given way to flabby indulgence. Cale would not be impressed.
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