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Motionperformance Essentials - Pair of Playing Card Holders for people with Weak Grip Arthritis etc
Motionperformance Essentials - Pair of Playing Card Holders for people with Weak Grip Arthritis etc

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A bad idea for card sharps with young children, 24 Aug 2014
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I have two hands, as do my children, but as their hands are really small, they needed help when playing Texas Hold 'Em and other varieties of poker. They'd usually spread the cards out behind a really small cushion and it was really easy to see what they had, despite their best poker faces. It was really easy until we bought these so-called "handy" devices, and until then I could win 99 times out of 100 and was owed nearly £3,000 from my oldest son's trust fund. However, since my wife bought these "useful" aids, I find it really hard to peek and have consistently lost a packet to my 8-year old son, which may mean that I have to remortgage the flat in order to fund the constant demands for new X-box games and Frozen characters. DO NOT BUY THIS ITEM IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR HOUSE.


Waterproof & Light Weight Black Super Zoom Case for Fuji FUJIFILM FinePix SL300,S9400,S9200,S8600,S8400,S8200,S6800,S4800,Canon SX170,SX400 SX50 SX500 IS SX510 sX520 HS G1,Panasonic LUMIX LZ40 LZ30 FZ62 FZ200 G5 G6,Nikon P510 P520 P530 P600 L810 L820 L830 L310 L320 L330,Olympus SP820,Sony Sony H200 H300 H400 HX100V HX200V HX300 HX400,Fuji Instax Mini 8 Camera, & more Long-Zoom Digital Cameras.
Waterproof & Light Weight Black Super Zoom Case for Fuji FUJIFILM FinePix SL300,S9400,S9200,S8600,S8400,S8200,S6800,S4800,Canon SX170,SX400 SX50 SX500 IS SX510 sX520 HS G1,Panasonic LUMIX LZ40 LZ30 FZ62 FZ200 G5 G6,Nikon P510 P520 P530 P600 L810 L820 L830 L310 L320 L330,Olympus SP820,Sony Sony H200 H300 H400 HX100V HX200V HX300 HX400,Fuji Instax Mini 8 Camera, & more Long-Zoom Digital Cameras.
Offered by BV-electronics
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's a bag. It fits the camera. Unfortunately ..., 24 Aug 2014
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It's a bag. It fits the camera. Unfortunately it couldn't predict winning lottery numbers or make a bacon sandwich, but perhaps that is too much to ask.


The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Price: £2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a truly beautiful book from beginning to end, 24 Aug 2014
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This is a truly beautiful book from beginning to end. Neil Gaiman is a master at tapping into childhood fears and feelings, but here he has excelled himself. I do cry easily, but it's rare that a book can realize such emotion from the grown man that I am, but here he excelled in making a grown man cry at the importance of the memories of youth. If you are a child, or have ever been a child, I cannot recommend this story highly enough.


Gone Girl
Gone Girl
Price: £2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A clever conceit, well executed., 24 Aug 2014
This review is from: Gone Girl (Kindle Edition)
Gone Girl is a book that starts with a relatively unusual, but not unique, central conceit - a story alternately told from two different viewpoints - and this is a structure which, in the main, drives the necessity to turn the page. It's marketed as a thriller, and anyone expecting a suspenseful thrill ride with plot revelations and twists measured out at regular intervals will most likely be disappointed, but it's a clever novel with plenty to engage the interested reader. Both of the central characters are flawed, and all the more interesting for it, and I found the ending genuinely surprising, inspired and satisfying. A clever book that will last in the memory.


SCART Adapter - 3 PHONO + S-VHS IN/OUT
SCART Adapter - 3 PHONO + S-VHS IN/OUT
Offered by Eden Falls Trading
Price: £1.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 20 Aug 2014
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It does exactly what it said it would do.


A Week in December
A Week in December
by Sebastian Faulks
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Great modern day satire, 20 Aug 2014
This review is from: A Week in December (Paperback)
Anyone familiar with Faulks' appearances on Radio 4's "The Right Stuff" will be aware that he a well-read and versatile author who can both turn his hand to pretty much any style and also inject his writing with a lot of humour. If you've read only his previous works, however, neither of these facts may be immediately apparent. With " A Week In December" we can see these traits full on as he has produced a modern satire that, whilst laced with his characteristic research and attention to detail, is very different to his best-sellers "Birdsong" and "Charlotte Gray".
Here plot plays very much second fiddle to character, period and mood as we are introduced to an unusual cross-section of Londoners, many of whose lives change dramatically during the course of titular week. I'd picked this book up several times over the course of a year or so and had been daunted by the "Mrs Dalloway" list of dinner party guests near the beginning, thinking that I would have to follow a gargantuan cast over the week to follow, but mercifully and wisely the book only follows 6 or 7 of the guests closely, with others featuring as asides for much of the story until they collide in at the party set up in the opening chapters.
Faulks sets his ambitions high in this book and primarily tackles two twenty-first century phenomena: financial oligarchs and Islamic fundamentalism. He skillfully plays the character of John Veales, the "hedge fund manager" against the potential terrorist, Nassan and ultimately asks "who is the bigger terrorist?" It has its faults: the Polish footballer is a late entry and never fully realized, but you have to admire the scope of this work. It won't work for a lot of people, but I lapped it up.


Emgee Ring Binder PVC with Clear Front Pocket 2 O-Ring Size 25mm A4 White Ref 590003 [Pack of 10]
Emgee Ring Binder PVC with Clear Front Pocket 2 O-Ring Size 25mm A4 White Ref 590003 [Pack of 10]
Price: £24.53

1.0 out of 5 stars The product description is wrong, 10 Feb 2013
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THIS REVIEW PERTAINS TO THE WORDING OF THIS PRODUCT AS AT 10/2/2013. IT MAY HAVE BEEN SUBSEQUENTLY ALTERED.
I ordered 2 of this item, with the product description clearly stating that the item was a pack of 10 binders. What actually arrived was 2 binders, so I contacted the seller to inform them of this mistake.

They stated that there was an uncorrected error in this listing and that the item should be a listed as a single binder. They stated that this confusion had occurred before and they have tried to modify the listing, but at the time of writing, it has not been amended.

They agreed that since I had ordered what was listed at 2 packs of 10 binders, they would send me the missing 18.

The actual binders themselves are fine and do the job, but are not worth over £7 each.


Yes Man
Yes Man
by Danny Wallace
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Read it. Yes/, 24 Jun 2009
This review is from: Yes Man (Paperback)
The "lad's bet" story is nothing new - from Tony Hawkes' "Round Ireland with a Fridge" to Dave Gorman's "Googlewhack Adventure", the form is well established and can, at times, come across as an attempt to live a life that would make a good book. "Yes Man" is, in many ways, more of the same, but Wallace exhibits some real comic talent in places, with several passages being laugh out loud funny - almost embarrassingly so. There are passages of beautiful comic timing here, with episodes describing lost glasses and "poking a monk" being particularly noteworthy. These moments seem beautifully crafted, so it's a shame that the comic tempo flags a bit in the middle third, as the protagonist examines what his undertaking to say "Yes" to everything actually means.
Despite this mid-book lull, this is a joy to read, and doesn't set out to be didactic or claim to be able to change your life. Am I glad I read it? Unequivocally yes.


Misery
Misery
by Stephen King
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.60

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still the best, 5 Sep 2008
This review is from: Misery (Paperback)
I came to own this book by mistake, and I am so glad that I did. It introduced me to King's world and the possibilities beyond schlock horror, and have subsequently read about half of his work and many of those I had previously dismissed as gore fanatics.
I don't "do" horror - it generally leaves me either cold or sick, but King and many of his acolytes can occasionally deliver both the shocks and the psychological thrills, and this is no better example. Here, King's brain really rules his heart and he delivers a perfect little pas de deux that is tight, gripping and genuinely theatrical. I loved every moment, relished the pop culture references, and really saw a master at work in this. Many of his other novels touch upon this skill in places, but none other delivers so consistently throughout.
His best? I fear so - but such a great introduction to a good body of work.


A Long Way Down
A Long Way Down
by Nick Hornby
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Yes, but..., 11 Feb 2007
This review is from: A Long Way Down (Paperback)
It is perhaps no surprise that this book has garnered such diverse scorings on Amazon and similar sites. Those who give it a low score tend to attribute this to the fact that thay cannot "identify with" most or all of the characters, and those who praise it seem to focus on Hornby's ability to portray different character viewpoints and the cleverness of the conceit.

Neither of these viewpoints is wrong. If you read a book hoping to identify and sympathise with a character, then you are bound to feel alienated from at least three of the protagonists - it's more than possible that you will not identify with any of them.

On the other hand, if you are looking for literery conceipt and the ability to switch between viewpoints, you will find it here in abundance. Pay your money and take your choice.

Trying to steer between the two stools is difficult. The multi-person narrative is a device that allows the author to flash a few of his skills, but ultimately is does make it difficult to care about any of the main protagonists in particular. Given that the central plot drive is "will they or will they not sort their lives out?" this is a serious flaw, but not fatal, as the characters and their voices are at least believable. I am also heartened that Hornby didn't try and create some unbelievably sugary ending that tied everyone's lives up in a happy ending that so rarely occurs, and that I still feel that each of the characters has a life oustide of the book that I wish to explore in more detail.

To me it's a clever little tale that never quite pays off, but which is at least not predictable and does remain in the memory


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