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Kenya Kenyan 3'x2' Flag
Kenya Kenyan 3'x2' Flag
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 19 July 2014
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As advertised. It came quickly and was well packaged. No issues. Would buy again.


Samsonite Cosmolite Spinner 75/28 V22104 53451
Samsonite Cosmolite Spinner 75/28 V22104 53451
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5.0 out of 5 stars tough as nails, 26 Jan 2014
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All you want in a suitcase. I used it first in coming back overseas after Christmas and the contents were not completely case filling. It arrived at the destination airport with a big bash in the side and my heart sank. But a quick thump with my fist and the bash sprang right out and I cannot now tell where it was. Flexible stuff indeed. Rolls easily, and I particularly like (and bought it on this basis) the TSA incorporated lock that doesn't need a separate external padlock. They tend to get smashed and broken too easily. The hardy zip heads that snib into preloaded combination coded locks on the body are a plus point.
So far more than happy.


Bookworm II: The Very Ugly Duckling
Bookworm II: The Very Ugly Duckling
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4.0 out of 5 stars More excellent Nuttall Magic, 26 Jan 2014
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Christopher Nuttall seems to have burst on the scene and produced a significant body of work very quickly. Good storytelling skills linked with good characters and plot lines. This book follows on from Bookworm 1 and builds on some of those characters such as Elaine and Dread but adds new ones.
One of Nuttall's interesting issues is that he does hard SF as well as Fantasy and his Magic series is split again into a number of different sub series. The magic in the Bookworm series bears little relation to those others such as the Royal Sorceress series. Not a complaint, but unusual nonetheless.
I'd have liked some of the characters to be more investigated. Dread has significant opportunity in this regard as does Lady Lightspinner. And what happened to the Princess from the first book that seemed to be getting a thing on for Dread. Maybe in a later book?
Are Elaine and Johan moving in the inexorable direction now that Jayne and Bee are out of the way?

Overall 4 starts enjoyable, fun, page turning.

More please Mr Nuttall.
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A Life Less Ordinary
A Life Less Ordinary
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4.0 out of 5 stars A different slant for Christopher Nuttall, 15 Dec 2013
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I have been reading many of his books in recent months, mostly of the Empire Corp vintage and it is an interesting change to find something from him completely different. He does have a good way with plot lines and keeps his characters interesting and engaging. Better than average again for Mr Nuttall. There are many books about fantasy magic and this has a slightly different spin to it. Worth a read.


Dark Space
Dark Space
by Jasper T. Scott
Edition: Paperback
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2.0 out of 5 stars thin characterisation, heavy handed pace, 15 Dec 2013
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I had reasonably enjoyed a couple of his other novels (Mrythdom)but this one is havy handed, unsubtle and thinly characterised. Space Opera of the most obvious. Blam, wham. Surely it can be better than this.


Citizen of the Galaxy
Citizen of the Galaxy
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4.0 out of 5 stars one of the all time greats, 9 Nov 2013
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I must have read this 10 times over the years and it never palls. A classic Heinlein tale of space opera, politics, passion honour and drama, easily read and satisfying. The hero is again typical Heinlein, slightly bemused, stumbles from success to success but maintains his decency right the way through despite being taken advantage of from time to time. The plot is simple, rich boy taken as a slave in childhood, doesn't know who he, is adopted on a far flung planet by a overachieving commando spy, escapes and is adopted again by space traders (with an interesting aside into cultural differences) gets back to Earth and recovers his heritage and uses it to DO GOOD. Read it in a sitting it turns the pages easily.


Glory Road
Glory Road
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the great books of Sci Fi, 6 Oct 2013
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Yes flawed as always, full of Heinlein's political persuasions, but magnificent in its sweep. Unusual story line halfway between fantasy and SF. You want to strangle some of the characters when they do something that you know is crazy and wrong. You want the end to be slightly different but know that it is the right end in the end. I am only sorry there was no follow up, but then RH rarely did those. True 5 star Heinlein.


Firebird: Alex Benedict - Book 6
Firebird: Alex Benedict - Book 6
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent Alex Benedict story., 6 Oct 2013
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Well worth 4 stars. Clever plot lines and the usual interplay between Alex and Chase keeps you amused and interested. Stand alone as always but even better as one of a logical series. Do you wonder if Alex and Chase are lovers? And if not why not?


Dorsai! (CHILDE CYCLE)
Dorsai! (CHILDE CYCLE)
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4.0 out of 5 stars almost 5 stars, 6 Oct 2013
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Don't you wish there were half star options? This is a core book in the history of SF and a must read. I'd give it 5 if I didn't think that 5 gets overused and there are other better examples. But the first book in a long series (Childe Cycle) is a must read. Some of the characters are a little thin but ignore that and see it as a scene setter for the Cycle. Most Space Opera/Warrior genre books start here.


Time For The Stars
Time For The Stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Like all the Master's works, 6 Oct 2013
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I reread this after a gap of 30 years. To step back into Heinlein's works, flawed though many of them are, is a pleasure. You keep getting caught between admiration for RH's political views and disgust. But this is not one of his heavy political diatribes, its more a simple tale of space exploration at the early stages, full of innovation, interweaving of characters and hope. One of the best as you expect from his pen. Read all his books if you value SF. The central plot is a unique one used by few other authors. Great read.


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