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Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse
by Gene Wolfe
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good collection, encourages you to read further, 2 Aug 2011
This is a fairly eclectic collection of post-apocayptic fiction with lots of different styles.

I purchased it expecting the sort of fiction dealing with the onset or immediate aftermath of an apocalypse, this isn't what it delviers as most stories occur years after the event, and the stories are also a little US-centric but this is no big deal as they are largely well selected and all very different.

The notes before each story are also a nice touch and I very much enjoyed going through this book.


Sagemcom DTR67320T Freeview + Digital TV Recorder 320GB
Sagemcom DTR67320T Freeview + Digital TV Recorder 320GB
Price: 134.06

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Go for a Humax, 2 Aug 2011
I was given one of these as a gift.
Pros

- It has reasonable reception (though slightly worse than the telly itself)
- USB out is handy
- Tech support is plentiful on the web and users share tips and tricks online (merging records, getting them on the computer to play with, etc)

Whilst it i obviously great to be able to record shows there are a few issues which I know do not occur on other boxes

- Interface is a bit old and clunky, though it is clear I suppose
- Very, very, very,very, very, very, very slow. I mean ridiculously slow to change channels. This is not a fault, it is just boredom inducingly slow to change channels or to load up the EPG. If you like flicking through channels, forget it
- It's ugly. There are nicer looking models
- It says "Freeview+" - this is meant to refer to the "freeview+" interface I believe? not just any PVR? Interface is poo.
- It has missed recordings several times
- No obvious way to cancel a series link, which (when it actually works) picks up repeats and all sorts
- It always forgets to upscale so I have to tell it to do this every other day
- The recording list is basic- it does not sort by Genre as with other PVRs, for example, or by letter groupings.
- The upscaling is nothing to write home about

In short, go for a Humax


The New British Politics Election 2005 Update
The New British Politics Election 2005 Update
by Prof Ian Budge
Edition: Paperback
Price: 24.99

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, particularly for those at A Level, 2 Jun 2006
Having used this textbook both at a level and degree level i can recommend it. For 'A' Level, some of what it covers can occasionally dip into the academic, which isnt particularly helpful, but it expands well on all the themes you are likely to cover studying British Politics. For degree level, though rather simplistic, it provides a very good basic overview, espescially for first year students who did not do an A Level in the subject. A Level students wanting depth and a wider perspective should buy this book, as it would certainly enrich their studies and beef up marks for 'wider knowledge', those wishing for a quick and effective revision book should look elsewhere however.


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