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From Russia with Love (James Bond)
From Russia with Love (James Bond)
by Ian Fleming
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From me, with love!!, 18 Jun. 2010
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Great read, great book. It's the best so far and that is high praise I think. The story rattles along and you just can't help turning those pages. It helps that the film mirrors the book quite closely and this makes the characters all the more vivid, but takes nothing away from Fleming's skill as a writer and story teller.
Great work Mr. Fleming.


Diamonds Are Forever (James Bond)
Diamonds Are Forever (James Bond)
by Ian Fleming
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Great read.......forever!!!, 18 Jun. 2010
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Fleming was well into his stride by this 4th installment and this is a slick, entertaining novel that keeps you interested from the first page to the last. It stands up well against it's predecessors and is hugely enjoyable. The characters are excellently drawn and, in some cases all the more loathsome for it, and they never lack motivation or display out of character behavior. I, unlike Fleming, find myself struggling for (review) originality at this fourth attempt. Great book, great read and I'll leave it at that.
Top marks Mr.Fleming.


Moonraker (James Bond)
Moonraker (James Bond)
by Ian Fleming
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Reaching for the stars., 18 Jun. 2010
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This review is from: Moonraker (James Bond) (Hardcover)
The third installment. Once again a great read and hugely enjoyable, at the risk of repeating myself, a real page turner. It is definitely of it's time, but no less entertaining for this. The books, at times, bear no relation to the films of the same name (case in question), but are the better for it (especially in this case). Fleming was adept at the big action scene, but really excels, I think, in the small minutiae of the stories (detailing of food, clothing etc). Best of all, though, are the small claustrophobic scenes set at card tables or across desks where the reader gains real insight into the character's make up and motivation.
10 out of 10 again Mr.Fleming.


Live and Let Die (James Bond)
Live and Let Die (James Bond)
by Ian Fleming
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Live and let read!, 18 Jun. 2010
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The second of the Bond's and certainly as enjoyable as the first. Another fast paced roller coaster of a book, Fleming certainly new how to hold his reader's attention. Once again no wasted words and everything tightly held together to maintain the pace of the story and keep those pages turning. It's noteworthy that, although the novels are perfectly capable of standing alone, they have a timeline and a thin (not in a negative way) story line connection that cleverly makes you want to carry on reading the series. The introduction of recurring characters (also familiar to the Bond movie franchise watchers) also draws the reader into Bond on a deeper level.
Another cracker Mr.Fleming.


Casino Royale (James Bond)
Casino Royale (James Bond)
by Ian Fleming
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reading 'Casino...' is no gamble., 18 Jun. 2010
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It's a fast paced page turner. Hugely enjoyable and very easy to read, but never patronising. I rattled through it in a couple of days and couldn't wait to pick up the next one. Although it has a historical context (The Cold War) it never seems dated and transfers very easily to the modern day reader. There are no wasted scenes or dialogue and everything has relevance to the storyline. Fleming had excellent self-editing skills (learnt from his war time intelligence experiences of using only pertinent information). It's not the Bond you've seen in the movies (also without 'Q', 'Moneypenny' and very little 'M'), but he's an altogether more realistic and believable character for this. I was surprised how much of the novel made it to the screen (the latest version) and this only enhances Fleming's standing as a first rate storyteller.
Top marks Mr. Fleming.


Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love It.....and I'm a bloke!!!!, 18 Jun. 2010
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I have to say that despite it's very female centric viewpoint I found it very entertaining lyrically (sharp, acerbic and funny) and really catchy musically. It's not known as a classic album for nothing and I would heartily recommend it to anyone. I'm not going to be clever about it, it's not a review in MOJO etc, but It is one of my favourite albums now.


Elemental
Elemental
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5.0 out of 5 stars No tears or fears here., 14 May 2010
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Yes, it's really a solo album by Roland Orzabal, but you wouldn't know it. It's no great secret (if you've ever looked at the credits on the other TFF albums) that he's the writing force behind the band and this album fits seamlessly into the body of their other work because of that. If your a fan of the other albums The Hurting, Songs From The Big Chair, The Seeds Of Love, EVERYBODY LOVES A HAPPY ENDING you wont be disappointed (I am and I wasn't). Good melody, lyrics and slick production values are the TFF hallmarks and this doesn't wander from that successful path, but why would you want it to!! Buy it now, if you're a fan, and if you loathe TFF's other stuff go and buy something else.


Death By Diamonds And Pearls
Death By Diamonds And Pearls
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rocking good tune., 14 May 2010
Okay it's a bit 'White Stripes', but there's no shame in that. Great little rock track and really catchy. I find myself getting to it on the ipod and then repeating it over and over. Does exactly what it's supposed to do.........gets you drumming on the steering wheel or tapping your feet or singing along at full volume in the shower, or 'air' drumming/guitaring in inappropriate places. By my measurement that's the mark of a top rock tune.


The Very Best Of Jackson Browne
The Very Best Of Jackson Browne
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff., 13 May 2010
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After recently hearing 'The Pretender' on a movie soundtrack (whilst watching a film) I thought, "I'll give him a go." Why, oh why did I wait so long? I cannot believe that this music has been missing from my collection for 40 years!! I'll admit it, he passed me by, but I recognised many of the tracks from radio play over the years and have come to love those that I didn't. If you're a fan it's got everything you need in the way of hits etc and if you're on a voyage of discovery (like me) you wont be disappointed. Highly recommended.


The Real Global Warming Disaster: Is The Obsession With `Climate Change` Turning Out To Be The Most Costly Scientific Blunder In History?
The Real Global Warming Disaster: Is The Obsession With `Climate Change` Turning Out To Be The Most Costly Scientific Blunder In History?
by Christopher Booker
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.99

6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last Some Honesty, 3 Jan. 2010
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We owe a debt to Mr.Booker for this outstanding piece of journalism. Some have said it is without weight, as he isn't a climatologist, but after reading his book I have discovered that neither are most of those proclaiming the existence of Global Warming!! I was taken aback by the lies and cover ups, the lack of candour and honesty, and the lack of scientific rigour that has been evident among the IPCC and political elite around the world. I have been particularly surprised at the extreme bias shown by the media in reporting both sides of the argument. Who's ever heard on the N.G.P.C.C (Non Governmental Panel on Climate Change) a group consisting of some of the world's foremost climatologists, who's expertise has been rubbished or ignored by the IPCC? Who's read about 'The Inconvenient Truth' being discredited in the British courts for it's lack accuracy and honesty? Who's heard about the total discrediting of the IPCC's headline grabbing 'Hockey Stick' graph because of it's questionable statistical analysis? Well you've heard about them now.
There are those who have trashed this book as biased, but all the facts and events are backed by exhaustive research and verifiable paper trails, something that many of the supporters of Global Warming have been unable or unwilling to do, to support their own hypotheses.
A great book, a cracking read and a real eye opener. It's a shame that most of our politicians haven't read it as we'd be a lot better off in all respects.


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