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The Dune eBook Collection
The Dune eBook Collection
Price: £16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as many errors as everyone makes out, but more pages than advertised!, 20 May 2014
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I was nervous buying this given the number of comments about transcription errors. Yes, there are mistakes, but I don't find them as annoying as lots of people seem to! What I can't get my head round is the advertised number of pages as 800 - add up all 6 books individually and you get something more like 2800 - is this simply a typing error in the description? The stories themselves remain brilliant whether in print or on a Kindle. 5 stars for the stories, minus 1 star for sloppy (but not too annoying) presentation.

UPDATE: Book 3 has a LOT more typing errors. I had only read the first two at the time of this review.

FURTHER UPDATE: Now just starting the final book in the series (Chapterhouse: Dune). Weirdly, the font has suddenly become fixed. In the first 81% of the ebook, you can change font to your heart's content (not that I ever do this, but I have just gone back and checked) but the final book, although still part of the same ebook, takes this privilege away from you. Strange!


Dissident Gardens
Dissident Gardens
Price: £6.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Story lost in clever writing sometimes?, 13 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Dissident Gardens (Kindle Edition)
Having enjoyed other books by Mr Lethem, I was looking forward to this one. And I did enjoy it - it is very well written. I only gave it 3 stars because it seemed a lot if the time that it was about the clever writing more than it was about the story - it felt a bit like showing off some of the time.


Intempo IDS-01B Compact 2.0 Speaker For iPod, MP3 And Other Audio Devices - Black
Intempo IDS-01B Compact 2.0 Speaker For iPod, MP3 And Other Audio Devices - Black

3.0 out of 5 stars Sounds ok for the price, but noisy, 13 Jan 2010
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I guess you get what you pay for, and I didn't pay much for this. The sound is ok for general listening, I think - you can't expect it to sound like it's coming out of your hi-fi speakers. But it's a bit annoying that, with an iPod Classic plugged in, you can hear the hard disk spinning up when it loads new songs into memory. I use it when working in my home office and it's ok, but I'm not sure I'd want to use it when other people could hear it!


MY-Link Leather Case for iPod Classic 80GB,120GB, and the New 160GB iPod Classic.
MY-Link Leather Case for iPod Classic 80GB,120GB, and the New 160GB iPod Classic.

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too big!, 18 Nov 2008
Just got my new 120GB iPod Classic and ordered this case to go with it. But you could almost get 2 iPods in the case, so I won't be using it. Good job it was cheap. Oh, and it also was missing the connector to allow the belt clip to be attached to the case - no issue for me as I don't use the belt clip, but a bit of black mark against the product.


Me and You and Everyone We Know [DVD] (2005)
Me and You and Everyone We Know [DVD] (2005)
Dvd ~ John Hawkes
Price: £10.00

1 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing (in a bad way), but with some good bits, 30 May 2008
There were bits of this film that I liked. I especaially liked the "performance art" with the shoes. However, I have to say I spent the whole film worrying about the damage that was being done to the child actors being asked to take part in such adult themes - most especially the youngest. Some films are disturbing in a way that makes you think. This was just disturbing in a way that was wrong.


The Nines [DVD]
The Nines [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ryan Reynolds
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Price: £4.00

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm...very interesting and then rather tame..., 17 May 2008
This review is from: The Nines [DVD] (DVD)
I guess there must be something about this film because this is the first time I've written a review on here after several years of being an Amazon DVD rental person. I'm a great fan of Lost on TV and, for a long time, I was enjoying this film for the same reasons I enjoy Lost. There's lots here that makes this film a bit different. I loved all the cross-references and the gradual build of clues and then sideways movements of plot. There's quite a bit here for the film buff to show off with as well, as they do seem to reference a lot of other films or actors.

It was all going so well.

Now, no spoilers, but personally I was very let down by the ending. I just felt it took the easy way out and I wanted more. I know it wasn't the "easy way out" as it was the story all along, but I did feel disappointed after enjoying it all so much until then. Hence the three stars.

Worth a watch and it will give you something to talk about with your friends for a while afterwards, so that's got to make it worthwhile. But I just hope Lost doesn't end in the same kind of way.


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