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Eyrie
Eyrie
by Tim Winton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A great author poorly served by his publisher, 4 Jun. 2014
This review is from: Eyrie (Hardcover)
I've not read it yet - this is just an observation on the quality of the product. The rating refers to this not the text.

Nice cover but the cheap quality of the paper inside and the layout (it looks offset) leaves a lot to be desired. I don't expect to see through the pages of a £16.99 book. An author of Winton's standing deserves better treatment by his UK publisher.


Lacie 9000294 Rugged 1000 GB External
Lacie 9000294 Rugged 1000 GB External
Offered by Luzern
Price: £187.99

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unreliable, 30 Sept. 2013
Bought this to transfer legacy files from a PC to a new Mac. Plugged this in to the Mac and was advised to reformat as it wouldn't let me access the main partition. Did so with thunderbolt via the Mac and then plugged in. Since then have managed to transfer a fraction of the files necessary from the PC (using the HDMi/USB cable supplied), it keeps unmounting itself from the PC, or requesting permission to scan.

Given the price I'm quite stunned by how unreliable it is -- shock proof possibly, but not actually fit for purpose.


Tomy TD350 Digital Plus Baby Monitor
Tomy TD350 Digital Plus Baby Monitor

3.0 out of 5 stars Not wholly reliable, 7 Aug. 2013
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Have been reasonably satisfied with it, the sound isn't crystal clear, as another customer has noted there's white noise in the background, but can nonetheless hear most of the sounds our daughter makes. It's no substitute for regular checks but gives some peace of mind. However, the battery has started to play up, with the unit beeping a low battery warning even when it's receiving a charge.


White Math
White Math
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's not an album, 21 Aug. 2012
This review is from: White Math (MP3 Download)
Another massive, sweeping synth driven epic but with more focus than anything on the album. Twenty minutes worth though, so mis-priced. It's 2.49 on iTunes.


The Wandering Falcon
The Wandering Falcon
by Jamil Ahmad
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding debut, 6 April 2012
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This review is from: The Wandering Falcon (Paperback)
Essentially a collection of short stories set in the no-man's land between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Wandering Falcon threads the narrative together with the character of Tor Baz, who appears obliquely in many but not all of the stories. Insightful, compassionate but never sentimental, Ahmad has waited his whole career to tell these stories. In an era that prizes youth, Ahmad's age seems remarkable, yet it is not his age but his talent that is significant. He is a natural story-teller and I can only hope that he has more stories to share.


Fists
Fists
by Pietro Grossi
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.00

2.0 out of 5 stars Lacks punch..., 31 July 2011
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This review is from: Fists (Paperback)
Really looked forward to this but am mystified as to how it garnered so many awards - Boxing is by far the best story of three, building the tension steadily, and shows real promise but the other two stories are make-weights. Perhaps it's the translation, but there are some truly awkward similes 'a look full of unspoken feelings that darted out of their thoughts like carts going down hill' the following paragraph loads no less an three on top of each other, the final one being the absurd: 'he was like a Greek statue in motion'.

The second story Horses feels like a lengthy allegory - possibly about the risks of commitment, but aside from a genuine moment of drama the characterisation is flat. The final story The Monkey is glossed on the jacket as being about the 'fragility of identity' but text doesn't support this reading, or go as far to suggest it. It seems to be about the different paths and opportunities that life offers, but the jokey, slightly surreal tone seems at odds with any desire to convey anything beyond 'other people are a bit of a mystery aren't they?'

Grossi shows real talent on more than one occasion - it would be a mistake to write him off on the basis of the last two stories - and I have hopes that the best he has to offer is yet to come. He is a contender but to describe him as 'the greatest addition to Italian literature for some time' says more about the present state of Italian literature than the success or failure of Grossi's own stories.


The Crystalline Series - Omar Souleyman
The Crystalline Series - Omar Souleyman

0 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Trampled..., 30 July 2011
Hard to hear Bjork under Omar's utterly self-indulgent remixes, which are a) practically indistinguishable b) only allows Bjork's voice to trouble the tracks for a moment or two. Avoid...


"Woven Stainless Steel & Brown Leather Wallet with Diagonal Slots"
"Woven Stainless Steel & Brown Leather Wallet with Diagonal Slots"

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality for the price, 3 Jan. 2011
I've had this wallet -- or its predecessor for around 2-3 years and within the first year the wear to the inside card slots was already visible. Supposedly meant to be incredibly durable, it has partially worn through in several places, far more damage than one would expect from a leather equivalent. The wallet hasn't been subjected to anything more than everyday wear and tear, i.e. not much for an object that spends most of its time in a pocket. The exterior is in better shape for the moment but there are signs of wear to the lower part of the spine that suggests it doesn't have that much more life in it. Avoid.


Solar systems
Solar systems

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This isn't Biosphere, 4 Oct. 2009
This review is from: Solar systems (MP3 Download)
This isn't a release by Geir Jenssen; it's cheap trance nonsense from a Canadian label. Avoid.


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