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Music for Another World: An Anthology of Strange Fiction
Music for Another World: An Anthology of Strange Fiction
by Mark Harding
Edition: Paperback

1.0 out of 5 stars It feels like a lazy, 22 Aug 2014
dreadful

This is a lazy, unimaginative read, It feels like a lazy , cynical cash grab in which everyone involved made minimal effort to get something perfunctory out there. Even if someone gives you a copy for free don't waste time reading it.


Scottish Children's Songs - 20 Traditional Celtic Lullabies and Children's Songs
Scottish Children's Songs - 20 Traditional Celtic Lullabies and Children's Songs
Price: £7.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm not sure who this is aimed at, 6 Mar 2014
I thought this might be worth a try , but the family weren't at all keen on it. It seems somewhat archaic in 2014. Also, and I confess this is just my instinctive reaction, but there was something twee and almost patronizing to the Scots. Like The Broons and Oor Wullie


Last Passenger [DVD]
Last Passenger [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dougray Scott
Price: £7.00

3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars boring, badly acted, 31 Jan 2014
This review is from: Last Passenger [DVD] (DVD)
This is a low budget attempt to make a thriller, which simply doesn't sustain interest. I am sorry to see Dougray Scott's career has sunk to the point of starring in rubbish like this. Kara Tointon proves conclusively she cannot act, and you'll give up caring long before the denoument
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Mar 13, 2014 1:08 AM GMT


Solo: A James Bond Novel
Solo: A James Bond Novel
Price: £2.99

17 of 53 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars pedestrian, 26 Sep 2013
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I was very much looking forward to this novel.I'm afraid to say it was a huge disappointment.
There are immense stretches of the book where nothing interesting happens, very little action and no real resolution. The most interesting part was the recipe for salad dressing as a footnote at the end of chapter nine.
Comment Comments (33) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Sep 28, 2013 2:55 AM BST


Dredd (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)
Dredd (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)
Dvd ~ Karl Urban
Price: £6.00

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best sci fi action movie of the decade, 24 Jun 2013
This is a thrilling action packed movie that refuses tio compromise on its depiction of Mega City 1 and its most famous lawman Judge Dredd. The cast is brilliant, the action brutal and the visuals amazing. I love this film and I think you will too. Don't hesitate. Buy it.


Power Play
Power Play
by Patrick Robinson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.69

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars unintentionally hilarious, 20 May 2013
This review is from: Power Play (Paperback)
Patrick Robinson has taken a lead from Jack Higgins. Target the redneck audience, particularly those Americans who, for whatever reason, consider themselves partially Irish and they will be loyal to his books, however badly written they may be.
Higgins is massively over-rated as a writer and just churns them out with little regard for quality and Robinson seems content to do the same.
If you want a thriller the Mack Bedford books are practically unreadable but if you view them as comedies they have some entertainment value. Even by Robinsons' standards Power Play is bizarre and fanciful with the author's "unique"worldview being indulged to great unintentional hilarity.


The Bourne Legacy (Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UV Copy) [2012] [Region Free]
The Bourne Legacy (Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UV Copy) [2012] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Jeremy Renner
Price: £7.00

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie best thriller of 2012, 15 Sep 2012
The Bourne legacy is a wonderful thriller. Jeremy Renner is a far better actor than Matt Damon,Rachel Weisz is fantastic as Marta and the relationship between the two characters is a highlight of the Bourne series. The direction is pleasingly free of Shaky cam. Hitchcock would be proud of the level of suspense generated and the action scenes are stunning, particularly a scene in which Renner fight four assassins and a lengthy chase scene in Manila, I'm buying this as soon as it becomes available.


Terrible Beauty: A Novel
Terrible Beauty: A Novel
by Peter T. King
Edition: Paperback

1.0 out of 5 stars I can see the terrible part, but where is the beauty, 4 Sep 2012
This is an appallingly written novel. That in itself wouldn't make it unique, if it were not for the fact that it glorifies the terrorists of the IRA. Even more nauseating is the fact that it is written by a professional ( I use the term to describe the fact that he is paid, not assess his conduct ) politician. revolting.


Diamondhead
Diamondhead
Price: £3.59

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars is this a joke?, 15 Aug 2011
This review is from: Diamondhead (Kindle Edition)
At first the ludicrously right wing tone of this book made me think it was a satire. The descriptions of the military's physical prowess borders on homoeroticism, the jingoism begins as being laughable but after a while it seems sickening.
The plot is ridiculous, some of the dialogue unbelievable and there is quite a bit of racism here.
This is the first Patrick Robinson novel I've read and it'll be the last.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Sep 26, 2013 11:18 PM BST


Slash and Burn: The Third Joe Hunter Thriller
Slash and Burn: The Third Joe Hunter Thriller
by Matt Hilton
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable page turner, 16 July 2011
ok so this is not art but its a frantically paced page turner that I read in one sitting..excellent if you're in the right frame of mind.


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