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A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)
A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)
by George R. R. Martin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 25.00

4 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For the thinkers! Not action junkies!, 21 Oct 2011
First things first. Why are there so many bad reviews of this book? From what I can gather, the people who only gave one or two stars were looking for epic battles and thats it. How they missed the great developments in the story I don't know.

Evidently this book split the fans down the middle.If you liked the political intrigue of the previous books, then you'll love this. If you only yearn for sword fights and death then you'll hate it.

There is plenty of violent, action but the action is usually brief. The stories of all the main characters continue on and bulid and build. The depth is fascinating and the detail of thought unsurpassed.

A great book to add to the saga.
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Screw Work, Let's Play: How to Do What You Love and Get Paid for it
Screw Work, Let's Play: How to Do What You Love and Get Paid for it
by John Williams
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.49

26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Actually very helpful!, 9 Jan 2011
I bought two books in this subject area, this one and "Making the big Leap". This is by far the better. Screw work lets play actually gives a lot of very helpful, practical tips. Its aimed at people who already have skills or passions and helps them to use and improve those skills step by step eventually ending up with a new self made career. The best part is it isn't a self help book, its a how too book. There is no confidence building rubbish, no hand holding or ego massaging. It simply shows new doors and ways to achieve your dream job. Filled with interesting examples and great little tips I found the whole book a great help.
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The Ambassador's Mission: Book 1 of the Traitor Spy: The Traitor Spy Trilogy, Book 1
The Ambassador's Mission: Book 1 of the Traitor Spy: The Traitor Spy Trilogy, Book 1
by Trudi Canavan
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars The Ambassador's Mission - A good new trilogy to be sure, 7 Jun 2010
A worthy succession to an already great series of books. The only slight (and I mean very slight) down side is if you read the first four books, then some of the mystery is already known to you. It is however packed with fresh new insight and addictive new characters. The end has a nice twist to it too. At first glance I thought the story would be predictable but clearly much thought has gone into the plot. If you liked the first books, you'll like this just as much.


Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival
Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival
by Mors Kochanski
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.18

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bush Craft - Review, 13 Nov 2009
I loved this book. I think there are several different kinds of bushcraft enthusiast. Some prefer hot climates, some broad leaf woods others pine forest. This book is ideal for people who prefer cold pine forest environments. A lot of the skills described can easily be transferred to other environments but it does cover some skills unique to pine forests. The only slight downside is that diagrams (although clearer in many ways) can lack a realism we expect from modern bushcraft manuals. Overall a good interesting reference to northern survival.


Mountainman Crafts and Skills: A Fully Illustrated Guide to Wilderness Living and Survival
Mountainman Crafts and Skills: A Fully Illustrated Guide to Wilderness Living and Survival
by David Montgomery
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.97

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mountainman, Crafts and Skills Review, 13 Nov 2009
Overall this book is refreshingly different. I was expecting a slightly different survival manual, in actual fact it is more of an insight into the lives of the old fur-traders. Every page is packed with simple, step by step diagrams. From fire lighting and coat making to tipi construction and beadwork. A vast array of subjects are covered. It is not a step by step guide to survival but a book to experiment with. A good gift for bushcraft enthusiasts to expand their skills.


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