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Hidden In Plain Sight: The simple link between relativity and quantum mechanics
Hidden In Plain Sight: The simple link between relativity and quantum mechanics
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Uninspiring, 29 Mar. 2015
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I don't usually write reviews and this is more like a warning to prospective readers. It takes the author a whole book to reach the profound conclusion that relativity and quantum mechanic share a link. What would that be? That they are both part of the Universe! Well... who would have thought?

Furthermore the writing is appalling. It mostly goes like this: "The book is badly written. This is a result of the authors inability to write properly constructed paragraphs. Therefore, the book is badly written. There are not many properly constructed paragraphs in the book. This book is badly written."


An Agent's Rise (Demise Book 2)
An Agent's Rise (Demise Book 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars After having enjoyed the first book (An Agent's Demise) I was looking ..., 25 Sept. 2014
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After having enjoyed the first book (An Agent's Demise) I was looking forward to the sequel. It didn't disappoint. It is written at the same brisk pace, there are no frills, no unnecessary fluff, rather it is to the point. Very well written as well, maintains the tension from start to finish, keeps the reader entertained and interested.

I really enjoyed the finale, it was sequenced remarkably well. Overall, very satisfying.

The author's blog mentions a third book. Hope it's coming out soon!


An Agent's Demise
An Agent's Demise
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5.0 out of 5 stars Full of action, 1 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: An Agent's Demise (Kindle Edition)
I've read two books by P Henley previously and this one's the best. It moves at quick pace from the first page and keeps the reader well entertained and on the edge. It is perfectly believable and very interesting in terms of spy techniques and technology.

I still don't have a clue what "Five" and "Six" are doing but, that's the good thing, it hardly matters. The characters and dialogues are genuine and the turns of events are probable (I mean, who knows, there might be men out there that have sex as frequent as the main character; it's possible!)

Overall a great read and Mr Henley was cunning enough to leave the door open for a sequel, which I believe it's out; so I'm off to the (virtual) bookstore!


The Persuasive Man
The Persuasive Man
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5.0 out of 5 stars Count no man blessed, 7 Jun. 2014
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When Croesus, one of the richest men in antiquity, asked Solon the Athenian to confirm that he (Croesus) was the happiest man in the world, Solon mentioned three men that were happier, and how their happines had no connection whatsoever with material wealth; wasn't a product of chance. (Croesus dismisses Solon but he remembers him later when, in a turn of luck, he loses his family and kingdom and is about to be executed).

The hero in Phil Henley's book stands, like Croesus, "on the pyre"; his end is near. He has immeasurable wealth but is he happy? One of the oldest questions. He traces back his extraordinary life, made possible by an extraordinary gift, which he exploited in morally questionable ways, and, as you expect, feels plenty of remorse, anger, guilt but no happiness.

The story itself is extraordinary and fascinating. We follow a young man from innocence to total corruption as he one by one sheds all moral defences and is consumed by greed. Would any of us have done something different? Would we have stopped? I doubt it. Humans are strange - so civilised and yet so animalistic.

A great book which I fully recommend.


To The Survivors
To The Survivors
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story, 21 Jan. 2014
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I did enjoy the book and was fascinated by the story. The human race at the verge of extinction and none of the ways we currently live our lives can be taken for granted anymore. The simplest tasks become survival struggles. A great story!


Sony NWZE585 16GB Walkman Video MP3 Player - Black
Sony NWZE585 16GB Walkman Video MP3 Player - Black
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6 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 14GB, 17 Oct. 2013
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I like my new Sony but when I checked its capacity it was 14GB, not 16GB as advertised. Shame. I also deleted all bloat and capacity didn't change.
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The Crisis of the European Mind: 1680-1715 (New York Review Books Classics)
The Crisis of the European Mind: 1680-1715 (New York Review Books Classics)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 2 Oct. 2013
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Although at times difficult to read, unless you know a vast amount of that era's names, it is very rewarding in the end. Amazing book.


City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire
City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hyperbole, 2 Oct. 2013
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Very well researched book and nicely written story with the exception of the author's getting carried away and exaggerating frequently. Everything seems to be an event that "would shake the Empire to its core" or "that would change the world history for ever". This mania that some authors get consumed by is called hyperbolic over-stimulation and it is commonly treated with deep breaths and cold showers.


Epson Expression Home XP102 Small in One Printer with Scan and Copy
Epson Expression Home XP102 Small in One Printer with Scan and Copy

1.0 out of 5 stars No USB cable, 9 April 2013
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This is really poor. When one buys a product like that, one expects a USB cable in the box. It should be stated clearly if there isn't one.


How Work Gets Done: Business Process Management, Basics and Beyond
How Work Gets Done: Business Process Management, Basics and Beyond
by Artie Mahal
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor kindle edition, 15 Feb. 2013
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I bought a kindle edition and the first pages looked promising. However, in three occasions in the first couple of chapters sentences did not continue to the next page! If books are to be transferred to kindle so haphazardly they might as well not be transferred at all. Very poor job.


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