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L. R. Haynes (wellingborough, northants United Kingdom)

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Recurring: Remastered
Recurring: Remastered
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly great album, 17 July 2008
This review is from: Recurring: Remastered (Audio CD)
A brilliant album, unlike any other in my collection. One of the few albums I never tire of. Nearly 20 years after it was released it still sounds fresh and innovative.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quirky, good fun album., 19 Mar 2008
This review is from: 712 (Audio CD)
I bought this album 15 years ago and still play it today. Of all the albums I have bought there are very few that I haven't got bored of, but this is one of them. If you are looking at your record collection and find yourself thinking, I want something completely different, this is the album for you. It is very easy to play an album once and then say it is rubbish and never play it again. This album may take a few listens to grow on you, but it is worth it. Ask yourself, why do so many bands reference Shonen Knife?

Tricks Of The Mind
Tricks Of The Mind
by Derren Brown
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to many interesting subjects., 2 Feb 2007
This review is from: Tricks Of The Mind (Hardcover)
Covering card tricks, memory development, hypnosis, cold reading and many other subjects. You are very likely to find something of interest in this book. The irreverent humour throughout the book may put some people off, personally I found it very funny. If you are from a scientific background you will probably find the book to be a joy. Derren extols the virtues of scepticism (not cynicism as some other reviewer concluded) and of the informed mind (as opposed to the 'open mind' that spiritualists and clairvoyants rely on to justify their trade when faced with charges of charlatanism). That Derren's shows rely more on trickery than psychology may well be true, but that does not detract from this book. Indeed the book covers so many interesting subjects that you may well find, as I have, that the further reading suggested in the bibliography is almost irresistable. After this I would suggest Ian Rowland's book on cold reading... brilliant.

Rosetta Stone Level 1&2 Pack German (PC/Mac)
Rosetta Stone Level 1&2 Pack German (PC/Mac)

28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars could be better value, 15 Oct 2006
The idea behind "total immersion" learning seems to be that you form the connections needed to understand grammatical rules yourself (I.E. you learn in the same way a child). But I am suspicious that it may be an excuse for giving absolutely no guidance to the student, hence saving Rosetta stone a load on developing the product.I have been using this for 2 months and I am making progress but I have had to spend a lot of time going to other sources for information.Rosetta stone do not even provide you with a translation of any of the words used in the exercises!Sometimes it is like banging your head against a brick wall. But having spent so much I feel I mustn't give up. It isn't totally awful but it could and should be a lot better. BE CLEAR HOWEVER, IF YOU BUY THIS THERE IS NO EXPLANATORY INFORMATION ON GERMAN GRAMMAR OR VOCABULARY SUPPLIED. YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN AND TO LEARN FROM THIS ALONE WOULD BE VERY, VERY, VERY HARD WORK

Excelling at Chess Calculation: Capitalising on Tactical Chances
Excelling at Chess Calculation: Capitalising on Tactical Chances
by Jacob Aagaard
Edition: Paperback
Price: 15.62

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars was this book properly thought through?, 18 Mar 2006
As a collection of games with some analysis this book is quite adequate,but that is all this book does,and so better value would be found in the books by Shirov,Anand or Stohl.I really don't think the author addresses the subject implied in the title-How can you improve your calculation?-The subjects of candidate moves and stepping stones in visualisation, which were useful, take up a fraction of the book.The author seeems to take too much time in pointing out other peoples faulty analysis which perhaps shows how hard it is to find the truth of a given position but is of very limited use to the average player.Overall I have taken very little from this book and feel somewhat misled by the title.

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