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be.ez 100572 LA robe Sleeve for 13.3-Inch Macbooks (Black/Wasabi)
be.ez 100572 LA robe Sleeve for 13.3-Inch Macbooks (Black/Wasabi)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Two years worth of careless use... now I'm buying it again, 10 Oct. 2012
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This sleeve has given good impact protection to my macbook air 13.3" for over two years. During that time I've knocked it about a fair amount and stuffed it into a maxed-out backpack many times. It's always protected the valuable chunk of metal well.

Now as another reviewer also noted, the material has thinned in places and no longer offers all over protection. But I'm happy, and am buying the same again for another two years of abuse.


Songs of Innocence and of Experience [Illustrated]
Songs of Innocence and of Experience [Illustrated]
Price: £1.49

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing kindle edition, 2 Nov. 2011
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I love my kindle app on iPad. I was grabbed by a few lines of poetry found on a wall, and found they were penned by William Blake. So what better way to experience his writing than this, the highly rated collection of verse.

However, I found the resolution of the illustrations terrible. The text within is illegible. As each poem is also included as plain text, this would be almost bearable, but the layout is also intolerable, with lines breaking across pages and bizarre massive white space gaps.

Very, very poor. Do not buy the kindle edition.


On Chesil Beach
On Chesil Beach
by Ian McEwan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Powerful, well-woven tale of unsaid truths, 29 Dec. 2009
This review is from: On Chesil Beach (Paperback)
This book is simple, unvarnished poetry. Many complex threads below the surface allow the reader to only glimpse at what make both protagonists so exquisite. McEwan's choice of period is inspired.

The telling of On Cheshil Beach itself leaves a lot unsaid, reflecting the plight of the young couple. The use of an exposed, barren beach, story and abrupt ending is perfect construction.

Only after the last page does "wonderful... exquisite... devastating" ring true. I'd add beautiful too, as this is a beautifully crafted piece that you will not quickly forget.


Donkey
Donkey
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but doesn't sparkle, 19 Jan. 2009
This review is from: Donkey (MP3 Download)
The self-titled debut album from Cansei de Ser Sexy contained stand-out memorable tracks that hooked you on first listen. "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above", "Off The Hook" and of course "Music Is My Hot Hot Sex" come to mind.

The first play of Donkey doesn't deliver anything with the same deliciousness. It's good and worth a few more plays but it is completely eclipsed by the stellar first album.


Canon EH 18-L Semi-hard Case For EOS 350D & 400D
Canon EH 18-L Semi-hard Case For EOS 350D & 400D

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Semi-hard-to-use but quite well designed, 2 Nov. 2007
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This case's fit around the camera is slightly odd on my 400D with kit lens attached as more of the camera is exposed that I imagined would be. The other comments regarding its screw on base are also spot on, I can see why some would have problems de/attaching but I didn't.

Initially it is very fiddly to squeeze the camera in, however the material seems to 'give' a bit more after some usage. This does mean a snug fit which is good and unusual in the softer cases I've used. Screen protection, quality of construction, and weight I cannot fault at all.

I needed better protection that a soft case, but didn't want the weight of a hard one. This case performs adequately for that task.


Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter
Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter
Offered by CameraKing (Shipping from UK)
Price: £16.95

154 of 154 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Functional and solid with great results, 2 Nov. 2007
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I'm not a professional photographer but own a Canon 400D SLR. I was very disappointed with my landscape shots until I bought this beauty.

As a hobbyist I wanted the lovely polarization of my outdoor shots but didn't want to break the bank to get it- this Hoya filter is perfect for that. Construction is sturdy, screws on easily, and adjusting it is smooth.

For this little cash if you own a DSLR and take outdoor shots you need this in your life!


Journey Without Maps (Vintage Classics)
Journey Without Maps (Vintage Classics)
by Graham Greene
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting slog from a different era and a facinating country, 2 Nov. 2007
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The other reviewer is right to call this account a slog, but that is precisely what Greene's journey was. He decided to journey through a land where a white man is seen perhaps twice a decade, to people who live a simple life.

If you're looking for a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat novel of semi-truths this is not the book for you. If you have an interest in West Africa, Liberia, native living, superstition, colonialism, exploration, and generally Greene as a person this book is good. I found digesting in two chunks a more managable read.

Certainly very different to Greene's other writings, but for me gave an interesting perspective on an unusual country and a remarkable man.


The Heart Of The Matter
The Heart Of The Matter
by Graham Greene
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.74

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greene's Masterpiece, 25 Mar. 2007
Generally recognised as Greene's masterpiece, the book follows Major Scobie is his tiring quest for righteousness in a climate of corruption, lies, and deceit.

As with most of his work, the account hinges on an exploration of what the character believes their Catholic faith really means to their life course. In Scobie's case he goes against the grain to conduct police business in an honest manner, and keeps his marriage going in spite of feeling imprisoned by the Holy union. Is it a loveless marriage? Greene also attempts to expound this through a comparison of love and loyalty.

Without revealing the story, what is very interesting is the author's painting of the Scobie's relationship and development of both Catholics' view of faith and relations. The master-stroke is truly the quandary that Scobie finds himself in and what he chooses as the escape.

If there were any criticism it would be that in a generally secular society as we have in Britain today many of the concepts and the ultimate predicament are difficult to comprehend for one without faith or an intimate understanding of such. If that were the case it would only be a four star novel.

However, this is an extremely powerful account and an insightful examination of humanity, God, and the Church and how the three relate.


D-Link DU-520 5-Port USB 2.0 PCI Adapter
D-Link DU-520 5-Port USB 2.0 PCI Adapter

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simplicity, 9 Oct. 2003
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This bit of kit does the job, no fuss, no mess. Install the drivers, put the card in, let Windows do the rest and you've got yourself a quality USB card.


Kodak Advantix F320 Camera Winbox
Kodak Advantix F320 Camera Winbox

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Basic Point and Shoot with Poor Colour Reproduction, 8 Sept. 2003
As the lowest priced APS camera I wasn't expecting pristine prints but when the first set arrived from honeymoon it was apparent that the output doesn't reflect the vivid colours you may have wanted to capture.
I found that photos taken on a bright, sunny day come out the same as those taken on overcast days. Also they are generally washed out and lifeless.
However it is rugged, easy to use, and the focus is good. Maybe something more for the kids to use while the adults can protect their digital one!


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