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Marjory Razorblade
Marjory Razorblade
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 12 Nov. 2010
This review is from: Marjory Razorblade (Audio CD)
I don't think this album needs me to review it. If you've done some homework you will already know that it is accepted as a classic. It is not produced like a modern high profile album but is raw and moving. It isn't sweet,like Laura Marling et al, but has the gravity of Larkin (he's a poet kids). These tracks aren't so much 'catchy' but 'haunting'.


Magnetic Man
Magnetic Man
Price: £6.68

4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unmagnetic, 12 Nov. 2010
This review is from: Magnetic Man (Audio CD)
I think this album is quite good, but a classic it ain't.If a second album comes our way Magnetic Man might find an identity, this one however seems to lack direction. It's probably the record company wanting to quickly collect the singles into an album, linking them together with some dodgy Dubstep which sounds more like BBC Radiophonic Workshop (like most examples of this latest Musifad).
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Pigeon Post
Pigeon Post
by Arthur Ransom
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jolly good read, 8 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Pigeon Post (Hardcover)
It's interesting to delve back in time to see what middle class kids got up to in the '30's.I know my parents weren't prospesting for gold or sailing their dinghy in the lake district on their summer hols, but this is shear fantasy at it's best.
It doesn't matter about your social awareness it's about immersing yourself in the adventure. This book is similar to the other Swallows & Amazons novels except boats don't really feature.
Ransome's technical terminology and explanations are still streets ahead of today's childrens writers. His discriptive talents are at times so vivid you can see the landscapes and childrens movements and expressions quite clearly in your minds eye.
As a 53 year old child this book is even more enjoyable than the Harry Potter series of today. If I was an average 10 year old, I don't know if I could relate as easily. It would be good to hear from more parents and teachers who have introduced Ransome,s novels to their charges.


The Plague (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Plague (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Albert Camus
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A classic, 3 Sept. 2010
I bought this at the same time as Ministry of Fear (Greene) I read the Greene in a few leisurely sessions over about a week. It took me about three weeks of determined effort to plough through this one. Read it and tick it off your reading list then Ebay it or take to the charity shop. As a novel what really strikes you is how it is overly drawn out. The Narrator examines the growing shadow of The Plague in great detail but I can't help thinking that there was something still missing at the end. Not so sad as morbidly depressing. Take my tip and buy Zola!


The Ministry Of Fear: An Entertainment (Vintage Classics)
The Ministry Of Fear: An Entertainment (Vintage Classics)
by Graham Greene
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great novel, 3 Sept. 2010
Similar in many respects to John Buchan's '39 Steps'. More emphasis on the human psyche and Greene's ever present reference to Good and Evil. I found it a really enjoyable novel


The Chillifunk Years
The Chillifunk Years
Offered by positivespinlimited
Price: £8.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Something for the weekend sir?, 3 Sept. 2010
This review is from: The Chillifunk Years (Audio CD)
This album covers a wide selection of styles due to it being a compilation. Just the opening track alone 'Squire For Hire' makes it worth buying. My wife just doesn't warm to it but my son can't get enough and really digs the "camp vibes". If you want something heavy and serious don't bother but if you want an album that isn't afraid to mix up Retro Disco, Acid Jazz and House ending up with something a bit different then why not buy, it's cheap enough!


The Defamation of Strickland Banks
The Defamation of Strickland Banks
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: £4.25

4.0 out of 5 stars Sounds familiar, 2 Aug. 2010
A great album which is a pleasing ammalgamation of Soul and Rap and appeals to a wide spectrum of people. The only downside is that you've probably heard most of the tracks on air,therefore becoming a victim of it's own success.
Having said that,I think this one has enough strength to become a bit of a classic. Keep hold of it and play again next year and it'll still sound good.


Sailing Alone Around the World
Sailing Alone Around the World
by Joshua Slocum
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An epic saga, 26 April 2010
This is a great yarn but no masterpiece. I did enjoy it but not enough to read again. Pick up my copy from Oxfam!


Panasonic KX-TCD 517E DECT Digital Cordless Telephone With Answer Machine - Twin Pack
Panasonic KX-TCD 517E DECT Digital Cordless Telephone With Answer Machine - Twin Pack

3.0 out of 5 stars Don't do it!, 26 April 2010
The sound amplification is rubbish. Set at max volume you will find it hard to hear what the other person is saying. If you like loads of useless functions over fundamental sound quality then this one might satisfy. I have owned mine for about four years and would think that Panasonic have binned this model anyway.


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