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Tea From A Jam Jar: SOMETIMES HEARTWARMING BUT OFTEN SAD A STORY OF REJECTION HEAPED ON DESPAIR
Tea From A Jam Jar: SOMETIMES HEARTWARMING BUT OFTEN SAD A STORY OF REJECTION HEAPED ON DESPAIR
Price: £1.90

5.0 out of 5 stars great read, 29 Dec 2013
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I really enjoyed reading this book, it was very interesting and well written. A mixture of sadness at the way the parents treated their children , but in some ways children had more freedom. Look forward to the next book!


AMAZON KINDLE KEYBOARD/ KINDLE TOUCH 3G WiFi GREEN NEOPRENE CARRY POUCH BY SHOCK SOCK
AMAZON KINDLE KEYBOARD/ KINDLE TOUCH 3G WiFi GREEN NEOPRENE CARRY POUCH BY SHOCK SOCK
Offered by Cellapod
Price: £3.99

1.0 out of 5 stars overpriced, 25 Sep 2011
I thought that this would be an inexpensive cover for my kindle. However when it arrived it was obvious from looking at it that it is the kind of product that is cheaply churned out at low manufacturing costs. With a loose thread, poorly finished lip and holes in sides. I was not expecting amazing quality for the price, but I do believe that this product is very overpriced for the poor quality. I am still waiting to hear from the company cellapod, but it's been so long I've given up hope of a refund. Customer service seems very poor from this company.

I would suggest to anyone who wants a cover for their kindle to get one that is a bit more expensive but better value for money. There are many other products available now. For a little more money you can get something ten times better!


The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon)
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon)
by Dan Brown
Edition: Hardcover

1.0 out of 5 stars The Tedious Symbol, 15 April 2010
There are many problems with this book, somehow I made it to the end! (It was hard work...)

Content: The main thing which grated on my nerves was the idea that science should look to religion to make ground-breaking discoveries. This idea is introduced quite early on and reoccurs. Would anyone actually seriously entertain that idea? Dan Brown has probably annoyed both religious people and atheists with this book.

Plot: You soon work out the secret about a particular character early on. As others have pointed out each chapter ends with a cliffhanger, but when the cliffhanger is revealed it's not interesting. I think that's because the content is so unbelievable, actually worse than unbelievable, just silly. The ending is convenient for the "good guys", who may be responsible for bringing about a tragedy. The characters don't even ask "Did we do something wrong?". It seem's likely they did, but never mind they are the "good guys" after all, and we do have some sybolic meaning still to uncover...Which is another stupendous let down, but by then you expect to be let down.

Style: There's a lot of repetition. The pointless thoughts of characters are shared with the reader, these are just annoying as none of the characters seem real.

Characters: The hansome symbolist, the beautiful scientist, the good friend / prominent mason and the scarry tattooed man. That's as deep as it get's.


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