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Nobby Nic 29 x 2.25 ORC Folding Tyre
Nobby Nic 29 x 2.25 ORC Folding Tyre
Offered by A.W. Cycles
Price: £32.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best all round MTB tyre, 3 Oct 2012
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Having tried and tested loads of tyres these are, in my opinion, about as good an all rounder as you're likely to get. They're light & fast rolling, the soft grippy rubber is great cornering on hardpack and deals with wet roots equally well, they clear mud good too. I run them at about 25% psi and do a mixture of trail and X-country, often quite claggy and rooty but no rocks.


Solid Steel - It Came From The Sea
Solid Steel - It Came From The Sea
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £11.26

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 23 Nov 2011
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Best Bonobo yet and the others were good! The Solid Steel series is excellent, this particular mix one of the best.


Trans-Love Energies
Trans-Love Energies
Price: £11.62

4.0 out of 5 stars Bitchin', 23 Nov 2011
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This review is from: Trans-Love Energies (Audio CD)
I'm a big Vegas fan and this is a great new album, as with all their stuff it's a bit of a mix of genres but there's def. a leaning towards the dance side of things. Nuff said.


Polar Mix-Mixed By Trentemolle
Polar Mix-Mixed By Trentemolle

5.0 out of 5 stars More good stuff, 23 Nov 2011
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Another goodie from Trentmoller, quite eclectic including a couple of great remixes of Chris Isac & The Doors. If you like Trent is a no-brainer


The Reluctant Fundamentalist
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
by Mohsin Hamid
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The wrong fundamentals!, 25 Jan 2010
It's a well written book with a lovely, lilting prose style and is pretty easy to read; however I think that most people have absolutely misinterpreted it. The narrator's highly paid and prestigious job involves "focussing on the fundamentals" and he becomes utterly disenchanted with this and what he perceives it represents, hence the title......at no point does he become an Islamic Fundamentalist or show any particularly anti-American traits. Maybe I've got it wrong but I think the book's title is a clever play on words and represents the difficulties people have moving between different cultures with different value systems.....regardless of this it's well worth a read and is food for thought.
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Midnight's Children (Vintage Classics)
Midnight's Children (Vintage Classics)
by Salman Rushdie
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

14 of 41 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How to spot a fraud...., 31 July 2008
Anyone, and I do mean anyone, who tells you that this is a good book is a pretentious fraud. Rushdie doubtless has an excellent command of language but is unable to stop himself overindulging, as a result the book is wordy, disjointed and goes nowhere. Midnight's Children is a classic fraudster's book, praised only by those who want the reflected glory of association with a book supposedly only capable of being understood and appreciated by "intellectuals." It's a shame really as Rushdie clearly has talent, however his writing is simply abysmal and because he is the darling of the literary establishment people pretend that they like and appreciate his work - don't waste your money, if you want to have a good read try Lolita by Nabakov, a true wordsmith from whom Rushdie could learn alot.
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