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Brian Boru: Ireland's Warrior King
Brian Boru: Ireland's Warrior King
by Damien Goodfellow
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good re-telling of the Gael-Viking conflict in Ireland, 21 Nov 2011
An excellent illustrated work, beautifully done and the story is good. Worth buying for teenagers and adults. I enjoyed a good read and thought the story fascinating but rather short and needs to be clear on the complex relationship of Boru and is marriages, his sons and the wars. But it's a great read and worth buying!


Hearts & Mines: The British 5th Division, Ireland, 1920-1922
Hearts & Mines: The British 5th Division, Ireland, 1920-1922
by William Sheehan
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting work on the view point of the British Army in Ireland, 11 April 2010
A interesting book and very useful for those who want to read about the experinces of the British Army in fighting the IRA during the 'troubles' or 'The War of Independence' of 1919-1922 in Ireland. So much has been written from the IRA or the Irish viewpoint but very rarely from the British side so this work breaks ground. Worth buying and makes fascinating reading.


Tokyo Year Zero (Tokyo Trilogy 1)
Tokyo Year Zero (Tokyo Trilogy 1)
by David Peace
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.19

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreary and BORING, 10 April 2010
My first and last ever book by this guy as he writes in a awful style. Great plot, great idea, great settings but awful style of writing and I gave up after reading 100 pages. Waste of money too!


Tales From Earthsea [DVD]
Tales From Earthsea [DVD]
Dvd ~ Goro Miyazaki
Price: 9.78

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad really..., 30 Mar 2008
This review is from: Tales From Earthsea [DVD] (DVD)
It's just alright but its weakness is in the plot. The anime is well done but it's hard to follow the story as it goes on. Still it's worth watching but not buying.


Ode to Kirihito
Ode to Kirihito
by Osamu Tezuka
Edition: Paperback

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and weird but a true graphic novel, 15 Sep 2007
This review is from: Ode to Kirihito (Paperback)
This must stand out as Tezuka's strangest work but still very readable and exciting. I bought it last week and was unsure at first on reading it but afterwards I'm really glad I did as it's a wonderful work. Some of the art might appear childish but the rest are excellent. Worth buying and a great joy to read on a wet day!


British Voices: From the Irish War of Independence 1918 - 1921
British Voices: From the Irish War of Independence 1918 - 1921
by William Sheehan
Edition: Hardcover

29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rare view among books on the Irish War of Independence, 22 May 2007
It's not every day one gets to read from the British point of view on a bloody conflict between 1918 and 1922. While a huge majority of works since the 1960's on Irish history covering the period have been from the IRA, the IRB and Nationalists' views (including the Unionists of Ulster/Northern Ireland), very few have bothered to cover the actual view point from the ordinary British servicemen as well as the officers, the military command in Dublin Castle and of course the barracks/garrisions surrounded by a hostile landscape in the country. It does cover letters, diaries and opinions of those sevicemen and officers who certainly felt they were winning a war against the IRA only to be let down by the British Government. Should be essential reading for those who want a balanced view of the conflict.


Immortal Love [1972] [DVD]
Immortal Love [1972] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Hidemi Hara

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's that good!, 11 April 2006
This review is from: Immortal Love [1972] [DVD] (DVD)
One of the soft core porn films of the 1970's Japan, this ghost story is very well made and has a good cast who play their parts with real depth - nothing can beat the part where the ghost makes love to her still living lover. It's scary and sensual but still enjoyable and very extremely mild in terms of soft core porn films of the 1970's. From a 2000's perspective, it's a real classic ghost film and its age has done it justice. I wasn't sure about watching it but was blown away by the acting of the excellent cast and the plot. Really worth buying or renting out and I'm glad I bought mine as I'll watch it a lot on Halloween night with my friends!


Mcteague: A Story of San Francisco (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
Mcteague: A Story of San Francisco (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
by Frank Norris
Edition: Paperback

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A forgotten masterpiece., 4 Feb 2006
I first saw the silent film 'Greed' (1924) and was moved by the superb acting in it. I wanted to read the novel but had expected it to be unlike the film. How wrong I was! The novel turned out to be as good as the film itself. Based on the downfall of a dentist and his wife, the novel explores the weakness of human desire for money and how people can change from being ordinary into savages. No wonder the novel was considered 'shocking' when it was published in 1899 but it has survived the passages of time into becoming a icon of human weakness. You will be absorbed into the world of the dentist McTeague and the San Francisco before the great earthquake of the 1900's into his untimely end. Buy it!


The Geisha House [1999] [DVD]
The Geisha House [1999] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Maki Miyamoto

1 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful and boring...., 4 Feb 2006
Probably the most tiring and annoying film ever made. If you're looking for anything that's got the atmosphere of 'Memoirs of a Geisha', don't bother buying this film, just rent it instead (I should have rented my copy instead of buying it...) and you'll be bored out of your head. The actors playing the geishas aren't bad (in fact they're pretty looking!) but the main characters aren't played very well, just cheap and silly acting. I looked forward to this film after buying it but was bored out of my wits instead and was wishing that Gozilla (no he's not in the film!)would come crashing into the geisha house and make things more exciting. Gozilla where are you? Your country needs you!


Usagi Yojimbo: Circles Book 6 (Usagi Yojimbo (Fantagraphics Books))
Usagi Yojimbo: Circles Book 6 (Usagi Yojimbo (Fantagraphics Books))
by Stan Sakai
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.40

4.0 out of 5 stars Good reading!, 17 Nov 2005
An early part of Usagi Yojimbo as he travels back to his home village. Four adventures and a sad ending as he faces the consequences of his past and discovering something that he did not know about. Worth reading and it's very enjoyable too!


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