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The Winter Warriors
The Winter Warriors
by David Gemmell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.39

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite possibly the best book i've ever read!!, 24 July 2007
This review is from: The Winter Warriors (Paperback)
I read this book around 2 years ago but felt i should share how good it is to everyone else. THIS BOOK IS SIMPLY AMAZING! I had only read one of Gemmell's novels previous to this one (Hero in the Shadows- also brilliant) and was pretty sure it couldnt be topped. How i was wrong. The main characters bring every kind of emotion and perspective to the story that you could think of, not to mention the story is gripping and intense from start to finish. Being a rather slow reader and relatively new to the genre at the time i was pretty unsure as to whether i would ever read it but once i started i was hooked! I would strongly recommend this to any newcomers to the Sci-Fi/ Fantasy genre.


Batman: Under the Hood
Batman: Under the Hood
by Judd Winick
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty enjoyable, 15 July 2007
This review is from: Batman: Under the Hood (Paperback)
Being very unfamiliar with the new charcters in batman comics these days('The Black Mask'?!) i was quite suprised at how much i would enjoy this. The story itself is pretty good with the introduction of the 'Red Hood' and i have found myself coming back to it again and again. The art is also very good even though it is pretty much standard comic book art. Also im not too sure how every one else guessed the ending, i was well suprised! - the first time round anyway. After re-reading it, it is pretty obvious. The only thing that makes this a 4/5 is the fact that i didnt realise it was just a bunch of comics in one book, thinking it was a seperate graphic novel,however thats pretty much my fault.
Conclusion: a solid read, even if you are very unfamiliar with the new characters.


Batman: Secrets (Batman)
Batman: Secrets (Batman)
by Sam Kieth
Edition: Paperback

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Such a shame..., 15 July 2007
After reading this novel, i am sorry to say that the story is terrible. At first after flicking through this book i enjoyed the surrealness and different style of the art presented by sam keith. It really is a shame because it is obvious the artist has talent with most of his depictions of batman brilliantly presented. However the warped presentation of the joker gradually becomes more and more aggrevating, showing him as small and weak as batman himself is around 4 times bigger than him in every scene.
The story is just plain boring, nothing special, just an average batman-gets-framed story. The joker also seems like a completely different character even though he does show his darker side at parts. Also, the story has barely any action in it meaning its focusing on the medias representation of batman. All in all, if youre looking for a graphic novel with much action, stay away from this. The art is also VERY subjective and i can imagine it not being very popular with most comic book fans.


Sin City Volume 7: Hell and Back (3rd Edition): Hell and Back Bk. 7 (Sin City (Dark Horse))
Sin City Volume 7: Hell and Back (3rd Edition): Hell and Back Bk. 7 (Sin City (Dark Horse))
by Frank Miller
Edition: Paperback
Price: 18.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm..., 28 Jun 2007
Having read all of the other 6 previous Sin City books i was hoping for a final book to really blow the rest out of the water with loads of action and secret sbeing revealed, hopefully whilst including the characters i had become accustomed to i.e. Marv,Dwight and Jon. Unfortunately, i was rather disapointed. I was very unsre whether to give it a 4 star rating to be honest because of how split i am in my verdict.

The book does have its good bits involving alot of action sequences and bits of humour, however, as i was with the 5th and 6th books, i felt slightly in the dark as to who the main characters were. In A Dame To Kill For for example, we had already met Marv, learning of what sort of person he would be. The same is in The Big Fat Kill as we had already met Dwight and seen his unique personality. In contrast, the main man in Hell and Back goes by the name of Wallace whom we have seen no history of or background to. I was hoping while starting to read the book that he may somehow link into other characters pasts. Again i felt disappointed when this wasnt the case.

I have to say this isnt the first time the final book in a series has left me feeling rather incomplete and empty yet entertained at the same time. All in all, the book seems to me to be slightly confused and with no link to the previous books (which i found was so appealing about the first 4). Therefore i reluctantly label this book as one of the more average in the series with very little stand out moments or storyline to it. Buy it to complete your collection, but dont get your hopes up.


Batman: Dark Knight Returns
Batman: Dark Knight Returns
by Frank Miller
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.53

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius piece of graphic novel..., 26 Jun 2007
I have to admit, I was pretty hesistant about buying this graphic novel. Being very inexperienced in reading such a genre (had only read Sin City 1-6 graphic novels previous to this one) I didn't really want to branch out to anything vastly different from what I had already experienced. With that in mind, I thought Frank Miller would be a pretty good bet. From his Sin City series, I had grown a certain respect for his art and storytelling so was eager to find something by him. After finding Batman: Dark Knight Returns and seeing its average of 5 stars, I was pretty reassured that this was the right graphic novel to buy. Thankfully Miller reproduces his gritty images and language to give a whole new perspective to the life of Batman. Throughout the book you see the darker side of the 'Dark Knight' and the troubles he has to cope with in such a plagued city. The whole story is excellent, both in the polictical aspects as well as the action sequences. I would seriously recommend this to an inexperienced graphic novel reader.


Sin City Volume 6: Booze, Broads, & Bullets (3rd Edition): Booze, Broads, and Bullets Bk. 6 (Sin City (Dark Horse))
Sin City Volume 6: Booze, Broads, & Bullets (3rd Edition): Booze, Broads, and Bullets Bk. 6 (Sin City (Dark Horse))
by Frank Miller
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Action packed, but probably not one his better ones..., 6 Jun 2007
Having read all of the novels before this one, i have experienced his better novels as well as the lesser ones. Booze, broads and bullets is a great read full of Miller's trademark rather sadistic approach. The structure of this book however is different to his others; rather than being just the one story that carries on for the entire book, it is instead a series of small sub-stories all of which involving the lesser characters involve din the earlier novels. Characters such as Fat Man and Little Boy and Lucille have little stories based around them. The stories are good and at times with a bit of humour to them, however the inclusion of these stories seem to be rather out of context. As the other stories tended to link in with one another, these just sit on their own. Perhaps it is good to tie up the loose ends of the smaller characters but again it doesn't feel as if the book flows. All that aside this is still a decent enough read even in spite of its shortness (only 151 pages). I would still recommend its purchase.


Wacom Volito 2 Tablet & Pen USB Windows only
Wacom Volito 2 Tablet & Pen USB Windows only

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for novices, 5 Jun 2007
I've never used a graphics tablet before and was pretty sceptical about how i would adapt to using it. The product is great, not to sure whether its big but its big enough to be used comfortably. It only took around 10 minutes to get to grips with the features and the tutorial was suprisingly helpful. Definately recommended for novices.


The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
by Lemony Snicket
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 6.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Average, 12 Mar 2007
Once i had finished this book i did feel as if everything had been answered until i realised just how little it actually does. Fair enough we find out who Beatrice is and have a pretty good idea who lemony snicket is supposed to be but there is just so much that goes unanswered. Reading through other reviews, it seems as if some percieve this as clever as its the whole point of the series- the world being full of secrets. However i have to side with those who believe this book to be a pretty poor ending as, to be honest, i would really have preferred being told the significance of such things as the sugar bowl than being left in the dark about such matters. Buy the book in order to complete your collection but dont get your hopes up.


Memories [DVD]
Memories [DVD]
Dvd ~ Koji Morimoto

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Memories, 12 Sep 2006
This review is from: Memories [DVD] (DVD)
All three of the short films featured in memories are unique and beautiful in their own way. However i did find at points (although it pains me to say it) that i wanted the story to end.

The first film was by far my favourite due to its strange but immersing plot, even though there was not much action taking place.

The second film was probably my least favourite as i felt the story tended to drag on and wasnt exactly the most imaginative piece of animation i have seen. However the animation was very nice.

The final film was the film i am most indecisive about. The animation although slightly odd, became a thing of beauty as you begin to accomodate yourself with its uniqueness. The story itself was suprisingly interesting, however ended with possibly the most abrupt ending ive ever seen to a film, just as i was beginning to get into it.

For these reasons i can only give the dvd 4 stars even though i want to give it five just for the first film. My advice would be to buy it but, like me, buy it for a low price.

p.s. by the way the extras arent exactly awe-inspiring, but then again ive never seen the point of them.


Akira - The Ultimate Collection [1991] [DVD]
Akira - The Ultimate Collection [1991] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Nozomu Sasaki
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 12.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, 7 May 2006
This is the first manga film i have ever bought and what an amazing one it is. Animation is outstanding and the action is brilliant. Storyline was kind of odd but understandable. I would recommend this to any newcomers to the manga genre.


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