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Catch-22
Catch-22
Price: 3.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Classic, 19 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Catch-22 (Kindle Edition)
The dead man in Yossarians tent, Milo bombs his own squadron on contract, and of course Nately's whore and Majaor Major. Who could forget these characters. Right up with Oh What A Lovely War.


The Particle at the End of the Universe
The Particle at the End of the Universe
Price: 6.64

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little light, 21 Dec 2013
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Quite an engaging book that gets better at the end. Seans writing style is light and airy and keeps you turning the page, but I found the complete book structure a little 'bitty'. It doesn't quite flow from cover to cover. Another thing is, it is a little light, it does a good job, but more detail wouldn't have been amiss given that anybody picking this up is probably not shy of the old grey matter.

Still, a 4* star read.


QI: The Book of General Ignorance - The Noticeably Stouter Edition: The Noticeably Stouter Edition
QI: The Book of General Ignorance - The Noticeably Stouter Edition: The Noticeably Stouter Edition
Price: 4.79

4.0 out of 5 stars Compulsive Bathtime Reading, 16 Nov 2013
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Who knew that Finland was the coldest place in the universe or the Scots had nowt to do with bagpipes, haggis, kilts, whisky or tartan.

A couple of pages per fact. Compulsive bath time reading...


Stainless Steel Credit Card Survival Tool w/ Sleeve - Pack a little insurance in your pocket
Stainless Steel Credit Card Survival Tool w/ Sleeve - Pack a little insurance in your pocket
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Price: 0.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Does What It Says On The Tin, 13 Aug 2013
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For a quid you cannot go wrong. No, it won't cut down trees, no you can't disarm a Challenger Tank with it, and no, nobody knows how the sun position indicator works, but apart from that, the knife is reasonably sharp (and the saw), the bottle opener works, if you need to tighten a loose nut it will manage that as well. Oh, and if you need to know how long something is up to 5 cm, it will manage that.

Did I mention for a quid you can't go wrong? I've seen these things advertised for a fiver...
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Rolson 36015 8-in-1 Multi-Function Axe
Rolson 36015 8-in-1 Multi-Function Axe
Price: 9.26

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential For Every Office, 3 Aug 2013
I have this sitting on my desk. Since this happened, bloody useless meetings, idiotic phone calls and brain dead questions have fallen dramatically. I plan to build a simple wood mount for it similar to this;

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In the hope of achieving further reductions. The knife is a nice size and sharp as well...
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Lian Li PC-A05FNB Midi Tower Chassis - Black
Lian Li PC-A05FNB Midi Tower Chassis - Black
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Price: 78.94

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Chassis, 3 Aug 2013
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Very simple fittings for every thing except the PSU. Nice and quiet, with no rattles and looks the dogs wobblers. This discs mount via slotted rubber washers which is a lovely simple, quiet solution. SSDs are mounted at the bottom of the case, so you need a long SATA lead. The bug bear is a rather crazy (I don't know if other manufacturers do this) of mounting the PSU. The PSU is at the bottom front, mounted back-to-front, but the power connector is at the usual place at the back of the case. The solution is a bit of 3-core kettle leads that wanders around the case to join the connector at the back, to the PSU inlet which faces forward!. It works, it's fine, but looks so out of place compared to the build quality of the rest of the case.

So, in summary, I have three of these cases now, so they aren't bad! But that power lead annoys me. Bit overpriced as well imho.


Flying Low
Flying Low
Price: 2.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny, 31 July 2013
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Rather surprisingly for a pilot, this can actually write! A biographical look back at life in the US Naval Airforce

"Naval aviation pre-flight training is designed to prepare you to crash as well as to fly. That’s probably a good idea".

The book continues in a similar vein;

"The United States Navy has always used the Marine Corps to do its dirty work. Marines storm the beaches, protect the embassies, and guard naval prisoners. They also trained naval aviation cadets. We had two sergeants assigned to shepherd our class, Class 10-56 (the tenth class of 1956), through the sixteen weeks of pre-flight training. One of the sergeants spoke understandable English. The other spoke only Marine Corps"

By now you get the idea. What can I say? What else can you get for under 2 quid?


A Street Cat Named Bob
A Street Cat Named Bob
Price: 3.32

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much introspective navel gazing..., 16 July 2013
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for my taste. It is an insight into life on the streets as a drug addict, but after a while I wanted to give him a good slapping tell him to wake up and sort his life out. That's clearly a bit harsh as if he could of, he would of, but that's how I felt.

However, it's a nice short book, and I like cats, so 3 stars.
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A Short History Of Nearly Everything
A Short History Of Nearly Everything
Price: 4.68

5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsive Reading, 21 Jun 2013
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A real page turner. Well researched and in Brysons inimitable style from caveman to astronaut, the history of humanity in one easy, and in the case of the Kindle, portable read!

I have this on audio book as well, and that, imho, is even better, a 6 star ranking. Yes, that's how much I enjoyed it


The Smell of Kerosene: A Test Pilot's Odyssey - NASA Research Pilot Stories, XB-70 Tragic Collision, M2-F1 Lifting Body, YF-12 Blackbird, Apollo LLRV Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (NASA SP-4108)
The Smell of Kerosene: A Test Pilot's Odyssey - NASA Research Pilot Stories, XB-70 Tragic Collision, M2-F1 Lifting Body, YF-12 Blackbird, Apollo LLRV Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (NASA SP-4108)
Price: 0.77

4.0 out of 5 stars Test Pilots, they can fly but..., 7 May 2013
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they can't write! Every time I read a book written by a test pilot I'm amazed at the job they do, the things that go wrong, friends killed, lucky escapes, but you never *feel* for the writer. It's like reading a long debrief.

If you like this sort of thing, it's a damn good book, covering the formation of NASA (from NACA) and the early X program and supersonic flight back in the days when jets *looked* like jets! If this sort of thing doesn't float your boat, then don't think this is an engaging read.

That said, I enjoyed it, so one off the top spot, but that's because of the style.


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