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Breaking Bad - Season 4 [DVD]
Breaking Bad - Season 4 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bryan Cranston
Price: 11.00

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Making Good, 7 Jan 2014
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'Breaking Bad' is one of the really great TV series - we all have our own list but mine would include 'The Wire,' the first couples of series of 'Madmen' and the best parts of 'The X-files.' 'Breaking Bad' watches the transition of Walt, a routine chemistry teacher into a ruthless drug operator. Motivated by a near-fatal enegagement with cancer and his desire to ensure the security of his family, he moves through a series of increasingly violent encounters (graphically depicted) to emerge as the ruthless Heisenberg, a man who will stop at nothing to protect his business and his family. Season 4 sees Walt move into ever-increasing levels of violence to take-out his boss, Gus. It ends with Walt stating 'I won.'


Touch - Season 1 [DVD]
Touch - Season 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kiefer Sutherland
Price: 12.91

3.0 out of 5 stars All Adds Up, 7 Jan 2014
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This review is from: Touch - Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
An enjoyable, rather light weight series featuring the rather unlikely Kiefer Sutherland as the father of a young, autistic son with the gift of prediction. The episodes form part of a more complex story involving the work of a mysterious mathmetician and a sinister corporation that is far too interested in Sutherland's strangely gifted son. This plot is probably too complex for the series - but there is much to enjoy in the 13 episodes.


The Matrix
The Matrix
Price: 4.46

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Winter chiller, 7 Jan 2014
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This review is from: The Matrix (Kindle Edition)
Jonathan Aycliffe has written a few novels, all excellent, that fall into the 'English Ghost Story' tradition. This is one of his finest, deeply influenced by other masters of the genre, most notably M.R.James, it tracks the journey of a young Scottish academic into an entanglement with the occult. A bereaved, rather fragile, young man falls into the company of a sinister leader of a powerful cult and learns that there is a dark side. Aycliffe does not add a great deal that is new to his re-working of well-used theme, but it is chillingly realised and a sense of oppressive horror runs through the novel. A good read for a dark winter's night.


Gone Girl
Gone Girl
Price: 0.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Gone money, 28 Dec 2013
This review is from: Gone Girl (Kindle Edition)
If I coukd give no stars I would. This morally destitute novel is narrated by two characters; fortunately for any potential partners they are married to each other. Who cares why the female character has disappeared - I certainly didn't. Why did I read it? The answer, dear reader, is thst I paid for it. Don't make my mistake.


Elegy for April: Quirke Mysteries Book 3
Elegy for April: Quirke Mysteries Book 3
Price: 3.59

4.0 out of 5 stars A walk on the dark side, 27 Dec 2013
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Everyone knows by now that Benjamin Back is the author John Banville writing detective novels. Set in the gloomy Dublin of 1950s Ireland, with Quirke, a pathologist, exploring the fate of a missing missing girl. The plot moves through the lodging houses, the heavy drinking pubs, the glitzy hotels of a repressive Ireland. At the heart of the novel lie dark themes - murder, incest, abortion, broken families and alcoholism all feature. The burden of gloom makes this a tough read. If you like your detective fiction to be serious, then this is for you!


The Heresy of Dr Dee (THE JOHN DEE PAPERS)
The Heresy of Dr Dee (THE JOHN DEE PAPERS)
Price: 3.59

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit bellow par, 27 Dec 2013
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Phil Rickman can be pretty good and his novels are usually readable. But this one, the second in a series that features Elizabethan mage, Dr Dee is a bit thing. The plot feels stretched and really doesn't make complete sense. Dr Dee travels to Wales, where he meets a series of strange events.


Revolution - Season 1 [DVD] [2013]
Revolution - Season 1 [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ David Lyons
Price: 9.75

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, 27 Dec 2013
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There is a place for fairly light, entertaining science fiction. This is a rather superior series that explores the intriguing notition of what would happen if the world's electrical supply simply failed suddenly. The answer is, of coure, nothing good. Society has collapsed into a series of power-struggling, dangerous gangs. Without sophisticated modern weaponry, they have fallen back on martial arts and sword play (seem to have been pretty fast learners!). The mystery of the failed power emerges as a central theme, as a motely group of characters travel a dangerous, fallen America. The acting isn't always good, the sword fights become dull, and the struggle between good and evil characters is a bit basic - but watchable.


Vanished: David Raker Novel #3
Vanished: David Raker Novel #3
Price: 2.07

4.0 out of 5 stars A good read found, 27 Dec 2013
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I downloaded this to read over the holidays - the reviews looked good and it is part of a series (often a positve sign). It is a pacey, entertaining read with a tantalising lost person, who simply disapears on the London Underground. The story expands to include a series of mysterious abductions. The hero, David Raker, is a profesional finder of missing people who appears to a rather better job of it than the police. However, there is a weakness in the novel since it is No. 3 in a series and quite a lot of the plot touches on a backstory from earlier novels - don't you just hate it when this happens? There is also a fairly high level of violence, so be warned.


Dead Man's Time (Roy Grace 9)
Dead Man's Time (Roy Grace 9)
Price: 3.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disapointing, 23 Dec 2013
Peter James' Roy Grace series includes some excellent titles but sadly this is not one of them. The best are basically procedurals set in a well-realised Brighton. The twist is a 'missing' wife. This title takes the plot to extremes - it simply becomes totally unbelievable and psychologically impossible - people don't behave the way these characters behave. Pete James is a god writer who has gone astry with over dramatic plots.


The Point of Death (An Elizabethan Murder Mystery)
The Point of Death (An Elizabethan Murder Mystery)
Price: 2.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Hits the spot, 23 Dec 2013
There is always room for more historical detectives. Here's a new(ish) kid on the block.Tom Musgrave who moves through a pretty well-realised Elizabethan England - including the deft use of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. A shame that so little of the author's long list of published novels is not on kindle.


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