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1 X FORD REMOTE KEY FOB CASE LOGO EMBLEM BADGE STICKER DECAL 18MM NEW UK SELLER
1 X FORD REMOTE KEY FOB CASE LOGO EMBLEM BADGE STICKER DECAL 18MM NEW UK SELLER
Offered by MotorGuard
Price: £2.49

1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 8 April 2015
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doesn't stick, and once it does (with superglue), the logo comes off in matter of days.


The Official Formula1 Opus eBook: The Whole Story
The Official Formula1 Opus eBook: The Whole Story
Price: £3.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A pictureless picture book, 26 Jun. 2014
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It would appear that the physical copy of the book contains lots of large, lovely full-colour images, and some text scattered here and there occasionally, just for the sake of it. The eBook only has the text, which consists of individual chapters of a few pages long each, covering either races or drivers or circuits or eras or teams or cars, but in no discernible order whatsoever.
While it does make for interesting reading at first, the complete lack of cohesion between chapters and the endless repetition of the same facts does make it wearisome to read after a while.
It is also quite dated, which is surprising considering it first came out two years ago (2012), and the edition I downloaded is from 2013. Judging by the entry on Suzuka, that chapter was written in 2008 or 2009. And apparently the Osterreichring will never host a Grand Prix again.
As the Kindle version is £1997.05 cheaper than the cheapest physical copy of the book, one must wonder just how much the publishers value the actual writing in the book they're selling.
At the end of the day, it's passable as a coffee-table book (whereas the physical book appears to be passable as the coffee table itself), and is best enjoyed randomly reading a chapter here and there.
And as much as I admire Bernie, his Alan Sugar impression on the cover is - in my opinion - just plain silly.


Man On The Rocks
Man On The Rocks
Price: £12.99

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars From folk to pub rock, 6 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Man On The Rocks (Audio CD)
This is a pretty average album, well produced but a far cry from Oldfield's best. All songs are open mic night-type songs ranging from folk-y to pub rock-y. If you liked Shadow on the Wall, you'll probably like this. I prefer his instrumental virtuoso stuff, and apart from two nice guitar solos, there's not much of that here. The 2nd disc, being the instrumental versions, got my hopes up, but it is literally just the karaoke versions of disc one.


Iain Banks: Student Without Portfolio
Iain Banks: Student Without Portfolio

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Requires editing / proofreading, 6 Mar. 2014
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This book starts off with four chapters dedicated to Iain Banks' personal history. Being a huge fan of Iain Banks, I was hoping for a bit more insight than the author's highly subjective views, and his personal history lesson on Vietnam was completely unnecessary and condescending. The book then continues by analysing each Iain Banks novel in turn. Fair enough. There are lots of comparisons to Robert A. Heinlein, Terry Pratchett, Ian Rankin and David Bowie. Over and over and over again. Then we get to about 80% of the book and the rest is dedicated to the Iain M Banks (sci fi) novels in no discernible order.
Really?!?

For all I know, there may have been great insights and thorough analyses, but I was distracted by the deluge of mistakes in grammar, spelling and punctuation. Homophones appear to be one of Craig Cabell's weak points:
"There are lamps, pistols (is this a dual [sic]?)"
"The doll [sic] queues got larger..."
"...obsession with money, or at least, the change in monitory[sic] system"
"...he opens a can of worms and happily pears [sic] in..."
"...it still sored [sic] up the book charts..."
"Time has to heel [sic] physical and mental wounds..."
Also, according to Craig Cabell, the author of Trainspotting was Irvin Welch, or Irvin Welsh, and there are three references to Herbert's "Dunne" series.
And then there are the apostrophes. Oh my dear Lord, the apo's'trophe's's'. 'S'imply s'hoc'kin'g'.
English isn't even my first language, but this guy's is, and he has apparently been a journalist and author for 20 years...

I don't know... If you are able to read a critique of the life work of an author as great as Iain [M] Banks, written by someone whose grasp of English is so hit and miss, and not feel insulted by the end, you're a better person than I am.
I know I won't be reading anything of his ever again.


Kensington 4-Port USB Charger (discontinued by manufacturer)
Kensington 4-Port USB Charger (discontinued by manufacturer)
Offered by Desire IT
Price: £13.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Won't charge a Blackberry Bold 9780, 2 April 2013
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... not even a little bit. No idea how many Amps it produces, documentation doesn't help in this respect. Bought it so my friends and I could all charge our phones when travelling in Europe, back to the drawing board on that one. I'm sure it's useful for something though.


Delta Machine (Deluxe)
Delta Machine (Deluxe)
Price: £7.59

5 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing power ballads, 2 April 2013
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I only bought this because of the misleading reviews so far... it is sadly no better than the last two albums, and a far cry from Violator and Ultra. All the songs are slow and drone on, the vocal melodies are monotonous and unimaginative, the lyrics are lower sixth spiritual musings full of clichés. If like me, you liked Depeche Mode in the 80's and early 90's, give this one a miss, dig out their older albums and settle for nostalgia.


Recover - EP
Recover - EP
Price: £1.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Melodic, dark, refreshing, 28 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: Recover - EP (MP3 Download)
Nicely layered synths with elements of Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, a bit of NIN, with vocals that are sweet without ever becoming overly saccharine.
My new favourite band.


And Another Thing ... Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Part Six of Three
And Another Thing ... Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Part Six of Three
by Eoin Colfer
Edition: Hardcover

52 of 61 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utterly disappointing, 19 Mar. 2010
I'm a Douglas Adams fan and have read all his books, and like many others, thought we'd never have another book like his written by anyone ever again. This book raised my hopes, then proceeded to mash them to tiny little bits. The "humour" in this "book" is mostly T&A, swearing and public school toilet humour. The places and characters are all recycled Adams characters, used over and over again for no particular reason apart from to say "look, I'm using Adams' stuff, you people like Adams' stuff!"
Take the overuse of the word "froody" for "cool". Adams first used it in the sentence "hoopy frood", so surely "hoopy" would have been a better choice of word to rip off and overuse...
Then there's little things like using Mom instead of Mum... oh come on! An Irish guy impersonating and English one by using American spelling? The mind boggles, the blood boils.
And where Adams' books are pretty much timeless (apart from references to digital watches), Colfer here has crammed in thinly-veiled refernces to YouTube, eBay, websites and mp3 players.
The plot is weak and predictable from the Bobby Ewing-style resurrection of the characters to the very end: there's nothing new or random (apart from Arthur's daughter) in the whole book, everything ties in with everything else, everyone knows everyone from before.
Reading this was a thoroughly miserable experience. It's the first time in my life I've ever considered writing hate-mail. It was a great inner battle to overcome my disappointment and not throw the book in a bin, I ended up leaving it on a train instead. But only because of the respect I have for books in general, despite travesties like this.
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