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Carolina County Ball
Carolina County Ball
Price: £9.03

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice boogie Rock 'n' Roll, 7 Nov 2002
This review is from: Carolina County Ball (Audio CD)
I bought this album as two seperate albums several years ago. They are certainly not what you would expect from Dio, it's more boogie, coutry rock 'n' roll. However, interesting fact, this band is actually Rainbow; the guitarist was sacked and the rest of the band siezed by Ritchie Blackmore.
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Max Payne (PC CD)
Max Payne (PC CD)

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The sun went down with a sense of foreboding..., 22 Aug 2001
This review is from: Max Payne (PC CD) (Video Game)
This is so much better than the 1st person shoot'em up games which bore me to death. The action is pretty good although there is a very linear feel to the game; the storyline is pretty cool though. Surprised at the comments about needing a monster machine though, my PC is nowhere near the min specs and I've had no probs - a bit of slowing down now and again but nothing other players with more powerful comps haven't experienced (or maybe I was pressing the 'bullet-time' - I'm joking!) Oh, and apparantly it doesn't work with my graphics card, could have fooled me. Anyway, well worth a look.


Harrison Ford: A Biography
Harrison Ford: A Biography
by Robert Sellers
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Is this book really about Harrison Ford?, 15 May 2001
A biography of Harrison Ford that fails to give any insight into the man. Oh, the book is certainly interesting and you will probably find yourself enjoying it but then you will stop and think "Hang on! What have I learnt about Harrison Ford?" The answer is "Not much". The author, it seems, has never talked (probably even met) Harrison Ford and Ford's words are taken from various magazines (there isn;t even a bibliography!) The book is actually more about Ford's films than Ford himself. The author goes into excited descriptions of the films, racing off at a tangent to write a critical of the films. You'll find yourself reading the "reviews" with interest and either agreeing or disagreeing with his views but eventually it will start to annoy that you have read 20pages and not a word on Harrison Ford.


Words of the Dragon: Bruce Lee's Interviews with the Press from 1959-73 (The Bruce Lee library)
Words of the Dragon: Bruce Lee's Interviews with the Press from 1959-73 (The Bruce Lee library)
by Bruce Lee
Edition: Paperback

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but disappointing., 23 Feb 2001
This book does have its merits but is generally disappointing. The first thing one should be aware of is that the title and subtitle (Words of the Dragon:Interviews) are very misleading. Input from Bruce Lee is minimal until the last 60 pages; in the previous 100 pages the "Words of the Dragon" probably take up no more than 2 pages in total. The book is not a collection of interviews, it is actually a collection of clippings from various newspapers or the stated years (1958-1973). As a result there is, understandably, a lot of repetition. I found the editor to be annoying and far too critical of the articles (especially as he is making money from THEIR work), his endnotes are often unnecessary and often repeated. For instance, he continually criticises articles for saying, incorrectly, that Bruce did Karate, ok, it is fair enough to point this out once but every time?! He does the same when it is metioned how old Bruce was when he left the US for Hong Kong. Some endnotes even claim that a sentence should not say "x", it should say "y", reading back you find that it does actually say "y". The final 60 pages are by far the most interesting but most Bruce Lee fans are unlikely to find anything they did not already know. Despite my gripe I did like the book and if you are a fan is probably worth buying but it is far from complete.
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Might & Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer (PC)
Might & Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer (PC)

4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very, VERY disappointing., 6 Dec 2000
Having really enjoyed M&MVI, I looked forward to M&MVII which was a great disappointment and far too easy. It follows, therefore, that M&MVIII is even worse, it is very easy (takes very little time to complete), the graphics are poor, the sound is bad, the storyline is awful... When are 3DO going to advance the series, this is little more than M&MVI with a few tweeks! Ok, it was enjoyable for a while but I would not spend ... pounds on this game and there are many RPGs out there that are vastly superior to this one.


Dragonlor
Dragonlor
by Peter Morwood
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Morwood is a superb writer!, 2 Nov 2000
This review is from: Dragonlor (Hardcover)
I agree with the previous reviewer, this is quite simply a great book. However, I must point out that there are only TWO volumes before this one (The Horse Lord and The Demon Lord) plus one following (The Warlord's Domain - which is not quite as good.) I recommend the Prince Ivan trilogy (Prince Ivan, Firebird and The Golden Horde) to anyone who enjoys this book and finish by saying Peter Morwood is one of the best and most under-rated British writers.


Cormac Macart (Robert E. Howard Library)
Cormac Macart (Robert E. Howard Library)
by Robert E. Howard
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Average., 5 Oct 2000
I have been a fan of Howard for many years and love his work despite the fact that it is often predictable. This book however is a huge disappointment but not because of what little Howard wrote. Drake is, at best, a very average writer, his stories stumble about blindly and he uses the same word (chitinous for example) so often it makes you want to scream. I have some old Cormac Mac Art books by Andrew J. Offutt and they are vastly superior to this, I think he would have been a much better choice as editor for this book - I believe he may have completed Howard's Cormac stories previously too!


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