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House of Cards - Season 3 [DVD]
House of Cards - Season 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kevin Spacey
Price: £24.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Underwoods Rule, 17 May 2015
Season 3 of House of Cards starts off a few months after season 2. Frank is president and things are not as smooth as he hoped. The season takes in Clare's role as ambassador at the UN, declining relationships with Russia and the house and many other things. The acting is up to its usual class and whilst the twists are not as good as in previous seasons the journey through the thirteen episodes is a very good one.
The issue that House of Cards will have, which this season suffers from, is that it feels at times as though it is stepping on ground that The West Wing already ploughed. However, the acting from both leads and the supporting cast delivers a great series and one which keeps you wanting more.


Lakeland Potato Preserving Drawstring Storage Bag
Lakeland Potato Preserving Drawstring Storage Bag
Offered by Lakeland
Price: £3.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly useful, 8 May 2015
Incredibly useful we usually get 2-3 days more out of potato's when we store them in this bag. Its a very thick bag with a drawstring which is inside and is big enough for a large bag of potato's, but definitely not a sack! But if you buy potato's at the start of the week and want them to last until the end then this really is for you


The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great, 8 May 2015
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This review is from: The Girl on the Train (Hardcover)
Gone Girl this isn't. However, that doesn't make it a bad book. Girl on the Train has a very simple premise. A Girl on a Train fantasizes about a couple she sees from the train every day. Then she sees that the couple aren't quite as happy as she thought. That simple set up then follows a path down several plot twists to an ultimate conclusion that almost feels too neat and almost trying too hard to catch you out.

There is a good story here and its one of those that just makes you keep reading, even if you don't want to. Perhaps that's the problem though. The main characters are not particularly likable, the main character of Rachel is someone you want to really connect with and appreciate all her flaws. However, her repeated ability to do silly things makes you want to put the book down at times. That's probably a strength of the writing, but is also a sign that you just don't find yourself pulling for our supposed heroine as you should.

For a quick read its engaging, frustrating and has enough twists and turns to keep you entertained. But it isn't as good as all the reviews it is getting.


More Adventurous
More Adventurous
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £9.71

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 8 May 2015
This review is from: More Adventurous (Audio CD)
Some albums just stay with you and share a special place in your life. This is one of those albums. Rilo Kiley (named after a made up Aussie Rules footballer don't you know) should have been huge. Portions For Foxes should be an anthem we all know. Does He Love You should be the ultimate song of a bitter left behind partner. This album is so full of those should have moments. But its still an absolute classic. The arrangements are fantastic, Jenny Lewis sounds at her absolute heart stealing best and the whole album works.
If you like your quirky pop then this is for you...get it and wonder why Rilo Kiley weren't the huge band they should have been


Fast Food
Fast Food
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beguiling, 8 May 2015
This review is from: Fast Food (Audio CD)
Like a modern Day Siouxsie Sioux Nadine Shah purrs and trills her way through the ten tracks of her second album, laying waste to past partners and failed relationships with no thought of the collateral damage. Its intoxicating. Nowhere does she sound more in her element than when ripping herself open like she does on Matador or when she sounds malevolent and beguiling as she does when she sings 'Check your pulse when I speak' on the slow building Stealing Cars. She also shows off her almost theatrically operatic voice on Nothing Else To Do which consists of her just singing that line.

This is the kind of album that slow burns and draws you further in. Its almost certain to be on best of lists at the end of the year and may even manage a sneaky Mercury nod. Soon Nadine Shah will be far bigger than she is now.


Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Debut Album, 8 May 2015
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Australian Courtney Barnett has delivered a corker of a debut album. Mixing mundane and surreal lyrics at equal turns this is guitar pop with aplomb.
Barnett almost sounds like Sheryl Crow on Tuesday Night Music Club at times, especially the excellent Pedestrian At Best, with a slightly more stilted vocal delivery. Her ear for a tune and an ability to lodge the chorus firmly in your head is also a key ingredient here. Even when its getting raucous like Small Poppies the tune is always there. However, on tunes like Aqua Profunda, Nobody Cares If You Don't Want To Go To The Party and Debbie Downer the mix of storytelling that you can relate to and memorable choruses bring the album to its best moments. Only Boxing Day Blues doesn't really work.

For fans of guitar pop/rock this really is going to be one of the best debuts this year will probably have.


Kolymsky Heights
Kolymsky Heights
Price: £3.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 4 May 2015
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This review is from: Kolymsky Heights (Kindle Edition)
Kolymsky Heights is a thriller of ambition and thought. Its main character, Johnny Porter, is a reluctant spy who journeys to Siberia to find out why a man he barely knows wants to see him. This journey is meticulously plotted and the almost detached style of the narrative suits both the character and his journey, the epic scale of which is the reason for the size of this book. Along the way we follow Porter and wonder as to what is the mission he is undertaking. The reveal is worth it as is the final section where Porter attempts to escape.

This is the type of thriller which is believable and has heart. It also doesn't contain the showy set pieces of many of this genre and relies on a slow building tension that starts from the first pages. If you want action, go elsewhere. However, this really is a masterclass in tension, scale and ambition.


Kitchen Craft Hamburger Maker with 100 Wax Discs
Kitchen Craft Hamburger Maker with 100 Wax Discs
Price: £3.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and effective, 1 May 2015
This looks like one of those gadgets you might never use. Trust me it isn't. If you make fresh burgers you need this. Its incredibly simple to use (place disk in main unit, then fill with burger ingredients, put paper disk in bottom unit, press together, remove pressed burger) and it provide burgers that are an even shape so therefore cook evenly. It also compacts everything together (it is a press after all) so that when cooking pieces of burger don't separate. It allows you to put the disks on so you can freeze etc. Coming with 100 wax paper separators this is an inexpensive gadget that is simple and effective


Pasta: The Essential New Collection from the Master of Italian Cookery
Pasta: The Essential New Collection from the Master of Italian Cookery
by Antonio Carluccio
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Pasta Book, 1 May 2015
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This book is well worth it. Its full of Antonio Carluccio's passion for food. The first section gives you the details about pasta, its origins and the different types. More importantly it tells you how to make it and the different coloured and eggless varieties.
Then you get the recipes. I've tried a few and they are easy to follow and very tasty. The pictures are good and the directions simple. The only slight disappointment is that they are not all using fresh pasta. I bought this to accompany my new pasta machine and would like a few more ideally. However, that's a minor quibble when you read through this book. Its an excellent book by itself but bought with a pasta machine it makes a great companion and allows you to start using fresh and dried pasta in lots of very tasty ways


Lakeland Pasta Maker Machine (Makes Lasagne, Fettuccine & Tagliatelle)
Lakeland Pasta Maker Machine (Makes Lasagne, Fettuccine & Tagliatelle)
Offered by Lakeland
Price: £22.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use, 1 May 2015
Very easy to use this comes with an attachment for fetuccine and tagliatelle. The clamp is really needed to secure this to the work surface and you need to ensure this doesn't unbalance it when cranking the handle. However, this machine is simple and straightforward and make the job of creating fresh pasta easy. Recommended


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