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Infinity Gauntlet
Infinity Gauntlet
by Jim Starlin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.91

5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking cosmic fun, 9 Mar. 2016
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This review is from: Infinity Gauntlet (Paperback)
A great read featuring all the major players from 1990's Marvel. A good precursor to the forthcoming two part Avengers:Infinity War movies and it does make you wonder how much of this original story will be adhered to - especially as Marvel pictures/Disney doesn't own rights to Silver Surfer/Galactus etc


Nurses Fob Watch - Dark Blue - Silicone (Infection Control) + white holder free
Nurses Fob Watch - Dark Blue - Silicone (Infection Control) + white holder free
Offered by coolloodas
Price: £1.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Great item, 22 April 2013
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Very nice little watch and perfect for my needs. Exactly what I was looking for, and the swapable rubber sheaths are nice too


Moshi Monsters My Moshi Home
Moshi Monsters My Moshi Home
Offered by You Love a Bargain
Price: £8.98

5.0 out of 5 stars great for lovers of Moshis, 14 Feb. 2013
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This review is from: Moshi Monsters My Moshi Home (Toy)
Stronger than it looks. comes with a nice array of stickers that you can use to choose how you decorate your house


Like Bees to Honey
Like Bees to Honey
by Caroline Smailes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bee-yootiful book, 11 Jun. 2010
This review is from: Like Bees to Honey (Paperback)
I agree with some of the other reviewers that this is Caroline Smailes' best book yet.
From the first page, knowing what we know from the rear cover blurb, I sensed that Nina was searching for something, and this sense permeates throughout the book as you learn more about her plight. I read this in two sittings and could not get enough of it. The sense of place is so rich that it made me want to hop on a plane to Malta straight away (the Maltese tourist board should think about getting Ms. Smailes on a retainer).
Nina is the focal character and we travel with her and her son Christopher to Malta, and slowly the layers are peeled back to reveal Nina's central core. When things kick off, and we get more of a sense of what Malta as an island IS, and the myriad characters that appear, the book becomes so tight, so neat and tidy and just downright perfect. Not a word misused, nor a sentiment diluted. This is pure on the money fiction, folks, and so accomplished considering that this is only Ms Smailes 3rd book. She rightfully deserves a place up there with the best of them on the strength of Black Boxes and In Search of Adam alone, but with Bees, she had pulled off a masterpiece.
One last thing: this book is not just words on paper. There is something else going on that triggers all sorts of things, feelings and thoughts in your brain.
I want to take a beer with Jesus at Larry's bar.


Corby Flood (Far-Flung Adventures)
Corby Flood (Far-Flung Adventures)
by Chris Riddell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars FLOOD WARNING: This is a great book!, 21 April 2010
Once again Riddell and Stewart reign supreme. I can't think of a more imaginative writing partnership out there, and with the Edge Chronicles and Barnaby Grimes series, they can do no wrong in my eyes.
This book, like Fergus Crane (which is a teensy bit better in my opinion) and Hugo Pepper (not read but on my to do list!)is a solid middle-grade (8yrs-12yrs) book with such inventiveness it just lifts you up and takes you along for the ride. As if Stewart's writing wasn't great enough, mixed with the superlative talents of Chris Riddell just elevates the whole book to another level.
Miles better than a glut of other books for this age (although I'm a 39 year old bloke and enjoyed every page of this book, so what does that tell you?)and well worth getting.


Black Boxes
Black Boxes
by Caroline Smailes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars profound impact, 26 Jan. 2010
This review is from: Black Boxes (Paperback)
"Again, Caroline Smailes' work shines through the mire of this tale. To get you into the heads and thoughts of Pip and Ana to such a degree that you almost don't want to get to the end because you fear for what might happen to them takes a lot of skill as an author. Perhaps if you bury your head in the sand it will all go away, you might think, but it doesn't. It just makes you want to read more and more.

I'm a 38 year old bloke and I am not the ideal target audience for this kind of book usually, but I could not help but be drawn into Ana's turmoil, praying for a happy ending for her. Good writing is good writing no matter what the subject matter and that shines through every page.

This is real and raw, and I couldn't help but wonder how the writer managed to go to the places that she went to and still find her way home again. If you enjoyed 'In Search of Adam', in my honest and humble opinion, this one is even better."


In Search of Adam
In Search of Adam
by Caroline Smailes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars thought provoking, heart rending stuff, 26 Jan. 2010
This review is from: In Search of Adam (Paperback)
"Caroline Smailes has a way with words. I could end the review right there, but that's not really want you want to hear is it? You want to know if this book is any good - the answer is yes. You want to know if the author has a genuine talent - the answer is yes. You want to know if this book will drag you into the tainted world of its characters and make you feel as if you are perched upon their shoulder, watching and feeling their painfully stark thoughts - again, the answer is yes.

Every word is selected with all due care and attention, and you feel as if the author has been charged with this great task of documenting the poor characters' lives, which just goes to show how good a writer Caroline Smailes is, to deal with some difficult subjects that in all honesty I don't normally want to read about, thanks all the same - yet you can't help but be drawn into it. Like tearing off the sticking plaster of real life only to reveal a dirty wound underneath that refuses to heal. The book will take you to places where little light has been shed, but it will do it with such sheer and brilliant class and skill that you will be spellbound."


The Third Pig Detective Agency (Third Pig Detective Agency, Book 1)
The Third Pig Detective Agency (Third Pig Detective Agency, Book 1)
by Bob Burke
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pigg is the man!, 26 Jun. 2009
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from the fabulous cover design, through the cool touches to the pages , right the way until the end.
Harry Pigg is up to his trotters in a case, and there's a plethora of familiar Brothers Grimm/Fairytale characters to aid, annoy, antagonise and attack our porcine hero. Comparisons to Phillip Marlowe in the previous review are spot on.
A witty tale told with so much dedication to every word. Bob Burke is going to be very popular in years to come if he keeps this up. A touch of Raymond Chandler, a sprinkle of Eoin Colfer, a dash of Columbo - riveting stuff and you'll have a blast identifying the familiar faces and names in Grimmtown.
Roll on the next Harry Pigg case....


Creature Tech
Creature Tech
by Doug Tennapel
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STAR TECH !, 23 Oct. 2002
This review is from: Creature Tech (Paperback)
This comic opus is a flash of inspiration by Doug Tennapel carried along with such vigour, pace and love that every page grabs you and screams: 'Quick! Turn the page! Keep Reading!'. In its essence a story about the zombified Dr Jameson, who has been resurrected by the Shroud of Turin to complete his masterplan to destroy the Earth with a giant space eel. Standing in his way is the meek Dr. Michael Ong, who works in a Government Research facility dubbed 'Creature Tech'. It is up to Ong plus a group of rednecks, symbiotic aliens, and a CIA-trained human/ insect hybrid to stop Jameson from carrying out his evil plot. But this is merely the bare bones of the story and it quickly becomes an imaginatively crafted tale of love, religion, science and fantasy all wrapped up in the classic Good vs. Evil vibe that fuels every piece of modern comic literature.
But this book goes from strength to strength with plot twists and turns that delight once you realise they've happened! This book is a refreshing change from the usual good guy in a cape stuff that usually masks a great deal of classic comic literature.
Don't let this gem go unnoticed and give it the respect it deserves! Rumours are writer/ artist Doug Tennapel, the creator of 'Earthworm Jim', has just signed a deal to bring this title to the big screen soon, so get in on the ground floor now or you'll kick yourself when 'Creature Tech' is the biggest Summer blockbuster of the future!


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