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Testimony
Testimony
Price: 3.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific and a little bit terrifying, 9 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Testimony (Kindle Edition)
I'm not a great fan of Anita Shreve's recent output so I didn't have great expectations. However, this book gripped me from the start and I really liked it all the way through.
The multi-voice style really suited it, with various chapters narrated by some of the main protagonists but occasionally also minor ones. This keeps the reader's interest whilst allowing the story to unfold at its own pace whilst we meet and observe the various characters.
The slightly terrifying part is when we come to reflect of what modern western society has done to adolescents. On one hand they are weighted down at an incredibly early age by a huge mountain of expectations that people of older generations just didn't have; whilst on the other hand access to sexual imagery and pornography has pushed them towards extremes in that direction. These two elements clash spectacularly for the 3 boys and 1 girl in the story, wrecking all their futures. Much is made of the 45 minutes madness that destroys everything, but at a closer look the elements were all there from the start, and they are all around us now; the story therefore is all the more powerful as you are made to feel this could literally happen to anybody.


Wahl Ultima 7200 Men's Shaver Mains / Rechargeable ZX648
Wahl Ultima 7200 Men's Shaver Mains / Rechargeable ZX648
Price: 28.46

3.0 out of 5 stars never really got on with electric shavers, 23 Feb 2014
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this is okay for when you're in a rush and don't have time for a wet shave - never as close as a blade.


Autobiography
Autobiography
Price: 3.66

4.0 out of 5 stars entertaining diatribe, 23 Feb 2014
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it's a stream of consciousness tirade from one of our greatest lyricists . He certainly has a way with words but maybe is given too much space in the medium of prose but there's plenty of his mordant humour. If you know his work, you can't help but like him and this book in an insight into the worldview that gave us all those great songs.


Callaway Tour Authentic Double Canopy with Mesh Umbrella - Black, 68 Inch
Callaway Tour Authentic Double Canopy with Mesh Umbrella - Black, 68 Inch

5.0 out of 5 stars good quality and big enough, 23 Feb 2014
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the mechanism is robust and the opened umbrella seems fairly windproof with the panelled contruction. Big enough for you , your golf bag and your caddy


Fathers and Sons (Wordsworth Classics)
Fathers and Sons (Wordsworth Classics)
by Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev
Edition: Paperback
Price: 1.89

5.0 out of 5 stars excellent depiction of the tensions in Russian society, 23 Feb 2014
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more informative than a history book for me.. How was a society this compromised still able to limp on for another fifty years and how did Russia ever get so distant from western Europe?.


HP 363 Multipack - Print cartridge - 1 x yellow, cyan, magenta - blister
HP 363 Multipack - Print cartridge - 1 x yellow, cyan, magenta - blister
Price: 23.11

5.0 out of 5 stars it's coloured toner, 23 Feb 2014
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multipacks save you a little money I suppose and it's good to have the cartridges handy when your printer runs out


MOBY DICK (illustrated, complete, and unabridged 160th Anniversary Edition)
MOBY DICK (illustrated, complete, and unabridged 160th Anniversary Edition)
Price: 1.53

5.0 out of 5 stars what a great book, 23 Feb 2014
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takes you to another rich world now lost to us, into another person's life , presents you with his decisions, ruminations, thought processes, human interactions , teaches you arcane but fascinating things. Spoiler alert - there's a whale too !


HP 363XL - Print cartridge - 1 x black - 1000 pages
HP 363XL - Print cartridge - 1 x black - 1000 pages
Price: 25.89

5.0 out of 5 stars it's toner, 23 Feb 2014
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buy the big one if you can afford it , outrageous price but that's HP's business model I guess ?


FitBit One Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker - Black
FitBit One Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker - Black
Price: 69.00

5.0 out of 5 stars useful gadget, 23 Feb 2014
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pretty slick piece of kit , tracks steps with minimal fuss and syncs with your home PC when in range


The Little Mermaid [Blu-ray] [1989] [Region Free]
The Little Mermaid [Blu-ray] [1989] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Jodi Benson
Offered by ECM DIRECT
Price: 12.97

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars watchable Disney, 23 Feb 2014
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decent kids' movie to kick off the Disney renaissance , music and songs are good , minor characters very entertaining


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