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Illuminae
Illuminae
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellence, 15 Jan. 2016
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This review is from: Illuminae (Kindle Edition)
I thank this book for reinvigorating my love of reading. A fantastical story told with emotion and never losing sight of the small picture being the core of he tale.


Karate Stupid: A True Story of Survival
Karate Stupid: A True Story of Survival
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 27 July 2014
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An interesting and brave account of one man's journey.


Hirsch GEORGE Alligator Embossed Performance Rubber Watch Strap and Buckle in BLACK - 22mm
Hirsch GEORGE Alligator Embossed Performance Rubber Watch Strap and Buckle in BLACK - 22mm
Offered by Nigel Pearce & Son, Jewellers
Price: £55.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A great strap., 27 July 2014
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Incredible. The problem of inner leather rotting through sweat is solved in one fell swoop. A great strap.


Four Shades of Black: The Traditional Path to Building The Complete Fighter
Four Shades of Black: The Traditional Path to Building The Complete Fighter
by Gavin Mulholland
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A modern classic, 28 July 2008
I have collected through dint of much effort and investment of time quite a comprehensive martial arts library.I have the great pleasure in adding Sensei Mulholland's work to this list and not least of all because it is comprised entirely of crystal clear prose.

I think that Karate has had a large share of punishment from the press and on the internet from other more "modern" arts such as MMA and Systema. However, of all the "Te-based" arts that I have studied, Goju is the most complete in both its development of spirit and that it has not just tacked on the trappings of grappling as a reaction to the criticisms of the present. As Sensei Mulholland writes so eloquently these things have been part of Goju from the very beginning and the proof, maps and compass are found in the kata.

Whether new to Goju, new to Karate or crossing from another art this book is vital reading as an accessory to training. As a martial arts work on its own I proudly display it on my shelf alongside my other great works of combative writing.


Star Maker (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Star Maker (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
by Olaf Stapledon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest book I have ever read, 16 Mar. 2004
This is the best book I have ever read. To put that into context: I have a degree in Philosophy and have read prodigiously in all topics and subjects for 20 years. No work of imagination has ever reached the heights this book manages. Every time I felt that the author had peaked he went on. So much so that reading this really does take you on a journey out into space. The final few chapters made me feel like the man at the end of 2001:A Space Odyssey when he journeys through the infinite.
This is total, absolute, enduring and spectacular brilliance climaxing in a mind staggering ending.
Don’t read it before going to a party as you will either bore everyone to tears going on about it or sit quietly in the corner nursing a drink looking far away....


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