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The Joy of Waiting
The Joy of Waiting
Price: £7.49

3.0 out of 5 stars The Joy of Instrumentals, 25 Jun. 2015
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I love this album. Unfortunately the download version currently available here and on itunes is lacking vocals on half of the tracks. Whilst the instrumentals are very nice, the versions that can be streamed on Soundcloud and elsewhere are something else. I would suggest not purchasing this album here until this is rectified or perhaps treating yourself to the double vinyl edition available on Sara’s website. Sara is the first artist to come anywhere near filling the hole in my heart left by Kirsty MacColl’s sad passing.


Tenebrae (Gothic Classics)
Tenebrae (Gothic Classics)
by Anna Maria Mackenzie
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Hidden Gem, 7 Jun. 2015
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Brilliantly written, the unnamed narrator is completely bonkers, seeing his small world, and pursuing his mad ends, with a wonderful twisted logic. Written at the end of the 19th century this should be as revered as its contemporaries Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Doctor Moreau, Dorian Gray etc. (and the best cover illustration ever.)


The Stirk of Stirk
The Stirk of Stirk
by Peter Tinniswood
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars My Favourite Book, 7 Jun. 2015
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I re-read this book every winter. A gorgeous phantasy of England. Totally unique.


Gillette Fusion Proglide Flexball Power Razor Chrome Edition
Gillette Fusion Proglide Flexball Power Razor Chrome Edition
Price: £15.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A little closer, 7 Jun. 2015
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I've been using the Fusion Proglide Power version for a while now and have been happy with it. I think the Flexball gives a little closer, smoother shave. Recommended.


Through it All I've Always Laughed: Memoirs of Count Arthur Strong
Through it All I've Always Laughed: Memoirs of Count Arthur Strong
by Count Arthur Strong
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £14.18

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 May 2015
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This audiobook read by Count Arthur is just sublime.


The Revenge of Frankenstein
The Revenge of Frankenstein
by Shaun Hutson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Watch the film instead., 30 May 2015
This novel has no style and precious little atmosphere. Leaden writing stating and restating the obvious, padded out to over 330 pages. Very disappointing.


High Land Hard Rain [Expanded Edition]
High Land Hard Rain [Expanded Edition]
Price: £10.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great album, shame about this reissue., 9 Dec. 2012
You have to give this album 5 stars. It is one of the best first albums ever. As with so many of these recent reissues it is a missed opportunity for the completist, but you have to review what is on the disc. I think that the remix tracks are redundant, glitches or not, adding nothing but length to the originals. This is simply a wonderfully exhilarating collection of songs whichever version you buy, borrow or download.


DABiO Portable DAB / FM Digital Radio with additional Sennheiser Precision Earphones
DABiO Portable DAB / FM Digital Radio with additional Sennheiser Precision Earphones

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not That Bad, 2 Aug. 2008
I'm surpised at the negativity of the earlier reviews. I've had mine three months now and take it everywhere. The DAB reception is clear and the MP3 stores a reasonable amount of music (although it does play an artists tracks in alphabetical order, which is odd if you're not expecting it). Good quality AAA batteries seem to last a long time but I do take the point that the maximum volume is not high. I'm sure the manufacturer is only trying to protect our hearing. Perfect for slipping into the top pocket to listen to a test match commentary whilst weeding the borders or some calming ambient grooves whilst waiting for the bus.


Edison's Conquest of Mars: The Original 1898 Sequel to H G Wells' War of the Worlds
Edison's Conquest of Mars: The Original 1898 Sequel to H G Wells' War of the Worlds
by Garrett Putman Serviss
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £5.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hard Work, 20 July 2008
This is obviously an important work in the history of Science Fiction. Many of the staple ingredients of pulp SF made their first appearances here, but it is very hard work. Even allowing for the fact that it was originally a newspaper serialisation, the prose is abysmal. The narrator seems very distant from the action and the reader. I had the impression that he was observing it through binoculars, and relaying what he saw through a megaphone. There are no characters in this novel, just stuff happening. A book to read about, rather than read. Two stars for content but absolutely nothing for style.


Cold Skin
Cold Skin
by Albert Sánchez Pinol
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Initially intriguing but ultimately disappointing, 5 Feb. 2008
This review is from: Cold Skin (Paperback)
This is a fairly trite short story idea dragged out to novella length. Starts intriguingly in a Jules Verne/Daniel Defoe vein but I soon guessed where it might be going and was disappointed with it's predictable ending fulfilling my lowest expectation. I can't help but think that the premise in the hands of any established fantasy writer would have been developed much better. 1 star for the nice cover though. Not Recommended.


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