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High Land Hard Rain [Expanded Edition]
High Land Hard Rain [Expanded Edition]
Price: £10.30

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: £5.49

1 of 1 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: £6.17

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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