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Offered by Lovefilm UK Limited
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1.0 out of 5 stars It's a pure fantasy with so many historical errors as to be tedious, a bit of fluff written by someone who ..., 29 Aug 2014
This review is from: Anonymous (Blu-ray)
slow, pretentious and jumps around so much as to be nearly unwatchable.

It's a pure fantasy with so many historical errors as to be tedious, a bit of fluff written by someone who couldn't be bothered to do any research...


Gravity
Gravity
Dvd
Offered by Lovefilm UK Limited
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad, 4 Aug 2014
This review is from: Gravity (Blu-ray)
not bad, nearly competent "special effects", much of the physics looked correct.

But at heart a US disaster movie set in space. 0% SF


Sons of Macha (Shadowmagic)
Sons of Macha (Shadowmagic)
Price: 3.77

5.0 out of 5 stars original fantasy and style, 9 Jun 2014
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a great finish to the trilogy, such that you wish there were more to come.

John writes with warmth and humour yet finds an original voice, which considering how much fantasy and is derivative is very welcome.


Nation
Nation
Price: 2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars slow start, but thought provoking, 9 Jun 2014
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This review is from: Nation (Kindle Edition)
not part of the Discworld series, or even similar in style, but still written with humour, panache and imagination.

Part of the fun is seeing beyond the immediate into the wider picture, you suddenly realise, he has painted a situation where you care about the protagonists and the outcome,


Gladiator [DVD]
Gladiator [DVD]
Dvd ~ Russell Crowe
Price: 3.00

3.0 out of 5 stars excellent to watch if you ignore the pretentious claims about historical accuracy, 27 May 2014
This review is from: Gladiator [DVD] (DVD)
as historically respectful as "Scottish Australians in Woad".

If it had been billed as an adventure based around the Roman empire it would have been so much better.

So much of of the inaccuracy comes across as careless "don't give a ....", that Ridley Scott's claims are farcical.

It's a pity, Bernard Cornwell with Sharpe has demonstrated you can make great pictures and get close to history.


Anathem
Anathem
Price: 4.19

5.0 out of 5 stars subtle and complex, 28 April 2014
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This review is from: Anathem (Kindle Edition)
Arguably a slow start. Neal always puts a lot of effort in setting the backdrop and building the characters, but from about halfway through really takes off. What you might think you've been reading about is no guide to the outcome...


The Iron King (The Accursed Kings, Book 1)
The Iron King (The Accursed Kings, Book 1)
Price: 2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Glad to see it re-released, 4 April 2014
I read this in the 80's, but only ever found the 1st volume. It's one of the books I looked for the follow-up for many years after. I am delighted it has been re-released and I will at last get the opportunity to read it to the end (come on Amazon you will get the sole series released on Kindle, not just the first 5?).

I wouldn't have seen the GoT analogy if George Martin had't made it, but a well written historical novel in it's own right.


Bermuda Floating Fish Pond Thermometer
Bermuda Floating Fish Pond Thermometer
Offered by Kettering Koi & Ponds Ltd
Price: 6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars competent, 14 Mar 2014
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clear Centigrade and Fahrenheit scales

would have been more useful if there scales had been marked with bands to show whether it was safe to feed / light feeding etc.


Envirovent Silent 100 HT Bathroom Extractor Fan Humidistat & Timer
Envirovent Silent 100 HT Bathroom Extractor Fan Humidistat & Timer
Offered by Electricals247
Price: 68.35

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars first well designed domestic fan, 14 Mar 2014
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we've had many different bathroom & kitchen fans over 30+years. This is the first that does the job properly.

The time and humidity are adjustable. we've set the time to minimum and humidity to max. keeps the bathroom dry even under heavy use.


The Lies of Locke Lamora
The Lies of Locke Lamora
Price: 1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun, 2 Dec 2013
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Stands happy comparison with the Fafhrd and Grey Mouser series as engaging and humorous SF&F.

Five more words required - why?


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