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The Axeman's Jazz
The Axeman's Jazz
by Ray Celestin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing, overrated book., 27 Sept. 2015
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A disappointing, overrated book. Celestin really needed a better editor - there are many sentences and paragraphs that need tightening. There are historical inaccuracies - the hurricane of 1919 was in September, not March when the Axman Jazz night was held (the other major deadly hurricane to hit NOLA around that time was 1915). Bringing these distinct events together seems kind of odd, or was the hurricane merely fictional license? Without checking too closely, there seemed several historical anachronisms and perhaps English terms that would never have been spoken in the Deep South. More worryingly perhaps are the parallel plots that never really merge, except perhaps in a meta sense. In short, this book seems the product of a rather short vacation in NOLA that captured Celestin's imagination - nothing wrong with that per se, except the book would've been more satisfying with more research and familiarity with NOLA.
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Je Suis Charlie HEBDO T-Shirt TShirt All Szs and Clrs Paris France 2015
Je Suis Charlie HEBDO T-Shirt TShirt All Szs and Clrs Paris France 2015
Offered by Corporate Togs Group
Price: £9.99

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Commercial exploitation of public sentiment = theft of public property, 14 Jan. 2015
The manufacturer has no right to exploit public sentiment in this manner. They exploit sweatshop workers, and now they steal public property. They should be ashamed and we should boycott.
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MacBook Decal Sticker Banksy Ape Explosion Fits 13inch and 15inch
MacBook Decal Sticker Banksy Ape Explosion Fits 13inch and 15inch
Offered by Cozee
Price: £4.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 23 Nov. 2014
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Great product. Easy to apply. Mine has so far lasted about 6 months in perfect condition.


In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead (Dave Robicheaux Book 6)
In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead (Dave Robicheaux Book 6)
Price: £6.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked this book, but just couldn't love it., 26 Oct. 2014
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I liked this book. Unlike most people reading the book, I've actually been to New Iberia, Lafayette and the surrounding area, so I could relate closely to the setting. I wanted, however, to love the book, but I just couldn't. The story is good, no doubt about that, but the writing could've been a lot tighter. Another annoyance is the name dropping of places of interest, especially in NOLA and the French Quarter. There's no real need for it, and on one scene it's so unrealistic it hurts the story. Dave Robicheaux's mother's place of work is another example. I also found there was too much action taking place in too short a period of time.


Spigen Aluminum Fit Space Cover Case for iPhone 6 - Grey
Spigen Aluminum Fit Space Cover Case for iPhone 6 - Grey
Price: £15.53

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fits a little too well, 21 Sept. 2014
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Seems a reasonable quality product so far. My only concept is, the side edges of the case are flush with the iPhone screen. I'd prefer they stick up a millimetre higher, so if the phone falls on it's front, it will not land on the screen.


The Essential Calvin And Hobbes: Calvin & Hobbes Series: Book Three
The Essential Calvin And Hobbes: Calvin & Hobbes Series: Book Three
by Bill Watterson
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Warning, 11 Dec. 2013
If you don't like Calvin & Hobbes, you're no better than Moe, and perhaps you're even as bad as Rosalyn or Susie.


Kata DR-465i Backpack for Digital Camera - Black
Kata DR-465i Backpack for Digital Camera - Black

3.0 out of 5 stars Good quality but flawed, 20 Aug. 2013
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Two issues with this bag:

1. The tripod holder only takes really really compact tripods, and only a minor change (a slightly larger basket) would make a huge improvement.

2. The top pouch is a bit too small for an iPad. Again, a slight increase in size would make a huge difference.


Linksys by Cisco WAG160N Wireless-N Modem Router - 300 mbps (for ADSL / telephone line connections i.e BT Broadband)
Linksys by Cisco WAG160N Wireless-N Modem Router - 300 mbps (for ADSL / telephone line connections i.e BT Broadband)

1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish product that failed within 6 months, 9 July 2011
Title says it all. It worked fine for a while, then after about 5 months the DSL/Internet connection started to more or less randomly fail. It probably is getting too hot and crashing. Don't buy. This is the 2nd one I've had that failed. The first one was hardware version 1, and it suddenly died after 2 years. I decided to get another, this time version 2 - but it's now dead as well. Cisco will possibly provide me with another, but I don't want it - I want a refund.Linksys by Cisco WAG160N Wireless-N Modem Router - 300 mbps (for ADSL / telephone line connections i.e BT Broadband)


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