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Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000 - Black (Retail Packaging)
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000 - Black (Retail Packaging)
Price: 11.50

1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous packaging, 29 Aug 2013
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The mouse is fine and I would give it 4 stars - deducted one for small size.

Low rating refers to packaging where getting it out of the packaging is ludicrous: 3 seals on the outside, multiple cardboard folds on the inside and the nano receiver is recessed within perspex or whatever.

A tribute to what can be done by clever people with cardboard - shame that they never thought of the purchaser.
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No Good Deed: A Psychological Thriller (The Mark Taylor Series Book 1)
No Good Deed: A Psychological Thriller (The Mark Taylor Series Book 1)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary, 24 Aug 2013
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Extraordinary. I stopped reading this after a few pages - para stuff is not terribly interesting for me and photos showing future images has been done. I went back just because I don't really like leaving books unfinished. Having persevered I was stunned to read the drop by drop anguish of an innocent man in the grasp of intelligent men, following bureaucratic minutiae to perform horrific acts of physical and spiritual abuse - for the greater good, of course.

The main character detailing his reactions after his release was moving beyond my powers of description - the throw-aways concerning his lack of funds, the realisation of his homelessness, the awareness of the government that it will take time to unfreeze his bank accounts now he is no longer deemed a threat, the summer clothes given to him with his airline ticket to wintery Chicago. The young sailor being friendly while the father looks as if he knows his country had determined Mark was a threat to its citizens. His own father's logical conclusion that his country did not make unfounded accusations.

I have no idea how the author came up with the notion of introducing prisoner mal-treatment but to me it ranks with the descriptions by Remarque, Faulkes and Marlantes as they told of the anguish of men suffering as enemy combatants.

The tentative reconciliation with his jailer jarred a bit but I recollected how Mandela came to terms with his guards and I reluctantly understood, knowing that I would be unlikely to be equally generous of spirit.


Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
by Ron Chernow
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 30 Oct 2012
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I came across Hamilton's name in biographies of Franklin, Adams, Jefferson and Washington and bought this to see what he was all about. This is a wonderful book which details all of Hamilton's extraordinary strengths as well as a fair few weaknesses. I was so impressed with Mr Chernow's writing that I purchased 3 other books of his on Rockefeller and the finance houses of Morgan and Warburg.


Thanks For Nothing
Thanks For Nothing
by Jack Dee
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 13 Jan 2010
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Having enjoyed the stand up comic I had no hesitation in buying the book but oh, dear. Jack is not the first author in the family - that honour goes to his Uncle Charlie, ex driver to Edward VII. Jack reports that his mother found the book unreadable and it's sad to see her son carrying on the family tradition.


On Kindness
On Kindness
by Adam Phillips
Edition: Hardcover

11 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unimpressed, 10 July 2009
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As a previous reviewer mentioned this is an extremely slim offering. It seems to seek to display the reading lists of the authors rather than clearly define or properly evaluate what they consider to be kindness. It contains some ludicrous non sequiturs as well as a rant against Blair's government, which they accuse of introducing cost-cutting managers into social services but fail to note this is slightly at odds with the increased budgets. Their tilt at "tawdry capitalist motives" is almost too facile for words. Another reviewer said she had been moved to tears - mine were tears of wasted time and money.
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