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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Dvd
Price: £4.49

2.0 out of 5 stars Dull, 6 April 2015
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Really tedious with lots of empty emoting and a distinct lack of pace. One for the teens


The Girl With All The Gifts
The Girl With All The Gifts
Price: £5.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly entertaining, insightful novel, 22 Nov. 2014
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Yep - a really interesting take on the zombie/apocalypse genre. At the current price of £2.99 this is an absolute steal. Thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end with a very good sense of pace that has you whizzing through the pages with "just another page" impetus.

You will get through it quite quickly but think about some of the ideas for a long time afterwards. It is so well written that it should appeal to any avid reader and not just "genre" fans. Mr Carey has some interesting insights into the human condition here and even supplies questions for reading groups at the end!

Highly recommended.


Limitless (Out of the Box Book 1)
Limitless (Out of the Box Book 1)
Price: £3.49

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Self published for a reason, 22 Nov. 2014
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Purchased on a whim based on the highly positive reviews without investigating further - my bad. I do wish, however, that Amazon would flag what is essentially a self published piece of work so that we could be forewarned.

This is pulp fiction churned out at high speed. If you are looking for a finely honed piece of narrative fiction - look elsewhere. This is fiction aimed at the fan-fiction/Nanowrimo market and comes to you hot off the author's word processor with no intervention from an editor or publisher. As a result it reads like the out pourings of an enthusiastic but undisciplined amateur - which is what it is. Fine as FanFic or as a download from the author's own website but it should not be masquerading as "the real thing" in an open market place.

I'm not going to over criticise Mr Crane's writing style, the content or the structure. He has stories to tell and can string words together fairly coherently but this is fiction thrown out as fast as possible for instant non-reflective consumption. It's a bit like those tiny ring doughnuts that they sell at fairgrounds: they smell is so tempting that you eventually give in and buy ten of the things but by the third one you are regretting doing so and after the fifth one the rest go in the bin.

The author doesn't have the patience to hone his craft and then go through the rigour of "regular" publishing channels - he wants to make some money by getting you to buy what is an undeveloped, unrefined, faulty product.


AmazonBasics 7-Port USB 2.0 Hub with UK Plug
AmazonBasics 7-Port USB 2.0 Hub with UK Plug
Price: £15.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Works well - solved my problem with having limited usb ..., 19 Nov. 2014
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Works well - solved my problem with having limited usb ports on older systerm. Just running it on usb power but it comes with a psu for more power intense needs (haven't run a hard disk from it yet - will probably use the psu when I do)


FLASH SUPERSTORE SAMSUNG S5230 TOCCO LITE SILICON CASE/COVER/SKIN PURPLE
FLASH SUPERSTORE SAMSUNG S5230 TOCCO LITE SILICON CASE/COVER/SKIN PURPLE
Offered by FLASHSUPERSTORE
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice effective cover, 19 Nov. 2014
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Fits well - all ports available without mremoving cover. Nice and bright so easily seen in bag!


Corsair Builder Series CXM 500W Modular 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX/EPS PSU
Corsair Builder Series CXM 500W Modular 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX/EPS PSU
Price: £48.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good psu - solved problems we were having with new ..., 19 Nov. 2014
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Very good psu - solved problems we were having with new graphics card. Semi modular design but we ended up having to use all the leads any way.


LE Super Bright LED Flashlights, 14 LED, Waterproof IP44, 3 AAA Batteries Included, Handheld Flahlights, Pack of 2 Units
LE Super Bright LED Flashlights, 14 LED, Waterproof IP44, 3 AAA Batteries Included, Handheld Flahlights, Pack of 2 Units
Offered by Neon Mart
Price: £17.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value. Tiny torch but bright light, 19 Nov. 2014
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Excellent value. Tiny torch but bright light. Great for car glove compartment or for hand bag on those dark nights.


Canon PIXMA iP7250 Colour Inkjet Printer
Canon PIXMA iP7250 Colour Inkjet Printer
Price: £49.98

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Massively disapointing purchase, 23 Sept. 2014
Thank goodness for Amazon's excellent return policy. I have regularly used Canon inkjets and was delighted with my IP4300 before that broke down. I replaced it with an IP4950 which was essentially an IP4300 with a few cosmetic alterations. Unfortunately after two years of not perticularly high useage the IP4950 broke with a terminal error (leaving me with 3 full sets of inks going to waste!). However because of the excellent print quality and basic useability of my previous inkjets I decided to go to Canon again for this purchase.

The IP7250 for me represents a truly regressive step for Canon, in particular the absence of a rear feed and the reliance now on just the two small trays at the front for feeding paper. This now means that if you want to use a non-standard sheet (in my case double sided photo paper/card for producing greeting cards) you have to go through one heck of a lot of messing about! This involves closing the flimsy front panel, removing a tray, removing the paper in the tray, putting the "one off" paper in the tray, putting the tray back in and then opeing up the front panel again.

Once you have done this you will then discover that when you choose the "duplex" option in the printer driver and choose photo paper that the "duplex" option greys out. This is because you can only use the duplex option if you are using standard paper! Choose any other type of paper and you lose the duplex option! This was not a "feature" of either of the previous models.

So to print my card I had to manually "duplex" the process which involves going through the whole process of closing panels and removing trays again and then trying to work out which way round to insert the sheet that I hade already printed one side of! Massively frustrating and time consuming!

Add to that the usual Canon "advances" of ever smaller ink cartridges, the fact that the overall footprint of the printer is considerably larger than the IP4950 and the flimsy drop down front panel and you have enough reasons to avoid this printer. However Canon printers have always been noisy and slow - but this one takes the biscuit! It takes an absolute age to ready itself to print from first turning on with seemingly endless head cleaning and other noisy operations taking place.

Don't get me wrong - the usual print and photo quality is there so if all you want is to run off a few photos or print a few documents then it is fine (so long as you can stand the waiting time and the noise). But the print quality is not significantly better than canon inkjets have been producing for several years now. The fiddly use of the thing though and the limitations of the duplexing now make this a big fat "no" for me.

Oh and if the wifi connectivity is a big thing for you, rest assured that I had no problems using that at all.

I have now purchased an excellent Brother Laser printer which I use for all of my black and white printing (it completes the job in the time it would take the IP7250 to turn on!) and am trying to obtain an old MG5350 so I can use my old ink cartridges! If not I will try an Epson 610 all in one (which also offers the cd printing of the canon which I also need)

Usually I like canon printers despite their flaws but this one somply has too many!
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The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie
Dvd

4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, 14 Sept. 2014
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A little "busy" but lots of fun with enough insider jokes to keep adults amused. Great animation


Tallon Just Stationery C5 Peel & Seal Envelopes - White (Pack of 30)
Tallon Just Stationery C5 Peel & Seal Envelopes - White (Pack of 30)
Price: £2.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Good envelopes, 8 Sept. 2014
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Handy envelopes. Fast delivery. Good price. Recommended.


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