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Score Draw Mens Barcelona 1982 Home Football Jersey Top Short Sleeves Tee Red/Blue M
Score Draw Mens Barcelona 1982 Home Football Jersey Top Short Sleeves Tee Red/Blue M
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it. A huge barca fan, 12 July 2015
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Love it. A huge barca fan, and actually wore it to a very memorable game at the stadium in Berlin this June :)
The fit is fine, material was better than i expected at this price point, and would highly recommend to anyone.


Revival
Revival
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not vintage King but still worth a read, 2 Mar. 2015
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This review is from: Revival (Kindle Edition)
Stephen King, Revival, Reverends and Rock also rans, electricity and the secrets of the universe... Without adding too much of a spoiler, I was a bit surprised at how the book just veered into Lovecraft... It is Stephen King, always have been reading his novels, the subtle highs and frantic fear of his past reads such as Salems lot, Gerald's game, the Shining, etc etc, are not one can expect with this one. But still a good read


Glow
Glow
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5.0 out of 5 stars Glowing recommendation..., 6 Nov. 2014
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Ned Beauman does not disappoint. This is the third of his novels that I've read, and in many ways the style, delivery, and punch are all there, but how does one put it ... More mellow in this case. Raf, is a likable, sort of bungling in his own way type of protagonist, with a very odd sleeping disorder. He inhabits south London's modern underground party scene, wistfully wishing he could have lived through the hey days of rave culture of the early 90s. In many ways the story is about as much the scene today, what with MDMA shortages and so forth as much as it is about corporate espionage and in humane work practices in Myanmar. The titular glow is a drug, once imbibed lead to a hallucinatory effects with light and perception, but the story isn't just a drug deal story, it's about the creation and culmination of a drug dynasty, heck probably any corporate dynasty...
It's a must read for any fans of his previous work, and is funny, fast, witty and poignant in parts.


Joe Hill's The Cape
Joe Hill's The Cape
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mayhap a mirror that shows too much, 4 Jun. 2014
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The concept is quite different... Superpowers, (well the ability to fly) loser, no future, no prospects, what do you do? Well not quite streak off to save the known multiverse or any grandiosely futile gesture like that, more a petty small mans petty small revenge wish fulfillment. In a way the antagonist is just lashing out at his own in securities... I liked the short story by Joe Hill, the graphic rendition is by far more visceral and raw. Joe Hill is one to definitely watch out for, the mans on a hot streak


Locke & Key Vol. 6: Alpha & Omega (Locke & Key Volume)
Locke & Key Vol. 6: Alpha & Omega (Locke & Key Volume)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant ending to an awesome series, 4 Jun. 2014
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The ending of the Locke and Key saga is nothing short of brilliant. All (most) of the loose ends are tied, life comes full circle and the Keys have new meaning, at least in the meta physical sense.

The writing is superb, suspenseful, and the horror is real. Enough said, just using adjectives because I don't want to add any spoilers for those who went along this ride since the first volume... Read it already !


Saga, Vol. 1
Saga, Vol. 1

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant space opera, 1 Aug. 2013
This review is from: Saga, Vol. 1 (Kindle Edition)
Having read some of Vaughan's earlier exploits with Y the last man, I kind of knew what I would be in for when I downloaded Saga onto my kindle. Fast moving storylines, major geographical movements, numerous antagonists, yet a slow, soothing build up to the protagonists characters. We ease into the psyches of the protagonists and their erstwhile companions.

In a pseudo pop culturally relevant way one could describe Saga as Star Wars with a massive dosage of Romeo and Juliet. Cliches aside, in the describing, not in the actual story of plot or delivery themselves, this is a great read.

Highly recommend


The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rock star of modern literature plays a soothing and haunting ballad, 24 Jun. 2013
Ah childhood... The memories, the sights, the sounds the smells, the joy, sorrow and pain, so nostalgic, yet ephemeral, to remember succinctly is to try and hold onto a handful of sand as the the waves crash in.
What I love about this book, rather what I adore, is the seemingly autobiographic retelling of a tumultuous event in ones early memory banks, the added dash of genuine horror, and mind altering fantasy make it even more stark, and in some paradoxical way true.

We all believed in the unknown when we were children, things that go bump in the night, and what lurked underneath and behind forbidden doorways. Truth and fact are relative in childhood, and to read the narrative from a point of view of a life weathered adult, provides a prism of pragmatism to the surreal and unimaginable.

The story itself has a simple theme, as a long time Gaiman reader will follow, the world as we know it is fragile and layered, there are many beings and entities, which exist in the 'soft places' beyond time and space, yearning to break through into our sheltered sense of ordered reality. One such attempt takes place in the sleepy Sussex landscape of our narrators childhood, when a suicide of a the lodger in the family car starts a chain of events which will haunt and torment the poor child no end. What is important here is that said child is no fearless sleuth (akin to the heroes ad heroines of the many books he perennially has his nose in) or a death defying protagonist from the myths of yore. He is a normal, sensitive, bookish seven year old, with a fear of the dark, and all things scary. When a transdimensional being older than the the modern reckoning of Time becomes his adversary, we feel his fear, his loneliness, his sense of the surreal combating with his more common sense of what can be will be...
And lest we forget our three old (in the most soulful sense) neighbours down the lane, Lettie, her mother and her grandmother, all with a matter of fact every day homespun experience of all that is, has been and will be, our tormented protagonist finds a safe haven from the powers that deem him harm.
Without further alluding to the storyline, beset with beautiful metaphor and sometimes vastly philosophical analogy, delivered in the beautiful writing that Gaiman seems to typify, ponder this:
Can a pond be an ocean? Well, yes if it's infinite, but then, can the infinite be filled into a bucket?

With this book, Gaiman whom many far better accredited than my humble opinion, have alluded to as the 'rock star of modern literature' has found the perfect balance between his poignantly lyrical, yet somehow luridly succinct writing, and the beautiful monsters that seem to imbibe in that mind of his....
This is a ballad, with a haunting melody which will stay with you for a long time.


The Gone-Away World
The Gone-Away World
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great read... Long, meandering, but it gets you there in the end..., 4 May 2013
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Others have reviewed this book extensively, and for me I would be amongst those that loved it. Having recently read Angelmaker I was hungry for all things Harkaway and found this gem, albeit not quite as polished and shiny as his second novel.
In short, it's Kung fu revenge drama, meets apocalyptic Mad Max, meets Herge and PG Wodehouse. What's not to like?
I look forward to Harkaways further work, just to see the development in this or any other genre.


Twisted Dark, Vol. 1
Twisted Dark, Vol. 1

4.0 out of 5 stars Twisted macabre, a bit like that feeling I'm sure the Germans have a word for, you want to look away but can't,, 14 Jan. 2013
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Suffice it to say the artwork is interesting at times but the stories oh my, brilliant. The audacious is mundane,the mundane somehow surreal.
Especially liked the stories on Rajeev on power and inequality, the cartel story that zips like a fast paced movie,and quite a few more.
The twist at the end is expected with each narrative however one cannot guess which way they'll go.
All in all am really looking forward to more Neil Gibson


Peter & Max: A Fables Novel
Peter & Max: A Fables Novel
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very nice addition to the fable verse, 8 Nov. 2012
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All in all its well written, paced nicely and builds up to a worthy conclusion. As someone who has been reading the Fables and the not so palatable spin off Jack of Fables, this is a nice additional story in the fables universe masterfully created and 'borrowed' by Bill Willingham from the stories we grew up with.
This story takes place over a long period of time as most of the Fables have a complicated back story in the Homelands and the present day.
The fraternal rivalry between Peter and Max and the concept of little Bo peep as a form of ninja assassin, are quite creatively crafted into the narrative.


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