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May We Be Forgiven
May We Be Forgiven
by A. M. Homes
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.85

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Search for 'Great American Novel' goes on ..., 11 July 2013
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This review is from: May We Be Forgiven (Paperback)
My fault really: I shouldn't believe the blurb (or the trailers for films, come to that) - but this time I succumbed. While this novel engaged me pretty strongly to start with - what with the rapidly-wrought plot setup in which the less-successful of a pair of brothers commits adultery with the aforesaid more successful brother's wife, who then gets murdered by her husband, and the husband in turn is confined to a secure (and experimental: later plot development) mental institution ... all in the first fifty or so pages - I admit that maybe I was expecting a lot from the following 300-or so. But it doesn't pan out like this. The less-successful brother (the narrator) then takes, if not custody, then certainly responsibility for the two children he has indirectly deprived of their parents, and this section provides the greater part of the book. But the shift in pace from frenetic high-concept drama to the more inward-looking "what does all this stuff about children really mean?" and "Like, who are we, really, anyway?" just didn't ring true. To me, at least. Three stars: a beach read.
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Exelpet Capstar for cats & small dogs up to 11kg
Exelpet Capstar for cats & small dogs up to 11kg
Offered by Pets-Megastore
Price: 10.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Effective, 5 Feb 2012
Does what it says on the tin: it will rid your animal entirely of fleas within the advertised time. However, please be aware that it is a one-shot treatment: fleas will return, and this product will do nothing to prevent that, so it should be used in conjunction with other remedies.


Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer
Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer
by Bret Anthony Johnston
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.38

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful, 5 Feb 2012
Perhaps not (as the cover suggests) the equivalent of attending an MFA course, but a great guide all the same. The book is composed about equally of practical exercises and explicatory insights from established authors. A very useful tool, handy for both beginner and more advanced writer.


HP P1102W LaserJet Pro Wireless mono (Black & White) Laser Printer (AirPrint)
HP P1102W LaserJet Pro Wireless mono (Black & White) Laser Printer (AirPrint)
Offered by MiniPrice Express
Price: 93.63

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Basic, competent, 23 Dec 2011
Very easy to set up, especially the wireless part (many printers can stumble here). Produces crisp prints very quickly. While it is unlikely to be suitable for an office, it is perfect for the 'home office' environment. Compatible with iPads, which is why I bought it - but also works well on a network with a mixture of Macs and PCs.


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