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Brown 6ft Super King Size Kaydian Walkworth Ottoman Storage Leather Bed Frame
Brown 6ft Super King Size Kaydian Walkworth Ottoman Storage Leather Bed Frame
Offered by Reading Bedding
Price: £849.99

1.0 out of 5 stars there's no way of testing to see if the hydraulics are any better because Kaydian supplied the wrong lifting mechanism to which, 23 Feb. 2015
Buyer beware! Firstly it's important to note that our bed wasn't purchased from this retailer so this review has nothing to do with them...it has everything to do with Kaydian. Our first bed turned up with scuff/wear marks on most of the leather pieces...but that was only a slight niggle compared to the other issues: Screws didn't fit the screw holes in a number of areas, the instructions are wrong (physically impossible to get from step 5 to step 6) and the hydraulics that were supplied were so stiff that the lifting mechanism buckled and broke before the hydraulics released. Our second (replacement) bed has now arrived and, while there are fewer scuff marks, there's no way of testing to see if the hydraulics are any better because Kaydian supplied the wrong lifting mechanism to which they attach. We'll be looking for a refund and buying a bed without Kaydian in the name.


Littlejohn's Britain
Littlejohn's Britain
by Richard Littlejohn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

7 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Average but it has relevance, 13 Jun. 2008
This review is from: Littlejohn's Britain (Paperback)
The book somehow manages to be annoying, amusing and tedious at various stages so there are times where you just have to stick with it.
The whole thing is a collection of the author's thoughts and observations of how Britain has changed/evolved since 1997 when the Labour government first came to power and none of it is complimentary. The style can be annoying because the author insists on including his own satirical mock interviews, rhymes, songs etc...taken from some of his newspaper columns to parody the politics of modern day Britain - unnecessary and irritating after you've read 3 (and there's a lot more!). The book can also become tedious as the author hammers home the same point for the 10th time in two chapters. Despite all this there is still a very strong reason why this book has relevance. No matter how much Littlejohn may exaggerate some of the most major deficiencies in Britain today and how he blows up certain episodes way out of proportion the fact remains that pretty much all of his observations/comments have a basis in reality. It was amusing to read a review of this book on Amazon.com where the author was criticised for no longer living in the UK (he spends a lot of time in Florida). Clearly the irony of criticizing the author for not living in a county who's way of life he has just damned is completely lost on the reviewer.
The weakness of the book is in its style and the fact that those unaccustomed to life in the UK may not get some of the references or vernacular, but its strength comes when you realise just how much truth is behind the arguments - over-spun or otherwise.


Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
Offered by Game Dealz
Price: £8.81

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Disappointed, 2 Jun. 2008
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
I won't write reams as everyone else seems to have covered most of it but suffice it to say this really wasn't worth the wait. Let's not forget that this is the first GTA for the PS3 which is meant to be a whole host more powerful than the PS2...so where are the amazing improvements? Better graphics? Not really. Better missions? No. Better interactions? No. Like the title of this reviews says...I'm very disappointed.


I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have To Be Destroyed By Me: Emblems from the Pentagon's Black World
I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have To Be Destroyed By Me: Emblems from the Pentagon's Black World
by Trevor Paglen
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor...very very poor, 19 May 2008
A book that could have had a lot of promise turns out to be very dull and with surprisingly little information. The left hand page will show a 'black ops' emblem or patch whilst the facing page attempts to decipher the hidden meanings within. This would be ok if it wasn't for the fact that the repetitions are numerous and often the reader is presented with a patch where the author clearly has no idea at all of the meaning and goes on to admit it - then it just becomes a book with pictures of patches! Avoid.
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Breaking Vegas
Breaking Vegas
by Ben Mezrich
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An easy read, 19 May 2008
This review is from: Breaking Vegas (Paperback)
This was good fun to read and helped kill a lot of otherwise dull time on aeroplanes and in airport lounges. Very easy to read and the plot line keeps the reader interested enough to turn the next page even when your flight is being called. This isn't just a book for the hardened Vegas visitor and you don't need a genius IQ to understand what the MIT students are up to, all you really need is a macabre enjoyment of reading about the casinos being taken for a fortune - it worked for me!


Letter To A Christian Nation
Letter To A Christian Nation
by Sam Harris
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.99

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly easy but compelling read, 6 Jan. 2008
For me, Sam Harris' direct writing style in addressing a specific `type' of Christian throughout the book helped make his arguments more real and more urgent. It helped to hit home the point that what was being discussed wasn't just an argument against loosely held theories but instead a powerful criticism of strongly held beliefs across modern day America. Both the brevity of the book together with the style make it a considerably easier read than the God Delusion whilst hitting on a great number of similar themes. Harris' criticisms are well developed and easy to follow whilst the numerous passages he cites from scriptures just add to the weight of his arguments. An existing Atheist will find little to disagree with here (and will probably enjoy the validation that the read provides) and the `undecideds' amongst us will certainly be given a whole lot to think about at the very least. As for the `believers' (I can't think of a better word) out there, be prepared for the book to attack the very core of your beliefs from the outset and it doesn't let up from there. A great read!


Blood Diamond [DVD] [2007]
Blood Diamond [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.75

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Good, 9 May 2007
This review is from: Blood Diamond [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
I have to hold my hands up and admit to not being a great DiCaprio fan so I did approach this film with a great deal of scepticism and frankly wasn't expecting much. As the title of the review suggests I was pleasantly surprised, not only by the film but by DiCaprio's performance. From the beginning, his accent, mannerisms and turn of phrase immediately reminded me of South Africans I know over here and that gave me a bit more faith that this was perhaps going to turn out ok after all. The portrayal of what parts of Africa are really like was pleasantly realistic and thankfully devoid of effort to pander to the more politically correct amongst Hollywood's moguls. The characters are well thought out and the roles played well enough to leave the viewer's emotions entwined with the character's fate (for me a sure sign of a good film). I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the two an a bit hours (calling it entertaining might be a slightly over the top considering the subject matter however). If there was a downside (and now I'm being picky) I'm not sure that the ending ties in completely with DiCaprio's character's personality but that is a small point to make considering the quality of the film as a whole. A very good film with intelligent subject matter played out remarkably well.


The God Delusion
The God Delusion
by Richard Dawkins
Edition: Hardcover

19 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic - but not for the easily offended, 15 Mar. 2007
This review is from: The God Delusion (Hardcover)
These sort of books will always polarize opinion - for the atheists amongst us it validates and gives a voice to beliefs that are often kept to oneself. It's a warm feeling to have someone put in print thoughts that you yourself have and to find that someone else thinks like you do. On the other hand I can completely see how the 'believers' (I can't think of a better word) could be offended by this book. Dawkins is clearly very sure of his convictions and so dismisses a large number of widely held views as myth/contradiction and even sometimes stupidity. For this reason if you're not going to approach the book with an open mind then don't bother trying to read it as you will find little for you in there. Personally I loved it, but then I'm an atheist so I would. That isn't to say that I agree with everything the author has written but I enjoyed the cases he makes and the thought processes he puts forward. If you're genuinely interested in seeing what makes an atheist an atheist or even fancy reading a challenge to your own beliefs then this could be a great read for you. If, however, you're 100% convinced that you're right in your religious beliefs and are not open to a challenging debate then stay clear - it won't do your blood pressure any good!


Downfall (2 Disc Edition) [DVD] [2005]
Downfall (2 Disc Edition) [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Bruno Ganz
Offered by 247dvd
Price: £6.00

19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant, 19 Oct. 2006
Before watching Downfall I have to admit to having been slightly concerned at the length of the film (2.5 hours) considering it's one of the first films I have watched that is subtitled. As it turned out I had little reason to fear as the film was absolutely fascinating. I haven't seen a film (and I've seen quite a few) that has managed to depict the depth of the delusion that Hitler displayed in those last weeks and days of the war quite as well as this one. The mad rants, lashing out at anyone and everyone have been shown before but it is the wording of these rants (declaring the German people expendable and unfit to survive - for example) that is not often depicted and therefore shocks. For anyone interested in seeing just how spectacularly the world caved in on the Third Reich and how the various protagonists played their various parts (some more surprising that others) this is a must see film.


Atlantis
Atlantis
by David Gibbins
Edition: Paperback

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor - perhaps my expectations were too high, 19 Oct. 2006
This review is from: Atlantis (Paperback)
I have to say that this book is the first that has moved me (not in a good way) to write a review. I approached the book under no illusions that I was reading a work of fiction and was looking forward to a bit of semi-intelligent entertainment with a sprinkling of drama and suspense. Whilst drama and suspense were present at no point did the book draw me in to a different world and even for a second make me believe that any of it was plausible/possible/vaguely realistic. I wasn't looking for scientific fact but I was hoping for a read that may, now and again, make me think twice about a theory being put forward - it did not, and if you're looking for anything similar then I would stay well away.


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