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SainStyle SRL-202 RGB Crystal Ball Stage Lighting Light (2012 Newest)
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Price: 26.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good for the price., 22 Mar 2013
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I bought this for a kids' party and it was a huge success. It has good range and really creates an atmosphere.


Astonishing X-Men Xenogenesis
Astonishing X-Men Xenogenesis
by Warren Ellis
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story, Horrible Characterisation, 19 Sep 2012
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I absolutely devoured the first few books in this series. The Whedon-Cassaday partnership really bore fruit with great stories, accessible art and cracking characters. Of course, Whedon nrought with him his usual sensitivity to female characters, making them tough, funny and sexy all at teh same time.

Well, this book completely jettisons that. This is particular obvious in the case of Emma Frost who seems to spend teh entire story striking physically impossible poses with her biologically impossible breasts. There is even a frame that seemingly has her thrusting them in Wolverine's face whilst he looks on appreciatively. Meanwhile Armor is reduced to a bit-part player and Storm hangs about taking naked video-phone calls from her husband before flirting with Cyclops.

What a shame that a really good story has been ruined with old-fashioned comic book sexism. I don't think Joss Whedon would approve.


Second-Class Male: A Book of Misguided Letters
Second-Class Male: A Book of Misguided Letters
by Stan Madeley
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Good for dipping into, 17 Aug 2012
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I couldn't read this all in one go as the central idea became a little too repetitive to sustain across an entire book. However, I did enjoy dipping in and out when I wanted something funny and entertaining to read for a few minutes.


666 Charing Cross Road
666 Charing Cross Road
by Paul Magrs
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Is that it?, 17 Aug 2012
This review is from: 666 Charing Cross Road (Paperback)
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I was very disappointed with this book. I wasn't expecting it to be groundbreaking considering the subject matter but I didn't expect it to be quite so cliched and, frankly, a little dull in places. It's important that writers creating a supernatural world create a sense of verisimilitude within that world. This didn't happen in this book. Which was a shame because the central premise promised to be so entertaining.


Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour
Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour
by Michael Lewis
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tough but essential read, 17 Aug 2012
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I'm not saying that this was a poolside pageturner or that I understood every single concept outlined, but I do feel a little better armed with knowledge after reading it. I think the reason the powers-that-be have pretty much got away with their trashing of the world's economies is because the electorate have struggled to understand what happened. And that's the way they like it. They don't want you to read this book!


The Emperor's New Clothes and Other Fairy Tales (BBC Audiobooks)
The Emperor's New Clothes and Other Fairy Tales (BBC Audiobooks)
by Sir Derek Jacobi
Edition: Audio CD
Price: 5.66

4.0 out of 5 stars Essential part of a parent's tool box., 17 Aug 2012
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Absolutely wonderful. I gave this as a gift to some friends going on a long journey with little ones and thet tell me it was like magic! Instantly rapt kids and actually quite entertaining performances of classic stories.


Tante Hertha's Viennese Kitchen
Tante Hertha's Viennese Kitchen
by Monica Meehan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 16.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, not practical., 21 Nov 2011
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I chose this book because I have Austrain family and I thought it may provide a few recipes that would give them a taste of home. However, this is more of a beautiful culinary history than a practical recipe book. Although no less enjoyable for that. It's alovely look into a gentile and intricate past.


Spices
Spices
by Sophie Grigson
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inventive and unusual, 21 Nov 2011
This review is from: Spices (Hardcover)
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There is a glut of cookery books and cookery writers currently flooding the market. The themes for their books get increasingly inventive of they retread teh same old ground. However, Sophie Grigson has managed to produce something both familiar and accesible whilst being original. The idea of exploring the various spices is the familiar part although she has chosen some new spice on the block to look at. It is the recipes drawn from many cuisines and cultures that keep you turning the pages. Some truly mouthwatering concoctions are on offer in thsi simply set out book. And a lot of veggie options too.


Pub Walks in Underhill Country
Pub Walks in Underhill Country
by Nat Segnit
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Clever idea, a little dull., 16 Sep 2011
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Thsi book is all about subtext. As we read about our narrator's love of walking we realise that hsi ill-advised marriage is in serious trouble. But that's about it. The central idea is not really strong enough to grip me alongside necessarily dull prose. It feels liek an extended sketch idea.


Celebrating Peanuts
Celebrating Peanuts
by Charles M. Schulz
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 9.62

5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood Memories, 16 Sep 2011
This review is from: Celebrating Peanuts (Hardcover)
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I personally think that Snoopy has become nothign more than a trendy t-shirt in recent times, but this book reminded me why Snoopy, Charlie and all the other Peanuts characters are held in such affection. Such clever writing and great pathos is communicated in four panels of simple line drawings. True genius.


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