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When Computing Got Personal: A history of the desktop computer
When Computing Got Personal: A history of the desktop computer
by Matthew Nicholson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Lest we forget, 30 Mar 2014
This book is not only well written but also quite compelling. It's a 'true adventure" with the heroes flexing their intellectual muscles and, thinking the crap out of their competitors. It's so easy to forget it was less than 30 years ago that windows was introduced to the world. 64 mb hard drives you could wheel about on castors. The first 1 gb hard drive in a pc! I thought when I turned it on all the lights in the factory would dim. And today we just take exponential technological innovation for granted. This book is an important historical record of our times. Read it, I guarantee you will count it time well spent.


The Bodies in the Beach (The DS Mary Miller Mysteries Book 1)
The Bodies in the Beach (The DS Mary Miller Mysteries Book 1)
Price: 1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A treat!, 26 Jan 2014
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Such a refreshing change from the current crop of brutal, forensically explicit crime novels. Great characters and well plotted. Buy it.


Nightfall (The 1st Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller)
Nightfall (The 1st Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller)
Price: 1.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good read, 29 Aug 2013
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An unusual and intriguing book. I cared about the characters. I will read the sequels. Five more words required? One?


The Summoner (The Dominic Grey Series)
The Summoner (The Dominic Grey Series)
Price: 0.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A rollicking jaunt, 28 Jun 2013
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An unashamedly pacy and riveting read. If, like me, you read for escapist purposes you will like this. Well written and edited with a tight plot. Go on, you know you want to!


Sandman Slim
Sandman Slim
Price: 1.99

0 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WHAT?, 13 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Sandman Slim (Kindle Edition)
This is arrant nonsense. Full of idiot fantasies. Don't encourage this type of writing. Donate the price to a reliable charity, it will make you feel better.


The Corpse Reader
The Corpse Reader
Price: 1.00

3.0 out of 5 stars I'm not so sure, 13 Jun 2013
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This review is from: The Corpse Reader (Kindle Edition)
I found it difficult to connect with any of the main characters in the book. It maybe just "lost in the translation" but it seems to lack insight. On the plus side I loved the concept of the story . With a little more character development AG could be on to a winner.


Samsung Flip Case for Samsung Galaxy S II - Orange
Samsung Flip Case for Samsung Galaxy S II - Orange
Offered by Mabuseller
Price: 18.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Neat product, 3 Jun 2013
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This product gives really good protection to your G2 and adds virtually no extra bulk. The full price for this item is outrageous and definitely not worth it. However, I am reviewing the item i purchased for 13 (ish), still expensive but in my opinion, worth it.


The Lost Art
The Lost Art
Price: 3.59

5.0 out of 5 stars A happy find., 29 May 2013
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This review is from: The Lost Art (Kindle Edition)
A refreshing concept, somewhat between sci fi and pantomime ( I can't help summoning up images of rascally Aladdins and Grand Viziers) but, none the worse for it. This is a far cry from the claustrophobic gloom of hard sci fi with its implausible technology and oddly named characters. Give this book a try, it will raise a smile and thoroughly entertain.


7dayshop Multi Mode, High Power 3 Watt CREE LED Front Bicycle Flashlight / Bike Light with High Impact Adjustable Mount - Blue Ring / White Light- SUPER BRIGHT!
7dayshop Multi Mode, High Power 3 Watt CREE LED Front Bicycle Flashlight / Bike Light with High Impact Adjustable Mount - Blue Ring / White Light- SUPER BRIGHT!
Offered by 7dayshop Limited (VAT Registered)
Price: 7.94

4.0 out of 5 stars Additional info, 9 May 2012
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Just bought this great light. Works well so far but, see no evidence of waterproof gaskets. Maybe I'm wrong and it is inherently waterproof, time will tell. The light has 3 modes, not 2. They are Bright, Less Bright and lastly , Flashing.


The Last Four Things
The Last Four Things
by Paul Hoffman
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A shambles, 13 Mar 2012
This review is from: The Last Four Things (Hardcover)
Nowhere on the covers of this book does it suggest this is a sequel. However, after 50 disappointing pages it becomes clear it is. The book appears to rely, so far, on cheap, sensational violence to maintain the interest of the reader. The main character is mono dimensional. In my opinion this book is aimed clearly at adolescents and I would have liked some indication prior to purchase. I applaud the authors ability to get this stuff published.


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