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The Best of the Victor: The Top Boys' Paper for War, Sport and Adventure!
The Best of the Victor: The Top Boys' Paper for War, Sport and Adventure!
by Andy McNab
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cor, Strewth!, 15 Oct 2010
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What jaunt down memory lane this was! Alf Tupper, Cadman and Morgan the Mighty all stirling stuff. Though this will only really appeal to those of a certain age who read The Victor in the 60's & 70's. hence the four stars.
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Seelöwe Nord: The Germans Are Coming
Seelöwe Nord: The Germans Are Coming
by Andy Johnson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.03

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking Read, 15 Oct 2010
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Mr Johnson has presented Fal Seelowe in a fast past blow by blow account as seen through the eye's of both German and British RAF, Luftwaffe, Homeguard, Heer etc. The premise works well and Mr. Johnson's years of service show in the exciting and believable action - stands out from other authors both of alternate history and action war novels who fall over on details such as weapons of the period and basic infantry practice.

I recommend this highly and will be looking out for other titles by Mr. Johnson. If I was a publisher I would grab up this author who has produced this first rate piece of alternate history fiction and gone to the effort of doing so through this "vanity publishing house".


Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1)
Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1)
by Mira Grant
Edition: Paperback

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I really wanted to like this..., 11 Oct 2010
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BUT it did not grip in the same way as "Day By Day Armageddon" or "World War Z", to much bloggy-doofer stuff and stereotypical-type Bad Guy shenanigans.
Some things regarding Zombies and the shooting of them were just plain silly, the hero Shaun Mason climbs a chain link fence and shoots zombies perched from the top with a crossbow - I suggest the author tries that out, Reloading a crossbow whilst balanced on a fence. Also the hero's logic of climbing the fence to shoot zombies who are on the outside whilst they have a "Zombies in the Wire" situation, his back is watched by his sister the heroine who no too brightly brings a long a pistol with an eight shot capacity and no spare magazines from their armoured RV which is chock full of lethal weapons - this from zombie survival experts? In a later "Zombies in the Wire" scenario the heroic Mr Mason suggests going for a mobility kill by shooting the Zombies in the knees rather than a straight kill head shot, again I suggest the Author takes her self of to Pistol range and sees for herself just how practical that is.
However if you like your technology and unlike me can work a mobile phone without swearing alot, this may be a Zombie Novel you will enjoy. I'll still have look at the second installment due 2011.

And like the Author I sleep with a Machete under the bed, just in case the undead over run Dukinfield.
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Anvil of Necessity
Anvil of Necessity
by Stuart Slade
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.51

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly Enjoyable..., 27 Sep 2010
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This review is from: Anvil of Necessity (Paperback)
After reading "The Big One" I went 'one click mad' and bought the rest (These are not cheap books!). Mr Slade expands on his Alternate History with this post war tale where like in Real History just because the war ends the shooting doesn't follow suit.
The end of this installment does have "Curve Ball" thrown in, this series is one the best Alternate History Novels around - well worth going 'one click mad' over.


Red Riding Trilogy [DVD]
Red Riding Trilogy [DVD]
Dvd ~ Paddy Considine
Price: £11.25

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been so much better, 25 Sep 2010
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It's 99% a top notch cast however Andrew Garfield was miscast, he stamped through 1974 like a bolshie sixth former with comedy sideburns and little in the way of performance. Poor direction with too much "flare" and little content, with no subtitles which were really needed considering the 'atmospheric' therefore barely audiable sound. The only upside to the poor 1974 is that it made 1980 & 1983 look so good. on the whole had this not been strongly recommended to me I would not have thrown my hard earned gelt away.


The Big One
The Big One
by Stuart Slade
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.91

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cracking Good Read..., 22 Sep 2010
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This review is from: The Big One (Paperback)
Would have reaped five stars but for the F7 errors and an odd format which distracted from what is otherwise a rattling good Alternate History yarn. Mr Slade has researched this well, pitting the post-1945 Luftwaffe against the early Jet age USAAF.


Draper 48219 1.5-Million Candle Power Rechargeable Hand Torch
Draper 48219 1.5-Million Candle Power Rechargeable Hand Torch

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Product, 1 Sep 2010
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It has a limited duration before the main beam gives up the ghost (The manufacturers notes did state this), but has proven ideal for those short night time dog Hi-Jinx playing football on the field behind my house. Very powerful beam at full charge can illuminate several hundred metres and I found the handle quite ergonomic and had no issues with the controls. All in all another quality Draper product.


It Happened Here [1964] [DVD]
It Happened Here [1964] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kevin Brownlow
Price: £12.31

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This isn't "Fatherland" it's much better, 31 Aug 2010
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This is more Len Deightons SS-GB than Harris's Fatherland. The Actors are overwhelmingly amateurs, the absence of stock footage and the attention to detail all make this well worth a watch.
It follows' an Irish District Nurse and her Journey through the nightmare of German occupation with a quisling type puppet government in place with their own security arm and the raising of SS "Black Prince" division not unlike the French SS "Charlemagne" division. At first seduced by the order of the quisling's (with a scene with unrepentant Blackshirts explaining their twisted Credo) she has her eye's opened when transferred to a Mental hospital where the patients are "Humanely" put to sleep.

A first class piece of film making all on the budget of two shillings and sixpence.


Conflict of Empires (Eskkar Saga)
Conflict of Empires (Eskkar Saga)
by Sam Barone
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Three in a row, 30 Aug 2010
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The Third Instalment of Mr Barone's epic set in the Cradle of Civilisation in what is now present day Iraq, it's refreshing in its detail of how Eskar and Trella ready Akkad for the feared conflict with Sumeria - some may find the detail boring or ponderous, but "boring" things like logistics tend to be the things that mean the difference between life and death. Looking forward to number four.


Streets Of Glory
Streets Of Glory
by Mike Wolfer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.15

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nobody Rides Off Into the Sunset In This One..., 28 Aug 2010
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This review is from: Streets Of Glory (Paperback)
It's well written and the art work is first class. The story itself is best described by Movie reference - shades of "Chato's Land" and "Ulzana's Raid" with a dash of "The Shootist" & "Joe Kidd" rounded off with a dolop of "Shane". It owes more to Sergio Leone than to John Ford.
Enjoyable but if your new to Garth Ennis and like myself have only limited Gelt to splash about pick up a copy of .303 and add "Streets of Glory" to your wish list.


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