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Tellin Stories [VINYL]
Tellin Stories [VINYL]
Price: 23.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Britpop's best kept secret, 5 Jan 2013
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This review is from: Tellin Stories [VINYL] (Vinyl)
For some reason this outstanding record is often overlooked in surveys of Britpop that cite Oasis' What's The Story or Pulp's Different Class as the movement's greatest achievements. Tellin' Stories is not only The Charlatans best record, it is one of the great British guitar albums of the 1990s. This vinyl edition is apparently limited to 1000 copies and comes with a whole disc of extra tracks. It's housed in a beautiful gatefold sleeve and arrived very carefully packaged by Amazon. We usually want vinyl reissues to be exact replicas of the originals, but in this instance I'm more than happy to make an exception.

Kipper's Christmas Eve
Kipper's Christmas Eve
by Mick Inkpen
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.61

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Budget version of a great story, 5 Jan 2013
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This review is from: Kipper's Christmas Eve (Paperback)
Our little boy loves Kipper the dog and over Christmas we read this story to him every night. The paperback version loses a star because shortly after we bought it someone gave us the hardback version - the final page of which contains quite a surprise in the form of a flashing red light on Arnold's hat. It's the highlight of the book for our son, but it's not there in the paperback at all.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 (3 PC, 1 Year subscriptions) (PC)
Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 (3 PC, 1 Year subscriptions) (PC)

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Three hours later..., 5 Jan 2013
I'm writing this review after spending the last three hours trying to get this to install on my Windows Vista machine. After much searching on forums it transpires that Kaspersky's Internet Security 2013 has a bug - it detects 'incompatible software', doesn't tell you what it is, then tells you to reboot your machine, assuring you that the installation will continue afterwards. After three attempts I came to the conclusion that it wouldn't actually continue. Ever. Even after I tried to install the updated download version recommended by the installer program, and then tried installing exactly the version that was on the disc.
The solution? To eventually find a Kaspersky website offering a full download of the very latest version (not easy), to download it from there (not quick) and then activate it using the code in the box. Leading me to think I may as well have purchased a download version in the first place.
We always buy Kaspersky from Amazon every year, thinking that it's good to have a backup disc of the program just in case something goes wrong. But this year it seems we've purchased a backup disc that's useless.
Hopefully the anti-virus software is up to its usual high standards - that would be some consolation.

Operation Herod (The Rupert Hood Spy Thrillers Book 1)
Operation Herod (The Rupert Hood Spy Thrillers Book 1)
Price: 2.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rollicking good stuff!, 15 Aug 2012
In his new novel ex-'Doctor Who' man Andrew Cartmel has crafted a swinging narrative that fairly rolls, or rollicks (?), along. Rupert Hood is a charming hero, muddling his way through an international intrigue of the old school and encountering a couple of scintillating beauties en route, sassy US operative Minerva and exotic mid-European enigma Alzbeta. There are also some much nastier women along for the ride, and a memorable section in which Rupert climbs aboard a ghost ship. It's a knowing throwback to spy thrillers of the 1960s and even features an unstoppable troupe of nude - or near-nude - assassins. Recommended.

King Of Queens - Season 8 [DVD]
King Of Queens - Season 8 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kevin James
Price: 9.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great show, great price - but no extras?, 23 Jan 2012
I first saw this in America and it's a shame it has never been screened on network television in the UK. I think British viewers would really warm to the brash, slightly naughty working class humor in this show. The 8th series holds up well, but does what all hit US sitcoms seem to do when they get a bit long in the tooth - they bring on the celebrity guest stars. This series features cameos from Huey Lewis, Kirstie Alley and Adam West. Fortunately all are quite brief, and do not detract too much from our favourite characters. The Kirstie Alley episode is especially funny, as she plays an hilarious, diet obsessed version of herself.
The only thing preventing this box set from getting 5 stars is a lack of extras.

Price: 55.97

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great package - but maybe a little pricey, 23 Jan 2012
This review is from: Winterland (Audio CD)
As a Hendrix fan and collector for more than 20 years I already had the 1980s Winterland album and regarded it as one of the best of the many live albums out there.
This four CD set comes presented in a hardback style book and seems to contain every long gap between songs, every tune up, every jamming session and all the banter between songs. This might seem excessive, but listening to this box set makes you realise that the Hendrix Experience never played the same song in the same way twice, and never gave exactly the same performance two days running.
There were six shows over the Winterland weekend in October 1968, and this set contains three of them on the first three discs with some extra tracks from the same shows (encores?) on disc 4. Disc 4 also contains a lengthy interview with Hendrix, which is interesting but probably only good for one or two listens. There is a booklet which is well written, but maybe not as informative as it could have been about what was actually played when during the Winterland concerts.
So essentially this is three gigs from three consecutive days for just under 30 quid. Nice to have for a Hendrix collector, but less lavish packaging could maybe have brought the price down a bit.
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Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 Booster Edition, 3 users, 1 Year License (PC)
Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 Booster Edition, 3 users, 1 Year License (PC)

5.0 out of 5 stars Still the best, 23 Jan 2012
This is a review for the Booster Edition, which at the time of purchase (December 2011) was actually cheaper than the standalone edition. The internet security software is up to Kasperky's usual high standard - efficient and unobtrusive. Unlike some other reviewers I had absolutely no trouble downloading and activating the Rebit and Tune Up software on a Windows Vista operating system.
Fortunately I have not had to rely on the Rebit backup program, but it has run in the background (unobtrusive like Kaspersky) and it is reassuring to know that it has made a copy of my entire hard drive on to a backup drive.
The biggest surprise in this package is Tune Up, which has transformed the performance of my 5 year old laptop. I had previously used an old copy of Norton Utilities and this has proved far more powerful and effective.
All in all this is a great package and I will be returning to Kaspersky when I need to renew the internet security next year.

Studies in Terror: Landmarks of Horror Cinema
Studies in Terror: Landmarks of Horror Cinema
by Jonathan Rigby
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 19.99

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating alternative history of horror, 23 Jan 2012
I had Mr Rigby's earlier books, ENGLISH GOTHIC and AMERICAN GOTHIC, so his new book was a welcome Christmas present. STUDIES IN TERROR is the kind of book you can dip into, which is what I did for the first few days before deciding to read it cover to cover. I've just finished, and I must say it's an amazing read.
Rigby's landmarks are personal choices, but add up to a fascinating alternative history of horror. I had not even heard of some of the films on his list but he writes about them in such a compelling way that I intend to track them down.
This is a worthy successor to the two 'GOTHIC' books, not only because of the incredible amount of information it contains, but because the hardback book itself is so beautifully presented. The title might suggest this is an introduction to the history of films, but that's not really what this book is at all and younger readers might be confused that some of the more obvious films are not included.
So not a book for beginners really, but an essential purchase for anyone with a deeper interest in horror film-making.

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