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Breakfast with the Borgias (Hammer)
Breakfast with the Borgias (Hammer)
by DBC Pierre
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Baroque - sort of "Sleuth" meets "The Shadow of the ..., 13 Oct 2014
Baroque - sort of "Sleuth" meets "The Shadow of the Wind" on twitter. Very clever novella by DBC Pierre (who now lives in Ireland - who is he listening to here?) that is somewhat macabre and also points out the digital illusion of modern communications. Will mess with your head in a thought provoking way. Not a "great" novel but diverting and worthwhile reading.


I Am Charlotte Simmons
I Am Charlotte Simmons
by Tom Wolfe
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

2.0 out of 5 stars not good, 30 May 2014
This review is from: I Am Charlotte Simmons (Paperback)
Too long, somewhat trite, sterotype characters and plot, feels like it was written to a contract price from his publishers! And I am a fan. To read this sort of subject matter but a much better book consider "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach - loved it.


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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 24 Oct 2013
Got one of these as a present. Thought little of it, threw on one day. Fantastic product. Weighs about 200 grams, retains body heat like nothing I have ever worn. I want more of this stuff! Expensive, but top notch.


Opinel No8 Carbon Blade
Opinel No8 Carbon Blade
Offered by A.E. Lloyd
Price: £8.10

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb product, 3 Sep 2013
This review is from: Opinel No8 Carbon Blade
One of the best mixes of functioanality/value I have ever seen. For the price the steel in the blade is excellent, holds an edge, the design is simple, effective, nothing to go wrong. Locking collar lasts for years. I have used these knives for 30 years, never had cause to fault, often working much better than more expensive knives. It is the knife I put in my pocket if going out on the boat, camping, fishing or whatever. Everyone should have one.


The Business
The Business
by Martina Cole
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

1.0 out of 5 stars total rubbish, 29 Aug 2013
This review is from: The Business (Paperback)
My first time to read this author, and last. Gob-smackingly poor book, 100 pages of content stretched to 600. No editing, massively repetitive, trite "pysch-lite" character analysis. One of the worst books I have ever experienced, and only completed it for lack of alternatives on holiday with a broken leg. The phone book might have been a better selection.


Hi-Tec Men's Eurotrek Waterproof Hiking Boot
Hi-Tec Men's Eurotrek Waterproof Hiking Boot
Price: £33.17 - £60.95

4.0 out of 5 stars good value:quality, very good purchase, I had first pair for 20 years!, 23 July 2013
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I bought my first pair in 1993. Light use, probably put up couple of hundred miles on them. Bought a pair for my son recently, he is an active Scout, loves them. A friend of his (fellow Scout) bought a pair too, also loves them. I too am a Scout (leader), have now worn out my first pair and am buying a second pair. By comparison with all the composite/fabric boots at this price point there is no decision to be made. Leather vs. composites wins every time. Very good product at the price. Recommended.


Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier
Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier
Offered by Leon Limited
Price: £19.00

4.0 out of 5 stars good, and good value, 25 April 2013
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Nice, small, philips screwdriver is useless but otherwise a good product and a good price. The cover is not going to last long in the outdoors.


Martin's Fishy Fishy Cookbook: Recipes from Fishy Fishy
Martin's Fishy Fishy Cookbook: Recipes from Fishy Fishy
by Martin Shanahan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.27

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars love it, 24 April 2013
simple, easy, great results. Not a cheffy book, more pragmatic in approach. Everyone who likes fish should own this. Particularly if not into complex techniques. Not 5* only because of some short cuts taken, but absolutely recommend this.


Winterland
Winterland
by Alan Glynn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.46

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars screams for a good editor, 17 Feb 2013
This review is from: Winterland (Paperback)
close to being good, but way overwritten, and the italics are an insult to readers. It should have been shrunk by 30%. Having said that, he captures the context of the times well. A great shame that this is not better disciplined.


HTC One V Sim Free Smartphone - Black
HTC One V Sim Free Smartphone - Black
Offered by UK Supplies
Price: £149.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars peanuts - monkeys, 8 Feb 2013
A business smartphone needs a proper processor. I foolishly saved a few quid by buying one of these, big mistake. I have had top of the range phones since the early 90's, this is the worst one to date. Simply cannot handle the syncing demands of Gmail/Outlook contacts, repeatedly crashes. This is for kids and technophobes. Only good thing by comparison with its peer group is the music sound quality. Avoid. Like the plague. Or herpes.


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