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Fire in the Blood (DC Scott Cullen Crime Series Book 3)
Fire in the Blood (DC Scott Cullen Crime Series Book 3)
Price: £2.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Why the constant use of swearing ?, 28 Feb 2014
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Similar good story line to previous two of this series, but totally spoiled by the repeated use of the "F" word.

Why do authors think it's necessary to use such bad language, especially when the character swearing constantly is the most senior police boss in the story. When used 5 times in one paragraph, it gets a bit over the top.

Think it's the author who's lost the plot here. Enjoyed the first two books but this one I won't be finishing and certainly not buying any more unless the language is cleaned up a bit.
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Devil in the Detail (DC Scott Cullen Crime Series Book 2)
Devil in the Detail (DC Scott Cullen Crime Series Book 2)
Price: £1.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Is the swearing necessary ?, 28 Feb 2014
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A good read and follow up to the first of the series although it does follow the similar lines of the previous story with an over the top boss who should be moved on and some unbelievable characters.

A bit too much in the personal details of the characters and far too much on the descriptions of the areas the storyline covers.

But it was the overuse of the swearing that really spoiled it.

If you're a speed reader, you'll find you get through this book by ignoring a lot of each chapter.


Ghost in the Machine (DC Scott Cullen Crime Series Book 1)
Ghost in the Machine (DC Scott Cullen Crime Series Book 1)
Price: £0.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 14 Feb 2014
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Well written and one of those books you don't want to put down.
The characters are so well described you instantly know them. The story moves along at a great rate with unexpected twists making you wonder just "who did it" right up until the end.
The minute I finished Ghost in the Machine I immediately downloaded Devil In The Detail and so far it's looking like it too will be a great read.


The Swedish Girl (DCI Lorimer Book 10)
The Swedish Girl (DCI Lorimer Book 10)
Price: £3.85

4.0 out of 5 stars imaginitive writing, 27 Dec 2013
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very well written book with just enough twists and turns to make you look forward to every page. would very much recommend it


Head First PHP & MySQL
Head First PHP & MySQL
by Lynn Beighley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy learning, 15 Sep 2010
This review is from: Head First PHP & MySQL (Paperback)
This book should be on every web designers shelf.
Easy to understand with what some would consider simple graphics, but just like all the other Head First books, a non hi-tech jargon free approach to learning.
It says on the back cover - "What will you learn from this book" - and the answer is a solid understanding of PHP and MySql.
Just what I needed.


Night song of the last tram: A Glasgow childhood
Night song of the last tram: A Glasgow childhood
by Robert Douglas
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure nostalgia, 29 Jun 2006
If you, like myself, were born in Glasgow in the forties, and lived up a close through the fifties, then you'll appreciate this 'magic' book.

Robert Douglas has captured the senses and atmosphere of life in Glasgow as a wee boy growing up to being a working teenager.

It's life that many Glaswegians will relate to.

Excellently written with honest Glasgow patter yet mixed with a tinge of sadness for his personal relationship with his father.

A truly enjoyable read.

David Hunter


Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2003 Administrator's Companion (Pro-Administrator's Companion)
Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2003 Administrator's Companion (Pro-Administrator's Companion)
by Charlie Russel
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £32.04

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A newbies installation guide, 12 Mar 2006
Everyone is a newbie when it comes to new software, so don't be afraid to admit it- even the so called "experts" have to learn and it's usually from a book. I'm not convinced that you can just install and run software without a helping hand.
This book is that helping hand.
This is the best book on SBS2003 that you could have on your desk.

Having previously struggled with Windows2000 Server Training Guide - Sams Teach Yourself Windows 2000 Server - Mastering Exchange 2000 Server - Administering Exchange 2000 Server - and various other so called guides, it was refreshing to actually pick up a book which explained everything on what was to me a new operating system, clearly and in order.

OK, so everything did not work first time, but that was my fault for trying to be clever in my hurry to get the system up and running and just heading for the bits that I thought I needed to know. I soon discovered that if you take the book from Page 1 and follow it through, step by step, there's no problem in getting everything to work properly.

Over the last few weeks I've ben trying out the OS alternatives of Suse Linux 10 and Ubuntu server - but going back to basics of typing in command lines is not my idea of an easy life.

I'm now confident enough, thanks to this book, to install SBS to one of our clients who has kindly agreed to be my test bed.

No doubt I'll need to refer to the book again, but I'm pretty sure the answer will be there .


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