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Lee Men's Luke Slim Tapered Jeans, Top Blue, W36/L32
Lee Men's Luke Slim Tapered Jeans, Top Blue, W36/L32
Offered by Jean Scene
Price: £64.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Right so they're jeans, right..., 20 Feb. 2015
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These were just fine. I'm wearing them right now, and, yes, they're comfortable and I look as good as I'm ever going to look, in jeans... Yes, buy some yourself and you too will discover the joy of wearing jeans that fit and have a zip fly (who the hell thought that putting buttons on jeans was a good idea, particularly after the invention of the zip; I mean do these people have a bizarre fetish about watching others struggle to use the convenience; next they'll be telling me that god exists; sad morons...).


A Stand-Up Primer
A Stand-Up Primer
Price: £0.99

4.0 out of 5 stars More of a stand-up undercoat really..., 5 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: A Stand-Up Primer (Kindle Edition)
Not hilariously funny but, engaging nonetheless; a colourful introduction to the world of standup (particularly in the states), which provides the unwary with a few of the common pitfalls and some amusing solutions. Its a short and pithy volume but could, perhaps, of done with some more anecdote and real-life emblematic experience stories. What am I expecting??? It was free after all, but I think I'd be willing to pay for something with a greater skeleton, a bit of spine, and plenty of humorous bones.


You Can Use Linux 2015
You Can Use Linux 2015

3.0 out of 5 stars Can you use linux 2015? The man from del monte, he say yes!, 5 Feb. 2015
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Its ok for free, but is not the technical beginners information guide you might have thought it was. Some useful tips on how to set up a linux laptop and buy cheap laptops, but not too much besides. Written in an entertainingly quaint and realistic voice; quite gritty at times...


Decoy: A Thriller
Decoy: A Thriller
Price: £2.16

4.0 out of 5 stars James Bond meets Alex Ryder; entertainment guaranteed!, 9 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: Decoy: A Thriller (Kindle Edition)
This kept me turning the page despite the suspicion that it all, was too good to be true; yes, if you like an amusingly woven plot inhabited by mostly bizarrely desperate, broken waifs and strays from obscure, unimaginably strange origins, then this is the fantasy for you... If you're looking for something that contains more than a modicum of believability than go back to reading the John Le Carrie spy thriller you just put down...
Ok, so the characters seem to be suddenly invested with unexpected skills and abilities that allow them to overcome insurmountable odds, but, at least the author provides a justifying back story to allow the plot to continue unhindered, and whilst to many this may seem clumsy or even cumbersome, I approve, and it did maintain the suspension of my disbelief.
So, the good guys win (mostly) and the bad guys die (mostly!), and the plot swerves all round the compass points, and the ending leaves more questions than were answered through the whole book, so what! It's fun and I might even read some more of the authors output!


The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike Book 1)
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike Book 1)
Price: £5.99

3.0 out of 5 stars 75% dearth, 25% captivating..., 7 Sept. 2013
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The first point of real amusement arrives finally after 349 pages; thereafter, this book's last hundred pages thrill... The first three quarters of this story are merely scene setters and stumble forward with anodyne precision; beautifully scripted with the expected literary genius fully on display, they are a disappointing triumph of style over content and do little to improve the shallowness of the storyline. This is a book that feels like a short story tediously drawn out for commercial effect. The plot is one dimensional and lacks any real pace, jumping as it did, from boring interview scene to superfluous pub conversation... It finally turns into the story everyone expects in the last 100 pages and this bits great, keeping you off balance and eager in an unputdownable way! The finale is cool calm and collected; but does introduce disparate elements from various characters that show the depth of Comorans perception. Cormoran's a likeable and believable character, who along with his sidekick Robin (yes, they do the batman joke!) inhabit an instantly recognisable aspect of London; regular visits to pubs and the Golden Arches counterpoint the fact that missing from this panorama is the expected pint of butter beer at the Leaky Cauldron?
Overall, this story was like a three course meal, where really only the pudding was up to the mark, but as that's the bit at the end, you still leave satisfied with the chefs humble first offering within this genre...
Hope to see Cormoran trying another outing but with, hopefully, a vastly more captivating storyline...


Payback
Payback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Needs a better title!, 11 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: Payback (Kindle Edition)
Liked this book a lot, but, it needed to be longer and it needed a more believable and less stupid lead character (more damaged would've been fine though!); both these factors contributed to shallowing what was an intriguing story line with a plot that twisted and writhed its way to an explosive and thought provoking conclusion... It's compellingly well written, but giving it the same title as a Mel Gibson movie was a mistake!


Kinesis
Kinesis
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does was it says on the can, 11 Jun. 2013
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A classic tale of persecution, retribution, intrigue and corruption, with a little inquisition thrown in for good measure. The bad guys are the devil incarnate, and the good guys are generally pretty and confused. Our hero is a classic idiot, but wholly believable in spite of this, who ends up; well that would be telling, now wouldn't it; needless to say there's a lot of things moving by themselves, and a little hope left that human equation has the propensity to evolve beyond the current ego in a meat sack stage. I liked it, and would've liked more of it...


WIRED
WIRED
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping stuff apart from, 11 Jun. 2013
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A solid gripping tale, containing very little that trivialises the high teq story line. I avidly read the whole thing and was only disappointed in the epilogues feeble attempt to ingratiate itself to the goddies with a needless and wantonly self indulgent nod to the fantasist creationists... I will now not read the sequel... N.B. to Douglas: have the courage of your convictions and always remember that God doesn't exist even to the hyper intelligent (clearly not me!)...


Wilson H120 Squash Racquet - Black, 27 Inch
Wilson H120 Squash Racquet - Black, 27 Inch
Offered by Racketworld
Price: £39.70

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value, great racket..., 26 Jun. 2012
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I've used a lot of different racquets over the years and this is the best, pound for pound, squash racket I've ever played with. Great feel, smooth power, and robust (needs to be, as I'm clumsy with the plasterwork at the best of times!) A couple of opponents have tried it out and been equally impressed with the performance. If you want to spend less than £50 on a racket, then few come close, and I don't think any can beat it. Just my opinion, of course, but backed up by the fact that I bought another one of these a couple of weeks after the first. I was that impressed!


Fermat's Last Theorem: The Story of a Riddle That Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years
Fermat's Last Theorem: The Story of a Riddle That Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years
by Simon Singh
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest enigma solved., 13 Jun. 2011
A galloping roller-coaster of algebra, history, romance and political intrigue, featuring the biggest number geeks in history. I mean these people are amongst the most dysfunctional geniuses that have ever lived; pilloried and vilified at every twist and turn by the ignorant and jealous; so out of place with their environment, some were even driven to suicide by the profound depth of their visionary insight into the deepest wonders of the universe and how to accurately and unequivocally illustrate them, beyond any doubt. I loved every page as both an educational expedition into an unknown realm that I'm too stupid to really understand, and as a true voyage of discovery with a weepy ending. Simon Singh is a genius who creates a magnificent tapestry embellished with literary jewels that even I {the beleaguered lay man} could follow and be entranced by. "The Code Book" is great as well!


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