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The Man from Berlin (A Gregor Reinhardt Novel Book 1)
The Man from Berlin (A Gregor Reinhardt Novel Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really good read, 10 Jun. 2015
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A well researched and written book that explores what it takes to for someone to come to terms what it means to be a weak, but good, man in a turbulent and difficult world.


Ugreen 3 Ports USB 2.0 Hub with 10/100Mbps Ethernet Network Support Windows 8.1/8/7, XP, Vista, Mac OS X and Linux Compatible for Windows Surface Pro,IdeaPaD, MacBook Air, MacBook Retina and More Black
Ugreen 3 Ports USB 2.0 Hub with 10/100Mbps Ethernet Network Support Windows 8.1/8/7, XP, Vista, Mac OS X and Linux Compatible for Windows Surface Pro,IdeaPaD, MacBook Air, MacBook Retina and More Black
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful, 30 Mar. 2015
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Arrived very quickly and the combination of Ethernet connection and USB ports is proving very useful.


Moto G 16GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)
Moto G 16GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great phone for the money, 10 Jun. 2014
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I chose this after my Nokia died and it arrived within 48 hours. Since then it has been a revelation in that it looks great and does everything that a smartphone should - at a fraction of the price you would normally expect to pay for a device with as many features as this one.


Freehold (Freehold Series Book 1)
Freehold (Freehold Series Book 1)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced and fun but wears the authors politics on its sleeve, 2 Jun. 2014
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The plotting can appear a bit thin but if you stick with it you will be rewarded with a page-turning finale. However, along the way the description of Freedom's society can come across as a rather strange amalgam of right wing politics and libertarianism. As a result whilst I enjoyed the book overall there were substantial chunks of it that left me wondering just what they had to do with the plot.


Season Of The Harvest (Harvest Trilogy Book 1)
Season Of The Harvest (Harvest Trilogy Book 1)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmmm, 2 Jun. 2014
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If you thought that rather than having a plot the TV programme 24 was a series of set piece explosions and general mayhem linked by a preposterous plot, then this is not the book for you as it makes the average 24 plot line look incredibly sensible.

If on the other hand you want to suspend belief (totally) and enjoy the action sequences, then this is most definitely for you.


The Synchronicity War Part 1
The Synchronicity War Part 1
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced fun, 18 April 2014
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This is a book that grabs your attention on page one and as the pace never really falls it is hard to put down until you reach the cliffhanger on the final page. The fast pace does however come at a price - as has been commented elsewhere - the dialogue is quite stilted and the characterisations are on the thin side of two dimensional. That said if you want to sit down and indulge yourself for a few hours in escapist fun, then this book is well worth a try.


Once You Break a Knuckle: Stories
Once You Break a Knuckle: Stories
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3.0 out of 5 stars A challenging read, 26 Aug. 2013
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I can see now why this collection of DW Wilson's short stories has received such mixed reviews.

At one level the stories represent a really well written, thought provoking insight into the macho world of backwater Canada, and at the other it is simply a really challenging and sometimes not massively rewarding read. The challenge is compounded by the fact that what we have are a collection of linked stories that are not set out in a chronological order, which left me (for one) struggling to understand how they fitted together and hence extract any feel for what the story cycle itself says.

In summary, a collection of stories that at times gripped me with the power of the writing, but at other times left me rather confused and cold.


Supercenaries
Supercenaries
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3.0 out of 5 stars Started well...., 26 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: Supercenaries (Kindle Edition)
This started well with an interesting premise, built a reasonable story line around but as some point in the process of setting up the final act seemed to run out of steam and ideas.


Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St Mary's Book 1)
Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St Mary's Book 1)

4.0 out of 5 stars A really enjoyable debut, 26 Aug. 2013
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I came to this not knowing quite what to expect, but ten minutes in I was hooked.

The story line is complex, the central character is feisty, the pace breakneck and the author is one of a very small and select band who manage to add (and sustain) a humorous edge to a science fiction novel. The only reason this lost the fifth star is that I felt that the latter sections of the book became a little self indulgent and was a little 'overt' in setting up the sequel.

That said my overall view is that this is a really strong debut by Jodi Taylor and I for one will be looking out for the next instalment.


An Alien's Guide to the Human Species (Aliens Guide Book 1)
An Alien's Guide to the Human Species (Aliens Guide Book 1)
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2.0 out of 5 stars A gentle amble to nowhere in particular, 7 Jun. 2013
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I bought this book since a number of reviews commented on the fact that it has an interesting premise and uses humour well.

What I actually got was the hoary old chestnut of 'what would an alien make of our behaviour' with the twists being, what sort of reality TV programme would it make and spiders. The issue is that nothing was done once the situation was set up: there was no real focus on exploring what a detached look at ourselves tells us and apart from one laboured scene at the end no real attempt to extract humour from what I felt to be an ambling story line.


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