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How the Marquis Got His Coat Back
How the Marquis Got His Coat Back
by Neil Gaiman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Neverwhere addition, 26 Mar. 2016
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This is a reprinted short story from (or at least available in) the 900 page book "Rogues" which you can pick up new for £2 at the time of writing. It is consequently a very, very small book. The story is great, as you would expect, and absolutely necessary (as much as a story can be) if you have already read Neverwhere (book (original UK and preferred text) and Graphic Novel), seen the TV show and listened to the radio version.
I have noticed that there are a lot of brackets in this review, but that it because there are a great number of versions of Neverwhere, but sadly, not as yet, the vaguely promised sequel.
Extra bit:
I have just noticed that this story is also included in the most recent versions of the Author's Preferred Text reprints, although not in the paperback version I bought in 2007 with the rat on the front. Looking around, it may only be included in the US 2015 hardback version.


Between Thought & Expression
Between Thought & Expression

4.0 out of 5 stars great box set, 3 Dec. 2015
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This is a nice remastered box set with a number of tracks not available anywhere else or from obscure sources. It was all remastered for release and compiled and sequenced by Lou. if you see it for a reasonable price, then get it either as an introduction or to complement a larger collection. You can't go wrong with Lou Reed.


One Million A.D.
One Million A.D.
by Gardner R. Dozois
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good short story collection, 25 Sept. 2015
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This review is from: One Million A.D. (Hardcover)
This is a very good book. I bought it as the ceapest way to buy Alastair Reynolds' House of Suns prequel, but most of the other stories are very good too.


Bad for Good
Bad for Good
Price: £14.10

4.0 out of 5 stars The best version of this great album, 20 Aug. 2015
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This review is from: Bad for Good (Audio CD)
This is a great album that anyone who liked Bat out of Hell will enjoy. Sometimes Jim Steinman's vocals waver a bit, but on songs like Left in the Dark, this works better than Meat Loaf bombast anyway. I both this when it came out, with the two track EP, then again on CD, and finally this version which has all of the tracks in the correct order and does not delete the last spoken section at the end of Left in the Dark. If you buy this album, make sure you get this version.
I don't think it is famous enough to get a remastering, so I suspect that this will be it.
Note: Check the version you are looking at. this one begins with The Storm and ends with Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through
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PANASONIC SMART NETWORK / 3D - MULTIREGION DMP-BDT260 BLU-RAY (MULTIREGION DVD ONLY) IT PLAYS DVD REGIONS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 etc STANDARD BLU-RAY EUROPE REGION VERY SLIM / BUILT IN WIFI / -DLNA-USB-DOLBY-MP3 PLAYBACK-Xvid home, PLAYBACK- REMOTE CONTROL -ONLINE CONTENT CONNECT / BUNDLE INCLUDES DIE HARD 4 BLURAY + HDMI Lead
PANASONIC SMART NETWORK / 3D - MULTIREGION DMP-BDT260 BLU-RAY (MULTIREGION DVD ONLY) IT PLAYS DVD REGIONS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 etc STANDARD BLU-RAY EUROPE REGION VERY SLIM / BUILT IN WIFI / -DLNA-USB-DOLBY-MP3 PLAYBACK-Xvid home, PLAYBACK- REMOTE CONTROL -ONLINE CONTENT CONNECT / BUNDLE INCLUDES DIE HARD 4 BLURAY + HDMI Lead

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a brilliant and simple device., 31 Mar. 2015
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I plugged this in and pressed play and it started playing. I played the Blu-Ray that came with it, and Region 1, 2 and 4 DVDs.
the DVDs all look very good on the TV, so the upscaling is fine. Having read some reviews of Blu-Rays upscaled from DVD by the manufacturers which look awful, I am pleased that I won't need to bother replacing my DVD collection.
It was easy to connect to the wireless network, and the whole set up GUI is easy to navigate.
I went into YouTube as a test which was very easy. Typing is not great from the remote (although the on-screen keyboard is QWERTY rather than alphabetical) so I don't think I will be trying anything very interactive.
I checked the firmware and it was the latest version, so I didn't need to upgrade.
A note for people with external sound systems; the only ports on this box are an Ethernet port and an HDMI port. Sound has to go either straight into the TV through HDMI or through an intermediate amp into the TV using HDMI/HDMI ARC. if you require any other type of audio output then look elsewhere. I am happy as this is all I wanted.


Sonic Attack
Sonic Attack
Price: £1.49

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hawkwind+Blessed=Result (albeit slightly bonkers), 3 Sept. 2014
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Hawkwind AND Brian Blessed? Who couldn't love it?
OK, probably lots of people. If you are any way interested in the band or bombastic actors then I thoroughly recommend it. How can you go wrong?


Goblin Quest (Goblins 3)
Goblin Quest (Goblins 3)
by Philip Reeve
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Third and best so far, 13 Aug. 2014
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My children and I all love the Goblin books. This is just as good as the previous two, and probably funnier. Mr Reeve is getting completely into the feel of the world he has created.
Initially Goblins was a single book, then it was touted as a trilogy. This third book makes me hope that there will be further Goblin adventures very soon.


Razorjack
Razorjack
by Michael Owen Carroll
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A great book from an artist who should be better known, 13 Aug. 2014
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A very good story, nicely illustrated. a couple of additional short stories and an illustration gallery bundled in. Hopefully a regular series will follow, but at the moment I believe that this is all there is, at least in comic form.


APPLE IPHONE 5C TPU SILICONE GEL SKIN CASE COVER (AQUA BLUE)
APPLE IPHONE 5C TPU SILICONE GEL SKIN CASE COVER (AQUA BLUE)
Offered by Mobi4you
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars a perfect fit., 28 July 2014
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It fits my 5C perfectly and came with a screen protector that I wasn't expecting. The blue case goes perfectly with the blue phone


Man-Kzin Wars XlV
Man-Kzin Wars XlV
by Larry Niven
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not the best..., 22 July 2014
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This review is from: Man-Kzin Wars XlV (Paperback)
not a great entry in the series. it is a giant hardback sized paper back, not the normal size (which has now been announced for 2015) even though I waited a year after the hardback. There are only 217 pages in it, not 400 as advertised which makes it very expensive, and one of the author's names is not even spelled correctly on the cover! Stand up Jospeph.
The stories are not the greatest, and one is a 50's style SF story with nothing to do with Man Kzin wars at all. luckily it is short. Others propound pretty simplistic political views, and I prefer to use journalists and political comentatoes for that, not people who write about large cats.
Having said that, I read it all the way through once I had started, even when I shoucl have been doing other tings, so it mustn't be that bad.
If you have the other nooks in this series (and known space) you're going to buy it anyway. I woucl just suggest that you wait (if you can) until the mass market edition comes out next year instead of this (although the cover shot on Amazon still has Jospeph on it)


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