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Gone Girl
Gone Girl
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4.0 out of 5 stars Read this if you want to stay together!, 3 Aug 2014
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Even before the shift of gears about half-way through, as we find out more about the two protagonists, I found this book a disturbingly accurate analysis of the undercurrents and subtexts that go unspoken in many/most/even all relationships. She also even seems to "get" the way a man's mind works, which I find rare among women. Sorry girls - sauce for the goose.... The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because it was initially a little hard to get into. Your patience will be rewarded.


Sand: Part 5 - A Rap Upon Heaven's Gate
Sand: Part 5 - A Rap Upon Heaven's Gate

4.0 out of 5 stars Not in Wool's league, 28 Feb 2014
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This intriguing story set in the future never hints at the reason why sand has overtaken the world. It is just there, like the fringe culture of mankind pushed to the margins of life in an unending battle with the sand. As you go through the series, you start to get hints of the world that was, but never the reason why. Annoying aspects are the lack of reason, of resolution, and that the story is split into lots of mini-books, each shorter than a conventional novel. I ended with more questions than I started with. This series is very readable, but isn't in the same class as Wool and its successors.


Sand: Part 3 - Return to Danvar
Sand: Part 3 - Return to Danvar

4.0 out of 5 stars Not in Wool's league, 28 Feb 2014
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This intriguing story set in the future never hints at the reason why sand has overtaken the world. It is just there, like the fringe culture of mankind pushed to the margins of life in an unending battle with the sand. As you go through the series, you start to get hints of the world that was, but never the reason why. Annoying aspects are the lack of reason, of resolution, and that the story is split into lots of mini-books, each shorter than a conventional novel. I ended with more questions than I started with. This series is very readable, but isn't in the same class as Wool and its successors.


Sand: Part 4 - Thunder Due East
Sand: Part 4 - Thunder Due East

4.0 out of 5 stars Not in Wool's league, 28 Feb 2014
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This intriguing story set in the future never hints at the reason why sand has overtaken the world. It is just there, like the fringe culture of mankind pushed to the margins of life in an unending battle with the sand. As you go through the series, you start to get hints of the world that was, but never the reason why. Annoying aspects are the lack of reason, of resolution, and that the story is split into lots of mini-books, each shorter than a conventional novel. I ended with more questions than I started with. This series is very readable, but isn't in the same class as Wool and its successors.


Sand: Part 2 - Out of No Man's Land
Sand: Part 2 - Out of No Man's Land

4.0 out of 5 stars Not in Wool's league, 28 Feb 2014
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This intriguing story set in the future never hints at the reason why sand has overtaken the world. It is just there, like the fringe culture of mankind pushed to the margins of life in an unending battle with the sand. As you go through the series, you start to get hints of the world that was, but never the reason why. Annoying aspects are the lack of reason, of resolution, and that the story is split into lots of mini-books, each shorter than a conventional novel. I ended with more questions than I started with. This series is very readable, but isn't in the same class as Wool and its successors.


Linux Pocket Guide
Linux Pocket Guide
by Daniel J. Barrett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.65

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4.0 out of 5 stars Linux Pocket Guide, 28 Feb 2014
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This a handy reference tool any Linux user would want by their right hand. I'm no expert, so I don't profess to be qualified to pick holes in it. Does what it says on the tin.


Sand: Part 1 - The Belt of the Buried Gods
Sand: Part 1 - The Belt of the Buried Gods

3.0 out of 5 stars Not like the Wool series, 15 Jan 2014
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This book came as something of a disappointment after Wool and the whole silo story. The characters aren't as well explored. The world is post-apocalyptic, everything is drowned in sand, but no hint of how it all happened. And so very short! It worked, to the extent that I wanted to read its successor.


Gator Padded Gig Bag for Tenor and Baritone Ukuleles
Gator Padded Gig Bag for Tenor and Baritone Ukuleles
Price: £13.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Gator gig bag, 10 Jan 2014
I got this bag to hold my resonator mandolin and keep it safe in transit. It's perfect for this job and sensibly priced. I'd be happier with a little more padding but that's the only negative. Great value.


Spinward Fringe Broadcast 4: Frontline
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 4: Frontline
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4.0 out of 5 stars Could so easily have ranked with the best, 24 Nov 2013
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I'm giving this book qualified approval. I love the galactic soap opera storylines, the characters, the political agendas, the scheming, and the "good guys make it through" thing. I love the concepts, especially where the science, so far in front of what we can currently achieve, seems so credible on such a narrow basis of fact.

What I can't forgive is the mind-boggling complacency in the proofreading. There is no excuse for laziness. If you are selling as many copies as this writer seems to be, you can afford to check it's spelled correctly. I can't see how the publisher let it all go through uncorrected. It just takes the shine off the enjoyment of a great story. Come on Randolph, buy a dictionary already! No, a spell-checker won't do the job, it can't distinguish between "their" and "there", or "led" and "lead". Time for some good honest tidying-up.


Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction (Celtic Interest)
Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction (Celtic Interest)
by George Bain
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars The secrets of the Celts laid bare, 14 May 2013
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A lifetime of work went into George Bain's book and it shows. There is a wealth of ideas here, as he pulls together elements from untold artists of the dark age. For those wishing to produce work drawing on this genre, this is a must-have. It also shows us how little we understood of the Picts, Celts and related peoples, and their cultures.


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