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Crossy Road
Crossy Road
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, 8 Mar. 2015
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Better than flappy bird graphics are epic no promblems love playing. Also very addictive.


My Pillow Pets Fashion 1PC 60cm Despicable Me "It's So Fluffy" Agnus the Unicorn 24" Plush Pillow Doll
My Pillow Pets Fashion 1PC 60cm Despicable Me "It's So Fluffy" Agnus the Unicorn 24" Plush Pillow Doll

1.0 out of 5 stars Premium money for a poor product, 8 Mar. 2015
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Rubbish. My daughter paid £19 for this badly made piece of tripe and it had a great big rip in it 2 minutes after coming out the bag. Had to sew it up. Poor materials and not a licensed product, yet the price is what you would expect to pay for an official product. Should have looked into it more. Steer clear and get a proper one.


Play And Charge Kit - White (Xbox 360)
Play And Charge Kit - White (Xbox 360)
Offered by memorycapital
Price: £4.88

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Shoddy, 4 Jan. 2013
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The battery doesn't fit the back of our offical xbox controllers without manipulation and force - kit charges the battery intermittently at best.

Will buy official stuff from now on though I loathe Microsoft.


Writers' & Artists' Guide to How to Write
Writers' & Artists' Guide to How to Write
by Harry Bingham
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.59

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 29 May 2012
A lot of these guide books for authors can be heavy going and soul-less, and written by people painfully under qualified to give any sort of advice on how to do it.
Not so with this excellent example of how to write a guide book.
A good guide book should obviously contain lots of useful and practical information, help and professional insight but it's also vital that it's teachings are imparted in an entertaining, engaging and inspiring way and this book does it all.

The advice itself is absolutely invaluable throughout. Everything is covered from character development to plotting, scene and chapter structure to tense and perspective, all with a focus on helping you produce writing of a marketable standard. The information is presented clearly in parts and subsections with useful end of section summaries designed to make navigating the books mine of insight easier (because you will want to refer back to it time after time.)
The section on prose style in itself contains enough jewels to justify purchase but the whole book is rich with advice, points, tips and theories (many of which are clearly demonstrated in practice using excerpts from contemporary and classic published works) which cannot fail to make you a better writer.

I've read this cover to cover with my own work in progress temporarily on pause and already it's improved my style, made my work cleaner and more economic and has even inspired the addition of a fundamental plot element which I didn't see coming and as a result my manuscript is already infinitely better than it was (and that's without even resuming work on it yet.)
I now intend to read it again from front to back with a notebook and pen to hand applying its wealth of knowledge to my work.

I would rate 'How To Write' as highly as Stephen King's 'On Writing' and Walter Mosley's 'This Year You Write Your Novel' as essential purchases for aspiring writers and I cannot praise it more highly than to say that of the three, this one contains the most practical advice on how to make your manuscript better.


The Incomplete Tim Key: About 300 of His Poetical Gems and What-Nots
The Incomplete Tim Key: About 300 of His Poetical Gems and What-Nots
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius, 29 Mar. 2012
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This book is a work of genius.
The most interesting, funny, and inspiring poetry I've ever read.
And the footnotes are magnificent in their own right.
I don't think I've laughed out loud at a book this much ever (except maybe the bible but I didn't finish that to be fair)
Wonderful.


Zeitoun
Zeitoun
by Dave Eggers
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Documentary, 14 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Zeitoun (Paperback)
'Zeitoun' is a fearless and gripping account of a man's heroism and consequent mistreatment by his country, and in particular, F.E.M.A. in the immediate aftermath of the devastating hurricane Katrina.
The story is recounted by the superb writer Dave Eggers in simple prose and is all the better for it; the story is powerful enough without any need for indulgent literary garnish.
The narrative is fast moving, I flew through it in a couple of days, gripped and propelled by growing anger at how a supposedly civilized country could treat it's citizens in such a disgraceful way.
This is an important and damaging document on how America and the Bush 'regime' failed spectacularly to deal with a monumental humanitarian disaster on their own shores and belongs on the same shelf as masterpieces such as David Simon and Ed Burns' 'The Corner'
If America is the land of the free, we're all in deep trouble.


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