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Ultimate Advice Before Betting Soccer Games: Soccer Predictions and Betting Tips
Ultimate Advice Before Betting Soccer Games: Soccer Predictions and Betting Tips

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is not a book!, 24 Dec 2011
Be warned - this is not a genuine book. The "author" knows some betting buzz words, but my guess is that he speaks something other than English, has simply fed some betting articles in another language into google translate and published the result.

There are no systems in the book. The book continually talks about needing systems (true) but never actually provides any and then just ends. Took me 15 minutes to read.

Hopefully, Amazon will jump on this kind of thing (I notice Leo has plenty of other books available) before the Kindle store ends up clogged with crap.


Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360)
Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360)
Offered by Game Trade Online
Price: £11.14

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant., 2 Dec 2010
I would imagine (hope) that anyone buying this would've played ME1. Really, it's worth it.

And then, if you've played that, getting this is a no brainer.

It really is excellent. It's long, but never a chore. It's very pretty and the environments are wonderfully varied. VERY story driven. Especially towards the end, you feel a little railroaded towards the conclusion, so make sure you explore plenty early on. Plenty of games have cut scenes and I usually skip them. In ME2, I've actually restored Save games in order to watch cut-scenes or key conversations again. It's gripping stuff.

And unlike, say, Bioshock1/2 or Fallout 3/New Vegas, ME2 doesn't feel like an expansion of ME1, this feels like a brand new development, just with old friends.

Truth be told, I actually prefer ME1 in the same way I prefer Morrowind to Oblivion. I can't wait for ME3.


Stranger in a Strange Land (Hodder Great Reads)
Stranger in a Strange Land (Hodder Great Reads)
by Robert A. Heinlein
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.19

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A pleasant book...but Classic?, 1 Dec 2010
So, this was written in 1961. Then again, Yesterday (by the Beatles) was written in 1965. Yesterday is still a Classic.

Some sci-fi authors have the knack of painting a future that even decades later seems reasonable (Asimov, Clarke, etc). But Heinlein isn't one of them, at least not here.

The technological predictions of the future are way off, and where Asimov is suitably vague, Heinlein is too specific. Apparently, in the future, we'll read books where the words are projected onto the ceiling and automatically scroll? Er...no.

It spoils the flow of the books, you are constantly reminded that this is fiction. So, it relies on the story. The story is good (the concept is great), but you want to shout "just get on with it!". Asimov would've squeezed this lot into a punchy 100 pages.

This is the first 'paper' book I've bought in ages - so I'm a bit disappointed.


Silverline 675133 Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer -50°C to +70°C
Silverline 675133 Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer -50°C to +70°C
Offered by Energy Efficient Systems
Price: £8.37

3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmm....it LOOKS nice!, 30 Nov 2010
I have to agree with the other reviews; pretty but inaccurate.

However, it serves my purpose. I want to know that when my office hits "21" degrees, it's time to turn off my gas fire. When it hits "18" degrees, turn it back on again.


Morphy Richards Meno One Cup 43922 Hot Water Dispenser, Black/Stainless Steel
Morphy Richards Meno One Cup 43922 Hot Water Dispenser, Black/Stainless Steel
Offered by Pricelover Deals
Price: £56.52

33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great for me - not for the missus, 28 Nov 2010
I didn't tell the missus I was ordering this (I was supposed to order a kettle).

But when it arrived she was suitably impressed. The Meno looks excellent. You can't tell from the photo but it's proper brushed steel/metal. And it's bigger than you expect. The mini spot-lights are a pointless but nice touch.

However, there was a definite plasticky taste for a few days - but that completely passes. Unfortunately, that had her looking for faults.

And there's the problem - I like fairly hot coffee. She likes BOILING HOT tea. And the Meno just won't do it.

A friend of ours got the Breville ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001L5SSGQ?ie=UTF8&tag=w3t-21 ) It doesn't look as nice but it IS hot (actually, the blue light does look pretty cool). The Meno has now moved into my home office and we have a cheap Tesco's kettle in the kitchen. Everyone's happy.
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The Witchlord and the Weaponmaster
The Witchlord and the Weaponmaster
by Hugh Cook
Edition: Paperback
Price: £21.67

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful surprise, 14 May 2009
I class the first 5 books in this series to be the BEST quintology(?) ever.

It went a bit funny after that. Hmmm. But I read 6-9 and...they were okay. But although I'd bought it, I never looked at book 10 (this book).

Years passed. I read it. Wow!

This belongs with Books 1-5. It's wonderful. That whole epic, travelogue style with the plot interweaving with the other books....excellent, excellent.


The Walrus and the Warwolf (Chronicles of an age of darkness)
The Walrus and the Warwolf (Chronicles of an age of darkness)
by Hugh Cook
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best SF Book ever written!, 14 May 2009
That's quite a claim.

Asimov, Donaldson, Herbert, Moorcock, etc, etc. Love them all.

But this towers above.

Epic? Yes. Hilarious? Yes. Gritty? Yes. Sad? Yes. Wondrous? Yes.

But the difference between this book and (since this is the best) all the rest is; it's sooooo real. There have been times I've been planning my holidays and I've thought "how about we go to...oh, yeah, that place is in a Hugh Cook book. Damn".

I'm truly saddened that HC passed away last year. It's selfish, I know, but I hope a chest full of unpublished W&W manuscripts are discovered. I hope he knew what he'd created.

p.s. If you're not willing to read (or can't get) the whole series, at least have Book 1 as a starter. It just makes this, the main course, that much more satisfying. But even on it's own, it's beyond a classic.


The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (2 Disc Edition) [DVD] [2005]
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (2 Disc Edition) [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Martin Freeman|Mos Def|Sam Rockwell
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.14

7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Douglas would be proud, 11 Oct 2006
Firstly: I own all his books. Own the radio series. Have the TV series on VHS. Played the InfoCom game. Ate the piece of cake from which was extrapolated the entire universe.

Secondly: There is no secondly.

This film is great.

It doesn't replace what has gone before, it complements it.

The movie has new bits (shock horror) that so-called fans will object to rather than celebrating (after all, Adams wrote them). It has old bits that are funnier than they used to be, vistas which are more gorgeous than I'd imagined and it has other bits which are crap. But so did the TV Series.

But the plot was never consistent and neither was quality control. This ain't Friends or Frasier after all. This isn't manufactured.

As an Adams fan: I loved it

My kids: Loved it

My wife: Loved it

Tricky to cover those three bases.

Tolkienites pretty much love Jacksons LOTR because it was so faithful. I don't want faithful, I don't care about plot inconsistencies. I want a new spin, I want additions, I want new laughs, I WANT MORE. Not just a repeat of the past.

And for every joke in the movie that falls flat unless you've also read the book; that's kind of the point. Read the book, listen to the Radio and watch the movie. All at the same time if possible.


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