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Tooltime® Rotating Superbright 7 LED Motion Activated Cordless Light
Tooltime® Rotating Superbright 7 LED Motion Activated Cordless Light
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2.0 out of 5 stars Malfunctioned., 19 Dec. 2015
Loved it for the first couple of months, then It malfunctioned and just drains the batteries. Even Duracell heavy duty last only a week!


Writer of Songs
Writer of Songs
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Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Harvey Andrews stands out as a great musician and poet of the 1970s, 19 Aug. 2014
This review is from: Writer of Songs (Audio CD)
A classic album that any lover of songs, especially any writer of songs, will appreciate.
Harvey Andrews was very popular amongst musicians in his day.
Moving lyrics, memorable and very singable melodies, Harvey Andrews stands out as a great musician and poet of the 1970s.
My wife introduced me to his music, and I fell in love with it. His lyrics manage to be hard hitting and compassionate at the same time, and the music is wonderful. It's also a very well-recorded album.
About 10 years ago, we bought a CD of the album, which she had on vinyl but it seems to be out of print. If you see the CD for sale, snap it up as it seems to be very rare now, at least there aren't any for sale on ebay or amazon!


Heaven
Heaven
by Ian Stewart
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellously inventive., 2 July 2013
This review is from: Heaven (Hardcover)
I first read this a few years ago, having been given a copy as a present (thank you!). It's certainly one of the all time best SF novels. The story is an intersting and well paced space opera which keeps you turning pages, and has some unexpected yet completely credible outcomes.
The stars of the show are the alien charcters. Jack Cohen is a biology professor, was a friend of Isaac Asimov, and helped him with alien design. In 'Heaven' we are treated to some of the most unusual, memorable, yet completly believeable extra terrestrial characters in any novel. In this respect, 'Heaven' is work of true genius and I thoroughly recommend it to any lover of science fiction.


The Runes Of The Earth (The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant) (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
The Runes Of The Earth (The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant) (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
by Stephen Donaldson
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

15 of 30 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Beginning; middle; no end. Very disappointing., 24 Oct. 2006
My wife has been a big fan of Donaldson for years, and has read both the first Chronicles of Thomas Covenant at least three times.

She was delighted when Runes of the Earth came out and read it with much anticipation. Come the end she was furious. The book has a beginning and a middle but no ending. The book just stops in the middle of the action.... 'to be continued'.

Mr. Donaldson and Mr. Gollancz - don't ever do this to your readers again; you have some very disappointed fans the world over. The previous books all were complete in themselves and enjoyable. The only valid excuse I can think of for publishing something unfinished like this is that the author died before finishing the book.

We won't be buying the next book in the series, at least not until the third one comes out and/or reviews confirm that there is a proper ending. To anyone else thinking of buying this book, I say, don't. Wait until the trilogy (as I assume it will be) is complete or you'll likely be as browned off as we were.


Orizon: The Flame of the White Sun
Orizon: The Flame of the White Sun
by Mario Routi
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable, 4 Oct. 2006
Mario Routi's debut novel, originally in Greek (in which language it was a best-seller), has now been translated into English by Eugenia Kollia. The book is inspired by Greek mythology and social philosophy, both subjects obviously dear to Mr. Routi's heart, and painted in his book with warmth and appreciation.

The plot moves on with alacrity and the characters, including Pegasus, a minotaur, and the two Gorgons whose sister Medusa was slain by Perseus, are colourfully drawn.

Most readers will find a lot to agree with in Mr. Routi's philosophy, which is perfectly readable and comprehensible.

The book is certainly enjoyable reading.


Witcha: A Book of Cunning
Witcha: A Book of Cunning
by Nathaniel J. Harris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.78

19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fresh and inspiring, 14 Jan. 2005
Harris' book is the published form of a personal grimoire, compiled over a long time. As such, it is dense in information and has a fresh and immediate style - it's as enjoyable to dip into as to read in longer sittings.
There is an even mix of practical methods, history and lore, and the structure is fairly loose and easy going. The author never presents himself as authoritative, but rather more as a fellow magician, a friend who is sharing the things he has learned and/or discovered. There are many spells and rituals in the book, which the author has in the main successfully undertaken himself.
Harris is clearly widely read and has personal experience of a variety of magick traditions, but above all certainly understands what it is all _really_ about.
To be honest, Witcha is perhaps the best book I have ever read on the subject of witchcraft (and certainly the one I have enjoyed the most), and perhaps the only one I have read which treats 'black magic', or the left hand path, equitably, sensibly and from a more enlightened perspective.
If you're a newcomer to witchcraft, or perhaps a Christian or Muslim keen to learn about the 'opposition', you'll find the book chock-full of things you want to know, presented in a straightforward and accessible manner.
If you're and old hand, you'll find much to agree with, and will enjoy Harris' style; free of the pomp and wordiness often found in esoteric texts.
Highly recommended.


The Name Of The Rose (Vintage Classics)
The Name Of The Rose (Vintage Classics)
by Umberto Eco
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars compared to the film, 31 Dec. 2004
The film of this book (starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater) was first rate - as if someone had taken a camera into the 14th century. The film followed the story faithfully.
If you enjoyed the setting and contexts of the story in their own right, as well as the mystery and the plot, then you have to read the book. Umberto Eco is a true philologist, and his use of language and turn of phrase are at times witty, at times poetic. The conundrum of the library is much more detailed in the book, but it also contains a great deal of information about the ecclesiastical politics and scheming of those times which motivate the principal protagonists. You will also learn a good deal about the heretical movements of the middle ages.
If you enjoyed the film, reading the book will give you the detailed insights into the motives and backgrounds of the characters, and into the historical setting of the story - all things which could not sensibly be incorporated into the film.
It is a very good book, but not exactly light reading, there are a few long lists in the book (common in mediaeval literature, but not in modern literature and they can be boring), and us ordinary mortals will undoubtedly have occaisional recourse to a dictionary.
If you wondered, at the end of the film, _really_ why Bro. Remiggio was burned at the stake, then the book will explain all.
In summary - as well as being the first rate mystery you know from the film, 'The Name of the Rose' is a fascinating, and erudite exposition of mediaeval political and ecclesiastical intrigue and turmoil.
Stat rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemus.
(And if you are the sort of person who is automatically inclined to try and translate that, then you will definitely enjoy the book.)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good solid fantasy adventure, 22 Dec. 2004
This is a good, solid fantasy adventure story.
Many fantasy novels are not well written, riddled with cliche, boring in places and/or silly in others. Not so here.
The main character is believable consistent, and not just a 2D hero with a shiny sword. The supporting cast also have flesh on the bones, and even some very minor characters are intriguing, you get the feeling that the author has imagined each one fully in his mind before writing about them. I particularly like the way the author describes the character's thoughts, motives and observations.
Mr. Watt-Evans' style is just right, not ponderous, not frivolous, and his pace and level of environmental description keep you turning the pages without wondering if you have missed anything.
In short, if you like fantasy adventure, then you will love this.


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