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Whispers Under Ground (Rivers of London 3)
Whispers Under Ground (Rivers of London 3)
by Ben Aaronovitch
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars A little less good, 24 April 2015
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Ben Aaronovitch continues to mine his seam, and with each book seems to do less. It's irritating that such a good writer manages to pack in so little by comparison to contemporaries such as Guy Adams (author of the excellent 'Clown Service' and 'The Rain-Soaked Bride' novels) and under-uses his most interesting characters. Whispers Under Ground ticks many boxes, but somehow left me feeling as if I'd read a book written on auto-pilot. Aaronovitch has the skills and the cast, he just needs to arrange them in a better, more engaging fashion. By far the biggest issue here is that his lead character, while quite interesting, is overshadowed by at least three other main cast members. For example, I;d much rather be reading a story centered on the last fully trained British wizard, Nightingale, AND his sidekick. As things stand, it's like reading a Batman story that has way too much Robin.


Samsung SH-S222AB 22X SATA Dual layer DVD Writer DVD±RW Black
Samsung SH-S222AB 22X SATA Dual layer DVD Writer DVD±RW Black

5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable, cheap and does the job!, 24 April 2015
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Reliable, cheap and does the job! Great item for those who build their own PC's. Will cover pretty much everything that most people will be doing, and is still a vital part of any good PC. Because sooner or later you'll be presented with a situation where a disk drive is required. I'd always rather buy a known make, than go for the cheaper end of this market and end up with a series of coasters.


Scotland's Jesus: The Only Officially Non-racist Comedian
Scotland's Jesus: The Only Officially Non-racist Comedian
by Frankie Boyle
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Must try harder, 24 April 2015
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Frankie Boyle can be devastatingly funny and extremely clever, when he wants to put in the effort. Unfortunately, he spends quite a lot of his time pretending that being offensive (which any fool can do) is actually cutting edge comedy. Don't get me wrong, I'm with Mr Boyle in many ways, detesting injustice, corruption and PC madness. But those worthy targets often suffer by omission, while Boyle takes the easy route an pot-shots away. Those who also can't tell the difference will be delighted. Everyone else may be less thrilled.


The Squeeze Story
The Squeeze Story
Price: £2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value, great music, 24 April 2015
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This review is from: The Squeeze Story (Audio CD)
Squeeze: A quintessential British rock band that began in the late 70's, and produced some of the most memorable an distinctly English tunes since the Kinks. For anyone wanting to get into Squeeze music, this is a great buy, containing as it does pretty much all of their greatest songs. In particular, 'Some Fantastic Place' about a friend of the band who passed away. It always brings a tear to my eye, yet is also very uplifting in its sense of gratitude and optimism.


Glazed Full Face Mask In Black And Gold Masquerade Fancy Dress
Glazed Full Face Mask In Black And Gold Masquerade Fancy Dress
Offered by RetailZone
Price: £13.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely design, with vibrant colours, 24 April 2015
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Mask was not the same colour as the one I bought, due to mix up. Seller offered refund or to exchange but in the end I decided to keep this and work with the colour. These are nicely made, although not especially sturdy and might be uncomfortable if worn for long periods. Attachment is via a head band arrangement, which is basically two prongs that grip your head, but not too tightly, unless you have a particularly big bonce. The actual design is lovely, and looks great in photos.


Verbatim 43666 8.5GB 8x DVD+R Double Layer Matt Silver 10 Pack Spindle
Verbatim 43666 8.5GB 8x DVD+R Double Layer Matt Silver 10 Pack Spindle
Offered by Babz Media
Price: £8.30

4.0 out of 5 stars Useful for burning large ISO files, 24 April 2015
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For those few jobs where a USB stick won't work, and a DVD is too small. Usually, if what you need is to to burn a large ISO file to a reliable disk. This does the job, so it;s worth keeping a small pack in your draw....if ISO's are your bag.


22 Multi-colour Aluminum Crochet Hooks Needles Yarn Weave Knit Craft Set w/ Case
22 Multi-colour Aluminum Crochet Hooks Needles Yarn Weave Knit Craft Set w/ Case
Offered by Celina Wood Store (UK)
Price: £2.75

4.0 out of 5 stars Good value kit, 24 April 2015
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Nice little kit of crochet hooks, to help extend the hobby for those who are ready to move beyond basics.


How To Crochet:  A Complete Guide for Absolute Beginners
How To Crochet: A Complete Guide for Absolute Beginners
by Alison McNicol
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.95

4.0 out of 5 stars A good beginner guide, 24 April 2015
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A good if quite brief guide for those just starting off with crochet. Nothing too fancy, or difficult, so ideal for those wanting to give crochet a try without forking out too many quids. Very clear instructions and illustrations.


Champagne Dial Owl Women's Crystals Decorated Quartz Wrist Watch White Band
Champagne Dial Owl Women's Crystals Decorated Quartz Wrist Watch White Band
Offered by Sanwood
Price: £3.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Tell the time by twit-twoo, 24 April 2015
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A novelty watch, which looks nice on women of all ages. The owl motif is nice and clear. The watch works well enough, for a completely old school, non-smart device. If all you want is to tell the time looking at a fun face, then this is just the job. Ideal as a stocking filler or perhaps special party gift.


Paul Blart - Mall Cop [DVD] [2009]
Paul Blart - Mall Cop [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Kevin James
Price: £3.00

3.0 out of 5 stars A movie for segway fans, 24 April 2015
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Not the greatest movie ever made, but reasonably funny and feel good, especially for fans of the segway. A good choice for a quiet night in with the partner of your choice and a bottle of wine.


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