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The End of the World Running Club: A Post-Apocalyptic Running Story
The End of the World Running Club: A Post-Apocalyptic Running Story
Price: £1.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Running on empty, 28 April 2015
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A compelling post apocalyptic novel with quite a lot to say about the mysteries of running and the power of familial love.

I enjoyed it a great deal. Well done, Mr Walker


And the Universe so Big: Understanding Batman: The Killing Joke
And the Universe so Big: Understanding Batman: The Killing Joke
Price: £2.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Short but useful academic analysis, 7 Mar. 2015
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A short but fascinating academic close reading of The Killing Joke. What's most interesting is the author's analysis of the controversial last page of the comic. His interpretation of what happens was published well before Grant Morrison created some internet buzz on the Kevin Smith podcast a year later with a similar theory.

If you like a bit of in depth analysis of your favourite comics then this is a welcome and reasonably priced addition to the canon. Sadly there are a few typos of the sort that seem to plague these direct to Kindle publications, which is a shame for an academic essay.

However, those minor errors aside this is splendid stuff.


Auraglow Super Bright Motion Activated PIR Sensor Weatherproof Wireless Twin Security Light
Auraglow Super Bright Motion Activated PIR Sensor Weatherproof Wireless Twin Security Light
Offered by Safield Dist. Ltd

5.0 out of 5 stars Big bright light, 21 Jan. 2015
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Excellent. Works just as you want it to. Very bright so have it illuminating an area of ground rather than right in your eyes


A Jealous Ghost
A Jealous Ghost
Price: £6.49

3.0 out of 5 stars Another turn of an old screw, 16 Sept. 2014
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This review is from: A Jealous Ghost (Kindle Edition)
Clever updating of the Turn of the Screw although the twist is a little easy to see coming.


BERGHAUS Men's Delta Shell Jacket
BERGHAUS Men's Delta Shell Jacket
Price: £74.99 - £90.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely lightweight jacket for general use, 25 Aug. 2014
This is a good lightweight two layer breathable jacket. Perfect for stuffing in a day sack when you are expecting typical British weather. Nothing very fancy about it: adjustable cuffs, two sides pockets with zips and one internal zipped chest pocket.

The AQ2 fabric does the business of keeping the wind and wet out, and I like that it's cut low on the back so could be useful for bike riding. I have the medium which for my 42 inch chest makes this a good fit even with a fleece layer underneath. The large would probably give me more room but I wanted something compact and light weight to stick in a rucksack.

I should imagine you would want something more robust for serious winter conditions but at this price as a general walking and ourdoorsing jacket it's perfect. Nice one Berghaus


Florence and Giles
Florence and Giles
Price: £3.85

4.0 out of 5 stars A ghost story with a dark mystery at its heart., 11 Aug. 2014
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This is a very interesting book which is set out as a deliberate reimagining of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw. So instead of Flora and Miles in the English country house Bly we have Florence and Giles of Blithe house in New England, a perfect setting for a gothic horror story with the possibility of a ghost.

The tale is narrated by Florence in her perculiar but engaging self taught turn of phrase. The way she creates new verbs at the drop of a hat is charming but may also be distracting, and that may be the author's intention. Florence is twelve and she is, to use that literay expression, an unreliable narrator. What Florence remembers about past events and what she believes is happening at Blithe may not be the full truth of the matter. However the clues are there and although Florence may be to young to put them together we have the chance to solve the mysteries of the dark house and the sinister woman in black that Florence sees in her dreams.

I've probably given away too much already but suffice it to say that this is an entertaining gothic puzzle with a fascinating central character. Recommended.


The Martian
The Martian
Price: £3.66

5.0 out of 5 stars A white knuckle ride, 11 Mar. 2014
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Book of the year so far for me. An absolutely enthralling page turner that made my palms sweaty just reading about the marooned astronaut's plight.

I don't know anything about the author but I presume he has some experience with NASA because the science seems very accurate to me.

If you enjoyed the movie Gravity then this may be the perfect book for you. Highly recommended.


A Quarter To Fear - A Hypnogoria Book of Uncanny Tales (The Hypnogoria Book of Uncanny Tales)
A Quarter To Fear - A Hypnogoria Book of Uncanny Tales (The Hypnogoria Book of Uncanny Tales)
Price: £2.20

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely collection. Perfect seasonal scares., 15 Dec. 2013
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A Quarter to Fear is a neat collection of four supernatural short stories from classic writers who are better known for their more mainstream fictional works. It is compiled, edited and annotated by Mr Jim Moon, the host of the excellent Hypnobobs podcast.

Mr Moon has an encyclopaedic knowledge of all matters macabre. Like the Shadow he knows what fear lurks within the hearts of men, and is an expert on the fictional worlds of spooky stories from films, television, and, of course, books. This collection is a follow up to his previous septet of stories published last year, Seven of Spectres: The First Hypnogoria Book of Uncanny Tales (Hypnogoria Books of Uncanny Tales). The difference this time is that he has chosen four interesting tales by unusual authors. They are The Superstitious Man's Story by Thomas Hardy, The Horror of the Heights by Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sea Raiders by H.G.Wells, and The Head by E.Nesbit

Each tale is introduced and annotated by Jim and presented with a suitable spooky illustration. They are are creepy and interesting stories but the pick of the bunch for me is Nesbit's tale of a gruesome obsession and revenge. Jim Moon's comments and notes are fascinatingly helpful and all in all this is a splendid collection which is currently available for less than the price of a Sunday newspaper. Highly recommended, Five stars and please, Mr Moon, may we have some more?


Huawei Wi-Fi Repeater
Huawei Wi-Fi Repeater
Offered by Data Direct
Price: £11.99

4.0 out of 5 stars BT HomeHub advice, 1 Oct. 2013
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I had all the problems described in other reviews trying to use this repeater with a BT HomeHub. It would work for 24 hours or so and then start disconnecting devices.

I have borrowed this advice from another reviewer and it worked perfectly for me. Now had it working fine for the last 2 weeks.

So for anyone else struggling:

1. With the repeater plugged in, use a cocktail stick to press the reset button in the top. The lights will go out for a few seconds.
2. With a laptop/tablet/phone look for the wireless network called 'Repeater' and connect to that
3. Log into the repeater's config by typing in 192.168.1.254 in your internet Browser and click 'Advanced' in the top right corner
4. The default username and password are both admin
5. Go to Settings>LAN and change the IP address in there to 192.168.1.222
6. Once you have done that, it will look like it's not doing anything and refreshing the page will cause a 'page not found' error - that's because from now on you need to put 192.168.1.222 in the address bar in your browser in order to log in to the repeater. Do that and you will see that the new IP address has been set.
7. Now connect manually or via the WPS button like you did before - and it should work fine.


Whitstable
Whitstable
Price: £2.38

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5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely tribute for Cushing's centenary, 5 Aug. 2013
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As so many other reviewers have already said this is a remarkable novella which serves as a moving tribute to a much loved actor and a truly gentle gentleman.

Stephen Volk has done a lovely job. 5 stars for a great read.


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