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Playtex Fits Beautifully Panty Girdle 2755
Playtex Fits Beautifully Panty Girdle 2755
Price: £22.99 - £32.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good 12 18Hr Girdle - discontinued, this is not an adequate replacement, 15 July 2015
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Bought for parent who has just discovered Playtex product she's bought for years has been discontinued (she buys a few at a time so hadn't realised till now).

The quality is as advertised, but as a replacement for a discontinued product she's really unhappy. Response was - it's not firm control, materials not as tight and much lighter. I've no idea where else to look for a proper equivalent product.


Monster University Tote Bag
Monster University Tote Bag
Offered by Home & Nursery
Price: £1.49

3.0 out of 5 stars It was delivered very promptly and the picture/branding is perfectly fine., 21 Nov. 2014
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This review is from: Monster University Tote Bag (Toy)
With it being called a tote bag, and material being plastic I was assuming one of those similar to the shops - the toughened plasicised bags you get for between 50p and £5. What this is, though, is one of the tougher 10p bags for life type things which is very different.

It was delivered very promptly and the picture/branding is perfectly fine.


Big Bad Wolves [DVD] (2013)
Big Bad Wolves [DVD] (2013)
Dvd ~ Lior Ashkenazi
Price: £4.99

2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The occasional funny bit doesn't change the fact it can't tell the difference between black comedy & Benny Hill farce, 2 April 2014
This review is from: Big Bad Wolves [DVD] (2013) (DVD)
SPOILERS

The story itself is all over the place - while it may be trying to give some balance to how you view the characters the sheer ineptness in the way it introduces the suspect, with no other information, makes a nonsense of much that follows. A better script would describe his world better while still offering ambiguity - the quality of the writing here isn't up to it I'm afraid.

Tonally, it's all over the place. From the aforementioned farce (which is occasionally pretty funny) to ill-judged black humour that can't surmount the subject it's dealing with. It's almost as if it tries to put the child abuse part to the side rather than face it and decide what to do with it. So it becomes absurd & pretty distasteful.

It doesn't help that the acting of the lead is quite poor. A couple of the other characters aren't bad, but his weakness undermines a lot.

The writer/directors have clearly seen a lot of a certain type of US movie and try to ape them too closely without finding a route of their own. The bad writing suggests that may be because they don't have one. But the odd funny bit might suggest some promise - just look up the phrase 'black comedy' in a dictionary first.
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A Most Dangerous Woman: (Sarah Tanner 1)
A Most Dangerous Woman: (Sarah Tanner 1)
by L M Jackson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent sense of period - a bit more work on the plot though., 14 Jan. 2009
First the positive. Mr Jackson clearly knows his period well and, unlike many similar authors, it never feels forced and he creates his world beautifully, everything fitting with wonderful subtlety. Full marks for it.

The book moves along at an excellent pace - so much so some of the 'mmmmm' moments about slightly dubious plotting with a few too many coincidences and stereotypical characters do tend to whiz by. But certainly there is more than enough for me to look forward and try the next book.

One suggestion though? Employ a better proof reader. It is unlikely the purple silk was stained in the attack on Bert - she'd already removed it and swapped into the red cotton, remember? And suddenly going from Sarah Tanner to Turner a couple of sentences later further on in the book is just a tad careless.


The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2-Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD]
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2-Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ben Barnes
Offered by 247dvd
Price: £3.98

1 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars They should have stopped after the misfiring first film, 8 Sept. 2008
No better than the first one. The young actors still aren't particularly good although Lucy is marginally better than her atrocious initial performance. No real feel for the character or energy in the pacing or performances - derivative and unnecessary sequel. Reepicheep alone is worth watching - but on a free rental. Don't waste money.


Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks
Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks
by Christopher Brookmyre
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This just wasn't Jack, 8 Aug. 2007
Don't get me wrong - I did still quite like the book. It had a point to make about gullibility and made it well. But this WASN'T Jack Parlabane. Seriously - the bad guy was obvious from the start - a reveal on pg 258 is absurd. And the idea that sceptic Parlabane doesn't do some basic checking on the principals simply doesn't wash. That isn't the Parlabane of old.

And although this was dismissive of some of these views it didn't have the scathing contempt we've seen in Boiling a Frog. And IMO they deserved it.

Disappointing coming after what I think is the best thing Brookmyre has ever written.


Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia
Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia
by John Gray
Edition: Hardcover

49 of 164 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Breathtakingly naive, 4 July 2007
Secular 'ideology'

Secular intervention in Iraq?

The trail for the book alone demonstrates an impressively naive argument. As with many who are uncomfortable that atheists have finally decided to stop putting up with unwanted religious incursion in their lives, Gray and his ilk feel the need to define secularism as a form of faith, atheism as a belief. They aren't. Conversation over. And what were you bleating on about?

And the ridiculous assumption that George (I talk to god) Bush and Tony (messianic) Blair waged war on Iraq from a purely secular standpoint? With a US president that claims ONLY to represent the religious amongst his people? Please.

This attach on secularism lacks a credible argument and uses absurd examples. Even the 2 page love-in puff piece from the mate at the Sunday Times can't hide that. But then - his contention seemed to be that if you don't appreciate Gray it is your problem, you just aren't capable of understanding how great he and his theories are. The Sunday Times puff piece writer of course does - puffing himself up in the process for being one of the special ones!
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Geldof in Africa
Geldof in Africa
by Bob Geldof
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 71 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars And the rest, 6 July 2005
This review is from: Geldof in Africa (Hardcover)
The proceeds from the resissued biog (a condition of the contract for this), and the future DVD proceeds and the profits that HIS TV company got from this documentary....


Undead and Unwed (Berkley Sensation)
Undead and Unwed (Berkley Sensation)
by MaryJanice Davidson
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

9 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars My My - someone is a Buffy fan., 8 Feb. 2005
Could this character paraphrase Glory (season 5 Big Bad) anymore if it tried?
If you are going to write a book I think having your own ideas often helps.
Recommend anyone who wants a shallow character with good writing gets the Buffy Season 5 DVD instead.
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The eBay Book: Essential tips for buying and selling on eBay.co.uk
The eBay Book: Essential tips for buying and selling on eBay.co.uk
by David Belbin
Edition: Paperback

11 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utterly pointless mish mash, 18 July 2004
Most everything in here can be found easily (and for free) on the EBay UK help boards provided FOR FREE by the users and on various sites link to contributors to the help boards FOR FREE.
Inevitable someone would try and make money from it. But little different from those auctions where people sell links to purchase high ticket items at low prices. Easy to find using google - but people inexplicably pay money for it as they are too lazy to click a few links themselves.
Those auctions aren't allowed though - and how do I know? Easily found link on Ebays site map as to what is allowed or not. Saves me wasting money to get someone else to tell me. (BTW I read someone else's copy!)


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