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Russell Hobbs 15082-10 Illuminating Glass Kettle - Clear
Russell Hobbs 15082-10 Illuminating Glass Kettle - Clear
Price: 29.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish!, 10 Jun 2014
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Second time unlucky. The first type of this kettle we bought had an electrical ark and exploded, the second one suffered a lid failure after 6 months. They look great, but too costly at this rate!


De-icer 600ml Deicer 12 Tins
De-icer 600ml Deicer 12 Tins

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Brown residue, 18 Jan 2013
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These are rubbish and leave a brown residue on your car. I tried four cans so far and all are the same.
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Xbox 360 250GB Console with Kinect Sensor: Includes Kinect Adventures
Xbox 360 250GB Console with Kinect Sensor: Includes Kinect Adventures
Offered by CSC Distribution
Price: 295.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Really good but a pain to set up - NOTE FOR CHRISTMAS DAY, 12 Dec 2011
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is for 40+ men with children.

OK, this is an XBox 360, a games console with the Kinect Motion sensor. As eloquently put by a friend of mine, you buy an Xbox so that you can get the type of game where you can shoot the enemy in the head, see all the splatter, and still get games for your wife and kids that are nice! This it does absolutely brilliantly and is great fun. However, I have problems with the motion sensor, the rest of the family appear not to.

However, the Xbox took nearly 12 hrs in total to set up and integrate with my home network. The error messages etc displayed are practically next to useless, and really emphasised why I went to Apple from PC (when Vista came out) about three years ago. The same friend (who also has an Xbox) suggested my lack of understanding of the setup was because I am 'old'. I tried the Xbox helplines which were useless. English was not their first language and it would have been a good sketch for Little Britain.

So a note for Christmas day if you have children, set this up the night before and give it a trial run, do the same with an Xbox live account. Expect lots of delay, frustration and swearing due to downloading new software and integrating with your network. But doing this will save you nattering children the next day.


Freeze Dried Saucer Pack
Freeze Dried Saucer Pack
Offered by Boomshanka
Price: 4.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A 'small' waste of money!, 13 Mar 2011
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The packaging looks big and it is, the space food inside is tiny, and the price a rip off. Buy some biscuits instead.


Kingavon BB-RT316 Peel and Stick LED Touch Light Set
Kingavon BB-RT316 Peel and Stick LED Touch Light Set
Price: 3.29

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars You pay for what you get, 25 Jan 2011
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These are bright narrow focused LED lights which can be used in kids indoor dens or as emergency lighting if the fuses go, well at least in our house. They throw out a reasonable amount of light. The build construction is bad, with at least one in three plastic catches breaking. Some loose the ability to stick fairly quickly and the batteries are a bugger to fit.

Cheap and not so cheerful.


Misspent Youth
Misspent Youth
by Peter F. Hamilton
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A grim story but great, 20 Jan 2011
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This book is about an old man who gets the first rejuvenation therapy for inventing a super new way of storing digital information. During recapturing his youth he ends up shagging his young son's new girlfriend, which I guess is not too nice! This book has had a really mixed reception. It is a grim story with no Hollywood stereotype goody/baddy characters. It is a story about what 'real' human beings would/could do and therefore is a really nice character study. Not the best Peter Hamilton book but certainly well worth adding to a collection.


Agent to the Stars
Agent to the Stars
by John Scalzi
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fab, 6 Jan 2011
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A number of other reviewers have described the general plot of the book. It's a novel about first contact on an individual and societal level. John Scalzi is my favorite sci-fi author and maybe of all time. His book 'Old Man's War' would have been my choice for Desert Island Discs, but maybe Agent to the Stars would replace.

The book is well paced, witty, insightful and the story very well told. I enjoyed, my wife enjoyed and my friends enjoyed too.


The Evolutionary Void
The Evolutionary Void
by Peter F. Hamilton
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read to find out what happens, 4 Jan 2011
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I really liked Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained, which are the preceding two books to this latest Triology, and are probably one of the most stunning pieces of Sci-Fi written. In brief, things like wormhole travel, faster than light startships, nanotechnology are all possible and in the Triology humanity is up against an unknown entity that threatens to wipe out life in our galaxy for unknown reasons.

Initially I was was disappointed by all three books in the latest series by their lack of umphh and story, and wrote a fairly non-complementary review! However, upon re-reading Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained, and now the Void triology in quick succession (rather than two years between books) it makes a lot more sense and perhaps is a story about humanity coming of age in the galaxy. The pacing of 'The Evolutionary Void' picked up a lot and very nicely wove characters and story together.


God Engines,the
God Engines,the
by John Scalzi
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic gothic stardrives!, 25 Jan 2010
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Yet again John Scalzi pushes the boundaries of science fiction with this short pace setting novel set in the far future where technology is lost, and starships are powered by enslaved Gods, tended to by a less than open priesthood and deity. Imagine captains, navigators and their crews of the 15th Century and all the superstitions of the time plunged thousands of years hence piloting spaceships with a faith born of ignorance and dread. Convert the heathen for the Glory of Our Lord! If John Scalzi was the architect of the Matrix, you'd want to live it, go on take the `blue pill' while the characters in The God Engines take the `red pill'.


Courageous (The Lost Fleet, Book 3 of 6)
Courageous (The Lost Fleet, Book 3 of 6)
by Jack Campbell
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another fantastic adventure, 17 Jan 2008
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These books are fantastic reads and hard to put down. Don't expect in depth literature, instead expect high adventure. The latest instalment follows Captain Jack as he attempts to avoid the main Syndic battle force and instil a sense of moral discipline and leadership into his command. Sweeping battles there are, and I always like the way the author takes into account time dilation and yet more hints are provided that there may be a worse enemy than the Syndics. I can't wait for the next instalment.


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