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Christmas/Xmas Wrapping Paper Roll 5M X 69Cm - Set Of 4 Rolls - Traditional - Includes 40 Self Adhesive Christmas Gift Tags
Christmas/Xmas Wrapping Paper Roll 5M X 69Cm - Set Of 4 Rolls - Traditional - Includes 40 Self Adhesive Christmas Gift Tags

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars very thin paper, 8 Feb 2013
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tears too easily, even when you are trying to wrap the presents, I guess you get what you pay for. will know better next time


Premier Housewares Clear Crystaline Wine Glasses, Set of 4
Premier Housewares Clear Crystaline Wine Glasses, Set of 4

15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars doesn't leak, 8 Feb 2013
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no holes in the glass means your wine doesn't leak all over your shoes. Its nice crystal glass that makes most wines taste better (than drinking straight from the bottle)
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StarTech.com 12in Right Angle Latching Serial ATA SATA Cable
StarTech.com 12in Right Angle Latching Serial ATA SATA Cable
Price: £2.02

5.0 out of 5 stars best 12in Right Angle Latching Serial ATA SATA Cable money can buy, 8 Feb 2013
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it does exactly what it says
Unfortunately my motherboard needed a straight connector so this is now in the "spare cables misc" drawr


TeckNet NEW Model 3 Ways Car Cigarette Lighter Charger Adapter With One USB Jack, Charge your iPod and iPhone - 2011 Edition
TeckNet NEW Model 3 Ways Car Cigarette Lighter Charger Adapter With One USB Jack, Charge your iPod and iPhone - 2011 Edition
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Price: £7.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it is supposed to, 17 Sep 2011
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Bought this for a long road trip we were going on and wanted to keep phones charged, sat nav working and daughter's DVD on the go all at once. it worked fine! hurrah!


The Scar (New Crobuzon Book 2)
The Scar (New Crobuzon Book 2)
Price: £4.49

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intricately woven world, 14 Mar 2011
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Mieville recreates the world of Bas Lag for our entertainment. Amazing imagination. But isn't it all a bit for nothing? The characters are all wonderfully developed, the concepts brilliantly alien and leftfield, but in the end does the storyline deserve it?
I am left with the same feeling as when I read Perdido Street Station, the richness and creativity of the world is not backed up by a strong enough story. I was waiting to get the punchline that would reveal a powerful insight into the human condition, it never came.
So what I am left with is a fantastically painred fresco with immaculate detail, but the haymaker, the knockout blow, never comes.
Don't get me wrong I quite like the idea that the reader is not due anything, not every story should reveal some great truth, but you end up feeling a little cheated.
AND THAT MAKES ME LOVE IT MORE, where is the next mieville


The Algebraist
The Algebraist
by Iain M. Banks
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very long and slightly anticlimactic, but....., 14 Mar 2011
This review is from: The Algebraist (Paperback)
this is what a novel is supposed to be. Short stories can concern themselves to carving out all the non essential prose, the algebraist celebrates the fact that characters, even fictional ones in an entirely alien corner of the universe, is living out their own biography and even though Banks has invented them for the purposes of the story, their backstory exists and shouldn't be ignored.
Think of The Lord of the Rings with all of Tolkein's back work e.g. the Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth, etc.
Excellent, a triumph.


Snowdrops: The Man Booker Prize Shortlisted Novel
Snowdrops: The Man Booker Prize Shortlisted Novel
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice pictures, thin undeveloped characters, 10 Mar 2011
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it paints a bleak picture of Russia, Russians and what Russia and Russians can turn a person into. That said, the limited character development doesn't really inspire much sympathy or surprise at the protagonists acceptance of the inherently toxic environment, which undermines any outrage the author hoped to provoke.
The slow reveal of the deceit being played out gives the game away and the story just comes to an end rather than really reaching a conclusion.
Nice use of the 1st person narrator, but we are left wondering about his current circumstances, but not really caring that much.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke, but is Nicholas a good man?
I did like Miller's pictures of Moscow painted eloquently, wryly and with the adept wordsmithery you would expect from him. I look forward to his next with hope and anticipation.


Clear
Clear
Price: £15.95

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark and Long, 22 Oct 2002
This review is from: Clear (Audio CD)
Tim Simenon crashes headlong into William Burrough's Naked Lunch world with Bug Powder Dust, the outstanding single from the album. The rest of the album follows suit. With the accompanying single Darkheart being one of the 100 most evil things of the 20th Century. Will Self covers himself in glory narrating the seminal 5mm Barrels. "bloody flyovers" indeed. Each track leaves its own mark on you and you will feel by the end of the album that you need to wash, take more excercise and possibly move to the country. (Quick antidote is to put on a St. Etienne CD instead).
Whilst all the other are good eery painful tracks, and Empire & one-to-one religion (Peppers & Rogers?) stand out, you will keep coming back to the fact that Bug Powder Dust is one of the best songs ever penned, despite is silly boxpop references, despite its unashamed naked lunch spoilers, it just ROCKS. So now that you can't buy the BPD singles box set, you'd better get Clear.


Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising
Price: £6.11

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To Fearlessly Go, 22 Oct 2002
This review is from: Scorpio Rising (Audio CD)
When Richard Fearless used to play at Heavenly Social I listened, and loved it. When he started Death in Vegas and released Dead Elvis I loved it. When The Contino Sessions was released I loved it. When Scorpio Rising came out I lo.. no I didn't like it, I thought Fearless has gone crazy, Liam Gallagher? Paul Weller? what the ???? So I thought play Scorpio Rising vs Dead Elvis and do you know what? The more I played it the more I liked it and the more I played it the more I liked it and the more I played it...
It starts of kind of slow and haunting, then launches with the auto-exotic Hands around my throat, eases up with Gallagher and Weller's contributions (In this reviewer's opinion the best tracks these two soap-dodgers have been on). And then ends with the best advice you can get "Help yourself".
No more nocturnal golf on Clapham Common for Fearless.


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