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Down on the Farm: A Tor.Com Original
Down on the Farm: A Tor.Com Original
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5.0 out of 5 stars More classic laundry, 28 Oct 2013
The Lovecraftian world of the Laundry gets a short but enjoyable outing once again. As usual quite unpleasant in parts and amusing in others. If you've enjoyed the other laundry books it's a safe bet you're going to enjoy this one


Me Before You
Me Before You
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not my kind of book, normally, but..., 5 Oct 2013
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This book had me far more engaged than almost any book I've read in the last year. Probably the nearest was The Kite Runner, which had me equally involved, but just depressed. This book, without wishing to give any spoilers, is a wonderful combination of sad and uplifting. Read it.


The Rapture of the Nerds
The Rapture of the Nerds
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but overlong, 30 Jun 2013
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A reasonable tale, but I felt it dragged a bit at times. Although some bits, eg the ending, seemed skimped on.


Logitech K400 Wireless Touch Keyboard - Black
Logitech K400 Wireless Touch Keyboard - Black
Price: 29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Worked just how I wanted, 17 Jun 2013
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Turned up, batteries included :), plugged in, Windows 7 auto-detected and installed device driver. Worked straight away. Impressed at how good the touchpad is, I've used many worse ones on laptops. Very happy. Does the job.


The Yellow Birds
The Yellow Birds
by Kevin Powers
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 12.52

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5.0 out of 5 stars Destined to become a classic, 7 Nov 2012
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This will surely go down as a classic alongside the likes of Catch 22 and A Farewell to Arms, and I hope it rapidly finds its way onto school and college reading lists alongside them. It should be made compulsory reading for all those who send others into harm's way. Don't expect to be happy when you've finished it, but do expect to be moved.


Learning XNA 4.0: Game Development for the PC, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone 7
Learning XNA 4.0: Game Development for the PC, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone 7
by Aaron Reed
Edition: Paperback
Price: 24.79

1.0 out of 5 stars Dire!, 5 Mar 2012
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Any book which spends half its time telling you not to worry that you don't understand anything yet, as this does, has correctly self-diagnosed that it can't help you understand anything. Avoid.


2.4 GHz Wireless 2 in 1 Handheld Rechargeable Trackball Mouse for Desktop Laptop Computers with Bonus LCD Cleaning Pad
2.4 GHz Wireless 2 in 1 Handheld Rechargeable Trackball Mouse for Desktop Laptop Computers with Bonus LCD Cleaning Pad

2.0 out of 5 stars Not great build quality, 12 Feb 2012
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Although this is the only handheld wireless trackball I've used, I hope it's not as good as they get. I know it was cheap, but the mouse buttons don't click reliably (indeed it seems better used left handed) and the trackball fails to register movement most of the time. At least there were no driver issues with either Windows or OpenSuse, but the lack of being able to rely on the cursor moving when you move the ball makes it a major timewaster.


Emmett & Gentry (an Emmett Love Western)
Emmett & Gentry (an Emmett Love Western)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mindless but enjoyable. Pulp fiction of a high order, 14 Oct 2011
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You don't engage your brain to read this guy's books, you read this guy's books to turn your brain off. And it does it very well. Perhaps a little short - I'd rather pay twice as much for books twice as long - as the stories don't really have time to get going before they're over, but an enjoyable switch-off-and-relax read.

DC


Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis
Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis
by Edwin J. Elton
Edition: Hardcover

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4.0 out of 5 stars A good all-round review, 2 Aug 2002
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Unlike the other review, I found this book very useful although some of the subtleties in what it was explaining only really came out when I worked through the methodology by hand in parallel with the book. However having done that I felt much better informed. In terms of describing the construction of efficient portfolios, it is the best treatment I have seen.


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