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The Backpacker
The Backpacker
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful, 17 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: The Backpacker (Kindle Edition)
This is an awful book. It wants desperately to be glamorous and exciting, but is quite incredibly dull. Not a single character or event rings true and at no point does it capture the chaotic fun of travel.


The Goonies [DVD] [1985]
The Goonies [DVD] [1985]
Dvd ~ Jeff Cohen
Price: £3.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hey You Guys!, 17 Sept. 2004
This review is from: The Goonies [DVD] [1985] (DVD)
This film is brilliant, completely brilliant. It is a classic that I must have seen 20 times and I am so pleased that it is finally coming out on DVD. It's funny, dramatic and has a feel good ending that diesn't make you feel sick. Wonderful. Just reading some of the other reviews has reminded me of some of the various characters and situations.
If you've seen it before you'll want to buy it, if not then you NEED to watch it, and therefore you should also buy it. It really is a MUST BUY!


You Shall Know Our Velocity
You Shall Know Our Velocity
by Dave Eggers
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange, 16 Sept. 2004
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This is an odd sort of book. It switches between being a story about 2 friends' adventures as they travel remote parts of the world to a psychoanalysis of the main character, Will. It is the latter that at times lets the book down, the bizaree workings of his mind taking up huge chunks of the narration.
The relationship between Will and his companion Hand is explored and is a strong point of the book.
Overall it's a good effort though, and I'd certainly recommend it.


The Wasp Factory
The Wasp Factory
by Iain Banks
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark but brilliant, 16 Sept. 2004
This review is from: The Wasp Factory (Paperback)
This is indeed a very disturbing book, but it is also a very powerful one and, perhaps most of all, it is a very funny one. I would recommend it to anyone who likes to be surprised by what they read, I enjoyed it so much I'm immediately starting on Dead Air by the same author.


The Roaring Nineties: Why We're Paying the Price for the Greediest Decade in History
The Roaring Nineties: Why We're Paying the Price for the Greediest Decade in History
by Joseph Stiglitz
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting, 16 Sept. 2004
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This is an excellent read, very interesting and without the incomprehensible waffle that often bogs down writing on economics.
My only criticism was that given Stiglitz's power and influence during the 90s (he was chief economist at the World Bank and and before that Chairman of Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors) he seems to avoid any of the blame for mistakes that were made.
Some of the points made are not exactly new, Enron, the madness of the hype surrounding the New Economy. But Stiglitz writes well and overall the book is well worth a look.


Blair's Wars
Blair's Wars
by John Kampfner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff, 16 Sept. 2004
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An excellent book that provides a real insight into Blair's transition from domestic issue focused politician into (wannabe) international statesman.
Very readable, the tension around the aftermath of 11th September and Iraq is palpable and Kampfner writes with a pace and style that is very appealing.


Nick Frost's Danger 50,000 Volts [DVD]
Nick Frost's Danger 50,000 Volts [DVD]
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Price: £7.73

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Genius of Nick Frost, 16 Sept. 2004
I normally get annoyed when people review things that haven't been released (normally video games), this though has already been shown on TV and as it's from a mate of Simon Pegg I'm sure the DVD extras will be top notch.
Anyone who liked Nick's appearances in Spaced or Shaun of the Dead will love this, and anyone who saw it on Channel 5 will know all about its brilliance anyway.
Basically Nick goes around and 'investigates' dangerous situations, interviews people and what have you. But it's more than that! It's so much more than that!
Nick frost is one of the most naturally funny people I have ever seen, the man deserves to be a huge star and this programme shows off his talents.
Hoefully he'll do plenty more stuff in the future.


Iriver 40GB MP3 Player with FM Tuner H-140
Iriver 40GB MP3 Player with FM Tuner H-140

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beware iRiver Promises!, 31 Aug. 2004
One of the great claims made by iRiver is that their products are 'firmware upgradable'. This is true but unfortunately firmware releases are few and far between and when they arrive they often leave a lot to be desired.
I've got one and I do like it but we H140 users are still waiting for on the fly playlists, gapless playback and much else besides.
Overall, nice product let down by pathetic support.


The Secret History
The Secret History
by Donna Tartt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 13 July 2004
This review is from: The Secret History (Paperback)
I read this book without any knowledge of it or the hype that surrounded its release. It is, quite simply, a wonderful novel which I implore everyone to read.
I don't want to go into the plot or style in great detail but I genuinely envy anyone who hasn't read this, for you the opportunity to read it for the first time still exists.


Stupid White Men: ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!
Stupid White Men: ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!
by Michael Moore
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good In Parts, 13 July 2004
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I've got to echo some of the views already expressed in previous reviews. At his best Moore can amuse and shock in equal measures but it seems to me that he should stick to going after corporate criminals (possibly using the infamous crime fighting chicken). When he turns his attentions to world politics (N.Ireland/Israel) he seems out of his depth and his views are naive in the extreme.
Also shown in this book is his tendency to come out with any old liberal rubbish on seamingly any subject which kind of undermines some of the good points he makes.
I actually much prefferred 'Dude...' which seemed more focused.


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