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Lensbaby 50mm Spark Selective Focus Lens for Nikon
Lensbaby 50mm Spark Selective Focus Lens for Nikon
Price: £59.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A must have toy for any photographer, 13 Aug 2014
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This is a really cool piece of kit with lots of upsides. It's the cheapest prime lens you'll ever own. Very shallow Depth of Field and the focusing technique takes about three seconds to master.

The only downside is that judging exposure becomes slightly random. You have to pull a lot of "old school" guesswork into getting stuff exposed right.

Basically, it's a really fun addition to any photographer's kit bag.


Big Bargain White Mini 3.5mm Pillow Speaker for MP3 MP4 Player iPod
Big Bargain White Mini 3.5mm Pillow Speaker for MP3 MP4 Player iPod
Offered by XINTE
Price: £1.75

5.0 out of 5 stars These work and are value for money, 13 Aug 2014
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Surprisingly good for the price, which is ridiculously cheap. If you need a cheap speaker for under your pillow, this does the job.


American Rest Stop: A psychological thriller...
American Rest Stop: A psychological thriller...
Price: £1.85

5.0 out of 5 stars Everything a Thriller Should Be, 2 May 2013
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Dark and well observed, this is a little gem of a book. It has everything a book about hunting down a serial killer should have: death, blood, revenge, all that good stuff. But, what I really loved about this book was how when reading, I could see it unfold in my mind like a movie. The attention to visual detail is refreshing. I'd happily recommend it to anyone who likes to read a good movie. ;-) Seriously, what makes kindle special for me, is the fact I can discover books like this. I can't wait to read Unk's next one.


Who Killed Martin Hannett?: The Story of Factory Records' Musical Magician
Who Killed Martin Hannett?: The Story of Factory Records' Musical Magician
by Colin Sharp
Edition: Paperback

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fear and Loathing in Mancester, 6 July 2007
A seething post-modern love poem of a biography, enamoured as much with the time, the groove, the drugs and the vibe, as it is with Martin Hannett.
It slips effortlessly between the seedy, the music geek obsessive compulsions and the sublime. More than any other music biography I've ever read, it makes me feel like I'm there; forehead pressed against the Armitage Shanks in a cubicle of the Russell Club, with a head full of bad whizz, listening to a pair of clueless tossers slating my best mate's mix of the latest Joy Division album.
More than a dry, record collector's history of Martin Hannett and his work, this book is just so incredibly well written, by someone who obviously loves both the man and his music. It's a joy to read.


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