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The Big Year
The Big Year
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 Jun. 2016
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An entertaining film which treats birdwatching with warmth and respect.


A Walk From Cape Wrath To Edale
A Walk From Cape Wrath To Edale
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3.0 out of 5 stars The moment the going gets tough, Ken falters and ..., 22 Mar. 2015
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The moment the going gets tough, Ken falters and takes to the road. And largely stays there, which leads to Ken sleeping indoors and eating hotel meals at least as often as he pitches his tent. The road options aren't always interesting, making chunks of the book seem little more than a catalogue of Ken's spending. I'm stunned that he only got through £1500.

The route he took from the end of the TGO Challenge section to the start of the Pennine Way looks as if it could be interesting but this section turns out to be particularly road heavy. It's little wonder that Ken's morale flagged and needed a time out boost. Alan Sloman's double Coast to Coast approach would probably have given Ken a more interesting journey as would sticking to his Plan A over the mountains.


The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease
The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease
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3.0 out of 5 stars a bit boring, 31 Oct. 2014
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There is much important and interesting information in this book but the writing felt so slow paced and remorseless that it took me months to finish. Perhaps a paper edition would be more satisfying than reading a kindle copy as you would be more aware of where you were in the book.


Tomorrow's Harvest
Tomorrow's Harvest
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2.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant enough but..., 20 Jun. 2013
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The sounds made by Boards of Canada are warm and pleasant but a little bit goes a long way. Listening to all of the album's hour is hard work.


The Talent Code: Greatness isn't born. It's grown
The Talent Code: Greatness isn't born. It's grown
by Daniel Coyle
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

3.0 out of 5 stars Bad on Science, Good on people, 12 Sept. 2012
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As far as myelin is concerned, Daniel just doesn't get it. He is confusing the accelerator with the engine. However, the book is redeemed by the anecdotes and by his knowledge of what makes people tick. I particularly enjoyed his comments on elderly teachers. Now why could that be?


[Sic]
[Sic]
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music, 12 Oct. 2011
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Let's turn things round. The guitar playing is far more skilfull than anything I've heard from Frank Zappa and the compositions are more interesting than Alan Holdsworth's. I could never forgive Frank Zappa for Jelly Roll Gum Drop, I've got my eye on you, so freely concede there may have been times when he played better than he does on Hot Rats, the only CD of his in my collection.)

[Sic] and other Alex Machacek albums are on my sound system so frequently that I'm considering rationing. I love this music. There are so many ideas in it, regardless of where Alex has found his inspiration, and the sound of his guitar set against a fusion background is so beautiful that I can't stop listening. Other reviewers may have greater knowledge of this field than I do but, to me, this sounds highly inventive. Here and on 24 the compositions sound a little choppy at first hearing because of the sheer quantity of content but they soon become captivating. I'm an addict. There's always Mark Egan for those who like things simpler and with more emphasis on the melody.

Last word. Terry Bozzio seems to like working with Alex Machecek and he ought to know. This is a brilliant album.


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