Zawiah Saki

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Xeno by D.F. Jones
Xeno by D.F. Jones
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XENO D.F. Jones

You know that bit in Roadrunner cartoons where Coyote runs off the cliff, looks down, gulps and then falls hundreds of feet? That's about the feeling I got when I finished this book.
Xeno is touted as a worthy successor to John Wyndham's Day of the Triffids. It's not. Nor is it a successor, worthy or otherwise, to HG Wells' the War of the Worlds. In fact it is a rather unsatisfying novel because the author, DF Jones falls way short of delivering what these two authors did so brilliantly. I feel I ought to say that even Wyndham and yes, even Wells have their shortcomings. Wells is particularly easy to find fault with. Basically, Wells was writing about… Read more
Who Moved My Cheese: An Amazing Way to Deal with C&hellip by Spencer Johnson
79 of 90 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Are You a Man or a Mouse?, 15 April 2010
The department I was with began to change and panic spread. A course was set up called, 'Dealing With Change'. I attended and found that it really should have been called, "Accepting With Grace Whatever Management Imposes'. When I suggested that one way of dealing with unwanted change was to move on, the facilitator sneeringly reframed this as, 'running away from change'! He seemed incapable of thinking outside the box of tricks he had been provided with. Around that time, people began to wave the cheesy book around like Trotskyite students during the sixties waving 'The Thoughts of Chairman Mao'. When redundancy inevitably loomed, the cheesy bookwavers shrieked far louder than those of us… Read more
War of the Worlds [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NT&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Anthony Piana
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mostly Harmless, 7 Oct 2008
For anyone who has never seen this or heard of it, you may be pleasantly surprised. It squeezes out a tiny budget and makes ingenious use of locations around the director's home town to create an illusion of being late nineteenth century England. The special effects are certainly not state of the art and the cast of unknowns struggles to sound convincing as Londoners and gentry from the Home Counties (some appear to have been dubbed) but they are clearly beginners who could have done with some professional help. They are to be applauded for this ensemble production. Some unkind people have said that this is the worst movie ever made but this is unfair. The cast struggled valiantly and there… Read more

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