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The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster by Bobby Henderson
4.0 out of 5 stars Parmsean Be Upon Him, 28 Nov 2013
An entertaining book with a rather more balanced approach to living than some has-been gospels I might mention. Bobby is obviously a bright guy.

Enjoyed it thoroughly and still dip in occasionally when the shrill noise from religions who cannot give you the email of their Prophet are cheesing me off.

Well worth a read. How can you fail a Gospel that makes a 30-day offer?
Wintersmith ~ Steeleye Span In Collab&hellip
Wintersmith ~ Steeleye Span In Collaboration with Terry Pratchett
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4.0 out of 5 stars Different but good, 29 Oct 2013
A concept album in the 21st century? Yep, it can be done.

Several standout songs: "Dark Morris", "I Shall Wear Midnight" and "Ancient Eyes" are at the second listen already favourites. The core of Prior, Knight and Kemp make it obviously Steeleye with Zorn, Littman, Genockey adding a welcome dynamic that drives things along at a pace and adds a depth to the sound thats distinct from other Steeleye offerings.

It would have been nice to hear more of Knights playing - they tried out a few tracks on the last tour and the violin was higher up the mix and had a searing edge which was missing from the album, but it will make this Winter's tour worth waiting for… Read more
Astronomical Equipment for Amateurs (The Patrick M&hellip by Martin Mobberley
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad at all, 15 Feb 2013
Read the first review of this book by Martin Mobberley and felt it was unfair. Its a pretty useful book covering a lot of ground. Lots of books cover the simple nuts and bolts. This covers rather more and is perhaps for the reader who is comfortable at a telescope and wants to hear more detail.

As for the complaint about information on Plossl eyepieces: how long does it take to say "Don't use them if you have any other choice". Similarly, the bold assertion that few take up astrophotography: a high proportion of those now joining the hobby have that as their prime aim.

That said, the book was an interesting read when I had a go at it. It may be starting to age a… Read more

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