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Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science &hellip by Jeff Prucher
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book to inform an essay for my english degree, looking into words used in and originating from science-fiction writing, and it was hugely useful, and -if you are into that kind of thing- hugely interesting!

However, there is little in it that is not included in the Oxford English Dictionary as a whole, particularly the online version which is currently (and practically always) being updated, so if you have access to that - not cheap! - then you don't need this book.

The advantages it does have over the OED is that it does collect all these words together without you needing to search through an entire database, and it does have a few dates which need… Read more
The Devil's Beat by Robert Edric
The Devil's Beat by Robert Edric
I read this book in a remarkably short amount of time, Edric's writing is engrossing and fascinating, the characters and places are described beautifully, and I enjoyed reading it from the first page to the last.

However, I found the ending abrupt and rather disappointing given the slow build up through the rest of the novel. In some ways it felt to me like only half a book - all build up, no actual climax.

That is not to say it is a wasted read, I stress that I did thourougly enjoy it as I read it, but it's ending was not satisfying.

I apologise if this review seems a little contradictory or conflicted, but really, that's the way the book had me feeling in… Read more
Zombie Cupcakes: From the Grave to the Table with &hellip by Zilly Rosen
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely wonderful., 19 Jun 2011
If you're already considering buying this book, do it! It's brilliant.

Brilliant and plentiful cake recipes - red velvet, key lime, blue banana, gingerbread, chocolate mint - fabulous ideas, all well illustrated to help you achieve exactly what you see on the page with no guess work. And a good price too.

Really, I got this and Lili Vanilli's "A Zombie ate my cupcake" book for my birthday, and this one far outshines the other!

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