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Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe
Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
"Back to Blood, Back to Blood, Back to Blood..."

Chapter One and he sets out his stall very clearly. A non event when parking a car ends with that refrain, that observation, that for all our civilisation we are all very expert these days at collapsing, at reverting to type or tribe - demanding even that we be allowed to do so, and if we don't know how to devolve - there is enough sex in the air these days for it not to matter if we are as rigourous as possible with our manners. It's always back to blood - every few seconds, or minutes perhaps if you are getting on. Whether you enjoy this book may depend largely on having the refinement to appreciate how darned affected you are… Read more
Samsung Chromebook XE303C12-A01UK 11.6-inch Laptop&hellip by Samsung
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Ok, I've only had it five hours :-)

Here's my first impressions, I'll try and update this review when I've had it a while.

Mine was flat broke out the box - samsung wouldnt wake up from sleep - every lid close. And it took four hours to fix it, but I've spent the last few hours having the best, most analogue computing experience I can remember.

There's a sort of irritating leap of faith with advocates of a total web device, but the aesthetics and ergonomics pushed here are deep, and smart, and even green. This low watt, washed out but wildly beautiful slice of for the masses cutting edge digital tooling grips well and runs fast, and looks real… Read more
Down to a Sunless Sea by David Graham
Down to a Sunless Sea by David Graham
5 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars rubbish, 15 Mar 2010
I am speechless at the good reviews of this book. It is childish, amateurish rubbish. Nothing about it, besides the premise, is anything other than offensively bad. I checked afterwards to see if this was a 'vanity publishing' publisher as I cant believe anyone would pay for it's blend of half cooked geopolitics, broken narrative, and comic strip characterisation. Everything, and I mean everything about this book is third rate. It reminded me of Guy N Smiths series of giant crab horror books from the eighties. If you can stomach the 'hero' who just sounds like the author having a lurid fantasy about himself, then you're fine I guess - but really, God I cant say it enough - everything about… Read more