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Jamie's 15-Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver
Jamie's 15-Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Samie Jamie..., 1 July 2013
So I would concur with what you see in other reviews. 15 minutes would be "I've already got the ingredients out, I'm dextrous as a magician and I've memorised the recipe so I don't need to check the recipe book".

My record is 20 minutes :)

There are some stupid shortcuts - tearing a pepper isn't any quicker than slicing it. Taking the peel off garlic before crushing it isn't any slower than putting the whole thing in then picking out the bits that didn't make it through!

There's a stack of repetition with variations on a theme : - salads feature highly, as does couscous. Many chicken dishes pretty much start the same "season it with #spices# and bosh them… Read more
Batman: Arkham Asylum Anniversary Edition by Grant Morrison
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The artwork for this is nothing like I've seen before in comic books. It's more of an odd art project than your traditional graphic novel. There is stacks going on though, and the script notes at the back point stuff out that you may not have otherwise noticed. Many layered, and lots of symbolism, it's clearly very well thought out, though whether that translates to a good Batman story is another matter.
I'm still making my mind up as to whether a camp joker is a good thing or not, I get that the vaudevillian aspect of his character has influence here, but for me it detracts from any level of menace.
I enjoyed it, and the artwork is dark and disturbing at points, but I didn't… Read more
Batman: Knightfall Vol. 1 by Various
1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Kindle edition on Galaxy S3, looks great, text a little small, but the zoom in works a treat. For some reason doesn't work on the iPad, keep getting "Computer says no" errors. If it worked across both devices it'd be more stars.

Story itself is very exciting, mammoth, epic, as Bats runs the gauntlet before Bane takes him down. And I don't think that's a spoiler...

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