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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,901 - Total Helpful Votes: 510 of 554
The Missing Gun (Hawker of the Yard) by W H Oxley
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a dog's dinner, 13 May 2014
This book starts with great potential but ultimately the plot was weak (being based exactly on a well-known Sherlock Holmes story) and the characters are completely unloveable. Inspector Hawker is supposed to be an irrascible but loveable rogue, however the author's habit of putting unnecessarily crude and juvenile 'smart' comments into his mouth is quite jarring. For example, when his sidekick has made a not-very-funny remark he says "if sh*t was wit you'd be constipated", and later, when he is longing for a beer he says "my mouth is like a nun's nasty". The use of words like 'sh*t' and 'w*nk' don't really fit his character and appear quite gratuitous. Other phrases too seem out of step… Read more
Atomus HD by SungLab
Atomus HD by SungLab
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This produces some lovely displays of whirling particles and is very relaxing to play with. The main settings can be changed to vary the appearance. Get this one while it's free!
The Fats of Life and What You Don't Know Could Kil&hellip by Karen Groves
3.0 out of 5 stars Very basic primer, 31 Dec 2013
If you've never read anything about fats and oils this could be an interesting introduction, but everything in it seems to have been gathered from readily available internet sources. Numerous health claims are made for each fat but there are no references to sources for any of these claims. The author gives the composition of each oil (taken from the USDA SR24 Report) often to 3 decimal places (for example "83.689g of Monunsaturated Fatty Acids" for sunflower oil). This is unnecessary and actually misleading - there is probably no sample of sunflower oil on earth that contains exactly 83.689g of monunsaturated fatty acids. The fatty acid profiles will vary widely depending on growing… Read more

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