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The Rough Guide to the Pyrenees - 5th Edition by Marc Dubin
30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
I'm planning to walk over the Pyrenees from Catalonia to the Midi this summer, and was looking for a good resource to give me a well-informed idea of possible starting points, finishes, distances and the natural obstacles involved.
Although the Rough Guide was slagged off somewhat by previous reviewers for being a) too big to be properly useful as a hiking guide, and b) too useful specifically for hikers (there's no pleasing some people!), I'm glad to say that it's perfect for me - I'm not going to take it on the trip, but I'll be siphoning every little bit of information from it while planning.
And there's a lot of information. For instance, all… Read more
Infernal Affairs [2004] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Andy Lau
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Scene: Hong Kong, China. I'm not saying this for any dramatic effect, more just as a geography lesson for two of the reviewers below! Muppets.
I went to see this film with a friend and both of us were sitting there for the first 30 minutes thinking "eh?", "wha'?", and "duh?" as it's pretty fast-paced and convoluted at the beginning. Far from being a fault, this makes the film more engaging - the basic premise of the plot-line is that an up-and-coming triad gangster is sent to police school to infiltrate the police, where he crosses paths with a talented young police cadet who is "thrown out" in order to go undercover within the triads. You definitely feel as confused as they do. I… Read more
The Abolition of Liberty: The Decline of Order and&hellip by Peter Hitchens
97 of 101 people found the following review helpful
It's 3am and you're being burgled. Call the police in the UK, and they might send someone round the next day so that you can claim on your insurance. Tell them that you're going to shoot the burglar, and they'll be round immediately with a swat team and helicopters - to cart YOU away! Have you ever wondered why and when your welfare became less important than the criminal's?
Read Hitchens. His latest book systematically takes apart the development of the police service in the 20th century and exposes how the police force, once a representative of the civil population with close contact on the streets, has become sealed off and paramilitary in its operations over the last 40 years - and… Read more

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