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Canal Dreams by Iain Banks
Canal Dreams by Iain Banks
I'm a big fan of Iain Banks' work, but unfortunately this one just didn't do anything for me. Although it's a reasonably small book, getting through it was a real struggle. It just isn't a page turner I'm afraid.

I can't really go into much more detail than that. If you're a Banks fan, I'd say read it, but don't expect great things.
Mylo Xyloto ~ Coldplay
Mylo Xyloto ~ Coldplay
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
After hearing Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall and reading a large number of pretty negative reviews, I was pretty pessimistic about Mylo Xyloto. It was the first Coldplay album I didn't buy during it's first week of release, and although I've never been one to take a critics word as gospel, I didn't expect much from it.

Eventually, I bought the record and listened to it with an open mind.

With the number of reviews already on Amazon, I'll spare you a detailed description of each song. All I will say is that Mylo Xyloto pretty much blew me away. From start to finish it is an exciting, powerful album with some really great songs.

After just 2 listens I'd rank it… Read more
Sea Fishing (River Cottage Handbook) by Nick Fisher
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
I'd done a bit of fishing before, but only when there had been people there who knew what they were doing and could put a rod straight in my hand and tell me what to do.

I made the decision recently to make a proper effort to get into sea fishing, as I live right near the sea and love eating fish. However, this proved harder than I thought it would. A guy in a local shop sold me a rod and reel - apparently all ready to go. But my first attempt did not go well at all, as I quickly realised I still didn't have a clue what I was doing. As helpful as that guy in the shop tried to be, he was still talking in jargon that I didn't understand.

My next stop was the internet… Read more