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Top Reviewer Ranking: 40,907 - Total Helpful Votes: 212 of 263
STEAMPUNK TITANIC (Five Short Tales) by C.T. Bogart
Some of the most elegantly written, clever and entertaining stories that I have read in a long time. The author creates five intriguing scenarios around the fateful day the Titanic sank with some ingenious new twists. Probably my favourite involves the presence of Dr H. Wells and his Time Machine. The characters in all the stories are nicely drawn and quickly come to life. And I do love the Flying Vests!
Day of the Triffids [DVD] [1981] <b>DVD</b> ~ John Duttine
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic PA series, 23 Feb 2014
This adaptation of John Wyndham's The Day of the Triiffids keeps closely to the original story whilst updating the action to the early 1980s (the book was published in 1951). Of course now even the 1980s setting has dated, but is still works well with the story.The weakest point is probably the depiction of the Triffids which, apart from the lashing sting, are rather slow and static and faintly comical. At no point do they really feel threatening. I also found the music and sound effects heavy-handed at times. But Triffids is a great story which has stood the test of time and it is dramatized here very effectively, so I do recommend watching this version.
Alain Mecon Mixed Red White Rose Case - 6 x 750ml by Alain Mecon
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable, 14 Jan 2014
I was sent this box of wine as a Christmas gift and was pleased to find that every bottle was enjoyable - smooth reds, crisp whites and a pleasant rose. I would definitely recommend this selection.