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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I bought the book on the premise it was sold: that a girl lives and corrects her life again and again and again. I presumed that the narrative would be a forward spiral restarting from a point in the past to the future. Well, no. I was missold it.

There is no logical sequence to this annoying and overtly ponderous book; check out the table of contents above. You can see the chronology sometimes lands you way into in the future while you are still struggling midway through a life lived again. I lost my patience several times, especially when I realized I had to absorb several new characters starting on page 389. Little did I know this would be repeated on page 449 with an even… Read more
The Climb <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Climb/dp/artist-redirect/B0030L0XLC">Joe McElderry</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
The Climb Joe McElderry MP3 Download
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Simply awful, 20 Dec 2009
Great singer, shame about the Disney song. But then again it is Simon Cowell's choice not Joe's who is too young to stamp his personality. I hope Joe rebels and refuses to become a commodity, but that might be wishful thinking.
OCP Oracle Database 10g: New Features for Administ&hellip by Sam R. Alapati
The first error in this book comes on Page 5 (with the default URL for the OEM Database Control) and it continues thus relentlessly on, page after page. It also explores new depths of unreadableness with a tortuous style that makes you yearn for the Oracle documentation itself that, compared to this, reads like Nobel laureate poetry. The best that can be said about this book is (i) it makes you read carefully the documentation so that you doublecheck every sentence (ii) it has exercises and tests that - in my case - reasonably matched the real OCP exam; I passed.