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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,058,909 - Total Helpful Votes: 48 of 80
Creative ZEN X-Fi Style 8GB MP3 and Video Player w&hellip by Creative Labs
2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, 18 Mar 2011
I inadvertently lost my iPod Nano (5th Gen) around Xmas and my wife bought this Creative Zen as a surprise present to replace it for me. Whilst I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth - indeed, she only bought it because I'd been saying for the past year that I'd like to try the Creative Zen as I'd heard such good things about them - this is a markedly inferior product to the iPod Nano that it replaced. The software is atrociously counter-intuitive, and, as has been mentioned, the buttons on the player are difficult to use and unresponsive. The screen is easily scratched, the player takes around 15 seconds to start up (as opposed to the almost instantaneous start of the Nano), and the only… Read more
Darwin's Angel: An Angelic Riposte to "The God Del&hellip by John Cornwell
42 of 64 people found the following review helpful
I can only hope that Cornwell misunderstood Dawkins' "The God Delusion", because if that isn't the case, then he's deliberately misrepresented Dawkins' arguments throughout, creating straw men to knock over whilst avoiding the main thrust of Dawkins' book which is that belief in superstitious nonsense is to the detriment of humankind. More flea powder, the fleas are multiplying!
The First Casualty by Ben Elton
The First Casualty by Ben Elton
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
*contains spoilers*

I've read every book that Ben Elton has had published - I bought Stark on the day that it came out and I've enjoyed much of his work, but from the period around Popcorn onwards, I've been disappointed by his tendancy to drift into formulaic, predictable corridors that damage the credibility of the whole piece. The First Casualty is, sadly, no exception to this; predictable, tired and utterly unconvincing, our anti-war 'hero' undertakes his "home in time for tea and medals" foray into the trenches with gusto, whilst simultaneously managing to sauce the militant nurse, solve the mystery and earn himself a new identity. The conclusion is as expected - everything… Read more

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