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The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
Price: £4.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Can humans remain human?, 5 Sept. 2017
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Can the remaining humans remain human even after most of mankind turns into flesh eating zombies? A great start to a great series.


Company Commander: The Classic Infantry Memoir of WWII
Company Commander: The Classic Infantry Memoir of WWII
Price: £2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars War - told plain and simple, 28 Aug. 2017
This is a story of war as told by an actual infantry man. There is no over flowery prose here, no attempt to over hype and no attempt to explain the bigger picture. This is real actual events and experiences and all the more powerful for it.


Joe Browns Men's Cool Collar Casual Shirt, White, Large (Manufacturer Size:Large(42/44)
Joe Browns Men's Cool Collar Casual Shirt, White, Large (Manufacturer Size:Large(42/44)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Shrank by about half the first time it was washed, 28 Mar. 2017
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The item shrank by about half when I washed it for the first time even though I washed it exactly as the instructions said at 30 C.


The Walking Dead Vol. 5: The Best Defense
The Walking Dead Vol. 5: The Best Defense
Price: £7.59

4.0 out of 5 stars The darkest yet, 24 April 2013
This story is this graphic novel is up to Kirkman's usual high standard with the contrast between the two camps superbly done. However the violence in this one is just a little too graphic for me.


The Walking Dead Vol. 4: The Heart's Desire
The Walking Dead Vol. 4: The Heart's Desire
Price: £5.80

5.0 out of 5 stars Another roller coaster ride, 17 April 2013
And so the ride continues. And what a ride this is? People come and people go, people join and people die. But in this crazy zombie apocalypse it is still all about the people.


The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars
The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars

5.0 out of 5 stars The chaos continues to mount., 15 April 2013
This series just gets better and better. Even though it appeared the guys were beginning to sort things out the chaos continues to mount. There is never a peaceful moment in this suspense filled and thought provoking story.


xUnit Test Patterns: Refactoring Test Code (Addison Wesley Signature)
xUnit Test Patterns: Refactoring Test Code (Addison Wesley Signature)
by Gerard Meszaros
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £51.19

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful but overly repetitive, 27 Feb. 2013
I read this book a number of years ago and it was interesting but I have to admit that I did not finish it. I probably read about 2 thirds of it. By the time I was reading the pros & cons of building the test context in the possible different ways for the fourth or fifth time I'm afraid I gave up on it. There is some extremely useful information in here but it is pretty badly buried in unstructured and repetitive writing style. The book's editor appears to have sleep walked through this one.


Making an Impression: Designing & Creating Artful Stamps
Making an Impression: Designing & Creating Artful Stamps
by Geninne D. Zlatkis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.52

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A big hit, 23 Oct. 2012
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My wife thinks this is a lovely book. Relaxed style made her feel confident enough to get right on and start carving those stamps. Beautiful illustrations too.


Preacher: Proud Americans
Preacher: Proud Americans
by Garth Ennis
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Too Much American Jingoism For My Tastes, 5 April 2011
I have been quite enjoying the series so far (in volumes 1 & 2) but this one dragged a little and the level of American Jingoism reached a nauseating crescendo; the final page made me want to vomit.

This is definitely the weakest of the three so far. I haven't read any further having been rather put off the series a number of years ago when I first collected them.
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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2
by Alan Moore
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some greatness, some weakness, 2 Nov. 2010
This is a fun read but parts do not flow very well at all. One minute we are following the characters fleeing from the Martian crater to London Town and the next they are going straight back to the crater again. Sloppy writing indeed. I also found the section with the mixed up animals at odds with the rest of the story. Personally for me the best bits were the examination of Mr Hyde's character.


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