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Star Wars: Battlefront (PS4)
Star Wars: Battlefront (PS4)
Offered by Game Trade Online
Price: £17.82

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great fun for ten minutes- then dull and disappointing, 19 Nov. 2015
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I was looking forward to this game - but it is really lacking. The missions are repetitive and there is no central narrative. AI is not particularly challenging, so whilst it is fun for the first few goes in an X-wing, there is not £40+ worth of value.

If you really want a copy .... A lot of these will be traded in very soon!!
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Legends of the Chelsea Hotel: Living with Artists and Outlaws in New York's Rebel Mecca
Legends of the Chelsea Hotel: Living with Artists and Outlaws in New York's Rebel Mecca
by Ed Hamilton
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 19 Oct. 2015
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Poor


The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way...and It Wasn't My Fault...and I'll Never Do It Again...
The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way...and It Wasn't My Fault...and I'll Never Do It Again...
by P. J. O'Rourke
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.64

2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, 19 Oct. 2015
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One of his weakest books, lacking his normal humour. A missed opportunity


The Scarlet Letter (Alma Classics Evergreens)
The Scarlet Letter (Alma Classics Evergreens)
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.74

5.0 out of 5 stars sin and love. Feminist and well before its time, 19 Oct. 2015
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Excellent- a truly exceptional piece of literature , that is probably not very well known to English readers but is a detailed analysis of guilt, sin and love. Feminist and well before its time!


Bad Haircut
Bad Haircut
by Tom Perrotta
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 19 Oct. 2015
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Good - but very short


Election
Election
by Tom Perrotta
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 28 May 2015
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This review is from: Election (Paperback)
A good short novel,picking ups number of Perrotta's themes.


Little Children (Allison & Busby Classics)
Little Children (Allison & Busby Classics)
by Tom Perrotta
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 28 May 2015
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An excellent and well written novel - several parallels across the characters.


Bonjour Tristesse (Penguin Great Loves)
Bonjour Tristesse (Penguin Great Loves)
by Francoise Sagan
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read, 22 April 2012
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This is a short, but powerful story of a shallow teenager - whose comfortable world is 'challenged' by a new and stronger parental figure. Unlike many 'coming of age' stories Sagan is not sympathetic and beautifully describes the precocious emotions of Cecile.

Set against the French Rivera in a warm summer, it explores the tensions within families, challenges to authority and morality. An excellent read.


After My Own Heart
After My Own Heart
by Sophia Blackwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read - powerful and engaging, 22 April 2012
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It is probably not a surprise that the author of this novel was previously a poet, given the quality and construction of the language. It is an evocative story about relationships, love and friends set in London.

The story is fast-paced and follows Evie Day through a break-up, an 'experimental' relationship and through to finding the 'one'. As ever the book concludes on a positive 'all is right with the world' note which is a shame given the honesty and humour of the plot. Although its sounds like traditional 'chick-lit' there is a complexity in a number of the characters that makes it stand out from other books in that genre. Particularly powerful are the two parental characters, who have that rare mix of comedy and believability.

I would say though that the real strength of this book is the use of language and the beautiful, descriptive and engaging tone.


President Nixon: Alone in the White House
President Nixon: Alone in the White House
by Richard Reeves
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, that helps you understand the man!, 14 Mar. 2010
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I bought this book, wanting a general biography of Nixon and his life. It does however focus on his period as president and has little reference to his earlier history or the motivations behind some of his 'character flaws'.

The book is however extremely detailed and Reeves uses a wide variety of information / sources to build a comprehensive picture of the president and the people surrounding him. At first this detail can seem irrelevant and is slightly annoying (especially the constant references to scrawled notes on various papers) but helps to bring a multi-layered picture of a claustrophobic White House during one of the most interesting periods of US history. You do start to understand how bureaucracy, policy, and personality interact through Reeves detailed analysis of various source material. It does also start to build a more sympathetic picture of Nixon, in contradiction to the crude characterisation that is often made of the President.

Reeves style does draw you in and paint a fascinating picture. I would however suggest that this book is most appropriate for a politics or history student;.


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