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Tamaris 25429, Women's Boots
Tamaris 25429, Women's Boots
Price: £62.10 - £110.02

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great boots!, 26 Jan. 2016
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I love these boots, they are very confortable and they look really good.


Return To the Moon
Return To the Moon
Price: £9.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like The National, only much more fun, 10 Nov. 2015
This review is from: Return To the Moon (Audio CD)
I'm a big fan of the dark sense of humour (and occasional nob references) that run through The National's music. In this album, all of that is brought very much to the fore. There's a lot more variety in the instrumentals and it's just a much more enjoyable listen than the average National album. But just like The National, there's plenty to get your teeth into and it really rewards repeated listens. Highly recommended.


The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy
The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy
Price: £12.99

3.0 out of 5 stars BEWARE! Try before you buy., 4 Nov. 2015
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I struggled through the first book, but gave up with the second when it became evident that it was more of the same. My advice would be to download a free sample. If you like the sample, these books are for you. If you find it slightly plodding and pointless, then beware, as it continues in this vein for the rest of the book.

The descriptions are wonderful, but it doesn't have much in the way of a plot, and the characters weren't sufficiently engaging to compensate for this.


FiiO X1 Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player - Gold
FiiO X1 Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player - Gold
Offered by Advanced MP3 Players
Price: £99.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Better than an iPod, 4 May 2015
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The sound is fantastic - you wouldn't believe MP3s can sound this good. It's also much easier to get files on and off it, as you don't have to mess around with the nightmare that is iTunes. The interface is a little clunky and it takes 6 buttons to do what the iPod does with one, but where it counts it's a superior product, and much cheaper.


Neotechs® 24pc Chrome 3 Tier Spice Rack Jar Holder for Wall or Kitchen Cupboard
Neotechs® 24pc Chrome 3 Tier Spice Rack Jar Holder for Wall or Kitchen Cupboard
Offered by Neotechs
Price: £7.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Shaped like a parallelogram, 4 May 2015
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It's sturdy and well-designed, but while the shelves are level, the upright sections aren't vertical. I don't think it got bent during transit, so it must have been made that way. Not a problem for the inside of a cupboard, but definitely not suitable for mounting on the wall for all to see.


Seeds
Seeds
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: £4.89

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great songs let down by compressed sound, 21 Nov. 2014
This review is from: Seeds (Audio CD)
The songs here are great. Not as good as Dear Science, but better than Nine Types of Light. This one's a little bit different - there's less variety and more cheerfulness than normal, but still plenty to reward repeat listens and I've been playing it a lot.

So why not five stars? Well it just sounds... a bit boring. The sound is quite compressed so everything's at about the same volume. Therefore it doesn't grab the attention like it should, and after hearing it for a bit I find my mind starts to wander and it fades into the background. This is a real shame as the production on the last two albums was fantastic. If David Sitek had mastered this one in the same way it would easily be up there with Dear Science. However it's still recommended.


Spanish Tales for Beginners (Spanish Edition)
Spanish Tales for Beginners (Spanish Edition)

2.0 out of 5 stars Boring, 25 Jun. 2014
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I read a couple of the stories and then gave up. They're just not very good. I much preferred the collection of short stories by Horacio Quiroga that is also free on the Kindle. Those are slightly harder to read, but much more entertaining.


Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin II

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Better than the 1997 remaster, but not that much better, 8 Jun. 2014
This review is from: Led Zeppelin II (Audio CD)
The music's fantastic of course, so five stars for that. However I wouldn't have bought it if I'd known that it was only a small improvement on the (very good) 1997 remaster. I did a blind test, and although I easily identified the new version, it wasn't massively different. I was expecting something more like the recent Pink Floyd remasters, which were miles better than the previous versions.

So if you haven't already got this album, this is the best version. If you have, I wouldn't bother.


Nikki Nack
Nikki Nack
Price: £9.17

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Occasionally overwhelming but definitely worth buying, 10 May 2014
This review is from: Nikki Nack (Audio CD)
This is an album of 10,000 different ideas coming at you one after the other. For a few listens it's a bit overwhelming, but every time you hear it you notice something different so it keeps you coming back. The production is excellent so if you've got a good hi-fi you'll be well rewarded. I'm currently listening to it as the perfect antidote to the Eurovision Song Contest, :-)


Icehenge
Icehenge
by Kim Stanley Robinson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's dated badly, unfortunately, 15 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: Icehenge (Paperback)
Yes yes, I know that sci-fi shouldn't be reviewed on how accurate its predictions of the future are. However in this case I couldn't help it, as the differences between the actual present day and the author's 1980s version of the future were just too great not to grate.

I couldn't suspend my disbelief in a future where the Soviet Union still exists, but the internet doesn't. In this future there are no mice, pointers, or graphical user interfaces. All instructions are typed into computers and although books can be downloaded, you have to print them off. That might not sound important, but all of these things are significant parts of the plot, and therefore integral to the success of the book.

There are some good bits in there about life on Mars, longevity and its effects on memory, but - through no fault of the author's - the world was just too difficult to believe in. Nothing dates faster than something once designed to be futuristic.


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