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iPhone 5 5G Brown Genuine Leather Ultra Slim Flip Protective Case Screen Shield with Two FREE Screen Protectors
iPhone 5 5G Brown Genuine Leather Ultra Slim Flip Protective Case Screen Shield with Two FREE Screen Protectors
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Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid!, 3 Sept. 2013
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Chose this based on some of the other reviews but don't be mislead, this is a cheap case and the only 'genuine leather' seems to be the little tab that comes with it in the shape of the genuine leather cowhide brand but even that doesn't state that its leather on it. As a previous review mentions, the poorly translated and spelt script on the case is just embarrassing. The best thing about it is as its fairly poor quality, it won't last very long and I can buy a decent one!


Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection
Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection
by Steve Sansweet
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.98

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential!, 26 Feb. 2013
No matter how serious a collector you are or even just a fan after a bit of nostalgia, this book is essential reading and full of photos, look forward to a vehicles edition!


Groov-e GV590PBB Kids DJ Style Headphone - Blue
Groov-e GV590PBB Kids DJ Style Headphone - Blue
Price: £9.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Good value!, 26 Jun. 2012
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For a product designed for children, it's amazingly well put together and has really good sound quality. Even better, they just about fit an adult head too!


Mock the Week's Funniest Book of All Time (TV Tie in)
Mock the Week's Funniest Book of All Time (TV Tie in)
by Dan Patterson
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars stick to the repeats on Dave!, 3 Jan. 2012
This is a bit of a sham, it features no material (old or new) from any of the onscreen comedians and is brought to you 'from the team behind the popular panel show' which, as most of the funny stuff comes from the panelists or Dara O'Brien, is not a strong boast. About one in ten gags hits the mark and the rest are about the level of those made up by six year olds who've just discovered rude words. to add insult to injury, this book is laid out in true christmas-cash-in style and is mostly mildly relevant pictures which aren't themselves funny, and the one liners are spaced out so that of the few hundred pages you pay for you probably only get about 50 pages of material so don't expect a long read! Seriously, go buy a QI book instead


Horns
Horns
by Joe Hill
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars No symapthy needed for this devil, 29 Nov. 2011
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This review is from: Horns (Paperback)
this book starts off in a slightly different direction to that which it eventually takes which is for the better. the initial premise of being able to influence peoples actions and hear their darkest secrets starts to wear a bit thin a few chapters in, partially due to how well the author explores this; but then theres a slightly darker turn in direction as the story unfolds and things for the protagonist ,quite literally, start going to hell. I'm sure theres more levels to this book and analogies to good/evil, inner torment, retribution, etc but it reads perfectly well as one of the most original horror/ thrillers you're likely to read. Joe Hill is fast becoming one of my favorite authors and this is a great showpiece for his talent.


Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1)
Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1)
by Mira Grant
Edition: Paperback

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars does the post apocalypse need this many journalists?, 11 Nov. 2011
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The premise sounds good at first until you start to get into the main plot and find really that the author seems more interested in writing a weak political thriller (sans thrills) in which the zombies are barely relevant apart from as a device to create a slightly askew backdrop world. This is then used to display a set of weak in-jokes and an implausible take on a post apocalypse society where its no wonder they haven't found a cure as they seem to have devoted all their time to creating a micromanaged system of regulating journalists and news seems to be the only form of entertainment delivered by bloggers with no visible source of income.
If you can get past the bizarre and implausible society, the raising of journalists to the level of superheroes and the straight from a direct-to-video film dialogue; its actually well written and the creation mythology of the zombies is clever and unique. it does however, suffer from the sme fate as many books written in the first person; the main characters knowledge seems to expand to fit whatever the circumstances require which comes across as implausible and somewhat lazy.
five years ago, this would have been an acceptable attempt but with the current deluge of zombie literature you can afford to pick and choose and i won't be picking up the rest of the trilogy
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Retromancer
Retromancer
by Robert Rankin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars retroreading-return to a golden age!, 9 July 2011
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This review is from: Retromancer (Paperback)
to be honest, if you're only now dicovering Rankin, this isn't the best starting point. although the twists and turns of his style and direction don't waver much, the brentford trilogy is still the most accessable. if you'ree familiar with his form of escapism madness, this won't let you down. The far-fetched fiction story telling harks back to the golden age of fantasy not bogged down by current trends of realism and solid continuity bring to mind the Michael Palin 'Ripping Yarns', with an abandon for the rules of logic, common sense or fundemental rationality. The literary world is a far better place with the inclusion of Rankin and if you're not familiar with his back catalogue, be prepared to be taken to places that only the written word can take you and in considerable preposterous style!


Flu
Flu
by Wayne Simmons
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not to be sneezed at!, 5 April 2011
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A quick read but a good way to spend a few hours. A slightly different take on the whole zombie mythos but underneath the USP's it soon forms into standard survival horror flitting between the different story threads which slowly weave into a bigger picture. What sets this book aside is the quality in which the story is delivered. An economical prose style that rounds out the characters nicely without oveburdening them with unnecessary backstories until its relevant. As usual you never get a group of like minded characters to allow friction between the protagonists but its all well delivered and moves at a pace that keeps the pages turning until you run out and find yourself looking for a sequel that this book surely deserves.


Patient Zero
Patient Zero
by Jonathan Maberry
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars zombies for the Jack Bauer generation, 1 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Patient Zero (Paperback)
after having read the somewhat tedious 'Zombie CSU' i didn't have high hopes for this but as i'd bought them both at the same time, thought it was worth a chance and it delivered! i'd read this as being billed as dawn of the dead meets 24 and that's pretty much exactly what it is. credible backstory, good use of sciencewithout over explaining everything and a prose style so sharp it creates genuine tension. this take on the zombie mythology is not only different but works so well it makes you wonder why no one has done this before


Zombie Britannica
Zombie Britannica
by Thomas Emson
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars plot holier than thou!, 28 Feb. 2011
This review is from: Zombie Britannica (Paperback)
Wow, as bandwagon books go, this this one feels like it was knocked out in an afternoon by sellotaping bits of other books together. not a page goes by without a huge plot hole, improbable reaction or the downright absurd. going for the dawn/shaun of the dead approach and focusing on characters (who are all picked from the bumper book of dysfunctional survival-horror stereotypes), the reason behind the outbreak is never dwelled upon, neither is the improbable appearance of thousands of zombies at fixed locations ready to sweep across the locations in the various stories without any of the characters hearing a thing about it until a full scale apocalypse is upon them. society quickly tumbles into the realms of 'Lord of the flies' and 'Mad max' not in weeks or even days but mere hours. the zombies themselves don't appear to follow any set code or rules to what behaviour they have and flit between near intelligent viscious killers to dumb shufflers; sometimes seeming to have a supernatural element (the reanimated can move regardless of state of decomposition) but can still be dispatched with the traditional methods. as with most current zombie fictionthe author has tried to add his own element which comes in the form of an unnecessary plot point signposted a mile off which in the end is barely relevant to most of the story elements.
overall disappointing but pop culture references and name checks to every road and location featured aren't quite enough to make this the novel it could have been.


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