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Sakura Universal Rubber Boot Mat
Sakura Universal Rubber Boot Mat
Price: £6.89

4.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased., 2 Oct. 2014
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Nice and flexible and easy to cut to size. Arrived promptly


Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim
Dvd
Price: £0.00

5 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars More Bad than good., 21 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Pacific Rim (Blu-ray)
Good = I thought the concept of the monsters through a rift in the sea was great and boy were they great monsters! They were really made (if monsters can be) realistic, they moved smoothly. They had glowing sections, hive mind etc... great stuff!

Bad = God awful idea of man shaped robots to fight them controlled by two people... how could you go so wrong! I hate films where a potentially great idea is let down (rain of fire). If you are going to base a film in 'our world' or slightly in the future where our earth is threatened don't change how, we as a race fight. Planes with bombs, ships and tanks are better offensively than a dodgy 'man-robot' the size of the a sky scraper built from old rusty scrap. Every time I saw one it made me cringe, just made no sense at all... strong enough to fight a massive creature but light enough to be lifted by a few chinook helicopters.

Leading on from cringing. The acting was full of cringe one liners that nearly made me sick on the cheese, I found the first 2 or 3 funny after that it was just irritating. I was also rather surprised by the racial stereotypes used in how the Russian and Asian robot controllers were made to look! I expect that from an old film form the 80/90's not in a modern film which just made it look tacky. Idris Elba looked like he was hating every second of it.

In short save your time and get 'Iron Man', you will enjoy it far more. The acting's better, plots better and you wont wish after to have that part of your life back. Still on an up note nice monsters.
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Breaking Dawn: Twilight, Book 4 (Twilight Saga)
Breaking Dawn: Twilight, Book 4 (Twilight Saga)
by Stephenie Meyer
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Its ok..., 6 Jan. 2010
The book is rather slow to get going and did drag a bit. There are however some exciting and engaging parts. Some areas where the story could have been expanded to make it more exciting were not taken advantage of. Through the last book I was thinking 'Just bite her already'. The have to say, this book is little different. The ending is ok not what I expected which unfortunately let the book down a bit as it was a little anticlimactic as it lacked the excitement to do such a dragged out book series justice.


The Gathering Storm
The Gathering Storm
by Robert Jordan
Edition: Hardcover

29 of 55 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars After reading the first 2 chapters., 11 Oct. 2009
This review is from: The Gathering Storm (Hardcover)
The first 2 chapters have been made available to members of Tor. They are very good; the first is about Rand and the second Egewene. I really enjoyed reading them. If people are worried that the way they are written wont be as good be assured they are very good, for me it is noticeable however that someone else has worked on the writing. But don't take my word for it either take a look at Tor for yourself or wait for the release.
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Bones of the Hills (Conqueror, Book 3) (Conqueror 3)
Bones of the Hills (Conqueror, Book 3) (Conqueror 3)
by Conn Iggulden
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, 2 July 2009
This book like the first two is full of battles and killing. It is a good book. I did find it got rather stale at the end though as the detail of the plot broke down and became more about the events than the experiences and lives of the characters.


Rides a Dread Legion (The Demonwar Saga): The Demonwar Saga Bk. 1
Rides a Dread Legion (The Demonwar Saga): The Demonwar Saga Bk. 1
by Raymond E. Feist
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a good example of Feist., 2 July 2009
I enjoyed this book but it is rather short for the price tag, even being a hard back. Introduces many different ideas and characters with the old crowd. If you like Feist then you should definitely buy it as it is a classic piece of his work.


The Rise and Fall of the Knights Templar
The Rise and Fall of the Knights Templar
by Gordon Napier
Edition: Paperback

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excilent, 2 July 2009
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to know about the Templar's as it is full of interesting facts presented in a way that makes it an enjoyable read as well (explains what happens and why rather than assuming you already know key events so its not a heavy read).


The Magician's Apprentice
The Magician's Apprentice
by Trudi Canavan
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Great!, 17 Mar. 2009
After thinking there were only three books comes this. I really liked it! Canavan has improved on the last plot making the battles and out comes more realistic. It adds more understanding to Sechaka and the magicians history, defiantly worth a read.


Cadmian's Choice (Corean Chronicles) (The Corean Chronicles)
Cadmian's Choice (Corean Chronicles) (The Corean Chronicles)
by L. E. Modesitt
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars ..., 17 Mar. 2009
I both like and dislike this book. It has a great plot in an imaginative world but the way it is then written is disappointing. Grammar and word choices are often poor, conversations are often lengthy and boring, also sometimes I got the feeling the story line was being stretched to fill the book. Battle sections for me become depressingly repetitive to the point where I found myself skimming over sections. If you want to read this book go ahead it's not bad but you may find it frustrating.


SOARER'S CHOICE L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Corean Chronicles)
SOARER'S CHOICE L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Corean Chronicles)
by Jr. L. E. Modesitt
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad., 17 Mar. 2009
This book as the last of three is oddly the best. The grammar and the way it is written is better and it provides a better plot line. Saying this though the end leaves lots of questions and most likely will leave you thinking 'is that it?'. I have seen better and worse. Not bad.


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