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Game of Thrones: Season 5
Game of Thrones: Season 5
Price: £16.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 31 May 2016
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Enjoyed but not as good as the other GoT series. Helped me through a tough week on chemo.


Wisden India Almanack 2016
Wisden India Almanack 2016
by Suresh Menon
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £24.65

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lack of scorecards, 2 May 2016
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The most basic thing for a Wisden is having scorecards. This does not have many scorecards. I would have expected at least scorecards for Ranji and IPL matches. There are lots of good articles in there but those are a bonus in a Wisden. Also putting economy rates in the bowling stats on a standard scorecard is annoying. Fair enough caveat emptor and all that but a Wisden with hardly a scorecard is for me a basic trade description failure.


Red Notice: How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy
Red Notice: How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy
by Bill Browder
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars A man who happily worked for Maxwell and then made billions exploiting the ..., 25 Nov. 2015
Very interesting book. I have no idea of the accuracy of it but at the very least it is a very well written perspective on events. There are occasionally times when one would rather read more detail on the business dealings than his personal life. The book explains most of the business dealings and political wiles very well.
I read the book feeling not much sympathy for the author. A man who happily worked for Maxwell and then made billions exploiting the economic conditions in Russia. If I were a poor Russian reading this book I would be cheering Putin's men on whatever means they used against him. Yes the author has done good work at times for the Russian people in revealing abuses but enough to compensate for the scale of profiteering (even if legal) he pioneered?
Sergei is the hero and one is left wondering what if the author had not fled Russia (and made sure he got his billions out) then Sergei might have lived. One suspects that the author, as an important foreigner, would have survived (if poorer and harmed) - a question not addressed sufficiently in the book for my liking.


Bouts of Mania: Ali Foreman Frazier and an America on the Ropes
Bouts of Mania: Ali Foreman Frazier and an America on the Ropes
Price: £9.49

3.0 out of 5 stars Covers period pretty well but nothing special, 30 May 2015
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Ok. Covers period pretty well but nothing special. Have read better books on the boxing of that period - this was one covers the social context better than those but lacks, if only comparatively, on the sporting side.


Bickers: The Autobiography of Martin Bicknell
Bickers: The Autobiography of Martin Bicknell
Price: £1.99

3.0 out of 5 stars OK read., 30 May 2015
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Ok read. Does what it is says in the title but no literary great. Was cheap read on Kindle.


Sir Curtly Ambrose: Time to Talk
Sir Curtly Ambrose: Time to Talk
Price: £8.54

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1.0 out of 5 stars Never got, 14 May 2015
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Waited three weeks before they cancelled my kindle order. Great cricketer but no book
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Berlin Noir: Penguin eBook (Bernie Gunther Mystery 1)
Berlin Noir: Penguin eBook (Bernie Gunther Mystery 1)

4.0 out of 5 stars Good novels, 14 May 2015
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Good trio of novels. Map of Berlin would have helped.


MOFRED® Royal Blue Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1" Case-MOFRED® Retail Packed Executive Multi Function Standby Case For Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Inch Tablet + Screen Protector + Stylus Pen (Available in Mutiple Colors) (Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 inch, Royal Blue)
MOFRED® Royal Blue Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1" Case-MOFRED® Retail Packed Executive Multi Function Standby Case For Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Inch Tablet + Screen Protector + Stylus Pen (Available in Mutiple Colors) (Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 inch, Royal Blue)
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Price: £34.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Does the job well for the price paid but it is not wonderfully advanced., 6 May 2015
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It protects well enough and matches the photos provided. Does the job well for the price paid but it is not wonderfully advanced.


Rebuilding on the Fly: How Brian Burke Doomed the Leafs to More Disappointment
Rebuilding on the Fly: How Brian Burke Doomed the Leafs to More Disappointment
Price: £3.58

3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but as a true beginner seeking an explanation of ..., 6 May 2015
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Interesting but as a true beginner seeking an explanation of hockey trading and drafting it was not much help because it assumes a serious level of knowledge. Book for serious Leafs fans I suspect rather than casual ones hoping to learn how hockey market works. Could also have done with cutting some of the crass phrasing out - can well imagine sports fans cursing deals in some of the terms used but not necessary in a book.


Sundial in the Shade: The Story of Barry Richards: the Genius Lost to Test Cricket
Sundial in the Shade: The Story of Barry Richards: the Genius Lost to Test Cricket
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars which has ultimately resulted in me being unable to watch the game I love due to the cost, 6 May 2015
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Solid book, well written. Seemed to discuss issues in reasonable depth and describes Richards many achievements. Think I come away liking Richards less than before (more aware of his role in Packer years, which has ultimately resulted in me being unable to watch the game I love due to the cost, and his disregard for the efforts of amateurs and lesser mortals not granted his talents) but that is a credit to the book in giving a picture of the man. Not the best biography ever but a good one.


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