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Calvary
Calvary
Dvd
Price: £0.00

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a comedy, 20 Aug. 2014
This review is from: Calvary (DVD)
It's a very good film. Gleeson is compelling as always. It shouldn't be in the comedy category, though.


Atomic Floyd AirJax Stereo Headset with Remote
Atomic Floyd AirJax Stereo Headset with Remote
Offered by Dealberry.
Price: £64.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer class, 16 Oct. 2013
Beautifully made: everything about these feels of great quality. Even the cord connecting the earphones to the jack is fibre, rather than rubber or plastic.

The sound is excellent: the bass response could, perhaps, be just a tad lower, but you'd need to be seriously picky to have a problem with it. And the after sales has been excellent: I've had to go back to Atomic Floyd for a replacement part - one of the tightening screws was lost after I spent rather too much time fiddling with it - and they replaced it without a murmur.

Yes, they're expensive, but they're sturdy, brilliant at what they do and look great. Well worth the extra money.


Handbags and Poobags: Tales of a Soho Boxer Dog
Handbags and Poobags: Tales of a Soho Boxer Dog
Price: £0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best In Show, 3 May 2012
I recognised myself in this wonderful, eloquent tale of slobber and slingbacks. Alice is an insightful, moist writer with a remarkable gift for bringing canine glamour to life. Two paws up.


Coleen Mcloughlin: Brand New Body Workout [DVD]
Coleen Mcloughlin: Brand New Body Workout [DVD]
Dvd ~ Coleen Mcloughlin
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £1.29

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brutally absorbing, 27 Jan. 2009
No one could ever accuse Coleen McGoughlin of being a money-grabbing, pointless waste of skin. And she proves it, right here, in this unmissable fitness DVD. Some detractors have accused her (and, of course, the DVD) of mindlessly repeating the same moves over and over and over again, producing an almost Zen-like state of mind-numbing tedium. This is, to a certain extent, true. But it may very well be the key to the perfect fitness DVD. After all, you don't want to dwell on the symbolic and didactic role that Levin plays in Anna Karenina while you're working that bod. You want to be bored. So bored that all you can do is work out. Work out like your pointless, hopeless, helpless, loveless life depends on it.


The "Guardian" Cryptic Crosswords Setters Series: Rufus
The "Guardian" Cryptic Crosswords Setters Series: Rufus
by Hugh Stephenson ed
Edition: Paperback

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gentle but testing, 14 Jan. 2009
As a devotee of the Guardian's cryptic crossword for nearly 20 years, I find their weekly selection nearly always runs the gamut between gently engaging and fiendishly impenetrable. Sitting nearer to the gentle side of the equation is Rufus. In my experience, he's reasonably faithful to the classic Ximenean rules and is rarely so obscure that you have to go running to Google or the dictionary. Perfect for enthusiasts who want an enjoyable romp rather than a teeth-grinding hour of agony.


Turok (PS3)
Turok (PS3)
Offered by Excess Gaming
Price: £20.00

3 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Painfully bad, 15 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Turok (PS3) (Video Game)
A ghastly, soul-destroying, clunky shooter that makes little or no use of the power of the PS3. Even Ron Perlman voice acting can't save this howler of a game from putting you into a coma of predictability and ennui. Buy Resistance 2 instead, even if this thing is reduced to a fiver. Trust me. It's not worth it.
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The Road
The Road
by Cormac McCarthy
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Starkly, frighteningly brilliant, 9 Jan. 2008
This review is from: The Road (Paperback)
Without a doubt, the most powerful read I've had in months. Anyone with an interest in good writing should give this book a go.

A father and son traverse a post-apocalyptic American landscape populated by murderous, cannibalistic scavengers. It's extremely dark, and the prose has a frighteningly stark music to it that remains incredibly beautiful; almost poetic in its intensity. It's hugely difficult to read in parts, but ultimately redemptive and - yes, I know it's a horribly cheesy phrase - life-affirming. No surprise that McCarthy is being tipped for the Nobel this year. The sort of book that makes you want to go back and read everything else he's done. Brilliant, brilliant, and brilliant again.


Flashman (The Flashman Papers)
Flashman (The Flashman Papers)
by George MacDonald Fraser
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Belly laughs and bad behaviour aplenty, 17 Dec. 2007
I'm sure I'm not the only reviewer to point this out: Flashman does not do "PC". It's the early 19th century, and they didn't even call police PCs back then. So if you're offended by fairly ripe and unflinching use of derogatory terms for women, the lower classes and every race apart from the English, give Flashman a miss. You won't like him.

Get past that, and you've made friends with one of the most engaging cowards and bastards ever committed to paper. Flashman has a yellow streak a mile wide, a lascivious streak at least a kilometre wider than that, and the most undeserved reputation for gallantry since David stole Bathsheba. Start the series with this book: if you're not hooked by page 10, I recommend Thomas a Kempis "The Imitation of Christ" and a sense of humour injection.
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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition (PS3)
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition (PS3)
Offered by Netro Enterprise
Price: £16.99

51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Free-roaming, goblin-slaying genius, 11 Dec. 2007
The problem that plagues so many games: a linear nature. You move from one pre-defined objective to another. You tick a series of boxes and, after 8-12 hours of gameplay, it's all over.

Oblivion blows any preconception you may have about linear gameplay out of the water. Quite simply - if it's possible to be "simple" about this wonderful, complex, absorbing beast of a game - your character is given a plot to follow in the game's opening sequence. Ten minutes later, after you've finished your initial challenge, you can completely ignore the story and just wander around slaying, spellcasting, thieving, selling stuff... and so on, and so on, ad inifinitum. Quests abound, and you can leave them halfway through and come back whenever you want. You can be nasty. You can be nice. You can be both, if you want. Oh yes, plus it looks stunning, sounds incredible, plays like a charm and will surgically remove any social life you thought you had for as long as you own it. I've just donated my copy to a friend, and as a result, I have my girlfriend back. Just about. Buy it, and be prepared to lose touch with your friends, family, and possibly your job as well. Utterly, utterly brilliant.


Keeley Hazell X Rated A3 Calendar 2008
Keeley Hazell X Rated A3 Calendar 2008
by Pyramid
Edition: Calendar

102 of 122 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A sticky chocolate box of imagery, 19 Oct. 2007
When I sat down to read Keeley's new calendar, let's just say that I had certain expectations. After all, Ms Hazell is known for her delicate treatment of plot and character, even if her dialogue doesn't always snap and fizz like, say, Mailer or Rushdie. But I was pleasantly surprised.

From start to finish and top to bottom, Keeley's work is a bountiful bouncy castle of ballooning bonhomie, serving up moist tidbits of reading pleasure. I have to confess that I felt both exhausted and spent when I was finished with it.
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