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Logitech Cordless Mouse
Logitech Cordless Mouse

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best of its kind, 13 July 2003
Being a computer professional, I've used a lot of different brands of computer mice :) This is my favourite so far, though I wish it was optical as well. Had it been optical, I would have given it 5 stars. As it is, it deserves 4½ stars, but alas, that is not an option.
The mouse connected easily to my computer and I never have to worry about the cord getting tangled. I've placed the receiver in the back of my desk and yet the mouse has no problem being "heard". It just works.
The design of the mouse fits perfectly in my hand. I know that hands differ, but it fits as snug as a glove. I'm a female, but have rather large hands. My hand rests comfortably on the mouse when I'm using it. The surface is pleasantly soft and the thumb-button placed just right.
As a sufferer of carpal tunnel syndrome, so I'm very happy to be able to say that this mouse is less hassle and more fun than any other mouse I've worked with - and absolutely no pain.

by Laurell K Hamilton
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keleios, come back!, 13 July 2003
This review is from: Nightseer (Mass Market Paperback)
Unlike Laurell K. Hamiltons other books, this novel is set in a purely fantastical, mythical world. Her heroine - Keleios - is a strong magic-wielder in a world of turmoil. I enjoyed the characters, main as well as supporting, and the story - in fact this is one of my favourite Laurell K. Hamilton books every.
Cursed by a demons mark, Keleios is a refreshing mix of good and evil - her inner conflict externalized by the conflict between good and evil in her world. She is attracted against her will to a dark healer, who tricks her into promising to marry.
Unfortunately, the end of the book is begging for a continuation - and there is no sequel in sight. Sad, sad, sad... this story had so much potential and I would love to see where Keleios and her rag-tag band of friends would be going from here. I would especially like to see how her relationship her dark suitor develops - it looked to be explosive to say the least.

Club Dead
Club Dead
by Charlaine Harris
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best so far, 13 July 2003
This review is from: Club Dead (Mass Market Paperback)
Club Dead once more stars Sookie Stackhouse - and she is not happy. Her boyfriend, Bill the vampire, has left on a secret mission - he is seeing someone else - and she is having financial difficulties.
Charlene Harris once more shows humor and a capability to keep the supernatural critters big, dark and dangerous while still keeping her human heroine alive. That's talent.
I really enjoy the fact that Sookie Stackhouse is gaining strength. Not so much in a supernatural way as in a personal, human spirit kind of way. She is growing and I like it. And I especially like the fact that she remains human and in touch with reality (as far as a main character in a vampire story can).
All in all - I can recommend this book fully. Charlene Harris is gaining strength as a writer and is no longer so clearly following the Laurell K. Hamilton pattern. She is growing into her own style and strengths as a writer.

The Hunt (Laws of blood)
The Hunt (Laws of blood)
by Susan Sizemore
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £2.49

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Vampire the Masquerade with a touch of Angel, 13 July 2003
Alright, I'm an avid roleplayer and a great fan of Vampire the Masquerade. This book is set in a world very similar to the World of Darkness represented by White Wolf in their books, although the author has choosen to obscure this a bit. Not by much, though. Add a bit of the TV-series Angel and you've got Laws of the Blood.
The main characters are well-defined, but the setting and the supporting cast could be more detailed. The story never really gripped me.
If you like Vampire the Masquerade and Angel, then this story might be just what you are looking for. If not, then try Charlene Harris' Southern Vampire stories or Laurell K. Hamiltons Anita Blake series. Both of them are much better written and have a far greater potential to keep the reader enthralled.

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse Novels)
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse Novels)
by Charlaine Harris
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A promising beginning, 5 Jun. 2003
This is the first book in the Southern Vampire series by Charlene Harris. Really good. The heroine is funny, not overly powerful and not all that sexy - so far. Take a look at my review of the second installment to know what I mean by that...
The story is well-written and easily read - it holds your interest and seems more or less logical within its universe. And the supernatural beings are not overpowerful and overly wonderful. Very refreshing to me, as I found this book looking for something new instead of Laurell K. Hamilton.
Dead Until Dark has a refreshing lack of porn, a funny heroine - but... as a faithful reader of the Anita Blake series I can see the story follows close. Sookie is torn between a vampire and a wereanimal, just like Anita Blake is torn between vampires and weres. Sookie becomes powerful despite being "just human" - just like Anita Blake went from more or less human to semigoddess. And of course all male - and perhaps some female - supernaturals want to get into bed with Sookie. Isn't that amazing? There must be something in the water... or the blood.
I've read the two first books and this is by far the best. I'll be reviewing the third book later this month, as I've just ordered it.

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