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5.0 out of 5 stars Fits easily suing adaptor., 29 Mar. 2015
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Plus plus for quick delivery and easy fitting. Not a lot more I can say.


Half a King (Shattered Sea, Book 1)
Half a King (Shattered Sea, Book 1)
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not nearly as good as usual writing, 29 Mar. 2015
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I tried to like this book becasue I enjoyed other books by Joe Abercrombie. But I could not get beyond the second chapter before I deleted it. I felt I was reading a vary young adult, read child, book. It felt the same as some early Andre Norton Witchworld sagas. Just did not feel up there with usual stuff.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Item folded in small bag., 21 Mar. 2015
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Item arrived folded in too small bag. No protection. Wasted my time returning.


A Piper's Tale: Stories from the World's Top Pipers
A Piper's Tale: Stories from the World's Top Pipers
by Fergus Muirhead
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Several almost indistiguishable recollections., 16 Mar. 2015
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I bought this after hearing about it on Pipeline where it sounded like a great idea. The cncept of experienced musicians telling of their learning experiences and anecdotes. Unfortunatley the execution did not reflect this concept. In reality the nemes at the head of each article could have been moved arouind without much loss of sense. I suspect the author probably put his journalistic style on top of what was recounted to him resulting in many chapters reading almost identical. The pipers were the most learned and respected in the trade but I did not feel this book gave them the porer credit or repsect they were due.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Good value trainer - no bells and whistles., 16 Mar. 2015
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A good value trainer which comes second best in Which magazine's best buy two years ago. No strange strapping or air filled bladders.


The Explorer
The Explorer
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very padded short story, 16 Mar. 2015
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The flatness of the reviews tells it all. About two thirds or more of readers found this work worthaverage or worse. That is fair given the slowness and lack of content. there is short story here but not much more. The padding shows.


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3.0 out of 5 stars Easy light reading - a little over egged and too long, 8 Mar. 2015
The Worm is the true life story of a group of programmers, netowrkers and computer company execs who discovered a new a more pervasive piece of self replicating computer malware, and their attempts to foild it. There was no benefit for themselves nor was there any assistance from government agencies. The book also contains some criticism of the larger software and operating system manufacturers who left the individuals to foot the bill of the fight. This bill was accrued on personal credit cards to try to register domain names what the malware was set to use before and thus prevent the author(s) controlling hundreds of thousands of PCs. A bot network which could be sold or rented out for criminal profit.

There is a lot of repitition in the book and some chapters felt like 'previously on The Worm'. Although I did not expect a full explanation of software and networking, what there was could be confusing and required interpreatation through prevoius knowledge and research. For example, at the start mention was made of a track of DNS servers. One sentence, explaining that it was a honey trap would have sufficed, but the three page explanation just confused matters.

The book is more about the characters who came together in an informal group to try to locate and defuse what they saw as a threat to the internet. However the characters all seemed to be written pretty much the same. The names could have been changed around and the reader probably would not have noticed.

The book is 270 pages long, but really could have been much much shorter. It would probably been good as a long article, say twenty pages. On the plus side it was light reading.


Something Coming Through
Something Coming Through
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 28 Feb. 2015
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I looked forward to this and pre-purchased it in anticipation. But I found this book to be a disappointment and I am having difficulty sticking with it half-way through.

The premise is catchy. In the near future an alien race has bestowed upon mankind travel to fifteen new worlds to colonise. There motives are not clear but appear altruistic. Some of the worlds have artifacts which can affect human minds and sometimes cause meme type breakout cults or religions. The tale is split between London, where a private company tries to track such an artifact and one of the worlds where a local organised crime boss may have access to the site where it came from.

My difficulty was that the characters felt uniteresting. The police on the colony world just did not feel real to me. The dialogue was predictable and that just could not engage my interest. There was no sense of alieness on the world either. I compared this with Peter Hamiltons Commonwealth worlds, where although there isa common culture, there was a feeling of difference. I found the same in the London based investigator-psychologist who is tracking the alien artifact on Earth. She has encounters with a sort of counter terror police who are concerned about the artifact. Unfortunately the chief officers speaks and acts very much like a predjudiced stearotype from the 1950s. Counter terror police are very intelligent and widely read. It is one of the tests to join them.

All in all I probably wont finish this.


The Lady Astronaut of Mars: A Tor.Com Original
The Lady Astronaut of Mars: A Tor.Com Original
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but much too short, 13 Feb. 2015
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This was excellent writing. The character was sympathetic and engaging. I would happily buy this author's other works based on this tale of an elderly astronaut on Mars who has an option to take a mission, but is torn by responsibilities at home. My only complaint it that it left thereader hanging and felt like t was the first couple of chapters in a book.


In the Days of Humans: Third Exodus
In the Days of Humans: Third Exodus
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Long, pointless and stilted sounding dialogue, 3 Feb. 2015
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I bought this on the strength of previous reviews. I never learn. The dialogue really, really needs editing and cutting down. Characters talk in in long explanatory sentences from the outset which really add little to moving the story along. When not talking at each other they are thinking in exactly the same manner and tone so that the only difference in the lack of inverted commas. This made the book, for me, tedious and frustrating. So bad I returned it for a refund.


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