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TuneIn Radio Pro
TuneIn Radio Pro
Price: £5.88

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Works well but can't update, 29 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: TuneIn Radio Pro (App)
Same conflicting signature problem as previous reviewers when trying to update. Not too fussed though, out works well as it is.

The Mr Men Show - Mr. Bump Presents: Trains, Planes and Dillymobiles!  [DVD] [2008]
The Mr Men Show - Mr. Bump Presents: Trains, Planes and Dillymobiles! [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Simon Callow

1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible remake, 18 Feb. 2012
Why do Americans see the need to bastardise perfectly fine products? The original was gently charming and understated, but this is brash, charmless, unfunny and unlikeable. Roger Hargreaves would be turning in his grave.

Disney Storybook: Scary Storybook Collection (Disney Story Collection)
Disney Storybook: Scary Storybook Collection (Disney Story Collection)

1.0 out of 5 stars Appalling, 8 Nov. 2011
What a sorry excuse for a book this is - so badly written it's virtually unreadable, insipid stories, gaping plot holes... Do yourself a favour and buy a children's book by a proper author, not some Disney hack trying to transliterate a cartoon. Avoid like the plague.

Case-mate Samsung Galaxy Barely There Case for Samsung Galaxy S i9000  - Black
Case-mate Samsung Galaxy Barely There Case for Samsung Galaxy S i9000 - Black
Offered by nrsolutions
Price: £6.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Case good, screen protector bad, 19 Oct. 2010
The case is good and fits very well, although not sure how much protection is would actually provide. The screen protector though is poorly designed - there are a couple of sticky tabs which are intended to help you apply the screen, but one of them seems to be attached with superglue! This means that after you apply the protector, you have to scrape the corner of the screen to get the glue off, which goes against the whole point of having a screen protector. In fact, I still can't get all the glue off, so I'm going to have to try some white spirit tonight, though I'm not too keen on letting it near my phone.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice laptop, let down by the screen, 1 Aug. 2008
I bought this recently (great service by the way) and have been pretty pleased. It's got AMD rather than Intel innards, so maybe isn't as fast as it could be, but it's still fast enough for my needs. Vista is slow, but what's new? It's nice and small with a surprisingly good keyboard. Webcam and wireless work well, but haven't dared use the fingerprint reader in case I lock myself out! It also comes with the deadloss Microsoft Works installed. There are only two problems as far as I can see - firstly the screen is incredibly glossy, so you really have to pick your locations carefully, and using it outdoors is definitely out. Away from reflections it looks good though. Secondly, although it may have been good value for such a small laptop until recently (compared with price of the equivalent Sony), it looks like the model may not be that good value now that the MSI Wind is out - if you don't need an optical drive then you'd probably be better off going for that.

Oh yeah, contrary to the MSI website blurb, it doesn't come with a TV tuner.

Nice colour though!

Offered by Spoonful Media
Price: £15.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but could be noisier, 13 Mar. 2008
Well, the album title says it all really. And if you like a bit of noise then you can't go wrong. Personally, I enjoy harsh Japanese-style noise the best, and while there is a fair bit of this in the album, there are also some much mellower, even ambient tracks, which is a shame. Some of them even have, god forbid, a melody. However, there is still plenty to give your eardrums a good workout. Incidentally, the packaging is fancy but misjudged, the box being held together by a strip of red paper which is a pain to put back on afterwards. That's a minor quibble though.
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The Raw Shark Texts
The Raw Shark Texts
by Steven Hall
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars interesting ... but not good, 13 Feb. 2008
This review is from: The Raw Shark Texts (Paperback)
It's always fun reading through reviews when they're so polarised - have a look at those for Coelho's "The Alchemist" if you've got time! The problem with the Raw Shark Texts is that it tries to be so many things - thriller, meditation on loss, metaphysical digression, romance etc - and absolutely none of them work. It's not thrilling, or even exciting. I just couldn't bring myself to give a damn about anyone supposedly being menaced by a conceptual fish. The characters are one-dimensional at best. The philosophy is uninspired. And, yes, the Jaws rip-off is pointless. Above all though, it smacks of desperation, the desperation of a writer who knows his ability is limited but really wants to make a name for himself. Reminds me of Damian Hirst cutting up animals for no good reason.
As other reviewers have mentioned, it's abundantly clear that Hall is a fan of Murakami for example, but whereas Murakami produces understated works of beauty and power, this is just rubbish. I eventually gave it two stars because Hall can at least write rather better than Dan Brown, and because the twist at the end provides a tiny bit of satisfaction, but, really, don't bother.

Every Man For Himself
Every Man For Himself
by Beryl Bainbridge
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Scathing indictment of the class system, 1 Oct. 2007
This review is from: Every Man For Himself (Paperback)
Wonderful book, but don't go expecting a novel about the Titanic. Yes, of course the Titanic features, but it's there as a plot device to expose the attitudes and insecurities of the upper class on board. Just as the iceberg rips through the underside of the ship, so it also rips though the underbelly of society, and for the main character at least the sinking literally washes away the chains of his past. It's all here - repressed sex, unrepressed sex, class divides, the insecurities of the privileged who have never had to work for anything. A satisfying streak of black humour runs through it all too. It's not perfect - the characters of Melchett and Van Hopper for example are pretty interchangeable (maybe that's the point?), but the plot rattles along nicely, without any wasted passages.

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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Does it work? No., 18 July 2007
I was desperate. I found this. I spent a stupid amount of money. I looked like a firefly three times a day for six weeks. Has my hayfever even remotely improved? No. Complete waste of time and money.
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The Casebook of Carnacki The Ghost-Finder (Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural)
The Casebook of Carnacki The Ghost-Finder (Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural)
by William Hope Hodgson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £2.99

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun, 18 April 2007
I should point out that I read an older edition of these stories, simply called "Carnacki the Ghost Finder". It's got all the same stories in it though, so I'm not sure what's been edited in this edition. Anyway, the previous reviewer compared Carnacki to both Holmes and Algernon Blackwood's John Silence, which is a fair comparison. While it's true that Holmes has rather more characterisation, I cannot agree with that reviewer over John Silence. The Carnacki stories are far more entertaining and well-written. In contrast, the John Silence stories are rather po-faced, with no characterisation at all, unless Blackwood's almost homoerotic descriptions of Silence's powerful, wise eyes, unusually calm demeanour and ability to radiate confidence count. I also prefer the Carnacki retold first person narrative style, which means his character comes across more through his phrasing. He's clearly an excitable individual, repeatedly leaning forward to ask his enthralled audience "Can you imagine it? Can you?"

I'm not really into "weird" stories, so I found the ghostless stories worked better than the others, but then detective stories are fraught with problems when the "baddie" doesn't follow natural rules which can be systematically followed. My eyes did glaze over with descriptions of pentacles and the accompanying paraphernalia, but you get exactly the same sort of thing with John Silence (maybe I should review those next). Altogether good fun for dark nights. Can you imagine it? Can you?

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