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Pacific Rim [DVD + UV Copy] [2013]
Pacific Rim [DVD + UV Copy] [2013]
Dvd ~ Idris Elba
Price: £5.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Either the coolest dumb movie ever, or the dumbest cool movie ever., 19 Jun. 2014
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I bought this for my 12 year old brother & 43 year old step-dad; both loved it. I'd categorise it as 'dudecore'.


Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed: Limited Edition (PS3)
Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed: Limited Edition (PS3)
Offered by byfield_good_books
Price: £11.90

4.0 out of 5 stars My brother loves this game., 19 Jun. 2014
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Fun for all ages (7, 13, 18, 22, 43 & 49 in our house), a few and far between inclusive PS3 game & a nice rest from repetitive FPS games.


Gravity's Rainbow (Vintage)
Gravity's Rainbow (Vintage)
by Thomas Pynchon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Proverbs For Paranoids, 19 Jun. 2014
A nice bit of light reading for English graduates/masochists. Goes well with David Foster Wallace, Roberto Bolano, Herman Melville & Vladimir Nabokov.


Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection (PS3)
Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection (PS3)
Offered by AllGoodDealz
Price: £17.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Agro!, 19 Jun. 2014
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A strong argument for Video games as art, both Team Ico games are wonderful even as aged as they are.


A Song of Ice and Fire, 7 Volumes
A Song of Ice and Fire, 7 Volumes
by George R. R. Martin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £32.50

5.0 out of 5 stars ASOIAF, 19 Jun. 2014
Seven Hells that's a lot of pages. Fantastic editions of the epic saga, I can't recommend it highly enough to anyone.


A Tale for the Time Being
A Tale for the Time Being
by Ruth Ozeki
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I would think up some pun, but I don't have the time., 1 Dec. 2013
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A thoroughly touching & imaginative novel. I struggle to articulate exactly what I found so compelling about this novel, the individual features & my recollection falls short. It was a wonderful experience to read 'A Tale For The Time Being' & in particular the contrast between the 2 narratives made for surprisingly thrilling reading.


Life Itself: A Memoir
Life Itself: A Memoir
by Roger Ebert
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars At The Memoirs, 1 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Life Itself: A Memoir (Paperback)
'Life Itself' demonstrates that Ebert had as fantastic an ability for recollection & nostalgia as he did with writing film reviews. I had expected more anecdotes when it came to his middle years & felt the series of interviews was a little disparate & didn't really cover the 1970s, 1980s or 1990s all that well. Nonetheless, what Ebert included was fantastically entertaining & I could easily read twice as many recollections written with his unique flair. Two thumbs up.


Taipei
Taipei
Price: £5.70

3.0 out of 5 stars Zeitgeist-y, 1 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Taipei (Kindle Edition)
While employing an appreciable ability to make uncanny observations about contemporary New York, hipster lifetstyles, Tao Lin's novel drifted too frequently into the inconsequential & was a little trying as a read.


Inherent Vice
Inherent Vice
by Thomas Pynchon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Psychedelic Delight, 1 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Inherent Vice (Paperback)
A good book to read as a Pynchon novice, his renowned intelligent & multifaceted narrative abilities were on show, but not quite to the extent that it became boorish or intimidating. I am thoroughly looking forward to the Paul Thomas Anderson adaptation & hope that the film will be as funny, slick & atmospheric as the novel was.


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