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The Explorer
The Explorer
by James Smythe
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A giant in his field., 10 Dec. 2015
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This review is from: The Explorer (Hardcover)
Magic science fiction. Stands head and shoulders above other books.


The Rock and the River (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent)
The Rock and the River (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent)
Price: £4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Panthers!, 24 Jun. 2015
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1968, Chicago. Thirteen year old Sam is the son of a prominent civil rights activist, a protegée of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but the Black Panthers have come to town; his older brother Stick believes in their message.

What’s amazing about this book is how it does not fulfil expectations: Hollywood will never pick up this script, because it doesn’t portray anyone as right, wrong, good, or evil. There are complex choices to be made, as in life, and their effects will be measured in human souls and blood. Buy it for a young person. Read it.


The Lie Tree
The Lie Tree
by Frances Hardinge
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 24 Jun. 2015
This review is from: The Lie Tree (Paperback)
In Victorian England, a famous Reverend scientist has secrets, and a personal shame. He has a series of sickly sons, most of whom have died, and the last of whom is writing left-handed. He is driven away from his home by scandal. His daughter, Faith, remains steadfast despite any evidence she has against him. She is his true daughter, clever and quick-witted and interested in science and used poorly, again and again.

This Faith’s story of discovery of her own strength and what it means to be a modern woman; it is heartbreaking, true and absolutely wonderful in its awfulness.


Delete: Volume 3 (Shifter Series)
Delete: Volume 3 (Shifter Series)
Price: £4.55

5.0 out of 5 stars but I enjoyed this very much, 27 May 2015
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These books shouldn't be my thing, but I enjoyed this very much. The first two were enjoyable in the way that you could watch the craft of the writer evolve – the second book just felt more polished than the first – and Curran's Glaze is a triumph, but this took me by surprise.

The second in this series ended on a major cliffhanger – something that, given the central conceit of the plot, should have been straightforward to sort, but Curran is never one to take the easy way out: this book is good, and makes the series excellent, rather than enjoyable.


All That Outer Space Allows: Volume 4 (Apollo Quartet)
All That Outer Space Allows: Volume 4 (Apollo Quartet)
by Ian Sales
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars and the final book is brilliant. You should read the first three first, 27 May 2015
Ian Sales has finished his Apollo Quartet, and the final book is brilliant. You should read the first three first, as they will loop you into this series of worlds all linked by the Apollo programme, all four obsessively researched, in very slightly alternate histories.

The fourth book focusses on the wife of an astronaut going into space, and she has, as a shameful – to him – secret: she is a science fiction writer. The book is gorgeous, a bit longer than the novella-length of the other three – fulfilling this conceptual series, and serving as an exquisite capstone to the quartet.


A Pretty Mouth
A Pretty Mouth
Price: £5.16

5.0 out of 5 stars Bonkerstacular, 5 Jan. 2015
This review is from: A Pretty Mouth (Kindle Edition)
A Pretty Mouth is a stylistic tour-de-force through Lovecraftish horror (without all that annoying rascism and sexism) and Georgian, Edwardian, and Victorian styles. It’s also really damn good. The collection begins with a Wodehouse mash-up that would have Sir Pelham spitting tentacles from his grave. Jeeves goes… I can’t even explain it. The entire collection is layered with the metaphysical, each new story bringing a different, excellent stylistic variation, stepping a bit further back into Calipash history, explaining bits of the prior story. Even the author’s notes leave doubt as to what’s real and what’s not. Go buy this book.


Grunwerg Double-wall Straight Sided Cafetiere, 6 Cup
Grunwerg Double-wall Straight Sided Cafetiere, 6 Cup
Offered by Cutting Edge Retail
Price: £17.87

4.0 out of 5 stars word., 20 July 2014
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a) impossible to break.
b) keeps coffee warm for a good hour or so.
c) Excellent!


Thunderbolt Port Mini Displayport To VGA Display Port Adapter Cable for Apple Mac Macbook Pro Air iMac
Thunderbolt Port Mini Displayport To VGA Display Port Adapter Cable for Apple Mac Macbook Pro Air iMac
Offered by GoldenSwing
Price: £5.99

1.0 out of 5 stars dodgy., 20 July 2014
Ordered three. One DOA, one broke within 24 hours, one broke within a week.


Verdigris Deep
Verdigris Deep
Price: £4.74

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Secret author - time to go big, 20 July 2014
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The secret author Frances Hardinge has hit it again. How is this woman who’s written these astounding Weird books for kids(ish) keep going unnoticed? Three children steal coins from a wishing well so they can get home on time. These children are all going through normal coming-of-age problems, but they’re about to get a whole host of others. Dark. Disturbing. Terrifying and emotional and gripping. Hardinge’s dizzying imagination unfolds a deep, dark mystery inside the wishing well and inside the wounded heart of a child. The sort of book you want to read late with a torch under the covers.


Knog Blinder Rear LED - Silver
Knog Blinder Rear LED - Silver
Price: £16.32

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Would prefer a refund, 20 July 2014
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Unfortunately, I've had two of these - shoudl be brilliant, but the rubber wears away quickly and easily. Amazon at least keep replacing them.
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