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Changer (KESTREL Book 1)
Changer (KESTREL Book 1)
Price: £2.08

4.0 out of 5 stars Good pace, interesting concept, fun to read, 7 July 2016
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Definitely a fun read with a fast pace. It kept me reading and I couldn't put it down. Main criticisms are it was a little bit predictable towards the end, there's room for more character development (which will hopefully come in future books) and villains are a bit stereotyped (although maybe that's just the style). But I still thoroughly enjoyed and look forward to the next one.


Magician (The Riftwar Saga, Book 1)
Magician (The Riftwar Saga, Book 1)
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 Aug. 2015
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Fantastic pacing, lovable characters and epic scale and setting. One of my favourite fantasy novels.


Paths of Alir (A Pattern of Shadow & Light Book 3)
Paths of Alir (A Pattern of Shadow & Light Book 3)
Price: £4.16

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 9 Nov. 2014
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Couldn't put it down.


Night's Master (Tales of the Flat Earth Book 1)
Night's Master (Tales of the Flat Earth Book 1)

5.0 out of 5 stars A twisted set of interlinked fairytales of cruel demons, 13 May 2014
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A wonderfully written dark set of stories of Azhrarn, Lord of Darkness and Prince of Demons and his cruel meddling in the lives of mankind. The way the stories weave from one into the next and the harsh realities of this almost-mythological world draw you in and keep you reading.


Tau Zero (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Tau Zero (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
by Poul Anderson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars But a speck in the distance..., 1 April 2012
This book explores the twin paradox and the related psychological and philosophical questions a faster than light journey raises:

- What would you do knowing you will never see your family again? What about your species?
- What if you were all that was left of humanity?
- In a galaxy or family of galaxies completely alien to you?
- Will you ever find a home? Will anything you find ever feel like home?
- How will you live in a ship with no prospect of a future, a family, a lineage?

However, the main draw of the book is the sheer scope of the journey, the timescales and distances involved. One is forced to think of their own lifetime as just a speck compared to the lifespan of the universe. The journey boggles the mind and in the end it reaches a very natural and satisfying climax.

The only minor annoyances are that many philosophical questions are touched on but not delved deeply into, sometimes leaving the readers journey through the book as ethereal as the journey of the Leonara Christine. Also, a lot of assumptions are made (necessarily!) about how such a futuristic society works (politics, relationships etc) which don't seem fully justified and are a little n‚ive. This breaks the fourth wall a little sometimes, but is easily forgiven.

However, unencumbered by over-thinking, the journey is a thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking ride from start to finish.


The Comparative Method: Moving Beyond Qualitative and Quantitative Strategies
The Comparative Method: Moving Beyond Qualitative and Quantitative Strategies
by Ragin
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for historical perspective., 2 Oct. 2010
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Ragin's first book on QCA and his comparative method is interesting for its introduction of the topic and the ideas presented, but given the age of the work and the books he has published since, it is certainly not the best introduction to the topic, or the most comprehensive (it certainly won't mention any of the other similar techniques such as fsQCA).

If one is looking for an introduction to the area and wishes to read Ragin's original ideas, without the potential advertisements for his new fsQCA technique, then this is the book for you. On the other hand, Configurational Comparative Methods: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Related Techniques gives a nice overview of various methods and covers, in a more succinct way, the crisp-set QCA method while making it much clearer and better defined.


GeeBee Ultimo Sports Mp3 armband Sportsband (Black) - for large mp3 players IPod Video / 4G / Photo / 3G
GeeBee Ultimo Sports Mp3 armband Sportsband (Black) - for large mp3 players IPod Video / 4G / Photo / 3G
Offered by Tuff-Luv
Price: £4.99

3.0 out of 5 stars OK but not ideal., 2 Oct. 2010
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While the product is as described, I find it hard to attach without it falling off. Also if one wishes to access the phone to turn on GPS running software, it becomes difficult to easily do this without adding almost a minute to your time. Also, it takes a little while to put the phone snuggly in its pouch and it is incredibly difficult to operate a touchscreen through the material.

All in all, it works, but it wasn't ideal for me.


Fm Transmitter Car Kit Charger Radio For iPhone 4 Ipod
Fm Transmitter Car Kit Charger Radio For iPhone 4 Ipod

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good for a low price!, 2 Oct. 2010
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I bought this with reservations thinking that the low price point would mean a poor device, but I was pleasantly surprised :).

It allows you to tune it to any frequency you like and will remember this frequency across uses (even if you unplug it). The sound quality is fairly clear, although obviously this will depend on the frequency you choose and outside interference (works well for me). It chargers my iPhone nicely and it holds it fairly well, although you should make sure it is secured tightly by the clamps to prevent the music player falling out.

I didn't find the remote control very useful in the car, but perhaps for someone with a different placement it'd be more useful.

All in all, a good product that certainly works well and is perfectly as described and outperforms other more expensive products. I'm very happy with it!


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