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Peter Kay: Live & Back on Nights [DVD]
Peter Kay: Live & Back on Nights [DVD]
Dvd ~ Peter Kay
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £9.98

24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Extra Behind The Scenes DVD Extra That Isn't An Extra, 22 Nov. 2012
Just watched this, it IS a behind the scenes DVD extra that should have been on last years DVD release. The "55 minutes of new material" is basically ad-libs from the Live show that weren't good enough to be on the Live DVD. The rest of this is just behind the scenes stuff from his tour. Any other comic would have put this as an extra on his previous DVD, but I guess Peter needs the money? Went to see him during the tour and he was amazing, love all his other stuff but this is just a complete rip off. DO NOT BUY!


11.22.63
11.22.63
Price: £4.99

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic King, 20 Nov. 2011
This review is from: 11.22.63 (Kindle Edition)
I've been put off reading any Stephen King recently, because he seems to only be able to write books that are h-u-g-e. This one is no exception, weighing in at over 700 pages, but the concept intrigued me, and we all know that Stephen King can always spin a good yarn. He certainly starts with a bang, with the time travel section starting from the word go; and he writes 50's and early 60's America really well (as we've seen before in various other King works); but you're always getting the idea that meddling with Time Travel isn't good for your health. The sense of dread from the fact that time-doesn't-wan't-to-be-changed builds and builds and the ending is (obviously) on the 22nd November 1963 in Dallas but you genuinely have no idea which way the story is going to end up. Recommended.


One Day
One Day
by David Nicholls
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.84

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea . . . . but . ., 13 Jan. 2011
This review is from: One Day (Paperback)
Can I just start by saying that this type of book (romantic comedy) is not my cup of tea; I'm more of a horror/crime/thriller type person. Whilst certainly not the best book I've ever read, and believe me about a quarter of the way through the book I was contemplating putting it down - days in the lives of two students saying and doing studenty things also not my cup of tea; but after that something changed. I wanted to know how the 2 central characters got on as their lives got more interesting, so did the book. The device of only visiting the characters on One Day every year means that they grow up fast, and move on fast. I read the remainder of the book at quite a pace, there a a few laughs, a few tears, several scenes that most people will recognize from either their own or their friends lives, and now having finished it, I want to read more than just the St Swithin's Days (Of Their Lives), the 2 characters may stay with you long after you have finished the book.


Heartstone (The Shardlake Series)
Heartstone (The Shardlake Series)
by C. J. Sansom
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Gets better and better, 8 Jan. 2011
This is a great read. If you've enjoyed the adventures of the crookback lawyer and his assistant Barak so far, you won't be disappointed. As with every good series, once you get to this stage (5 books in) - you have a vast array of characters popping up who've all had previous dealings with Shardlake from previous episodes and we learn more about them and their relationships with our main character as the story progresses. As with previous entries - Shardlake and Barak head off from London, this time to Portsmouth, and the journey and scenery evokes the period well. The finale (with the Mary Rose) is one of the best in the series too and overall I would say the book is paced very well. Finished it in a couple of days so don't be put off by this slightly lengthier entry in the Shardlake series - it's one of the best.


The Overlook
The Overlook
by Michael Connelly
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as bad as made out here, 20 Aug. 2007
This review is from: The Overlook (Hardcover)
I was really looking forward to this book having read all of the other Bosch books - and I've got to say that I wasn't disappointed. Yes, there is little in the way of character development, but the whole story takes place in 12 hours so it would be hard for any of the characters to flesh out their background info, wouldn't it. This is a pared down Bosch novel, clearly a product of it's serialisation in an American newspaper, but it rips along at such a pace that I didn't care - I didn't have time. The case concerns terrorism and National Security and the writing style reflects the attitude of the FBI involved in the case, everything must be done at 100mph in order to catch the terrorists before they carry out their plan.
Please read this book with an open mind, it is very different from previous Bosch books, and it is not the best in the series, but it does show that there is life in Hieronymous yet.


The Winter of Frankie Machine
The Winter of Frankie Machine
by Don Winslow
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Crime Classic, 4 July 2007
After reading 'The Power Of The Dog', I couldn't wait for another Winslow book - and this one doesn't disapoint. Told mostly in flashback over Frankie Machine's days as a hitman as he tries to figure out why someone is trying to kill him 20 years after he retired from organised crime, this story has major hollywood blockbuster written all over it. No surpise that Robert De Niro has already acquired the rights to the film (in which he will play Machine); and a certain M. Scorcese has signed on to direct. This book reads like Goodfellas, and who knows, may have a film like Goodfellas to go along with it.


Samsung SMS-M200 Speakers For Z5 Series MP3 Players
Samsung SMS-M200 Speakers For Z5 Series MP3 Players

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality at this price, 23 Oct. 2006
Just got these and what a buy! At this price they are an absolute steal. Good looks, lightweight and very powerful sounding for the size of them. Obviously they aren't going to be as your hi-fi speakers, but that's not why you buy them! Plug in your MP3 or laptop and you won't fail to be impressed.


Echo Park
Echo Park
by Michael Connelly
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Cracker, 5 Oct. 2006
This review is from: Echo Park (Hardcover)
This is a very good addition to the series. Harry Bosch is a great character and this does not let the side down at all. A rip-roaring read that I couldn't put down and thoroughly recommend to anyone. Why are there no Harry Bosch movies?????


The Death and Life of Bobby Z
The Death and Life of Bobby Z
by Don Winslow
Edition: Paperback

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breezy, 18 Aug. 2006
This is a very funny thriller. Set your brain aside whilst you ignore the obvious plot holes (Tim looks so much like Bobby Z that even lifelong friends fail to spot the difference, this three time loser is now virtually invincible, etc.) and you will enjoy this fast paced ride with 'the legend' Bobby Z. Perfect holiday read.


Funeral
Funeral
Price: £9.99

7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better Every Time, 21 July 2006
This review is from: Funeral (Audio CD)
Whilst certainly not being an easy listen (there are several bizarre instruments in use), fans of radiohead and super furry animals should find some joy here. This is one of those rare albums where you find something new with every play-through. A real find.


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