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Fire TV Stick
Fire TV Stick
Price: £35.00

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter rubbish, 19 April 2015
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This review is from: Fire TV Stick (Electronics)
This is basically a good idea let down by a very poor implementation. Avoid like the plague. It will not work and seems designed to get you to part wth the cost of Amazon Prime.

Amazon needs to be very careful as, of late, all their publicity is largely negative. At some point this is going to cost them in terms of reputation and brand image. The Fire TV that simply does not work adds to this.

Avoid, do not go near.


Resurrection - Season 1 [DVD]
Resurrection - Season 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Landon Gimenez
Price: £12.71

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth it, 1 April 2015
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An overlooked show with a strange feeling of another great classic. The other classic that is also massively underrated - Jericho.

I suppose it is because both are largely confined to a single small town and there are many others similarities.

Well worth watching even if you have seen similar shows.


Guardians of the Galaxy [DVD] [2014]
Guardians of the Galaxy [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Chris Pratt
Price: £10.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the sum parts, 29 Mar. 2015
Ok I will be perfectly honest here - I really wanted to hate this film - as in Howard the Duck hate it.

However, it is done so well and with so much enthusiasm and sheer verve that it is really hard to do anything other than love it. The characters are great and the script is full of throw away one liners.

Basically it is about a bunch of characters who do not work on their own. However, when they come together the chemistry is right and the film is actually about friendship.

Throw in a great soundtrack and good action and it is actually a lot better than the sum parts.

If or does not make you smile then you have a problem.


Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will
Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will
by Judith Schalansky
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £22.40

4.0 out of 5 stars Utterly infuriating, 18 Mar. 2015
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This is an utterly infuriating book - but in a good way. It leaves you wanting to know more, so much more and in fact I defy you to read it without the need to go to the internet to find out more about the subjects - the islands.

You may not agree with the author's choices and there are probably better and more remote islands perhaps being saved for a volume 2. The prose alongside each map is at times obscure and leaves you wanting to research that as much as the maps. It certainly suffers from translation from the original language (German) hence only 4 stars. However, once picked up (and providing you have good internet access) this book will take you to places you did not know existed and worlds beyond. You will certainly not be disappointed unless you lack imagination.


100 x Coloured Paper Air Rifle Airgun Targets Shooting Airsoft Hunting 14x14cm
100 x Coloured Paper Air Rifle Airgun Targets Shooting Airsoft Hunting 14x14cm
Offered by MR SERVICES PACKAGING-AIR RIFLE SUPPLIES
Price: £0.01

2.0 out of 5 stars Paper targets, 7 Feb. 2015
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Paper targets as advertised and thin paper at that. Ok for indoor use but useless outside.

Go for card at not much more money.


Red Mars
Red Mars
by Kim Stanley Robinson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Badly dated, 7 Jan. 2015
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This review is from: Red Mars (Paperback)
Science fiction is often written as little more than an extrapolation of the present which sometimes works. Unfortunately this one doses not. The emphasis of the American system versus the Soviet one is dated and annoying and detracts for the fairly thin story. It is far less about the conquering and colonisation of Mars than the politics of the 70s. There are some extremely annoying characters and it is not particularly well written or engaging. I was really looking forward to reading this book but was ultimately very disappointed.


MARSBOUND
MARSBOUND
by Joe Haldeman
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Binbound, 2 Jan. 2015
This review is from: MARSBOUND (Hardcover)
Very poor stuff and the fact that Haldemen followed it up with 2 others to make up a trilogy is all the more surprising. It would appear to be written for juveniles but I doubt that was the intent.

I managed to stick with it to the end but could not wait for it to come quick enough.


Stalingrad [DVD] [1994]
Stalingrad [DVD] [1994]
Dvd ~ Dominique Horwitz
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £3.17

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A horror film, 21 Dec. 2014
This review is from: Stalingrad [DVD] [1994] (DVD)
I have just put a copy in the bin and quite frankly I feel sorry for the poor bin for having to put up with this rubbish.

Dreadful.


Justified - Season 5 [DVD]
Justified - Season 5 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Timothy Olyphant
Price: £17.06

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to full strength, 19 Dec. 2014
This review is from: Justified - Season 5 [DVD] (DVD)
Back to full strength after the slight dip in Season 4. Season 5 stands alone as one of the best and gets back to its roots. Olyphant and Goggins continue to shine and the scenes where they are on screen together are the highlights.

The Miami mob are not particulary effective except as backdrops to the main story.

Season 5 leaves us with little doubt that Season 6 is the last being planned. In many ways that is a great shame for a series which has been so consistently top drawer if somewhat undersold.

In conclusion - go for it - you will not be disappointed but start at Season 1. There are some excellent value box sets to get you up to Season 5.


Post-It 680-23 - Standard Index 25mm Bright Blue
Post-It 680-23 - Standard Index 25mm Bright Blue
Offered by IvoryEgg
Price: £30.65

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How much! Is someone having a laugh?, 23 Oct. 2014
How much! Is someone having a laugh?


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