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The Holy Thief (The Korolev Series)
The Holy Thief (The Korolev Series)
by William Ryan
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read..., 28 Feb. 2011
I read this book, which isn't in one of my usual favourite genres, after a friend bombarded me with 240,000,000 emails insisting that I do so. I am glad that I did. It's a cracking read and I will certainly be looking out for more books by this author in this setting.
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Bridging the Culture Gap: A Practical Guide to International Business Communication
Bridging the Culture Gap: A Practical Guide to International Business Communication
by Penny Carté
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An extremely valuable work on business relationships, 18 May 2004
I got this book after seeing it reviewed in the Sunday edition of the London Times and I have read it through in two days. It is an absolutely invaluable source of information on how to deal with your foriegn business associates but it is also a very interesting read. Even if you do not often deal with business people from other countries you will nevertheless gain a great deal from this book.


Digital Video Essentials [DVD]
Digital Video Essentials [DVD]
Dvd ~ Artist Not Provided

25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful but oh so cheesy..., 22 Mar. 2004
The disc is undeniably useful - the test tones and patterns are great. But speaking as someone who makes DVDs for a living I have to say the production of the disc is woeful - the menus are uninspiring and counter-intuitive and the voiceovers are incredibly cheesy.
But if you can get past those issues this disc will certainly help you set up your system.


Lest Darkness Fall
Lest Darkness Fall
by L. Sprague de Camp
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful sci-fi, 5 Nov. 2003
My absolute favourite of L. Sprague de Camp's books. The modern hero finds himself (never mind how!) transported back into Roman times and the book deals with his attempts to cope. He introduces many innovations into that society (telegraphs, double-entry bookkeeping) and eventually becomes a very big wheel in his new milieu.
Well-written and nicely thought out the book cannot fail to satisfy those who have even a passing interest in this sort of 'what if?' fiction.


Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television
Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television
by Jerry Mander
Edition: Paperback

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting..., 5 Nov. 2003
This book sets out with very laudable aims and, in providing four different arguments, is pretty much guaranteed to hit home with every reader. Even if you can ignore the slightly more 'new-age' arguments (well, it was written in the 70's) the more technical ones will serve to convince you of the truth of Mander's point.
It is very US-centric and because of it's age can seem a bit out of touch. In many ways though that only serves to increase its impact as we see where the evolution of TV has taken it since the book was written.
In short an interesting read and well worth dipping into...


Songs for the Deaf [CD & DVD Set]
Songs for the Deaf [CD & DVD Set]
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.95

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More of the same... Brilliant!, 28 Aug. 2002
This record doesn't exactly break new ground musically but what it does do is confirm Queens of the Stone Age as the best hard rock band currently riffing. Josh Homme and Nick Olivieri continue to rope in their mates to help out - with Dave Grohl on drums and Mark Lanegan on vocals they're becoming a rock supergroup. All they need is Geezer Butler on bass and they'd be sorted.
Stand out songs include 'The Sky is Fallin'', 'Hangin' Tree' and 'Gonna Leave You' but every song on the disc is an absolute belter. Also on the limited issue is the UK bonus track, taken from their 'Rated R' album, 'The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret' which is one of the best rock tracks ever.
The accompanying DVD is quite good too, although, for me, the songs from the Troubadour don't quite catch the fire of their recent gigs in London which blew the roof off the Astoria.
In short, this disc is a must have...


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