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The Killing Season
The Killing Season
by Mason Cross
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mason Cross is Lee's Child..., 19 May 2015
This review is from: The Killing Season (Paperback)
My kind of book (Lee Child), that's exactly what it is.
It is a standard police procedural thriller with a mystery stranger thrown into the mix. Caleb Wardell a serial killer sniper escapes on his way to death row. Carter Blake (not his real name) is contracted by the FBI (yeah, it's absurd - the most creative law enforcement agency in the world needs help from an outsider) and Banner (FBI) proceed to track him down. Inevitably at the end all three meet and draw the story to its first conclusion...completely changing Caleb Wardell's identity. Caleb Wardell kills people he doesn't take hostages or that's how he is portrayed for the first 300 pages. The second conclusion was signposted midway through the story and disappointing.

The story started with promise, drifted in the middle and became predictable towards the end. The writing was good, the idea while not original was interesting and fast paced.
While not for me I wish the author success with his follow up.


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Minion Mens Black L
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5.0 out of 5 stars Merry Xmas, 22 Dec. 2014
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Jumper arrived within time and is exactly as advertised. Very good fit, excellent quality and very warm A big hit with everyone who sees it.


Sony Xperia Z3 Compact - Premium Leather Wallet Flip Case Cover Pouch + Screen Protector With Microfibre Polishing Cloth + Touch Screen Stylus Pen By CCUK
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact - Premium Leather Wallet Flip Case Cover Pouch + Screen Protector With Microfibre Polishing Cloth + Touch Screen Stylus Pen By CCUK
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent..., 9 Nov. 2014
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Fits perfect, very stylish and offers maximum protection. Magnetic fastener which makes it so easy to open and close. Great price and delivered quickly.


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'RETRO CAMPERVAN' (M) Neoprene Case for SONY XPERIA Z3 COMPACT - Shock and Water Resistant Rubber Pouch Cover Protector - Fast Ship - UK (Black)
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Price: £2.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 24 Oct. 2014
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A fun design that's well presented, fits the phone perfectly and offers excellent protection...well done.


SHUKAN FASHIONS - NEW STAMFORD HEXAGONAL 20 PACK GREEN TEA INCENSE STICKS FREE UK DELIVERY
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Price: £1.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, 1 May 2014
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Strong aroma but not overpowering, each one lasts for about an hour. Excellent value for money. I buy regularly from the supplier.


The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor, Part One
The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor, Part One
by Robert Kirkman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't be fooled..., 10 Oct. 2013
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I haven't read the book yet, I received it today...I am writing the review to inform other readers that the book advertised is not this one, it is part of it.
When I pre-ordered it stated 345 pages - The Fall of the Governor. This book is 245 pages long and now titled - The Fall of the Governor PART ONE....Perhaps the creators realised at the last minute that we (the readers) would discover the fate of The Governor before Season 4 started or maybe they think we are a bunch of zombies and won't notice the rip off...

Appalling treatment of fans...As for Amazon, they notified me on Wednesday that the original pre-order had been dispatched...Customer service here I come...
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Apocalypse of the Dead
Apocalypse of the Dead
by Joe McKinny
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Getting better..., 24 Sept. 2013
The action was frantic from the start and introduced some interesting and complex characters. The story had a strong religious theme with a preacher (Jasper) who was able to walk among the dead without threat, he was also able to arrange transport, building supplies etc in a world that was devastated. He was unconvincing - he had a strong cult following and they set up a village away from the cities. My favourite character Michael Barnes was strong, ruthless and efficient. Nate was immune to a zombie bite and cast as a possible cure for the infection. Ed and Billy's relationship was a highlight of the story.

Several groups make their way to the safety of the Grasslands, each progressing through a series of near misses and losses. Some of the coincidences in the story were less believable than a Zombie Apocalypse but I'll let the reader work those out.

Without trying to spoil the book, the last 100 pages were a let down. Michael Barnes who struck me as independent and sceptical was brainwashed in a sentence. It sort of lost its way a bit.

Overall it was better than Dead City and hopefully Flesheaters will improve the story again. Not great but not bad either.


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Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Quality, no difference - Price, big difference..., 13 Sept. 2013
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The price attracted me to this product...it looks and prints exactly the same as the branded and much more expensive one. I just put it in and it worked straight away. The printing quality is excellent once it settles in after a couple of prints. I will definitely buy again. Also very quick service.


Skyfall [DVD]
Skyfall [DVD]
Dvd ~ Daniel Craig
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Price: £7.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where's the Oscar?, 25 Feb. 2013
This review is from: Skyfall [DVD] (DVD)
I watched this movie at the cinema and thought it was good but it seemed distant from the previous two. I watched it again on DVD and without doubt it is the best Bond movie - the acting is superb.

Craig is intense, Dench is detached and Bardem is casual as the villain - all three should be walking away with Oscars. Fiennes, Harris and Finney add extra quality in their cameos.

The story is about M's past returning to haunt her in the shape of arch villain Silva and Bond returning from the dead.

The action is intense, the dialogue sharp and the music atmospheric.

If there was ever a doubt about the Bond franchise - Skyfall puts an end to all doubts.

Watch it, enjoy it and a few days later start the process all over.


The Summer Guest
The Summer Guest
by Justin Cronin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.75

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Thoughtful Read..., 11 Feb. 2013
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This review is from: The Summer Guest (Paperback)
The Summer Guest is not a book I would normally read but I wanted to get a feel for Justin Cronin's writing before I tackle The Passage. I also found the synopsis on the back cover interesting.

*No Spoilers*

The story focuses on a group of people who have a strong attachment to a summer retreat. Joe and Lucy are married, Kate is their daughter, Jordan is the help who is also in love with Kate and then you have Harry. The story is quite pedestrian in the respect it is told with a great deal of precision but never getting out of first gear. It is told from the present day to flashbacks of when all the characters were younger.

It is essentially a love story spread across about three decades (although the story stretches much further) from Joe's birth to the birth of Kate's daughter. It is very much a story of compassion, warmth, loyalty and a special bond between father and daughter.

The dialogue between characters is excellent.

There is a twist but if you follow the story close it becomes apparent halfway through. I don't remember a sentence of bad feeling through the story.

I would have given five stars but for the pace of the storytelling. It is a book that needs perseverance but it is well worth it in the end, that is from a father's point of view.


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