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Good Omens
Good Omens
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5.0 out of 5 stars Douglas Adams called. He wants his jokes back., 10 Feb. 2017
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Not as funny as hhgttg. Not 10% as funny. But I somehow like these sort of books.

I like them more when I finish them.


Stories of Your Life: And Others
Stories of Your Life: And Others
by Ted Chiang
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 8 Dec. 2016
Every story has a good idea but in only one is this really pulled out into an interesting tale. The others fail to satisfy.


TRAINING FOR THE CROSSFIT GAMES: A Year of Programming used to train Julie Foucher, The 2nd Fittest Woman on Earth, CrossFit Games 2012
TRAINING FOR THE CROSSFIT GAMES: A Year of Programming used to train Julie Foucher, The 2nd Fittest Woman on Earth, CrossFit Games 2012

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the title!, 25 July 2014
It's like an Alan Parteidge joke. Train like the SECOND fittest woman!


The Tour: The Legend of the Race (Tour de France) [Blu-ray] [2013]
The Tour: The Legend of the Race (Tour de France) [Blu-ray] [2013]
Dvd ~ Jean-Christophe Rosé
Offered by Sound and Vision
Price: £15.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant if brief history, 7 July 2013
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To be fair it is not really possible to do an in-depth review of 100 years in a documentary but this is an enjoyable review. It's amazing to see the bikes and roads that the competitors were on pre-WW2. Only thing wrong with it is it stops before Wiggo then adds on a short and shallow commentary in a separate little doco on his victory. But all in all a great addition to the library of any TdF fan.


Swim, Bike, Run: Our Triathlon Story
Swim, Bike, Run: Our Triathlon Story
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 7 July 2013
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Most interesting aspect of this book is the difference between the two brothers' attitudes and especially their attitudes towards each other. There are a couple of very "raw" sections in here.


A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
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16 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring, 7 July 2013
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I can't get into this. The friend I most admire said he had read all these books & that they are great. "The political intrigue" he said. Well I cannot get into this. I must be about half way through and just don't care what is going on. I don't normally write reviews until I have finished the book but Amazon prompted me for a review which suggests I should have read it by now. Maybe I am being unfair (in which case I will amend this) but this is so hard going I don't know whether I will finish it.

Other than one event it is taking a looong time for anything to happen and I really don't enjoy description of wedding nights where the bride is 13.
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Running For The Hansons: An Insider's Account of The Brooks-Sponsored Marathon Training Group Made Famous by Olympian Brian Sell
Running For The Hansons: An Insider's Account of The Brooks-Sponsored Marathon Training Group Made Famous by Olympian Brian Sell
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 15 Mar. 2013
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Fantastic inside view of elite level running. Shows the pain, suffering and misery these guys go through to be the best but also the good times they have. Top runners are just like the rest of us - just much faster! (and much more disciplined, although Sage's diet could do with some work and he eats a lot of meat for a veggie)


Sennheiser 502542 PMX 80 Sport II Sport Headphones
Sennheiser 502542 PMX 80 Sport II Sport Headphones

5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 15 Mar. 2013
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Had a pair for years which finally broke. These are new version. Are the business for running. Buy them now!


How to be Idle
How to be Idle
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not idle, just boring, 22 Feb. 2013
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Any book which has more quotes from others than original text is effectively plagiarism. I get the joke, that the author of a book called "how to be idle" is too idle to put much effort into writing the book but that doesn't mean it is a good book. I assumed this would either be funny or have some real ideas on how to mix idleness with effectiveness but sadly it has neither.


Can't Sleep, Can't Train, Can't Stop: More Misadventures in Triathlon
Can't Sleep, Can't Train, Can't Stop: More Misadventures in Triathlon
by Andy Holgate
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

6 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stick with the first book, 15 Feb. 2013
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First book was great - funny, told a story.

But this one doesn't tell a story. Rather it is a collection of stories of things that happened to happen to one person. There isn't anything that binds the chapters together. Can't understand that anyone finds this interesting other than those who know the author or are mentioned in the book.


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