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Under the Dome
Under the Dome
by Stephen King
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.48

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Would've been five, but for the ending., 24 April 2012
This review is from: Under the Dome (Paperback)
You know that phrase "the chase is better than the catch", and how it means that the build up to something can be better than the thing itself? well that's the kind of situation we have with the ending here. It does draw things to closure, but it does so in such a way as to render irrelevant virtually everything that happened prior to it. It's a shame on a magnitude incomprehensible to anyone who hasn't seen robocop 2, because everything that leads up to to it clearly demonstrates why Stephen king is amongst the greatest storytellers the world has ever seen. The characters - especially big Jim Rennie (the main bad guy, and the biggest git since stalin hid the teabags)- are fantastically realised, the narrative goes like a train, and King does an excellent job of managing such a large and potentially confusing cast. It's awesome. Which is why it's such a shame that it all ends so poorly, and after hundreds of pages of breathtakingly speedy, utterly gripping fiction, it's genuinely gutting to find that it all winds down in such a disappointing fashion. Overall? could've been better, but that shouldn't stop you buying this -7/8ths of this book are fantastic - but man, i can't get over that ending.

Zombie Flesh Eaters Boxset [DVD]
Zombie Flesh Eaters Boxset [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tisa Farrow
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £18.79

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Undead goodness., 3 April 2012
Now, this right here is what is known as a "mixed bag". On the one hand you have zombie flesh eaters (total classic, showing its age a little, but if you're remotely into video nasties or zombie flicks you should cherish it like your firstborn, except with more love.), but on the other hand, you have zombie flesh eaters three, which is the worst film ever made, and can be rightfully considered a crime against mankind. The other two films fit somewhere in the middle. Zombie Holocaust is campy and grisly enough to be a good laugh, but has a bewildering lack of zombies in it - loads of cannibals, but not many zombies. Where are they? Do zombies have biscuit breaks? To be fair that's really just nitpicking though - it's a fun film with some great gore and you'll recognise a few of the actors from the infinitely superior zombie flesh eaters. Zombie Flesh Eaters two on the other hand is a bit of an anomaly. Depending on where you stand on the whole "so good it's bad" approach to films, you'll either want to make passionate love to the disk or people's elbow drop yourself in the face like the Rock self harming. It's a horrendous mess of atrocious acting, the least scary soundtrack known to man, rubbish zombies, crap dialogue, something that could be a plot if it made sense, and what i am forced to assume is kung fu fighting (seriously, these zombies are spry, rigor mortis being what it is and all). I personally think it's the most unintentionally hysterical film of all time, only improved by good friends and beers, but if you're more in favour of the serious side of zombie cinema, you won't regard it as such an unintentional masterpiece. All in all, if i lost this, i'd rebuy it in a second, if only for three of the four films on offer. It showcases a variety of what makes zombies so great, from the serious, genuinely creepy zombie flesh eaters, to the campy hilarity of its sequel, to the crossover potential with other nasties. Give it a go, you'll find at least something to love here.

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