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Epiphany of the Long Sun: The Second Half of the Book of the Long Sun
Epiphany of the Long Sun: The Second Half of the Book of the Long Sun
by Gene Wolfe
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.95

5.0 out of 5 stars It doesn't get better than this, 23 Feb. 2014
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I have read a LOT of sci-fi and IMO Gene Wolfe's Short and Long sun series are as good as it gets, certainly good as any sci-fi book I have ever read, I enjoyed them more than any other , but thats hard to say possibly as if you are reading a really absorbing, immersively written book then that;s the one you rmemeber best, still, its a long time since I fell into another world so convincingly.

yes some of them require a bit of work or patience on the part of the reader, perhaps this one more than the others but that's a game you realise you have entered into with the writer, he is watching you as you read, or his spirit feels like it might be, it's a little challenge he might have set us, but I love that - sink into it, go along with it, you will be rewarded by being transported to an environment you never want to leave, because as an observer, you are safe.

absolutely loved this (and the rest) and was sad when I had finished them.

I went on to read everything I could find by him after but these are his best


Welcome to Oz 2.0: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop (Voices That Matter)
Welcome to Oz 2.0: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop (Voices That Matter)
by Vincent Versace
Edition: Paperback
Price: £39.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A concept changer, 23 Feb. 2014
I really liked this book not so much for the technique but for the way it makes you think about exactly what it is you want from your image, and how you want to get there

It introduces some concepts that were not new to me , like image maps, but these techniques have a definite place for perfectionists, and it is that which really comes across in his book, this is not just a bunch of conversion techniques , but something to challenge your thinking about how you visualise and how to attain that visualisation, so even if you were familiar with the concept previously the chances are that they were vaguely formed whereas this will cement your understanding and ulimately change the way you go about PP (post processing) It is not so much about how to work the software but more about why you do what you do, and in that, it is a concept changer

It is book for perfectionists, for those that like to build the image up from the ground and who want every detail considered and controlled, it is a far cry for one click wonder plug-ins.

For me the techniques are more work than I want to do, but I'm lazy, yet I still got quite a bit from this book in tersm of how I see and image and what I expect from it, and what tools and techniques are available if I am prepared to make the efforrt

His second book from Oz to kansas is more of the same (which is generally a good thing) and I have a review about it elsewhere.. In some ways I found this book easier to read but perhaps that is simply that the other is very involved indeed

anyway - bottom line, I would recommend this book


Philips HR1861 Whole Fruit Juicer - Aluminium
Philips HR1861 Whole Fruit Juicer - Aluminium

3.0 out of 5 stars worked ok then died, 15 Feb. 2014
When I first got this I used it regularily for a couple of weeks , stopped for a year , got it out again for another couple of weeks , put it away, got it out again for another couple of weeks and so in total it hasn't had that much use, yet just got it out again today and... it's dead. Managed two juicings dya before and yesterday, then today nothing. No warning, no noise, nothing. Dead. Dodo like. Python Parrot like.

It worked well when it was working but Considering how little use Ive had out of it overall Im not impressed that it has just died

For the price I paid (over £100) it's not robust enough IMO. compared to my magimix that I have had to over ten yrs and used regularily it's a flimsy bit of overpriced kit


Humax HDR-2000T 500GB Freeview HD Digital TV Recorder
Humax HDR-2000T 500GB Freeview HD Digital TV Recorder
Price: £159.00

2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Menu written by confused hamsters, 14 Feb. 2014
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I have decided to précis my previous review - although it went into more detail the bottom line is very easy to state:

The interface is unintuitive and laggs a very long way behind products made by others (Apple for example)

I'm not sure whether the remote works properly as the light on the device stays red sometimes when it is in fact on, but as it takes so long to come on it is impossible to tell whether it will or not unless you simply wait. This is typical of the confusing and unintuitive way this thing is organised.

For example if you want to cancel a recording you cannot do so, while in any of the menues only if watching the recorded channel in full screen. Only then. Bonkers

i.e. the interface is about ten years out of date:

- sorry but it is - NO REALLY- IT IS!

every device I have had to date I haven't had to read the manual. A few mnutes messing about and normally you get it - not with this useless thing - we're still finding it utterly unintuitive weeks later with it, even after reading the manual! (same a year later)

yes it does offer options -sometimes- but there are occasions when it doesnt and then you have to go through all the options to find what you want - i.e. unintuitive - sorry if you disagree but that IS my experience of it.

Bottom line: this is simply not an intuitive device to use| I'm happy that others find it easy but my opinion is that it is a badly laid out operating system

EDIT: after using it for a good time now I can categorically state THE WAY THIS THING WORKS IS CUMBERSOME AND COUNTERINTUITIVE, in fact some of the controls just defy common sense

yes you can learn how to make it work for you , but it is a very badly thought out system, there are many products out there that do it MUCH better AND having spoken to others I know that actually own it, (three of them software writers) they concur enthusiastically with me, so 'm not alone in thinking the software is cumbersome and counterintuitive, it is. (Unless you've never heard of Apple or never used anything else better, as you might suppose from the lack of support for this review) ;)

- plenty of people don't like my review it seems, well, that's fine, go ahead and buy it, but don't blame me when you feel like throwing the remote at it.
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Select your Remedy
Select your Remedy
by Rai Bahadur Bishamber Das
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best first aid/accident /ailments type book for first and second years students, 1 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Select your Remedy (Hardcover)
When studying homeopathy I found this book absolutely indispensable for my family as I struggled to find the right remedy , invariably in the middle of the night whilst half asleep!

It manages to be comprehensive enough to cover most common situations, yet simple enough to get to grips with quickly

Thus I would recommend it to all first and probably second year students of homeopathy, it is a lot easier than Lilienthal ( who is nonetheless essential for later years of study) - it is certainly also useful for patients and parents looking to broaden their prescribing understanding as it has more depth than the other two essential primers:

Dorothy Shephards First aid/accidents/ailments book
and
Gibson's First Aid Homoeopathy in Accidents and Ailments


First Aid Homoeopathy in Accidents and Ailments
First Aid Homoeopathy in Accidents and Ailments
by D.M. Gibson
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars One of this e MUST HAVE books, 1 Jan. 2014
One of the most comprehensive and well laid out books on how to use Homeopathy at home. Personally I think tis particular little book should be handed out free at all doctors - it is so easy to muse and understand - - it would make their lives and that of their patients a lot easier!


A Physician's Posy : Forword By Cyril Scott
A Physician's Posy : Forword By Cyril Scott

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book!, 1 Jan. 2014
The author just has a way with writing that makes it a real pleasure to read, in fact tis book would be a good read even if you weren't particularly interested in the subject matter

As it is she gives great examples from her own experience as a doctor that you find you are learning without trying

Highly recommended


A physician's Posy
A physician's Posy
by Dorothy Shepherd
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book!, 1 Jan. 2014
This review is from: A physician's Posy (Hardcover)
The author just has a way with writing that makes it a real pleasure to read, in fact tis book would be a good read even if you weren't particularly interested in the subject matter

As it is she gives great examples from her own experience as a doctor that you find you are learning without trying

Highly recommended

Im guessing it is out of print as it is a bit expensive compared to when I bought it 20 yrs ago :(


A Physician`s Posy
A Physician`s Posy
by Dorothy Shepherd
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant bok!, 1 Jan. 2014
This review is from: A Physician`s Posy (Hardcover)
The author just has a way with writing that makes it a real pleasure to read, in fact tis book would be a good read even if you weren't particularly interested in the subject matter

As it is she gives great examples from her own experience as a doctor that you find you are learning without trying

Highly recommended


A Physician's Posy
A Physician's Posy
by Dr Dorothy Shepherd
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So enjoyable for all to read yet also Very informative, 1 Jan. 2014
This review is from: A Physician's Posy (Paperback)
The author just has a way with writing that makes it a real pleasure to read, in fact tis book would be a good read even if you weren't particularly interested in the subject matter

As it is she gives great examples from her own experience as a doctor that you find you are learning without trying

Highly recommended

PS: tis particular edition seems overpriced to me, much cheaper editions are also available on Amazon


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