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Chimsoc - Small Rectangle - Balloon For Chimney Up To 38cm x 23cm (15"x9")
Chimsoc - Small Rectangle - Balloon For Chimney Up To 38cm x 23cm (15"x9")
Offered by Chimsoc Limited
Price: £17.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Now we are warm and toasty!, 28 Jan. 2014
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Works really well, now our living room is draft free and lovely and warm. Would thoroughly recommend a chimney balloon for anyone who has an open fireplace that isn't constantly in use.


Wired-up HDMI to HDMI Gold Plated Connectors 1.8m Cable v1.3A
Wired-up HDMI to HDMI Gold Plated Connectors 1.8m Cable v1.3A
Offered by memorycapital
Price: £1.38

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value HDMI cables, 21 Jan. 2012
Much cheaper than any other alternatives and at least to my eyes they work just as well. I am not a particular Hi-Fi aficionado, but for my purposes (connecting an upscaling DVD player to a Hi-definition TV) these work and work well. I've never understood how exactly the quality of the cabling is supposed to affect a *digital* signal though....


Chronicles of the Elantra Bundle (Cast in Shadow / Cast in Courtlight / Cast in Secret)
Chronicles of the Elantra Bundle (Cast in Shadow / Cast in Courtlight / Cast in Secret)
Price: £10.19

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value, 15 July 2011
Great value collection of the first 3 Elantra novels - see the individual novels for reviews. The Kindle should feature more of these Collected Editions.


Echoes (Essalieyan Chronicles Book 1)
Echoes (Essalieyan Chronicles Book 1)
Price: £1.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great, atmospheric "short" story, 15 July 2011
Although already available to download from her website, this is the first "short" in a series of back releases by the Michelle West. If you are a fan of her "Sun Sword" and particularly of Kallandras, then this is a must read.


A Galaxy Unknown: (A Galaxy Unknown, Book 1)
A Galaxy Unknown: (A Galaxy Unknown, Book 1)
Price: £2.90

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pulp SF, 1 Mar. 2011
I bought this for my Kindle mostly based on the cheap e-book price (£[] at the time) and, while it did provide good reading for a long plane journey at the price, I would have been very disappointed to have paid full price for it.

The writing is clunky with lots of unnecessary adjectives used to hammer emotional points home rather than implying them, the characters flat (if not one dimensional) and the dialogue truly awful. The plot reads like some adolescent fantasy and some scenes (particularly the captivity S&M scenes) were rather distasteful. There are no real surprises and the novel sticks very much to the conventional "American society writ large" style of things - the author's own description of the novel as a "Space Western" is pretty appropriate. That said, the action moves at a fast pace and will keep the pages turning well into the night. Despite the clunky descriptions it is an easy read.

Not one for anyone looking for mature, well thought-out Science Fiction, but if you're just looking for something to keep your mind occupied for a couple of hours you could do worse. If the price drops on the others in the series I might consider reading them, but otherwise, there are far better books out there to spend your money on.


Grey
Grey

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Compelling but lacks direction, 1 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Grey (Kindle Edition)
Grey paints a picture of a psychedelic cyberpunk future, complete with corrupt corporations, ultra-violence, nihilistic fashions and post-modern techno music. While the world is painted in glowing neon-colours and the descriptions move by at 100mph, the plot feels rather directionless and drab by comparison. Michael, the main character is too spoilt and naive to be truly sympathetic and doesn't really do anything for the entire novel except react (badly) to events.

The novel feels like a satire on the excesses of modern life, but never really picks a true target, opting instead to try and deliver a thrilling roller-coaster ride through this future world. It misses more than it hits but interests enough that I will be watching to see what this author can deliver with his next novel.


Shadow and Betrayal: Book One of The Long Price
Shadow and Betrayal: Book One of The Long Price
Price: £4.31

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poetic and enthralling, 1 Mar. 2011
Well written and thought provoking, this is an amazing debut novel. The author has created a world that you can imagine living in, peopled with characters that have realistic and authentic motivations and reactions. Just with one very important difference in the magic of the Andat. This first volume contains two books, tracking the progress of the main character from boy to young man and maturity. Along the way he will reject godhood, save a people and conquer a kingdom but none in exactly the way you might expect.

It reminded me strongly of Ursula le Guin's Science-Fiction novels - the magic is there not for its own sake, but instead the focus is on people and societies. The pacing is slow, but this has the depth of a true classic.

I can understand where the other reviewers who have given low ratings are coming from - this is not the book to read if you are looking for conventional, action-packed, escapism, but if you are looking for a fantasy novel that unfolds at a slower pace and will challenge your understanding of the genre then there are few better books I could recommend.


PC Magazine
PC Magazine
Price: £0.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Uninteresting and out of date, 25 Nov. 2010
This review is from: PC Magazine (Kindle Edition)
I agree with the other reviewers - the US-centric nature of the magazine grates, and overall, the content is lacking. The reviews don't format very well and really, an article about photo editing software that just lists (and not completely - notable absences include GIMP) the available software? A decent blog article could do better than this.


5 Star Air Duster Can HFC Free Compressed Gas Flammable 400ml (Pack of 4)
5 Star Air Duster Can HFC Free Compressed Gas Flammable 400ml (Pack of 4)
Price: £12.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value, fast delivery, 14 Jan. 2010
4 large cans of compressed air, delivered exactly as promised and do the job perfectly.


Magento 1.3 Theme Design
Magento 1.3 Theme Design
by Richard Carter
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good basic overview on creating a Magento theme, 7 Sept. 2009
This book provides a good basic overview on how Magento Themes work and how to go about creating your first theme. It provides a clear, logical breakdown of how Magento works with Layout, Templates and Stylesheets, better than the designer guide on the Magento connect website.

The only problem is that, while it starts out at almost too basic a level (telling you exactly where to type things, which button to press etc.) it then suddenly jumps to rewriting complex .phtml and .xml files, assuming quite an advanced knowledge of PHP if you really want to do anything yourself - hopefully this gap will be addressed in the next update as Magento guides will always be trying to hit a moving target.

I would recommend this book if you are trying to get to grips with Magento for the first time and already have some grasp of PHP (as otherwise what you will be able to achieve will be rather limited).


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