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Sex, Drugs and Salsa: Three Wild Years in Colombia
Sex, Drugs and Salsa: Three Wild Years in Colombia
Price: £2.40

3.0 out of 5 stars Nicely written, but too brief and shallow, 5 July 2013
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It is not a badly written book for an amateur. There are some funny things about Colombian dating culture, and the poverty. But there truely is little depth and things are skipped over and passed off far too quickly. There are some profound moments, but they are too and far between. Luckily it was cheap enough. Any more than 77p would have left me feeling a bit annoyed.


Break Her
Break Her
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very well written and thought provoking, 21 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: Break Her (Kindle Edition)
It was an interesting read. Very dark thoughts and ideas for a storyline, and very graphic information.

The rhythm of the prose is most surprising. It's lucid and very "out there" at times, which helps ring in the victim's thought pattern.

The only complaint is that it drags on and on. I think a quarter of the events could have been chucked from the book.


Betrayed
Betrayed
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Grippingly ridiculous!, 15 Jun. 2013
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It was gripping to begin with, and then unravelled into an absolute mess. I regret paying for it. It should be free.


Party Favors
Party Favors
Price: £1.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful, 14 Jun. 2013
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Thank God this book was free. It was bad. But it was free, so a free thrill with poor writing and poor story line. Oh dear.


Carnival Girl Lover (Romantic Erotica)
Carnival Girl Lover (Romantic Erotica)
Price: £0.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Not very original, 14 Jun. 2013
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The best book but not the worst. Not much originality, the dialogue, like most cheap erotic books, was embarrassing. But if you like cheap thrills, this is up your alley!


To Hold The Sun
To Hold The Sun
by Chas Watkins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice idea, 14 Jun. 2013
This review is from: To Hold The Sun (Paperback)
A nice little read. It does exactly what it does on the tin! It's like a self-help book with an easy-going story-line, set on Honduras' Roatan Island. I'm not sure how much I learned from it, but it certainly was a chilled book to sit back and relax with, and it was a more unique self-help book than most. In some places it dragged a little, and the punctuation was a bit lax on the Kindle version. But I enjoyed it.
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One For All Ultra Flat Indoor Aerial - 41dB Gain - Ready to recieve Freeview - Full HD Ready  Digital TV Antenna- white - SV9215
One For All Ultra Flat Indoor Aerial - 41dB Gain - Ready to recieve Freeview - Full HD Ready Digital TV Antenna- white - SV9215
Price: £24.26

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful, 20 Oct. 2010
It doesn't pick up many channels. I have a good tv, a good freeview box, i live in Birmingham where the signals are very good, and it picks up 10 channels. Far better for far less tv aeriels around.


Shaun of the Dead [DVD] [2004]
Shaun of the Dead [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Simon Pegg
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9 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, entertaining, packed of laughter, but the storyline is transparent, 26 Jan. 2007
Mix horror, romance, a big dose of dark British humour - and you get a deadly concoction - you get Shaun of the Dead.

Spoof movies so often fail with me, especially the Hollywood variety, such as Scary Movie, where you see the humour flying out at you from a mile away. I have to admit, I was a little hesitant about watching this movie. I only did so because my brother had it on DVD and insisted that I saw it. I also remember it being released in UK cinemas about the same time as the remake of the 70s zombie thriller, Dawn of the Dead, which I found disappointing and put me off watching zombie movies for a long time. But with Shaun of the Dead, I was pleasantly surprised.

It starts with Shaun, the protagonist, played by actor/screen-writer/funny-man, Simon Pegg. He's twenty-nine, stuck in a dead-end job, his seventeen year old colleague makes fun of him, he has an awkward flatmate Pete (Peter Serafinowicz), he hates his scrutinising step-father Philip (Bill Nighly), he has issues with his mother Barbara (Penelope Winton), his lazy best-mate Ed holds him back in life (Nick Frost), he gets dumped by his girlfriend Jenny (Kate Ashfield) and he spends all day in the Winchester Pub. Yes, Shaun is in a bit of a rut. Then one night, without ever really knowing why, Shaun's locality becomes `neighbourhood of the living dead'. He is at first oblivious to it all, suffering from a hangover, but soon he realises that zombies are after his blood and he has to buck up his ideas quickly to survive. For once in Shaun's life, he has a plan. With Ed as his side-kick and armed with a cricket bat, a spade and a box of old records (which, by the way, make amusing ninja weapons to fend off zombies), and he goes to save his mum and Jenny in Pete's car. Where does he plan to take them to safety? That's right - the Mecca of Shaun's life and the focal point of the film - the Winchester pub. On the way, Shaun picks up Philip and Jenny's housemates David (Dylan Moran) and Dianne (Lucy Davis). They also meet another anti-zombie-vigilante groups that contained Martin Freeman.

The film contains what you expect from a horror, British comedy and romance (kind of); blood, gore, action, slapstick, sarcasm, a witty script, a love interest and, sadly, an obvious plot, but I will talk more about that later.

It has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, such as when Shaun and Ed realise the first zombie they meet isn't actually a drunk girl, but a dead person who wants their blood. And when the group pretend to behave like zombies so they don't bring attention to themselves from the living dead. You will learn there is more than one use to a garden swing-ball. The end is also charming, but I don't want to speak about that.

The acting is convincing for a spoof movie. Especially the lazy, rather obnoxious, Ed, played by Nick Frost, who decides to have a friendly chat on a mobile phone with a mate while surrounded by zombies. He plays your annoying fat mate who slows your life down, but is full of clever quips every now and again. He would also go off on hilarious rants with Shaun about, well, not a fat lot. I wouldn't say there were many outstanding performances or Oscar nominations in the movie though, but the movie was not made for awards. It was made to make you laugh, which is what you will undoubtedly be doing. So therefore, the co-writers Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright (the same team who made the comedy TV-series Spaced and the new movie the Big Fuzz) have certainly achieved their aim.

Now back to the plot. For someone who is not a big fan of spoof movies, the storyline was so obvious, I only had to glance at the title of the movie to guess what was going to happen, and without wanting to ruin the movie for you, I was right. I can't decide if it was a spoof movie of Dawn of the Dead or 28 Days Later, but that's of little importance, the plot is too similar, for my liking anyway.

I'm not the prude sort, and I think when violence, blood and expletives are used correctly, it can make a good film. I don't think Shaun of the Dead was over-run by it, but I do think it maybe should have warranted more than a 15 certificate. I do not think the film is everybody's cup of tea. The sarcasm and the wittiness I particularly liked, and the fact it was a fun, chill-out film to watch. But British humour, especially the sarcasm, and the violence and the swearing, can be hit and miss with many people. I also think more can have been done with Bill Nighly's, Dylan Moran's and Martin Freeman's characters. They are great actors and had relatively small roles than what their reputations deserve. I think Martin Freeman only had two words to say in the whole film. Maybe the actors only wanted small roles, I don't know. But I felt they were wasted, only a little as there was much more talent in the film that made up for it.

There might be something else that you unexpectedly take away from this movie. The film may motivate you, to give you a `kick up the posterior' and change your life. For Shaun, it took a town full of zombies to make him do this. I certainly hope it takes considerably less than that for the majority of you.

To conclude, as I said before, I'm not a fan of spoofs, due to predictable plots and storylines, but this is way above its contemporaries. It's British. It's different. And it's dead funny; so funny you'll be laughing beyond the grave.


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