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Official Minions Movie Annual 2016 (Annuals 2016)
Official Minions Movie Annual 2016 (Annuals 2016)
by Centum Books Ltd
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 9 Dec. 2015
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Brilliant book, looks like hours of fun for the little ones.


Atdoshop(TM) Vogue Women Ladies Fashion Crystal Dial Quartz Analog Leather Bracelet Wrist Watch
Atdoshop(TM) Vogue Women Ladies Fashion Crystal Dial Quartz Analog Leather Bracelet Wrist Watch
Offered by Malloom®
Price: £2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 9 Dec. 2015
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Impressed, for the price.


Minions : Banana (Hardcover) (Annuals 2016)
Minions : Banana (Hardcover) (Annuals 2016)
by Didier Ah-Koon
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars much much better., 9 Dec. 2015
Very disappointing.
It's just a long cartoon, no words just exclamations or noises.
Should NOT be classed as an annual
Buy the other one, much much better.


Rush of Blood
Rush of Blood
by Mark Billingham
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Great, 1 Sept. 2015
This review is from: Rush of Blood (Paperback)
It was all a bit...silly really, to be honest.
Decent enough read but half of the characters weren't going anywhere, they were pointlessly built up & filled out.
Don't think the ending really worked, just sort of thrown in there with with a couple of pages' explanation.


The Darkest Day: (Victor the Assassin 5)
The Darkest Day: (Victor the Assassin 5)
by Tom Wood
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Victor Reacher, 26 Aug. 2015
Loved the first two books but since then Victor slowly seems to be morphing into Jack Reacher....even down to the repeated use of 'Victor said nothing' in this book. This book appeared rushed and churned out, a bit cliched. Also too far fetched in the way he took out 20-odd of them, just way too over the top. The first two books were mysterious, stealthy, easy to picture him moving around undetected..picking off his one target then retreating and onto the next target., more of a cold war feel to it. Now he just leaves swathes of collateral dead bodies behind him. Disappointed - hoping for a return to form in the next book.


A Wanted Man (Jack Reacher 17)
A Wanted Man (Jack Reacher 17)
by Lee Child
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

2.0 out of 5 stars The Old Reacher Is The Wanted Man, 18 July 2013
Having read all the other Reachers, I was looking forward to this immensely.
But i'm afraid to say it's rubbish, just rubbish.

I still have no idea what was going on, what all that was about. Reacher sat in a car for most of the book heading backwards and forwards, talking a lot (usually, 'Reacher says nothing'), thinking about things, people, places.

There was minimal hustling, looping around things, beatings, fights. One opportunity presented itself in a diner, but never happened. That summed up the book. There were a couple of perfunctory mentions of parabellums, but his heart wasn't in it.

The usual A-Team ending, fighting the baddies with whatever weapons and people he could cobble together, was confusing and involved a lot of doors and some shooting.

This book starts well, like all Reacher books. Then they get a bit 'to-ey and fro-ey' after the first 100 pages but you normally have a sense of mischief but ultimately payback and revenge at the end of it all. There was just no attempt in this book to vary the action (such as it was), just a lot of debating about who was who until it reached such a stage that i didn't even know who I was at the end!

For all Reacher fans, i would avoid this one, and hope the next one is back on form.
I couldn't wait to finish it, it was hard work.
But it gets two stars because it's Reacher.


Elastoplast Invisible Protection Assorted Plasters
Elastoplast Invisible Protection Assorted Plasters

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Rubbish, 16 May 2013
Says its benefits are 'a transparent plaster as normal plasters can look unsightly'

Well, guess what, a transparent plaster showing a big cut ir graze or scab underneath to the whole world is even more unsightly.

They have a complicated 3 step sticking system which is completely pointless.
At the end of which, they dont even stick.


The Dead Tracks
The Dead Tracks
by Tim Weaver
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Lots In Its Favour, 2 April 2013
This review is from: The Dead Tracks (Paperback)
This book was ok, i think it had lots of plus points:

It didn't try to confuse the issue with too many characters, it kept a good pace and had some genuinely thrilling moments.

Twist-wise, it was fairly obvious most of what happened and who did it. The ending was a bit 'Kevin Spacey' from the film 'Seven', and was a bit far-fetched and pointless for me. Had the story ended where it seemed it already had, i would have given this 4 stars.

Also, a little far-fetched was the motives and methods of the main baddie, sure some people are crazy but how many are crazy, rich, can build labs underground etc. Just silly. As well as the Russian connections, pointless.

That said, it was a decent read.


Don't Blink
Don't Blink
by James Patterson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Don't 'Think', 7 Feb. 2013
This review is from: Don't Blink (Paperback)
Honestly....it wasn't good.

Started off ok, this was my first JP book and i immediately thought 'great, straight into the action, like a Jack Reacher novel'. It remained engaging for all of 50 pages, then became formulaic with the type of characters being introduced, the story became implausible, pointless, and completely higgledy-piggledy.

As if the author himself knew he was strecthing the boundaries of realism with a lot of the goings-on, there became an increasing use of the word 'somehow' , to kind of explain another miraculous occurence away.

By the end, i was glad it had ended. But the author, sensing people would be relieved, still kept teasing us with more 'twists' just when you thought it had finished! It really did get a bit silly towards the end...and the dialogue got worse.

Overall...readable, if you do it in one or two sittings and let the momentum carry you through. In its favour it has short chapters so it does keep some kind of pace.


Mercy
Mercy
by David Kessler
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Mehhhh...., 10 Dec. 2012
This review is from: Mercy (Paperback)
Saw the 'twist' at the end coming a mile off, well about 200 pages previously actually, and im sure most people did yet it carried on right up to the point where it had to spell it out and by the time it did, well, it wwas old news.

Unsatisfactory ending, too many unnnecessary names and characters, too many loose ends left untied, completely unbelievable dialogue...sure, two twenty-somethings prattle on to each other about Sylvia Plath all the time dont they.

Not completely rubbish, the short chapters were a good thing, helped to create a little bit of pace & tension towards the end, which was very much inkeeping with the ticking clock storyline. However it took 250 pages to start going anywhere, had about 100 pages which gripped me, then it became obvious what the twist was going to be yet the author determined to keep toying with us under the assumption that we wouldnt know and wouldnt see it coming a mile off. I'm not the sharpest tool in the box, but i did!

That's not to say the twist wasnt a good idea, i would even have give the book 3 stars if it weren't for such a stupidly vague ending.
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