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5.0 out of 5 stars ) but with leggings or tights it'll be perfect, fit very well, 2 Sept. 2014
A little on the short side for me (and I'm only five foot five!) but with leggings or tights it'll be perfect, fit very well, fast delivery.


Superheroes V Supervillians A-Z (A-Z Bookos)
Superheroes V Supervillians A-Z (A-Z Bookos)
by Sarah Oliver
Edition: Paperback

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Load of tosh, 10 Sept. 2011
It's a long time since I've read anything as apalling as this. The so-called a-z of superheroes offers a superficial look at a seemingly random bunch of heroes and villains, before detailing their careers on screen. It offers a ridculously skewed viewpoint in favour of the characters who recently graced our screens. Clearly no-one reading this book would have watched anything more than five years old. Comics barely even get a mention, a sad fact considering without those this book wouldn't even have been written. It's essentially a badly put together Wikipedia article written by a five year old with the same grasp of grammar and syntax as an epileptic wasp.

Frankly I wouldn't even donate this book to charity for the fear that a burgeoning comic book fan might pick it up and suffer through something that's only fifty percent orginal writing and fifty percent Total Film review quotes.

And this is of course skimming over one of the most pertinent factors in my dislike of this book, that not once does it mention or describe a character from British comics. I wasn't expecting an exhaustive list, but surely a brief look in on Judge Dredd wouldn't have been out of the question; considering the way the author gabs on about next year's Avengers film like it's the event of the decade you'd think the publishers would have found it lucrative to give him a mention too.

But then really what else would I expect from a woman whose also penned the Completely Unofficial Glee A-Z, Miley Cyrus A-Z and JLS A-Z. She can recite the alphabet in order, and that's pretty much it.


Lord of the Rings - the Fellowship of the Rings
Lord of the Rings - the Fellowship of the Rings
Offered by Rapid-DVD
Price: £1.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good interpretation, 18 Aug. 2009
No, this isn't the original soundtrack recording from the film trilogy. It doe however, have a beauty all it's own, although lacking the scale and grandeur of Shore's music in polyphonic form


X-Men - Season 3, Volume 1 [DVD]
X-Men - Season 3, Volume 1 [DVD]
Offered by Mayflower Stores
Price: £2.05

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Miasleadind cover-great series, 25 Jun. 2009
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First things first-this dvd does not contain the episodes dealing with the DARK Phoenix saga. It may be on the cover, but not once does Jean don the red and gold outfit and thirst for chaos. Instead these episodes deal with the PHOENIX saga-no red and gold, no planet destroying but still excellent viewing. The first two episodes are a little mddling-out of the past pts one and two deal with an alien 'spirit drinker' capturing souls-although its nice to see Yuriko/Deathstryke and the Reavers make an appearance. The five episode epic of the Phoenix saga is something else-it's brilliant. A classic comic book tale, re-told perfectly-albeit with a different rota of x-men, featuring great turns from Juggernaught, Black Tom, Banshee and Moira McTaggert. Lilandra makes her long awaited appearance and the story of a mad king wanting ultimate power is fabulous. Some tender moments with Jean and Xavier's self doubting outweigh some slightly dodgy animation (Jean's head appearing on top of the Phoenix entity for example.) The story is still perfect almost a decade on from it's release. Only a lack of special features and some poor episodes on the disk make it loose a star. I AM PHOENIX!!!!!!!!!
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Wolverine And The X-Men: Volume 1 [DVD]
Wolverine And The X-Men: Volume 1 [DVD]
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £2.45

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best, but worth a look, 23 Jun. 2009
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Wolverine and the X-men is the third (well, okay, fourth, if you count the insane cheese of 1989's Pryde of the X-Men special) time the X-men have been animated. This time, the franchise's most popular character, Wolverine, takes centre stage. But as the series progresses, it looks like this is in title only-the series could just have easily been called Beast and the X-men, or Storm or any other character that features just as prominently. And this is a good thing, the series' strength is in an ensemble, cameos from well loved characters, and strong supporting roles for characters like Emma Frost, rarely seen before on screen. The first episode is almost entirely given over to Wolvie and it stinks;a tale of how our humble hero saves a cutsey kid, while the world outside *shock* hates and fears him. So far, so cliched. But as the series progresses, it comes into it's own, and pitching the X-men sans Professer X is a bold move. The X-men are unstable and this is what makes the series so exiting. The Hulk episode is just plain bizarre (but Hulk smackdowns are at the very least what they say on the tin) and the animation may not be to everyone's taste (Storm has hair the size of Poland) but while this doesn't have the classic appeal of the original series, nor the humour retro feel of Evolution, this is definetly worth a look


Voyage of Slaves (Castaways)
Voyage of Slaves (Castaways)
by Brian Jacques
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing, overlong and dull, 15 Oct. 2008
This is the third book in the series focusing on the adventures of the immortal Ben and his dog Ned, and by far the worst. The plot is overlong and boring, the action scenes seem stilted. Most of the characters are annoying stereotypes, and while Ned is always good value, even his banter can't help the pace of the book. It has none of the urgency which so charachterised the adventures in the latter half of the first book, and none of the mystery that aided the second.
A book for die-hards only, and even they should beware. Newcomers should look instead for Castaways, it really is much better.
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The Legend of Luke (A tale of Redwall)
The Legend of Luke (A tale of Redwall)
by Brian Jacques
Edition: Paperback

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 23 July 2005
The fact that Mossflower has been my favourite Redwall book for years, I was thrilled when I heard that a new book featuring Martin and Co. was to be written. I was wrong. The plot is flimsy, the songs are bad, and there are too many of them. The villian is waay too sophisticated and cool to be hatable, Martin spends most of his time insulting Gonff, while Gonff himself was highly boring. New hedgehog Trimp was patronizing, Chugger was annoying. The redeeming feature? Beau was fantastic


The Taggerung (A tale of Redwall)
The Taggerung (A tale of Redwall)
by Brian Jacques
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not Redwall at its best, 23 July 2005
As an avid Redwall fan for many years, I had awaited this upcoming novel with great excitement. I was not intially disappointed, this is definitely a decent read, but certainly not a Redwall classic.
There is a good storyline, a young otter named Deyna is abducted by the evil Juskarath clan, while fifteen seasons later he runs away to seek his home of Redwall where his sister and mother still dwell. This had the potential to be great, but was flawed from the start.
Deyna's sister Mhera, was a decent emough heroine, although the outcome of her plot was revealed far too early. Her old friend Gundil, despite being one of the best characters, was pushed to the side to make way for highly annoying newcomer, Fwirl. There is ample comic relief provided by Boorab and Nimbalo, and although there are slightly too many songs, most of them are good.
The big downfall in this novel was a lack of a decent villain. Sawney Rath is quickly killed to make way for Gruven Zann, who is simply laughably pitiable. Eefera and Vallug Bowbeast are nastly, but you can't decide which one to hate more. The final bad guy, Ruggan Bor, is prety evil, but doesn't get his comeuppance at the end. Russano the Wise makes a cameo appearance, but like Floburt, Egbert and many others, he could have done with more characterisation. There are quite a few adult themes covered in this novel, Poskra the alcoholic, Nimbalo is abused by his father, Deyna is abducted and there is romance and insanity. All in all, a good read, but not one of Jacques best, and if you are a newcomer to Redwall, I suggest you look elsewhere first.


Silverwing
Silverwing
by Kenneth Oppel
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling adventure deep into the minds of the bat kingdom, 6 April 2003
This review is from: Silverwing (Paperback)
Kenneth Oppel is a fantastic author who can capture the minds of readers and has achieved the ultimate destination in childrens writing, to write an anthropromorphic novel that seems real enough to be true. I was enchanted by the charachters, particularly Marina and Zephyr my favourite charachters. One of the best books in the Silverwing trilogy saga. A television series just isn't good emough for this book. A truly magnificent piece of work.


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