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Garden Lighting - Set of 10 Garden Pagoda Lights With Transformer
Garden Lighting - Set of 10 Garden Pagoda Lights With Transformer

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Rip Off, 19 April 2013
What a rip off this price tag is, esepcially when you can buy the same thing at wickes for £20.


Final Days
Final Days
by Gary Gibson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Got lost in the plot, 18 April 2013
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Full of great ideas and seems to be full of promise, just poorly laid out. I have read some very convoluted stories in my time but this one is really disjointed. From the begining I couldn't understand what was really going on - even read it twice to try and fully understand.
The individual bits, scenes\chapters, are very well written and nicely executed; it is just the linking of them all together that is poor. Jarring.
I think it could be a great novel, just hope the sequels are better laid out.


Hasbro - Nerf Super Soaker Bottle Blitz
Hasbro - Nerf Super Soaker Bottle Blitz
Offered by Toybroker-UK
Price: £12.97

32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keeps next doors cat at bay, 14 Feb. 2013
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Bought this because next doors cat kept coming in though our cat flap and eating our cats food. After introducing the aforementioned beast to this water pistol - never been a problem since!

Very durable and it has very few moving parts - no trigger which often jams after prolonged use in other models. Good longish range.
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Guitar Chord Heaven: 1680 Chord Dictionary and Chord Progression Library: 1680 Chord Dictionary and Chord Progression Library for All Guitarists
Guitar Chord Heaven: 1680 Chord Dictionary and Chord Progression Library: 1680 Chord Dictionary and Chord Progression Library for All Guitarists
by Roger B. Manning
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Great cord book, 14 Feb. 2013
This is a great little cord book which, unlike other books, not only shows 4 main positions of any given cord (up to 10 different variations with some), but also shows which cords are best likely to go with that particular cord. It uses both good clear photographs as well as the every popular fret tab. Even comes with a CD so you can practise some of the cords and try out a few solos.

Extremely good book and recommend as a bible for beginners and good reference for the more experienced.


Solid Metal CO2 Injector Bulb Holder (for use with 8g CO2 gas bulbs)
Solid Metal CO2 Injector Bulb Holder (for use with 8g CO2 gas bulbs)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple and effective, 28 Jan. 2013
This is by far the better of all the injectors on this site. The plastice ones just break or threads strip - don't even bother with them.

OK, in days gone by, this injector would have been a solid brass piece of kit - not quite the same as the light mass produced stuff today. But then again you get what you pay for.

It does it's job very well.


Zero Point (Owner Trilogy 2)
Zero Point (Owner Trilogy 2)
by Neal Asher
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Good follow up, 10 Dec. 2012
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This is a good sequel to Owner Trilogy. Fast paced as Neal Asher is. The storyline is good with some nice dovetails in the separate storylines.
I just can't help thinking that when publishers insist on these 'trilogy' formats that you actually loose some of the integrity of the plot as they inevitably get padded out. Will wait and see with this one and I hope I'm proved wrong.


Kindle Fire 7", LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - With Special Offers [Previous Generation]
Kindle Fire 7", LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - With Special Offers [Previous Generation]

10 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Impractical as an e-reader, 26 Nov. 2012
While it has the looks and the hype seems to uphold it, the battery life makes it totally impractical as an e-reader. When on holiday or travelling around with no access to recharging points - camping out in the wilds for example or on canoeing hols, the 'fire' quickly becomes excess baggage that you can do without. My trusty old kindle battery lasts up to 1 month with an average of 4hrs reading per day.
While it may have other good points, for me, it basically fails in the most important one.
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The Departure (Owner Trilogy Book 1)
The Departure (Owner Trilogy Book 1)
Price: £5.69

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Gripping Good Read, 19 Nov. 2012
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I am glad that I ignored all the 1 star ratings on this book as I thought it was very good. The main character you can identify with especially when you look around the world as it is now and where it seems to be heading. Very topical. Doesn't have all the gadgets of a 'future' world, but so what; it has a storyline that grabs you and keeps you running along to the end.
I get the feeling that because it is not 'Polity' material, poor old Neal gets a bad run.
Personally, I think this series is going to be just as good, if not better than his other works.


HTC Wildfire S Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black
HTC Wildfire S Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black
Offered by cheapphonesonline

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great phone but has big memory leakage issues, 12 Oct. 2012
This is a great little smart phone, easy to use, robust and compact. Or would be.

Unfortuneately it suffers from a serious memory flaw which means that it runs out of available memory rather quickly. This usually results in factory resets and means you can't load as many Apps on the system as you want. I have only 2 Apps on mine (2k each and yet it uses 70mb).

There are no official patches for the phone to fix this problem, though you can hack it and 'root' the phone. However this will invalidate your warranty so you will be in trouble if it goes wrong. I certainly do not recommend this.

What this means is that the phone will literally slow down and stop working after a while. Yes, there are tools that can help clear down cache etc but these will only go so far and you need to keep using them.
Please note that this is a manufacturers issue and is generic with this type and model.

Shame really, but there it is.


The Hydrogen Sonata: A Culture Novel (Culture series Book 10)
The Hydrogen Sonata: A Culture Novel (Culture series Book 10)
Price: £3.99

7 of 110 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A kindle rip off, 9 Oct. 2012
While I fully support authors being paid for their work, the price of the electronic format should not be more expensive than the paper or hard back versions. This is just a complete kindle rip off, so much for all the rubbish about bringing the cost of books down while giving more back to the writer.
Sad as the book itself is rather good - borrowed a copy of my friends' out of protest.
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