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Amendments
Amendments
Price: £2.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought-provoking, inspiring and heartbreaking, 14 April 2015
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This review is from: Amendments (Kindle Edition)
This is such a unique book, and almost impossible to categorise as it draws on so many literary elements, yet remarkably it never feels cluttered or over-whelming. The amendments at the heart of the story are straight up sci-fi, yet the relationship between the three main characters is classic romance. Then the setting, a bleak and fractured world, so close and yet so different from ours, reminiscent of Margaret Atwood's work.
For a first time author, or any author for that matter, this is beautifully written; a little wordy at times, but there is no denying the vividness of the world she creates. The characters are relatable on many levels and their dialogue is sharp and authentic. Perfect pacing keeps you turning the pages as the story unfolds within this unusual narrative.
Right from the start I was hooked on this idea of amending. A unique and clever riff on the often tired time-travel trope, the concept will leave you thinking and discussing for days, maybe weeks, after you have finished reading the book.
If you are looking for something smart, funny, sad and different then buy this book and buy it now. I cannot wait to read more from this author.


The Marvel Timeline Project, Part 1
The Marvel Timeline Project, Part 1
Price: £3.67

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quite the undertaking, 11 April 2015
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There is no denying that the research and dedication that has gone into this book is outstanding. And in of itself this is an interesting look at the early marvel history, as Deischer and Ward track down the most innocuous clues in order to piece together the Marvel timeline.
However, the book, well at least the kindle version, feels kinda unfinished. The layout seems to be a bit off with spaces that look like the are for images from the comics, but these seem to be absent. Yes the content is interesting, but the simple chronicling of the events is not always exciting and engaging.
This book has the potential to be so much more than it is. That said I hope these guys continue with this project and work their way through the rest of the history, but perhaps with a little more style.


Batman & Robin Vol. 1: Born to Kill (The New 52) (Batman & Robin Volumes)
Batman & Robin Vol. 1: Born to Kill (The New 52) (Batman & Robin Volumes)
Price: £9.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Packs an emotional punch, 10 April 2015
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I've never been a massive Robin fan and have not actively sort out books that bring him in to focus, however, ever since Damian turned up I have been really intrigued by the dynamic of father and son. Yes this book has great artwork, a great script and a fantastic new villain, but is the emotional journey that really holds its own. Watching Batman struggle and fail is such a rare thing that to see him unable to reach Damian who is in such turmoil is amazingly refreshing.
Ultimately this is a story about a parent who is desperate to do their best for their child, and a child who is unsure and confused as he is growing up and circumstances are changing. It is possible, considering I was raised by a single dad and have recently just become a dad, that this is one of the most relatable books I have read. Not since Spider-Man have we seen such a relatable and tortured teen desperately trying to find their way.
This could shape up to be a magnificent series.


Apple iPhone 6 Plus 5.5" UNLOCKED Silver / Gold / Space Grey 16 / 64 / 128GB SIM FREE (128GB, Space Grey)
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 5.5" UNLOCKED Silver / Gold / Space Grey 16 / 64 / 128GB SIM FREE (128GB, Space Grey)
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Price: £745.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's good to be Plus size., 9 April 2015
Once again, Apple have successfully produced a product that is entirely fit for purpose, with enough familiarity yet variation to make it the perfect up grade. I recently bought the 64Gb version to replace my wife's iPhone 5C (which I then used to replace my old 4, see I never get the new phone, just the hand me downs) She had been considering getting a iPad mini to have as well as her phone, but the 6 Plus actually seemed like a much better fit. The 6plus is easily big enough to read books from the e-readers such as Kindle app, or use many of the other apps that are a little too fiddly on the regulary iPhones. That said as a guy I think the Plus is too big, unless you have a man bag, but for me that negates the convenience of having everything handily on my phone if I have to dig through my bag to find it. However, if you already carry a bag in which you keep your phone, as my wife does, then it is not a big deal.
For me, I prefer the smaller 5 and my iPad mini as two separate devices, my wife absolutely loves her 6 Plus.
Techwise, it is everything we expect from Apple, sleek, simple and intuitive to use, sturdy and sexy. Top quality camera, with some nice additionally features, rich and clear videos and stills. Sound quality is up a notch too, although I'd still recommend speakers or headphones.
Price is bit rich but, that's Apple for you, you pays your money and makes your choice.


Suicide Squad Vol. 5: Walled In (The New 52) (Suicide Squad, New 52 Volume)
Suicide Squad Vol. 5: Walled In (The New 52) (Suicide Squad, New 52 Volume)
Price: £8.07

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect swan song for the Squad as we know it., 9 April 2015
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This conclusion to one of my favourite New 52 series' is top notch. Set to the backdrop of Forever Evil, not that you particularly need to have read it but it will add a little more flavour if you have, it pits our villainous heroes into battle after battle against increasing odds. First there is a second Suicide Squad, then a creature buried deep within the bowels of Belle Reve prison and finally the most powerful being they have ever encountered, a bein who may just change it all.
Fantastic artwork that captures the Squad's unique sense of chaos and anarchy. Whip-sharp dialogue as always, especially from Deadshot and Harley Quinn. Plus King Shark, who continues to be my most favourite bonkers character.
Can't wait to see what the new Suicide Squad has to offer.


Justice League: Trinity War (The New 52) (Jla (Justice League of America))
Justice League: Trinity War (The New 52) (Jla (Justice League of America))
Price: £8.07

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Triple threat match between the Leagues, 9 April 2015
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Really enjoyable story that sees the three Justice Leagues bump heads. The main JL continues to be strong, and Amanda Waller's own JL are a solid bunch, but for me it is the Justice League Dark that really shine. Constantine is really well handled, and it is great to see him included into the main DC universe. So many characters, if you are not a massive DC fan it can get a little confusing, but overall the Volume holds up on its own without the need to have been following any of the individual runs.
So why not 5 stars? Simply because the follow up to this, Forever Evil, blows it out the water.


Justice League Vol. 4: The Grid (The New 52) (Justice League Vol II)
Justice League Vol. 4: The Grid (The New 52) (Justice League Vol II)
Price: £8.07

3.0 out of 5 stars Grid-locked by too many stories, 9 April 2015
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This is by far the most disappointing instalment of the series so far. Yes it has some great moments, the metal men are a lot of fun, but ultimately it just goes nowhere. The issues included are heavily tied to the trinity war story line, which if you've not read will make little sense to you. This is where DC has messed up with many of the runs, too many crossovers and tie-ins, not such a problem if you are buying the monthly issues, by nearly impossible if, like the majority of us, you are buying them in collected volumes.
Artwork is solid, although, I am becoming a little bored with the genericness of the DC style.
If you are a big Cyborg fan, knock yourself out, otherwise just skip straight to Trinity War and Forever Evil


Justice League Vol. 3: Throne of Atlantis (Justice League Vol II)
Justice League Vol. 3: Throne of Atlantis (Justice League Vol II)
Price: £7.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Turns out Aquaman might not be a dweeb, 6 April 2015
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Another great addition to this series. One of the best things about this book is that it finally helps give Aquaman a little credibility. Thrown into conflict between his Atlantean brethren and the JL he must make some tough decisions. This is a great standalone title that doesn't rely heavily on larger story arcs.


Travel Money Belt for Women and Men: Ideal Undercover Waist Wallet to Secure Money Credit Cards Tickets Mobile Phones Passport while travelling - Best Quality UK Pouch
Travel Money Belt for Women and Men: Ideal Undercover Waist Wallet to Secure Money Credit Cards Tickets Mobile Phones Passport while travelling - Best Quality UK Pouch
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Safe and secure, 6 April 2015
This is a great product. For me the best thing about this belt is that is discreet and easy to conceal. This means no unsightly bulges or obvious tell-tale signs as to where your money is concealed. Three main pockets secured by quality zips make storage easy and the lightweight material and elastic belt make it comfortable to wear. This is by far the best quality product of this type that I have come across. Great value.


Suicide Squad Vol. 4: Discipline And Punish (The New 52) (Suicide Squad, New 52 Volume)
Suicide Squad Vol. 4: Discipline And Punish (The New 52) (Suicide Squad, New 52 Volume)
Price: £7.12

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best team-up ever, 6 April 2015
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While I am enjoying the Justice League run on New 52, the Suicide Squad continues to kick its ass all over the page. Brilliantly draw, hilarious characters, tons of action and lashings of violence and betrayal. Just gets better every volume.


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