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Day By Day Armageddon
Day By Day Armageddon
by J. L. Bourne
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An average story with poor editing, 28 July 2013
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Overall it's really quite an enjoyable, easy read but it feel like it hasn't been proofread. Every few pages there are errors like "to" being used instead of "too" or "pear" instead of "pair", "poll" instead of "pole". It occasionally has helpful diagrams - for example showing the layout of his street, but it was thrown in seemingly at random a dozen pages after the description of his street. The diary angle was interesting at first, but it quickly became silly (for example he would apparently be writing an entry mid-crisis) and in places he seemed to get mixed up with what tense he was writing in. At times the diary pretence seemed to be completely dropped.

The story is a fairly typical zombie survival story and most of the characters are pretty 2D and generally rather useless (apart from the main character, who seems to be an idealised version of the author). His trusty sidekick John spends the first half of the book loyally waiting in the car/house/tower while our plucky hero does all the work and comes up with all the plans.

In spite of the above, it's still worth a read for zombie fans looking for a nice way to kill a few hours. For anyone who isn't specifically looking for zombies but fancies some horror or post apocalyptic fiction then there are better books elsewhere.


Star Wars The Old Republic - Revan
Star Wars The Old Republic - Revan
by Drew Karpyshyn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing ending for Revan, 20 Aug. 2012
On the whole, not a terrible book. It does a good job of tying together the plots of KoTOR 1 and 2, but with a rather unfitting ending for the man who saved the galaxy. As a Star Wars fan I was concerned over a few minor details, for example stating that the Jedi masters "resented" Revan seems slightly out of touch with Jedi values. As the book appeals chiefly to fans of the KoTOR games, I was surprised at how Bastila had fundamentally changed as a character. She seems to have completely transformed from the strong willed character in KoTOR to a subservient stay at home mom. Most of the original crew were cut out, a wise choice as the relatively short book struggled to flesh out the characters it did introduce. While I was pleased to see the return of Canderous and the explanation of his rise to Mandalore between games, there was no reference at all to Carth or his becoming an Admiral.

Overall, if you haven't played the games, don't bother with this unless you want some background information for the MMO. Because that's essentially what this is, a quick plot to line up a few characters and story lines for The Old Republic game. But for fans of the games, wondering what became of Revan, this is probably worth a read. Just don't be expecting too much.


Gerber Multi-Tool Suspension, Grau, GE22-41471
Gerber Multi-Tool Suspension, Grau, GE22-41471
Price: £25.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin, 18 May 2012
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Having used this for the past few weeks I've had an opportunity to try out most of the tools and on the whole I've been pleasantly surprised. The knife is sturdy and has a good weight to it. It loses one star due to it's only significant fault I've found - the scissors. Initially I was very happy with these, as traditionally pocket knife scissors are notoriously unreliable. However, soon after the piece of metal that forces the scissors open began to slip out of place when cutting, eventually rendering them useless.

On the whole, a very good, compact piece of kit, comparably to several more expensive knives currently on the market.


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3.0 out of 5 stars A Decent, Cheap Version, 18 May 2012
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I'll focus my review on the book itself, rather than the content as most should know what to expect from "The Art of War". The book is a fairly typical, simple translation of the original. It contains no introduction, foreword or interpretive analysis throughout. One notable issue is the chapters have been numbered in roman numerals and then put into alphabetical order, resulting in chapter 9 (IX) being the 5th chapter as you read through.

Overall, if you're looking for a cheap, no frills copy of the Art of War then this is just that.


Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift)
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift)
by Edwin A. Abbott
Edition: Paperback
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A quirky, fun short story, 19 Aug. 2011
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A wonderful text which causes one to reflect while offer a storyline and a simplified view of science and our own fallibility. It's a delightful short read and a bargain at its price. I'd highly recommend it to pass some time.


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Wordsworth Library Collection)
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Wordsworth Library Collection)
by William Shakespeare
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £8.88

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A real bargin, 19 Aug. 2011
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The book was delivered promptly (two days before the delivery estimate) and I would struggle to fault the product at all. The text is small, but far from unreadable - perhaps a little smaller than a typical bible. All the Bard's work is within and the book comes with a lovely hardcover. The only fault I could point out is the very thin paper which I'd imagine will rip quite easily. Overall an excellent book for the price and I'd highly recommend it.


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