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My Parents Open Carry: An Open Carry Adventure
My Parents Open Carry: An Open Carry Adventure
Price: $3.95

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, October 14, 2014
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Nothing holds the family together like a shared interest in the weapons of death.
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Every Turtle Counts
Every Turtle Counts
by Sara Hoagland Hunter
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $13.56
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic in the wings., June 2, 2014
This review is from: Every Turtle Counts (Hardcover)
Sara Hoagland Hunter writes books for young readers that entertain and illuminate. As with her previous books The Unbreakable Code and The Lighthouse Santa, she has chosen another quiet though heroic protagonist; this one happens to be an autistic child who is especially tuned into her natural surroundings. When the child, Mimi, finds a barely alive turtle, her stubborn determination to make sure it survives makes this a great story for kids. And while Mimi's autism spectrum disorder is part of her character, it doesn't dominate the book--she's presented as a slightly irregular kid who cares. Woven into the story is a lesson on the miraculous and against-all-odds journey of the Kemp's ridley sea turtle, today on the brink of extinction. Hunter's gentle narrative is complemented by Susan Spellman's lovely watercolor illustrations , which convey the security and comfort of simpler times while beautifully rendering the story. In the wake of heightened environmental concerns and local action, this book will be welcomed in homes and school libraries everywhere. Highly recommended.

All The Devils
All The Devils
by Harry Shannon
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.33
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There's a new action hero in town, April 14, 2014
This review is from: All The Devils (Paperback)
I've known a lot of janitors in my life, but never (thankfully) one like Spider Walsh. Harry Shannon and Steven Booth, whose reputations as horror and suspense writers is well-established and well-deserved, have created a literary thrill ride with All the Devils. The synopsis pretty well plants the seed for the explosive action, and the nicely wrought characters, sharp dialog, and whirling plot directions make this a pulp fan's gold. Walsh and the object of his protection, Carrie Young, are thrown into an upside down world where the boys in bandanas are the heroes and the guys in Armani are the ones to get away from. Sure, there are a couple of incongruous time details that cause a trip in the narrative, but when you're in the able hands of Shannon and Booth you won't care. It's got everything--intrigue, an empathetic duo running from the law and a murderous cabal of eco-political villains, and even a pair of bloodthirsty, sexually perverted twins. You'll stay with it without wanting to put it down. And Spider Walsh is a cool, complicated, and still vulnerable hero who you hope exists somewhere in the real world. I can't wait for his next adventure, much as I have enjoyed the Mick Callahan novels and Shannon/Walsh's unsettling zombie quintet The Hungry. Buy this book and read it! It's a movie ready to leap off the pages.

Dubble Bubble - Gum Balls - Original 1928 Pink, 5 lb bag
Dubble Bubble - Gum Balls - Original 1928 Pink, 5 lb bag
Offered by Terrific Deal, Inc.
Price: $20.69
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5.0 out of 5 stars Innovative shape and texture, October 21, 2013
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They're round, smooth, and taste like old-fashioned Dubble Bubble. It's gum. While there are volumes to say about such a product, I'll keep it short. The sweet, fresh flavor that bursts onto the tongue upon the first chomp is delightful, as are the ensuing 3-5 minutes of chewing. Alas, the law of diminishing marginal returns takes over, and soon you are chewing what seems like the components of paraffin. That said, it's a wonderful product and gets the job done. My jaws have never been in such taut, finely tuned shape. And the sugar rush, though brief, is worth every moment.

The Original MantleClip - 4 pack - Brass
The Original MantleClip - 4 pack - Brass
Offered by OIC Products
Price: $19.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Functional and handsome, February 15, 2013
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Much stronger than they look in the picture. Worked perfectly, and our mantle is rather thick. Plastic tipped (unobtrusive) to protect the wood of your mantle. Excellent!

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5.0 out of 5 stars An American Original, February 15, 2013
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Thurber ranks with Mark Twain as an author who can make you laugh and think at the same time. This is one of his memorable collections of "shorts" that were for the most part published originally in The New Yorker. Classic pieces like "If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox," "Snapshot of a Dog," and the compact yet devastating "The Man on the Train," all make this a bedside companion of the best kind.

Geoffrey Beene Eau De Grey Flannel After Shave Balm for Men, 4 Ounce
Geoffrey Beene Eau De Grey Flannel After Shave Balm for Men, 4 Ounce
Offered by Blue Lagoon Beauty
Price: $10.00
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5.0 out of 5 stars Subtle and memorable, February 15, 2013
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This after-shave balm is soothing and lightly scented, enough so that it can serve double duty as a scent rather than having to apply cologne. I have sensitive skin, and there was no irritation from using it. Unobtrusive and a nice enough scent to bring women closer to give you a sniff. What could be better than that? I highly recommend it.

Wedgees Eyeglass Retainers and Eyewear Holders
Wedgees Eyeglass Retainers and Eyewear Holders
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4.0 out of 5 stars A simple invention that works, August 18, 2012
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I have worn these for years, and appreciate their simple convenience, comfort, and solution to slipping eyeglasses. The only downside is if you wear RayBan sunglasses--the ends of the ear bars are very wide, and the Wedgees are too small for them. But for all my other glasses, they've solved the problem of constantly pushing my glasses back up my nose.

Memorial Day: A Mick Callahan Novel (The Mick Callahan Novels Book 1)
Memorial Day: A Mick Callahan Novel (The Mick Callahan Novels Book 1)
Price: $2.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great new direction for Harry Shannon, July 4, 2010
Harry Shannon's Night of the Beast and Night of the Werewolf are taut and breakneck horror fiction, and his excursion into the mystery/detective genre only builds on his skills as a storyteller. The character of Mick Callahan is smart, self-aware, and flawed, which makes him a most believable protagonist. Stuck in the craphole town of his childhood because of a string of bad breaks, misunderstandings, and a death for which he takes responsibility, Callahan is about to get his comeback break. But it's not going to come easily--he's discovered a corpse in an alleyway and now he can't get out of town, and the picture gets more cluttered as his own past failings, more deaths, and a palpable sense of isolation drive him deeper into the twisted history of this place. We're just as entwined in the mess as Callahan, and just as reluctant to walk away from it (the book, that is). Readers will be guessing and second-guessing all the way to the last moment, and still the author manages to dodge all presumptions. Shannon's got Callahan's character down, knows how to weave a plot, and has a great ear for dialog. We can only hope for more from Callahan (and Shannon) in the future. Now, how about a movie of this book?

I Am the Rain
I Am the Rain
Price: $0.89

5.0 out of 5 stars The Future is Here, March 21, 2009
This review is from: I Am the Rain (MP3 Music)
Smash It Up is a Los Angeles quartet whose debut single, I Am the Rain, is a great power-pop tune. Note--none of these kids is over 13, and they play with the vigor of the best rock bands. Adair Tishler's vocals are reminiscent of Dale Bozzio from Missing Persons, and she's remarkable. Guitarist Cole Clark drives the melody, and the rhythm section of Brennan Flynn on bass and the amazing Mia Viesla on drums (she's ten years old, and plays like a journeyman already) fill out band's driving sound. The music is not at all like the typical low-phat over-produced stuff being played on the radio these days. These kids definitely know how to rock. Get the 3-song EP if you can.

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