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Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
by Tom Clancy
Edition: Hardcover
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent., January 25, 2011
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I don't particulary care to what extent this book was crated by Clancy or was ghostwritten. The fact is that this is the best book in the series since Rainbow Six. In fact there's even a Rainbow Six adventure early on. Ryan, Clark, and Jr. are all back. Much better than Teeth of the Tiger or Red Rabbit. It's a shame that brain-dead left-wingers full of hate have nothing better to do than spam 1 star reviews.

I hope Clancy and/or his ghostwriter keep up the great work.


The Onion and Philosophy: Fake News Story True, Alleges Indignant Area Professor (Popular Culture and Philosophy)
The Onion and Philosophy: Fake News Story True, Alleges Indignant Area Professor (Popular Culture and Philosophy)
by Sharon M. Kaye
Edition: Paperback
Price: $17.83
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2 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hideous., December 29, 2010
This book hasn't cracked the top 100,000 top sellers at Amazon for a reason, it's hideous. If you're looking for comedy, stop. It's real philosophy, with a thin comedy wrapper so it can scam a few folks into buying it. If you're looking for philosophy, stop. It's just an anti-establishment tirade on all issues of the day. Not serious philosophy. The only funny thing about this book is how the essays contradict themselves before the halfway mark.
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Life (David Attenborough-Narrated Version) [Blu-ray]
Life (David Attenborough-Narrated Version) [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ David Attenborough
Price: $31.85
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, April 5, 2010
If you enjoyed Planet Earth, you will love Life. Please be *very careful* to buy the BBC version that this review is written for. The other (US) version is unwatchable due to the US narrator chosen specifically for the US series.
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Life
Life
DVD ~ Oprah Winfrey
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Price: $24.49
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful narrator. Buy the BBC version, April 5, 2010
This review is from: Life (DVD)
Oprah as narrator for this series must be the single most colossal blunder in the history of television. As virtually everyone else here has said, it is an excellent documentary, but get the British version narrated by Sir David instead.


Under the Dome: A Novel
Under the Dome: A Novel
by Stephen King
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $26.58
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12 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Far Too political. Very Preachy., December 11, 2009
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Imagine if you were reading H.P. Lovecraft, and in the midst of the main character's decent in to old tombs, travels to lost cities, and brushes with old gods forgotten, you ran across a sudden critique of Herbert Hoover and his policies. Lovecraft didn't do that, but if he did don't you think it would look a bit silly today?

As with all the other books he's written since 2005 or so, King tends to take potshots at the political right throughout the book. The only difference between Under the Dome and past books is he doesn't name Bush/Cheney this time. But the politics are still there, plain as day. For me, it's just so distracting and out of place for a novel like this. I wish he'd write a book about nothing but how much he hates conservatives and get it out of his system. Then he can focus on not ruining what could have been a great novel with his personal politics.
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Duma Key: A Novel
Duma Key: A Novel
by Stephen King
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $8.94
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5 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Politics ruined this book, July 2, 2009
King places nasty little bits of political commentary throughout this book. For me it runied it. I'd give it 0 stars if I could.
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The 25-Foot-Long Picture Maze
The 25-Foot-Long Picture Maze
by Conceptis Puzzles
Edition: Hardcover
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Neat, long-term project., February 13, 2008
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It's tricky to describe, but I will try to explain what the product is physically.

It's about 6x6 inches square. Comes inside of a holding case (like a box-set case) for simple storage on a bookshelf.

The "book" inside is hardcover, but without a spine. You open it, and it's really just one long 25-foot long piece of paper that's about 6 inches tall, folded over into "pages". Reminds me of an accordion.

Because of this design, you don't have to lay out the entire 25 foot maze to work on it, you just open it to the "pages" you're on, like a normal book, and you can solve in your chair just holding it in one hand. Very clever design.

The way it works, is you solve the maze, then fill in the path to form a long panoramic picture.

To keep my sanity intact, I only work on this about 5-10 minutes a day. Half that time is solving, the other half is filling in. I've been working for a month now, and I'm currently on "page" 2 of about 50 pages in the solving, and still on page 1 doing the "filling". You can do the math and extrapolate how long it will take you to it given the daily time you'll put into it. Personally I expect quite a few years to pass at my very slow rate before it's filled in completely.

The maze isn't terribly difficult so far. Meaning the dead-ends don't go on for miles before you find the ends. But it's not trivial either. It has fairly narrow passages allowing for a respectable amount of detail and complexity in the maze.

In closing if you like mazes, I can't think of any maze that's ever been released that's a big as this one, and the production is top notch. Highly recommended.


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