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The Rosie Effect: A Novel (Don Tillman Book 2)
The Rosie Effect: A Novel (Don Tillman Book 2)
Offered by Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
Price: $10.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first, February 15, 2015
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This is an interesting read but at times it feels forced and plodding, especially the second act. The book resolves itself very well though.

Both of the Don Tillman books succeed when the readers are able to use the farcical main character as a mirror to see themselves. I definitely found moments like that in this book, but not as many as the first.

Annabel Scheme
Annabel Scheme
Price: $2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Like a cross between Dirk Gently and the Dresden Files., March 19, 2014
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This review is from: Annabel Scheme (Kindle Edition)
A mix of mystery, technology and the supernatural, Annabel Scheme is an entertaining read and it left me want more stories in the same world.

Disney Universe - Nintendo Wii
Disney Universe - Nintendo Wii
Price: $14.97
87 used & new from $7.92

38 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Play With Caution, November 6, 2011
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
My nine year old son and I got this game and started playing it this weekend. We like it - it's fun, however playing the game frustrated us both at first. The game is best played if you understand that it's really a competitive game and not a cooperative game. It's too easy to accidentally kill the other players. The consequences of dying in the game aren't severe - you respawn almost immediately, only having lost some gold coins, but it's annoying if the person you kill is trying to accomplish something. And really, that's the point of the game - head to head annoyance, but in a cute way.

The game plays like an expansive world of minigames. The levels are small and linearly sectioned so each part seems like it's own little minigame. There are some puzzles, but most aren't too hard. There's a lot of button mashing. And then there are some little arcade-ish minigames interspersed.

The game is a cross between the Lego series and Little Big Planet, but beyond some Disney magic, it lacks the depth and interest of those. The music is fun, though, and the background art is beautiful. The collection of different costumes keeps us motivated in playing, and replaying.

We just need to take turns instead of trying to co-op. :)

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