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The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2012 Edition
The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2012 Edition
by David Wallechinsky
Edition: Paperback
26 used & new from CDN$ 8.80

5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant reference book, May 16 2012
In sort it's a who won what at the nodern olympics since it started in 1896. It shows you all the medal winners and usually all the finalists / top 4 finishers and if it can the finishing time or score. It doesn't just do the main events or even just the ones at the current olympics it gives every single sport and disipline in that sport including the discontuned sports and events. The book gives a bit of information on the history of the sport in the olympics and tries to comment on every medal event (but doesn't always happen).
Also included in the book is a Table off which country has won most medals overall and at each games. As well as a rundown on each games including the 1906 games thats not an official games.
It's a well put together and is very complete. So if you are into your sports refernce books then this a must buy. If you want to know what happened at any of the olympic gamed then this is well worth getting.

by Robert Harris
Edition: Paperback
129 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars History brought to life, March 25 2011
This review is from: Pompeii (Paperback)
The book is based over 4 days leading up to the roman town pompeii and other surrounding towns get covered by the volcano, vesuvius. The Lead character has been sent from rome to deal with the aquaduct which has dried up and to replace the previous engineer who was looking after it goes missing. The story follows the aquaduct engineer well tries to fix it and try to find out why his predecessor goes missing. It also follows 3 other character who the engineer comes across, which are a freeman who owns a lot off the town and is corrupt, as well as a young lady who is his daughter and a elderly scientist (for the people into roman history is Pliny the Elder). The book is very well written and keeps intrested all the way through. It brings the ancient city of pompeii and surrounding area alive and puts a real touch to it. It involves real people, places and other information found in pompeii into the story. It is a brilliant read for people into history and not into history alike.

Under the Eagle
Under the Eagle
by Simon Scarrow
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 14.82
59 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable and exciting read, March 24 2011
This review is from: Under the Eagle (Paperback)
This a well researched book with a lot off action through out the book. It involves 2 main characters, 1 is centurian who has been in the army for a while and the other is young lad who has just been made optio (his assistant) to the annoance of his fellow soliders and is a bit wet behind the ears. The book is based around the build up to and roman invasion off britain itself. It involves fictional characters like the 2 main characters as well as some real life characters which are mainly the leaders. Simon Scarrow brings the characters to life and makes them relistic as well as making the book a very enjoyable and exciting read. I found this a good bed time read, as in the chapters are a nice length to just pick up and put down at anytime. Not that I really wanted to put it down because I really enjoyed it and I'm really looking forward to reading the rest in the series.

Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town
Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town
by Mary Beard
Edition: Paperback
23 used & new from CDN$ 8.09

5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable., March 9 2011
This was a very enjoyable book, and brought the town to life even for someone who hasn't been there (yet). It was well written and went into everything you can imagine and more, about what went on in the town, the buildings, the objects and monuments, to who lived there and what they did as well as who ruled and how the town was run. The book is well researched and Mary Beard is very knowledgable on the the issue which you can tell in the book.
I think this would be a brilliant guide/pre read for anyone who is planning on going to pompeii as well, which is one reason why I bought because I am going there and think is well worth reading before and even if your not planning to visit it's still very good.

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2DVD) (1981) [Import]
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2DVD) (1981) [Import]
DVD ~ Alan J.W. Bell
Price: CDN$ 24.75
22 used & new from CDN$ 20.21

5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant, Sept. 30 2010
When the film was about to come out I thought I buy the TV series 1st so I could compare and see what it was all about, so I did and I wasn't disappointed. It was one of the most enjoyable TV programes I have ever watched. It was funny, silly and well written. I have not got around to buying the film yet because I thought I would be disappointed. It's everything you want in a in TV sci-fi or any TV programme. A must watch it's brilliant and the perfect guide to the world.

Hot Fuzz/Shaun of the Dead
Hot Fuzz/Shaun of the Dead
Offered by Warehouse105
Price: CDN$ 44.98
7 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars 2 brilliant films, Sept. 9 2010
This review is from: Hot Fuzz/Shaun of the Dead (DVD)
These are 2 off the best films, not just comedy films, but 2 of the best of any kind to come out of britain for years. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have been working together for ages, so they bounce off each other brilliantly and these 2 films prove they still have it. Both of these films will keep you amushed and intrested for ages. This is a must have for any person who likes to laugh and an even bigger must for fans of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Just buy this you won't be dissapointed.

This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
Offered by CAMusicFiendz
Price: CDN$ 14.99
31 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant album, Sept. 9 2010
So many good songs. This is an amazing album with a brilliant sound. The Everlasting is the stand out track which is amazing and one of the best songs around. Surprise songs are born a girl, My little Empire and You're Tender And You're Tired. This should be up there with the best albums of the 90's.

The Last King of Scotland (Widescreen)
The Last King of Scotland (Widescreen)
DVD ~ James McAvoy
Price: CDN$ 8.25
55 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant film, Sept. 9 2010
The amazion description tell's you what it's about so I just tell what I think of it. It is has a brilliant cast and the acting is really good. The script is well written and is a terrific portrayal of a true story. It deserved all the awards it got and probably deserved more. A must buy, it will be worth it.

Black Adder, Vol. 1 [Import]
Black Adder, Vol. 1 [Import]
DVD ~ Rowan Atkinson
Offered by M and N Media Canada
Price: CDN$ 49.83
9 used & new from CDN$ 3.69

2.0 out of 5 stars Not as funny as the next 3 series, Sept. 9 2010
This review is from: Black Adder, Vol. 1 [Import] (DVD)
As Blackadder would probably put it, Pants. I was very disappointed when the 1st series and if I didn't know roughly what was coming in the next 3 series I wouldn't have carried on watching and after this I surprised it stayed on TV (but I'm glad it did). It does make a nice change having Baldrick the brainy one and Black Adder a idiot but I hardly laughed and struggled to get to the end of the series. In my opinon start at the 2nd series, it's much more funny.

Blackadder - The Complete Collection
Blackadder - The Complete Collection
DVD ~ Rowan Atkinson
Offered by overseasmovies
Price: CDN$ 89.00
3 used & new from CDN$ 24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A true great, Sept. 9 2010
A brilliant comedy, some people might want to skip the 1st series but others will enjoy it, but for the other 3 it's still worth it. A brilliant price and a must have. This is one of the best comedy's around and if you want a good laugh then is all you need. A must buy.

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