Ryder Perez

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Learn Ruby on Rails: Book One
Learn Ruby on Rails: Book One
Learn Ruby on Rails: Book One by Daniel Kehoe. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 100 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the ruby on rails category.
Google BigQuery Analytics
Google BigQuery Analytics
Google BigQuery Analytics by Jordan Tigani and Siddartha Naidu. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 8 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
PHP and MySQL by Example
PHP and MySQL by Example
PHP and MySQL by Example by Ellie Quigley and Marko Gargenta. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 21 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Harry Potter och Fenixorden (Swedish Edition)
Harry Potter och Fenixorden (Swedish Edition)
Harry Potter och Fenixorden (Swedish Edition) by J.K. Rowling and Lena Fries-Gedin. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Does Harry Potter Tickle Sleeping Dragons?
Does Harry Potter Tickle Sleeping Dragons?
Does Harry Potter Tickle Sleeping Dragons? by Nancy Solon Villaluz. Rated 2.3 out of 5 stars, with 17 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Ganglands: Brazil
Ganglands: Brazil
Ganglands: Brazil by Ross Kemp. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
La Giuria (Italian Edition)
La Giuria (Italian Edition)
La Giuria (Italian Edition) by GRISHAM John -. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 9 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Leaf
Leaf
Leaf by Stephen Michael King. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Stephen King Universe
The Stephen King Universe
The Stephen King Universe by Stanley Wiater , Christopher Golden , et al.. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 20 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Java 5.0 Tiger: A Developer's Notebook
Java 5.0 Tiger: A Developer's Notebook
Java 5.0 Tiger: A Developer's Notebook by David Flanagan and Brett McLaughlin. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 35 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
SQL Server Query Performance Tuning
SQL Server Query Performance Tuning
SQL Server Query Performance Tuning by Grant Fritchey. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Learning SQL: A Step-by-Step Guide Using Access
Learning SQL: A Step-by-Step Guide Using Access
Learning SQL: A Step-by-Step Guide Using Access by Sikha Bagui and Richard Earp. Rated 2 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
iOS 4 in Action: Examples and Solutions for iPhone & iPad
iOS 4 in Action: Examples and Solutions for iPhone & iPad
iOS 4 in Action: Examples and Solutions for iPhone & iPad by Jocelyn Harrington, Brandon Trebitowski, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Elon Musk: El empresario que anticipa el futuro (Spanish Edition)
Elon Musk: El empresario que anticipa el futuro (Spanish Edition)
Sabía que este libro no me defraudaría ya que normalmente hay dos tipos de biografías, las que el autor y el protagonista ni se conocen, y esta, como la de Walter Isaacson a Steve Jobs, en la cual el protagonista revisa pero no modifica nada de lo escrito y aporta sus historias junto al resto de entrevistas/testimonios.
La vida de Elon es brutal, impresionante, veloz, un "todo al 15 rojo" pero dejando poco al azar,...una pasada vamos.
Esta biografía podrá ampliarse dentro de 10 años, y seguirá siendo todavía más impresionante.
Un libro que por supuesto lo lees y piensas que ¿Cómo puede existir gente así en el mismo mundo el que yo vivo?

Ultra-recomendable! :D
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms
Nothing new in this latest addition to the "self-help" and "leadership" genre of books. Good marketing and a nicely done clean cover caught my attention as one that is an avid reader - particularly of books focused on self-development. However, this one left me disappointed even after two reads. I also take issue with several of the strategies, but for the sake of brevity will focus on the "brules" and "blissipline" concepts. The author encourages readers to question rules; which on the surface is good, but the presumption being made is that all of the readers operate from the same level of morality and wisdom, which would give them the good judgment to pick and choose what works (at least for them). Simply, some societal conventions and mores serve a valid, meaningful and timeless purpose. Living within the "law" to make it simple is often the best path to freedom and not everyone has the ability or maturity to alter and redefine what is best for themselves or how they may interface with society on the whole. The concept of "blissipline" is another one that I have difficulty with as reality dictates that sometimes, despite the best efforts and intentions, life is just plain sour. There is struggle as a fundamental basis of life and usually, this results in goodness. Pursuing happiness and "learning" to find the (greater) good in everything, despite its value assignment as positive, negative or neutral is not only the mark of a mature human being, but is both important to the health of the individual and society as a whole. The notion of living one's "bliss" as a way of life can easily slip into the realm of the self-centered and insular. Where true "happiness" is enduring despite outcomes, "bliss" tends to be temporary (i.e., tied to a specific experience like the birth of a healthy child or getting a new job) and is not practical to attain, let alone maintain for most people once the luster rubs away. Nothing exciting - just a mix of new age humanist philosophies aimed at "millenials" and eastern traditions. The endless name dropping through the book is also tiresome and diminishes the authors credibility.
An Ebook Only Jeff Bezos Will Enjoy
An Ebook Only Jeff Bezos Will Enjoy
An Ebook Only Jeff Bezos Will Enjoy by Nicole Evans. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Jeff Bezos" category.
Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet
Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet
Not only do I enjoy Bob Dylan's music and songwriting but the development of Jewish and Christian traditions is something that I enjoy reading about and studying as a spiritual person. Needless to say, I was quite pleased when I discovered that someone had embarked upon the task of documenting references, either direct or indirect, of Dylan's Jewish heritage and how that heritage has affected his songwriting and life. Unfortunately, Dylan's Jewishness has often been neglected in writings about him. It's generally passed over as a piece of trivia, not as a contributive identity. He is recognized as the singer, the songwriter, the poet, even the prophet - but what about Dylan the Jew? Of course, the book doesn't treat Dylan's religious beliefs directly, but it surely surmises.

Overall, the book was a quick read yet highly informed and thus highly informative. It easily ranks among the best books on Dylan currently available. The author, a longtime follower and researcher of Dylan, tries hard not to repeat too much information available elsewhere while also acknowledging that there are some very basic facts which newcomers - whether to the musician or the literature about him - need to know. Such is inevitable. Where this book excels is in connecting the imagery found in the biblical prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, et. al.) and Dylan's lyrics. Even the staunchest biblicist might not readily be able to see such otherwise apparent parallels, but Rogovoy has done his research. There are moments when the connection cannot be explained any other way than to suggest that Dylan was as intimately familiar with the texts of Jewish tradition as he was with the works or Rimbaud, Brecht, and William Blake.

That being said, however, at times the connections between the biblical prophets and Dylan's lyrics seem forced, sometimes based on little more than a few matching words even when context seems to demand exclusive interpretations. Outside of John Wesley Harding and New Morning and other explicit moments of Dylan's affluence for biblical imagery, there are definitely moments when the thesis of the book is stretched to its outermost limits applying biblical or talmudic references when in fact there is very little or no connection at all. The author displays a tendency to connect words or three-word phrases to themes which have very little business being connected. For this reason, the album-by-album, song-by-song exegesis which serves as the layout of practically the entire book soon grows long in the tooth and sometimes proves to be redundant. By the mid-'80s, Dylan's songs seems to have settled upon a few ideological bases which inform his work from that point forward with only slight modifications whether that be in terms of degree or perception. Thus, when Rogovoy's explication of "Shot of Love" and "Infidels" highlights that Dylan's songs increasingly focus on a "world gone wrong," the final pages of the book could easily be skipped without missing much new revelation on the subject.

Even though the author and Harold Lepidus (of the Bob Dylan Examiner, who assisted Rogovoy with the book) both state that Dylan's religious beliefs are not directly dealt with in the book, it's difficult not to read the chapters titled "Burnt Offerings" and the following "Psalms" somewhat apologetically. Despite what the author states in interviews, there is definitely a certain emphasis placed upon attempting to extract Dylan from his "born-again Christian" identification. For example, in the chapter titled "Psalms," when discussing the song "When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky," specifically the lines "I don't want to be a fool starving for affection/I don't want to drown in someone else's wine," Rogovoy interprets these lines as suggesting that Dylan is recanting his earlier acceptance of wine as Jesus' blood (as is believed by many evangelical and Catholic Christians) and that the born-again Christian period was merely a phase promulgated by a love relationship. In short, Dylan was and is not a true Christian believer. Taking this concept further, Rogovoy interprets the final verse of the song "Man of Peace" as referring to Dylan's return to his distinctive Jewish identity by suggesting that Dylan was beginning to view Jesus as Satan. A proper analysis of these lines within the context of the song, though, do not warrant even a hint of this type of surreptitious, nuanced interpretation. Despite what the author says about his not getting directly involved in Dylan's religious affairs, it nonetheless seems apparent that Rogovoy isn't going to allow Dylan to stray far from the Jewish fold. In this vein, Rogovoy attempts to suggest that the concept of Jesus as Messiah and as Dylan's personal savior is not quite as implicit in the songs of this born-again time period as some people might otherwise claim, thus attempting to resurrect the albums Slow Train Coming and Saved for pundits of whatever creed; however, he fails to read between the lines, not recognizing allusions to Jesus even when the name "Jesus" isn't referenced. The very cover art of the album Slow Train Coming symbolically alludes to faith in Jesus as Messiah. Where Rogovoy excels in his understanding of traditional Judaism, he alternatively displays a certain ignorance when it comes to Christianity and the Christian tradition, including everything from classical exegesis to the high arts - the very things which help to inform the imagery of Slow Train Coming, Saved, and even Shot of Love (which the author excludes from this period despite thereference to the Gospel of Matthew in the liner notes). For this reason, he fails to properly acknowledge the Jewish roots of Christianity, thus accounting for why the images found in the lyrics of Dylan's born-again "phase" may seem like an extension of his Jewish heritage.

Aside from these criticisms, the book ought to be applauded as pioneering a whole new brand of Dylan research. I look forward to further books and articles which expand upon the thesis of this book while exercising some constraint for the sake of precision.
PILOT G2 Premium Refillable & Retractable Rolling Ball Gel Pens, Fine Point, Black Ink, 5-Pack (31078)
PILOT G2 Premium Refillable & Retractable Rolling Ball Gel Pens, Fine Point, Black Ink, 5-Pack (31078)
Let me just say right off that I'm extremely picky about my writing instruments. I've been like this since I was a young child; however, I'm not sure what that really means, if anything. In any event, I bought this 5-pack of the 0.7mm black ink G2 retractable pens as my "go-to" for general writing, when my signature is required, and check writing with a carbon copy. Although nowadays, I may only write a check every couple of years or so, if that. I've been using G2 retractable gel pens for many years and highly recommend them for the following reasons:

1. Ink flow is consistent and reliable.
2. Ink is quick drying (but will smear if you immediately put it to a firm test after writing). I'm right-handed, but my
daughter is left-handed and also loves using these pens.
3. Retractable nib for convenient carrying in my purse or between meetings.
4. Sturdy pen clip (reinforced plastic) for attaching to notebook or clothing for portability.
5. Ink smoothly flows from pen with no "scratchiness" (0.7 mm, not true of 0.5 mm in my opinion).
6. 0.7 mm nib puts ink to paper like the line of most other 0.5mm gel pens. If you typically prefer a finer line and
smooth flowing ink, you'll probably want to buy the 0.7 mm in this G2 pen.

My writing is medium in size, for the most part. If I want to write really small, like in my Bible, I can do that with these 0.7 mm pens with no "globbing" of the ink. Speaking of writing in a Bible, this gel ink doesn't bleed through thin Bible pages, but it does ghost. If ghosting bothers you, you might not want to use any gel pen in your Bible. However, even a ballpoint will ghost if you tend to press a little hard when writing.

Overall, I continue to pleased with the Pilot G2 retractable pens with 0.7 pen nib. The 0.5...not so much.
Inuyasha Season 5
Inuyasha Season 5
I for one don't like a lot of anime; but only have a select few favorites... one being Inuyasha. That is because I like Inuyasha for it's unique story and great cast of characters; not to mention the style and genre the anime fits into my personallity!

I mean they don't call this show a fuedal fairy tale for nothing you know! That's why I love it so much! It has lots of sword swinging action in fuedal Japan, romance between the 3 key characters Inuyasha, Kikyo, & Kagome; and a bunch of LOL comedy with the other characters! Plus this Season 5 has the ever so awesome Band of 7 characters; & my favorite out of them is their infamous leader Bankotsu! Jakotsu is just a bisexual freak; LOL! :D

Season 5 of Inuyasha is without a doubt my favorite seasons of all time! There are too many episodes to call my favorites; but when it all boils down to picking the best ones it's just tough! To name a all of the best episodes/moments are: when we first meet Bankotsu & he takes his sword back from the lords castle, when Renkotsu hands over the jewl shards to Bankotsu, Miroku uses his wind tunnel in Mount Hakurai to save Sango from Kagura's demons, Inuyasha strikes Jakotsu down, & when a frightened Renkotsu gets his shards taken from Bankotsu! But without a doubt, the episodes with the whole battle of Inuyasha & Bankotsu will forever be known as the best; & then Naraku finally appears with his new body! Naraku then finally takes Kikyo's life; hey she saw it coming... (to all of the Kikyo haters, LOL)! :D

Plus I think it's just great to have the entire Inuyasha Seasons on DVD; since you don't have to worry about having them recorded on your old VHS tapes! That is because I'm a collector; & I love having DVD's of all of my favorite shows & movies!
You May Now Kill the Bride (Return to Fear Street)
You May Now Kill the Bride (Return to Fear Street)
I was a huge R.L. Stine fan back when I was in school. I was constantly reading every book I could read by R.L. Stine. I credit him with my love of horror books. Anyway, when I heard R.L. Stine was writing new Fear Street books, I had to read them! The first in this series is You May Now Kill the Bride. I absolutely loved it!

The pacing for You May Now Kill the Bride is fantastic! This book really was a page turner. I found myself not wanting to put it down. Each page had me hungry for me.

I really enjoyed the plot of You May Now Kill the Bride. Part of this story takes places in 1924 where we learn about the Fear/Goode curse. A Fear wedding takes place, but it really doesn't good as planned and tragedy ensues. The other part of the story takes place in present day. Another Fear wedding is about to take place, but it doesn't happen because the bride has gone missing. Will this Fear wedding end in tragedy as well? There were a few plot twists which I really enjoyed even if a couple of the plot twists were somewhat predictable. Even though You May Now Kill the Bride is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. There were no cliffhangers at the end of the book, and all of my questions were answered.

R.L. Stine did an amazing job with the world building like always. I always felt like I was part of the story. Even though this is a work of fiction, everything felt real. I found myself even holding my breath at the most climactic parts of You May Now Kill the Bride.

I felt that all the characters in You May Now Kill the Bride were fleshed out very well. I enjoyed all the characters very much. My favorite character was Ruth-Ann. It was hard not to like her as I could really relate to her on a personal level. However, all the characters were interesting to read about even the minor characters. Most of the story is told in first person from Harmony's point of view. While I did find Harmony annoying right at first, I quickly ended up liking her.

Trigger warnings for You May Now Kill the Bride include magic, the occult, murder/death, and minor violence. There's also one scene where a character hurts their hand which isn't overly graphic, but those who are a bit squeamish may not like it too much. There's also another scene about a body being found after being found at the bottom of a cliff. The description isn't very graphic, but some may find it unsettling.

Overall, You May Now Kill the Bride was such a really good and quick read. The plot is fantastic, and the characters are written very well. Fans of R.L. Stine will truly love this story especially those that loved the original Fear Street series. I would definitely recommend You May Now Kill the Bride by R.L. Stine to everyone aged 15+. It was so good!
A Royal Affair: An Anthology (The Royals of Cordina)
A Royal Affair: An Anthology (The Royals of Cordina)
I have just read the first story in this book which centres around Gabriella who has lost her memory due to a traumatic event. It is a good book, which you would expect from Nora. As always the love interest is not regarded as such until such a time. Good in general nice to put someone she knows as the baddies, but I thought alittle obvious though the reasoning for one not guessed at.
Will add to review once read second story centred on Alex......
The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu
The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu
This DVD has an 18-minute interview with Tezuka, back when he was still alive, on his views of experimental short animation (subtitled in English). This is what you should watch first. His view was that Japanese anime was hitting a wall in the 80's by focusing only on the domestic market, and that anime studios should be shooting for more of an international audience. Since that wasn't happening, he'd decided to be the one entering international festivals and start winning awards to show what anime can really accomplish. From his point of view, all of his TV work was specifically for raising money for his privately-funded festival entry works.

The one anime short that he talks about the most is Jumping (1984), which was the first one I'd seen by him. It's still my favorite. The animation is top-grade and the gag pieces are still funny after 30 years. Many of the shorts have an environmental theme, as well as showing "man's inhumanity towards his fellow man". His messages continue to ring true today.

If you like animation of any kind, then you owe it to yourself to get this DVD. I'd give it 5 stars, but the timing on the subtitles from kimstim is really, really off in several of the shorts.
Osamu Tezuka: Le dieu du manga (EYROLLES) (French Edition)
Osamu Tezuka: Le dieu du manga (EYROLLES) (French Edition)
Je ne m'attendais pas à un pavé d'une telle précision mais alors c'est simplement et quasiment une anthologie !
Il y a énormément d'images et de photos d'archives qui nous immergent totalement dans la vie et l'univers de Tezuka.
Le relief pour Tetsuan Atom sur la première de couverture apporte un petit côté "enfant" et bien manga qui colle au bouquin.

Je le conseille vraiment !!
The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two (History of Middle-Earth 2)
The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two (History of Middle-Earth 2)
Let us say that over all this is a great tome. The writing by JRR Tolkien for the most part is excellent, with a few passages that are a bit of a challenge to understand. The problem is not with JRR Tolkien's writing but rather with the extensive notes written by his son, Christopher Tolkien. Ok yeah I get it he want to explain the differences between the these rough versions of the story and the official in the Simarillion but he goes into over kill and frankly that is not needed.

The book continues with Eriol's sojourn in Tol Eressea. The elves of that island tell him several more tales and he tells them a few of his own. Eriol lived in a town on the Great Land and during a minor skirmish he lost everything. His parents were killed and he was pressed into servitude. Eventually he escapes and he makes his way to Tol Eressea. His friend tell him the Tale of Tinuviel. Beren in this version is an elf not a human. Tinuviel is half faery and half elf. They fall in love when he ventures into their relam that is hidden from Melko by the queen's magic. The Queen Gwendeling is a faery. The realm is made up of free elves both Noldoli and Avari elves. Now the king does not quite approve of this match so he challenges Beren to obtain one of the Simarils from Melko's crown. Beren sets off on his quest. He becomes a servant of Melko and his cat assistant Tevildo. After a long period of time Tinuviel longs for Beren and set out to rescue him. Using magic that causes her foes to fall asleep she breaks into Melko's realm to rescue Beren. Huan the king of dogs help out and you know they hate cats.
In the end there is a battle between the Wolf King and Beren and much like Tiw in the Norse legends he looses his hand. In a strange way they end up together.

In Turumbar and Foaloke , the short version of "Hurin's Children" documents the wars of elves and men against Melko. Hurin gets captured and tortured. Part of the torture involves watching the fait of his children. Turin goes off to King Thingol to be raised in his court. Turin becomes a great warrior, slaying off many orcs and goblin. But he ends up banishing himself from the court after killing another elf for insulting him. He continues his adventures slaying orcs with a good friend from Thingols kingdom. They have many an adventure together but all that ends when Turin is rescued from the captivity with the Orcs. by mistake he slays his friend. He does fall in love with an elven girl but loses her to Glurund (Foaloke) the dragon. He sees his mother's homestead taken over by a corrupt person . He kills the corrupt person get banished from his mothers village and gives himself the name Turumbar. THE Dragon manages to steal away his sisters memory and the two end up connecting. In the end the Dragon is slain and the tainted gold is liberated. Things end off there but the book that was released later called "Hurin's Children" has a very different ending.

"The Fall of Gondolin" documents a hidden city that is found by a wandering Noldoli who escapes from Melko servitude. Many elves and Noldoli are enslaved by Melko. Ulmo the sea god leads this elf to the city. His coming was fortold and much like a prophet he warns the inhabitant to leave and return to Valinor. His word is not heeded. Our hero marries the elven princess and remains with her for many years. They have a child named Earel. Eventually Melko finds out about this hidden city and after a brutal war and some internal treachery the city falls. everyone ends going to the beach hideout. A special destiny is held in store for Erendel.

"The Nauglafring" is about the cursed gold from the slaying of Glorofund the Dragon. Somehow Hurin is released from captivity and he is the one who brings forward the gold. The simaril which has been liberated by Beren is combined with this gold to make an elaborate piece of jewelry. But the gold is cursed and that curse involves people killing each other over it. This soon leads to war between and elven kingdom and a dwarf kingdom because the Elves enslave them into making the Jewelry. The elven Kingdom gets destroyed. In retaliation Beren and Tinuviel are called from the faery realm to extract vengeance. There is further loss for Beren and Tinuviel but vengeance is secured. They have a daughter named Elwing.

Earendel weds Elwing and then loses her. He takes to the seas to find her. The final part of book delved into Aelfwine. A confusing expalanation to say the least. You can red it and find out. Well worth it for Tolkien fans.
Screwtape Letters: Annotated Edition, The
Screwtape Letters: Annotated Edition, The
THIS BOOK IS SIMPLY FABULOUS. I utterly loved reading this book. It is truly profound in its wisdom of the human psyche. You could almost use this as a reference book in a psychology class. Lewis was undoubtedly gifted with a deep wisdom not granted to the rest of us. Frankly, moments of it are a bit difficult to read because you have to constantly invert what the demon is saying to pull away the positive lesson; that said, this book is VERY worth reading for ANY Christian. Lewis was an Anglican but he exposes universal Christian / Human truths here. One might argue that his theology (at least in this work) is nearly Catholic; but the simple fact of the matter is all Christians recognize that Angels and Demons are real and they are waging a spiritual battle around us and we are caught in the crossfire. Lewis exposes the many traps that we, as sinners, fall into and how our minds are often pigeonholed which merely compounds our problems. Lewis also exposes more than once how EVEN GOOD THINGS can be twisted and used for evil purposes if we aren't careful. As I said, every Christian (and frankly, non-Christians as well) should read this book.

I cannot recommend this specific version of the letters highly enough. This annotated edition is very well made. The annotations are SUPERB. The author clearly knew Lewis's works in and out and was erudite in his own right. Frequent quotes in the margins from Lewis's other writings bring a wonderful richness not experienced if one only reads the text by itself. There are also helpful notes dealing with colloquialisms of mid-century British English which might be lost on American readers. I took quite a lot away from this book; the margins have sparked a strong desire in me to read his other works. I have half a mind to gift copies to people I know---but this specific version because of the notes. This is a book I will cherish the rest of my life and, in all likelihood, re-read once a year or so. In terms of the physical book itself, it is very well made with fine paper, nice margins, and a beautiful dust jacket. You get your money's worth.

(PS- this copy DOES include Screwtape's Toast (epilogue to the letters) at the end, published after the initial letters themselves.)
Bleach 52
Bleach 52
Edición mediocre, buena ortografía, sin páginas a color a pesar que en la versión japonesas las hay, tapas muy blandas, porte de las hojas menor al normal, hay cortes de 1 cm por lado que no aparecen en esta versión, las hojas y su calidad son discutibles, parece papel reciclado. Si no saben inglés es la única versión para ustedes, en caso de que se manejen en otro idioma les recomiendo la versión de viz media, ojo que si van por viz media compren la edición normal por tomos, que la 3-1 trae unas hojas muy delgadas y no vale la pena.
Hell's Corner (The Camel Club Book 5)
Hell's Corner (The Camel Club Book 5)
Oliver Stone isn't getting any younger, but his government still wants him. In fact, everyone from the President himself to the FBI, to NCA, to the M16 (yes you read that right), want him.

The book starts off with Stone being ushered to meet with the President, who gives him an undercover assignment to fly to Mexico to deal with Russian drug lords. But the trip never comes to fruition. After the meeting, Stone is walking through LaFayette Park and finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Gunfire pelts the park with bullets and an explosion lands him in the hospital for a bit.

Baldacci took a relatively simple incident and blossomed it into a full-length novel full of twists and turns. Unfortunately, there was a lot of back-tracking of clues, including repeated visits to the site of the explosion as if Stone expected the answers to appear in front of him. And of course, most times he and his "side kick", the M16 agent, find something or "see" something they hadn't before.

Oliver Stone mentions in a passage that he is getting older and that he wouldn't be the head of the Camel Club forever. Is Baldacci dropping a clue to his readers not to worry about Stone's aging and a potential end to the series?

As for one small nit, the overuse of the term "nodded" became very apparent, and I would have expected better from an author of Baldacci's calibre.

With all considered it was a good read even if not the best Camel Club book to date. However, I will still look forward to the next.
Il Controllo Totale
Il Controllo Totale
Ho già letto altri romanzi di Baldacci, e finora mi sono piaciuti tutti. Anche in questo la trama non annoia mai, e c'è il finale a sorpresa, cosa che personalmente apprezzo molto in un romanzo di questo genere.

Decisamente consigliato per gli appassionati del genere.
Little Miss Dotty (Mr. Men and Little Miss)
Little Miss Dotty (Mr. Men and Little Miss)
Welcome to Nonsenseland where Little Miss Ditzy lives. Here the worms wear boaters (hats) and bow ties, pigs play tennis and for breakfast Miss Ditzy enjoys a bowl of marmalade with milk and sugar!

Next year's Nonsense Cup is going to go to the person who thinks up the dottiest idea. Spring came, then summer but still Little Miss Ditzy could not think what to do to win the cup. Inspiration finally hit in November. Mr.Nonsense entered a TV set without any screen, Mr. Silly, last year's winner, made a clock that told the correct time if you looked in a mirror BUT Miss Ditzy was the winner having painted nine hundred and ninety nine dots all over the outside of her cottage!

The Mr. Men and Little Miss books are a favorite in this house. Highly recommended!
Imagine by Rubie's Child's Deluxe Harry Potter Gryffindor Dress Up Set, Medium
Imagine by Rubie's Child's Deluxe Harry Potter Gryffindor Dress Up Set, Medium
Pro:
This costume is very reasonably priced in comparison to others we found online.

Cons:
While we went off the size charts from Imagine Costumes, this was way too small. This costume is clearly not meant for any long term use. The scarf is printed on only one side, and it's polyester (it was hard to tell in the photos, but we thought it was a real scarf, which would have made the product a great price in comparison to the others).

The tie is not an actual tie, which probably won't matter to most kids, but my son wanted a real one. It was sloppily tied with an elastic band that you'd put behind your shirt sleeve.

The fastener to attach the robe together is VERY small Velcro, and it didn't even connect properly on my one try.

Will be returning.
The Secret of Spellshadow Manor 6: The Spell
The Secret of Spellshadow Manor 6: The Spell
Title: The Spell
Series: The Secret of Spellshadow Manor
Author: Bella Forrest
Designation: Conclusion & Book 6 of Series, Full-Length Novel (Approx 400 pages), NOT A Standalone, NO Cliffhanger
Genre: #fantasy #sciencefiction #actionadventure #mystery #comingofage #romance
My Rating: Five Spellbinding Stars*****
Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! Bella Forrest rocked my world AGAIN with The Spell, the sixth and final riveting release in her captivating new magical fantasy series, The Secret of Spellshadow Manor! And great balls of fire, it just gets better and better! Forrest has been a busy little beaver! After publishing a new season of the international bestselling A Shade of Vampire series in the past twelve months as well as introducing two other new blockbuster series, The Gender Game and the Detective Erin Bond mystery thriller series, you'd think Forrest would be ready to sit back and take a breather. Nope, just the opposite! I honestly don't think Forrest ever sleeps. Not that I'm complaining... not one little bit! Like thousands of my fellow Bella Forrest fans around the world, I've been hooked since the first book of Forrest's megahit A Shade of Vampire series and now 56 books later, I still eagerly await each new release. I don't even care what genre it is. If Forrest writes it, I'll read it! And it comes as no surprise, Forrest has delivered another new installment in this gripping fantasy adventure that curls our toes, makes our hearts pound and keeps us begging for more! The Secret of Spellshadow Manor is a beautifully written young adult saga unlike any I've ever read. If you loved Harry Potter or Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Secret of Spellshadow Manor is definitely for you. Quite simply, it's an irresistibly delicious all-you-can-eat buffet of magic, fantasy, action, adventure, mystery, danger, suspense, angst, and blossoming coming of age romance. But never fear, my friends, it's also a deliciously tasty treat for us older adults who remain young at heart! The story is well crafted, imaginative, thrilling, fast paced, action packed, suspenseful, sweet, romantic and at times, also dark and mysterious. Whew, what a mouthful, but these are only a few of the words that come to mind after reading The Secret of Spellshadow Manor. The narrative is exceptionally well written in the third person with a primary perspective from seventeen-year-old high school senior Alex Webber of Middledale, Iowa. The dialogue is smart, well executed and flows effortlessly. Although the premise and storyline for this series is beyond intriguing, and the vividly depicted world of Spellshadow Manor is nothing short of extraordinary, it's truly the cast of complex characters that truly steals the show. They are well developed, fascinating, engaging, endearing, and most importantly, memorable. They literally explode from the pages, grab your imagination, capture your heart and hold you completely enthralled from beginning to end. Forrest skillfully combines every single one of these elements to craft a beautifully written coming of age fantasy filled to the brim with magic, danger, action, adventure, fantasy, mystery, suspense, magic, loyalty, and heartbreak, lies, deceit, secrets, angst, young love, and plot twists that will blow your mind. After reading every single one Forrest's books, there are two things I've learned beyond a shadow of a doubt. First, when reading anything written by Bella Forrest, always expect the unexpected and two, absolutely nothing is ever impossible as any of her readers have witnessed time and time again. In each book Forrest pens, she takes her readers on an emotionally thrilling roller coaster ride, unlike any other, one that keeps us on the edge of our seat and riveted to each page while screaming, "OMG - that didn't just happen!" And the icing on the cake, Forrest's books are always exceptionally well-crafted, edited, formatted and have gorgeous covers! Did I like this book? No, I LOVED it! Would I recommend it? You bet, and I am, for ages 12 to 112. Will I read this author again? Of course, just as soon as Forrest publishes her next book. Forrest has the most extraordinary imagination of any author I've ever read, one which knows no bounds! And finally, was I entertained? OMG, YES! Completely! I was glued to my seat, completely enthralled, white-knuckling my ereader with my heart beating wildly in my chest as the pages flew as quickly as the time, and all the while screaming, "Don't do it!" OMG! I was a nervous wreck! lol... Fabulous entertainment and an awesome read!
Book One:
Unlike his friends, seventeen-year-old Middledale, Iowa high school senior Alex Webber spends all his free time learning to write computer code and building websites. He's becoming quite the young entrepreneur. Unfortunately, his efforts are born from necessity rather than pleasure. Since Alex's mother was diagnosed with a debilitating long-term illness leaving her unable to work, he desperately needs to earn enough money to supplement their meager monthly income. Hosting a foreign exchange student was supposed to be just another way to add much-needed funds to their dwindling monthly budget... until Alex meets the student...a lovely young seventeen-year-old female student from France named Natalie Chevalier. Oh my! What normal red-blooded seventeen-year-old young man wouldn't appreciate the beauty of a charming French girl, right? When the two teenagers meet, they instantly become fast friends with each looking forward to the upcoming new school year. They're just a couple of normal teenagers who want to enjoy their senior year, right? Hmm... But Alex and Natalie may not be quite so normal after all. What happens when these two seemingly unremarkable young people, brought together by fate, realize they may not be as ordinary as they thought? In fact, they may be quite extraordinary. After seeing a strange and very frightening ghostly figure following Natalie, which apparently one no one else could see, Alex is faced with a life-altering decision that may interrupt his well-laid plans and change his life forever. But there is only one choice for the pragmatic yet sensitive young Alex - no matter the risk, he must protect his new friend Natalie. But at what cost?
The Breaker: Book 2
It's been several months since Natalie was abducted by the ghostly phantom known as Finder, and Alex was mistaken to also be a new recruit for the magical school located within the walls of Spellshadow Manor. No matter their efforts, Alex and Natalie find themselves still imprisoned behind the ivy-covered walls of the mysterious manor. There's only one little problem and it gets worse with each passing day. Unlike the other students at the school, including Natalie, Alex has no magical ability at all. In fact, his problem is just the opposite. Alex discovers he is a Spellbreaker and possesses an inherited genetic trait enabling him to wield a power called anti-magic, an anomalous force which counteracts magic when used correctly. But according to the limited information available, it appears Alex may be the sole surviving Spellbreaker. And why is he the last? Because the other spellbreakers have been hunted to extinction and destroyed by Finder and his predecessors, which means his unnatural new ability is very dangerous to his continued well-being at Spellshadow Manor and must be kept a secret. Of course, we all know seventeen-year-olds are never good at keeping secrets, especially not when he needs the help of his friends Natalie, Aamir, and Jari to cover for his lack of magic. Unfortunately, Aamir may no longer be an ally. Alex's friend and former roommate, Aamir Nagi, is now Professor Nagi. To avoid the impending questionable fate of 'graduation', two weeks ago Aamir challenged and defeated the now missing Professor Derhin in a magical duel. Alex and his friends had hoped this would give them an advantage, possibly helping them to escape, but by all outward appearances, Aamir now seems to be controlled by a magical golden band placed around his wrist by the headmaster of the school, The Head. Yup, you read that correctly; the headmaster is named The Head and he is one scary dude! Nothing is as it seems but Alex is still determined to rescue Natalie and orchestrate their escape. Join our brave, young heroes as they continue their perilous adventure where they must learn to navigate the ever-changing hallways of the mysterious, magical, and very dangerous new world of Spellshadow Manor, where nothing is as it seems, and where one mistake could cost them their lives. For lurking in the shadows at every twist and turn, Alex discovers even more treacherous forces, laden with dark magic and murky secrets, all waiting to make an appearance. But are they friend or foe? We'll see!
The Chain: Book 3
After almost a year of continuing the ruse as a student at Spellshadow Manor, Alex orchestrates a daring escape, unexpectedly aided by a student uprising, two of his professors, and crucial information from the strange, shadowy Elias. Our brave, young heroes travel through a magical portal in search of safe haven, but rather than the human world, they find themselves at Stillwater House, another school for magical students, which at first glance appears to be the antithesis of Spellshadow. But appearances can be deceiving and all is not what it seems. In his search for a way home to his mother and a normal teenage life, Alex finds only dark secrets leading to more questions about his abilities and heritage. With new enemies and perilous danger at every turn, Alex desperately attempts to protect his friends, but the cost is high - maybe too high. This time, the price may be his life. Not all will survive. Who will live and who will die?
The Keep: Book 4
Tricked into revealing his true identity and developing powers by Princess Alypia, Alex and his friends risk everything in another desperate escape which lands them at yet another magical haven, but there's nothing safe about Keepstone Keep. Thankfully, they find two familiar faces who agree to help them. Alex learns more about his origins and his powers but with Alypia hot on their heels, time is of the essence and sadly, his heroic efforts may not be enough to keep them all alive. As more dark secrets are revealed, Alex meets an unexpected ally and is finally given the answers he's sought his entire life. But is it too little too late? Will he and his friends ever find a way back home?
The Test: Book 5
After another devastating betrayal, Alex is nearly killed by Caius. Now separated from his friends and stranded at Kingstone, a desperate Alex embarks on an impossible mission of finding a way to reunite with Professor Lintz, Aamir, and Ellebelle, who traveled through the portal to Falleaf House. When all seems lost, fate once again favors our young hero with another new friend, a legendary Thunderbird possessing a strange intelligence along with the ability to travel between realms without a portal. But soon after his reunion with his friends at Falleaf, Alex receives more disappointing news. To gain access to the spell in the Book of Jupiter that will banish The Great Evil, he and his three friends must first pass a test consisting of twelve tasks, all of which must be completed successfully. Great sacrifice will be required and all rules must be adhered to strictly. But only the worthy will succeed. Failure means death for our motley crew! Oh my! Only the penitent man shall pass! Just a little Indiana Jones humor to lighten the mood! lol... Will Alex and his friends find themselves worthy? Who will live and who will die? We'll see!

The Test: Book 6
Alex is now in possession of the Book of Jupiter but discovers only three attempts are allowed to perform the spell. To save his friends and the remaining survivors who have been captured by King Julius, our young hero must make the ultimate sacrifice to complete the spell that will banish The Great Evil once and for all. Will Alex succeed or will his efforts result only in his own death? We'll see! All will be revealed in the riveting conclusion of The Secret of Spellshadow Manor.
(2 Pack) Sound Absorption-Diffuse Acoustic Panel «Pulsar» for rec.studio | Wood laminated: (White)
(2 Pack) Sound Absorption-Diffuse Acoustic Panel «Pulsar» for rec.studio | Wood laminated: (White)
Excellent product. The hanging bracket not so efficient as to keep the unit flat against a wall and as I could not find a product in this world that would make the foam stick to a flat paint wall, I ended up glueing them on a flat board with hyper strength 3M adhesive then hanging them as a picture. They do work great though, the acoustics respond well and they look absolutely astonishing on the wall. Highly recommended but be aware of the installation procedures as you go...
Crystal Kingdom: The Kanin Chronicles (From the World of the Trylle) (The Kanin Chronicles, 3)
Crystal Kingdom: The Kanin Chronicles (From the World of the Trylle) (The Kanin Chronicles, 3)
This is the FINAL book in The Kanin Chronicles, and I am so sad to see it end! I wish there were twenty more books to go along this these, but unfortunately there isn’t. Crystal Kingdom wraps up the ever-growing turmoil in the Kanin kingdom, but not without bringing a full-fledged war that Bryn finds herself in the heart of.

After being charged with treason, Bryn Aven is on the run from the Kanin kingdom. But after only a few days in hiding, Konstantin Black finds her and persuades her to join forces to protect each other. Though Bryn is still unsure if she can fully trust Konstantin, she realizes that she could use all the help she can get in order to get back to Doldastam and protect the people she cares about. In an effort to clear her name, Bryn travels to different kingdoms in the hopes that she can persuade them in fighting against Queen Mina. But soon the Kanin Queen declares war on the Skojare kingdom, and Bryn has no other choice but to enlist in the fight against her home. Soon alliances are formed, and the kingdoms break out into a war for the ages.

I just LOVED this series. Crystal Kingdom perfectly wrapped everything up, and I was very happy with everything that happened. In this installment of The Kanin Chronicles Bryn is on the run because Queen Mina has charged her unjustly with treason. She teams up with Konstantin Black, and we are shown how much his character really has changed. I knew I was right in my reasoning for why Konstantin was always finding Bryn and protecting her, but I am more than a little disappointed in the final events. I won’t elaborate on that for a reason…read the books to know what I’m talking about! ;) I found the character of Ridley to be a little…off in this book. Considering the things that happened to him in this book, I still think his character was just a little out of it. He was such a strong presence in Frostfire and Ice Kissed, so I think he fell a little flat in this one and I kind of forgot about his character. With so much going on in Crystal Kingdom, I don’t think I can be blamed for that one.

The reader is once again introduced to all new characters to love and hate, as well as “seeing” other places besides Storvatten and Doldastam. I enjoyed how the author showed many differences between the other kingdoms, in their ways of life and their royalty. We also FINALLY get to find out what has been really going on, and trust me, it ALL comes back around full circle. The author did a really fantastic job of tying everything together. She is so fantastic in her descriptions and small details, I felt like I was watching a movie unfolding in my hands. The character of Bryn really shines in this final book, and she grows up a lot. I was so proud to see her character realize that honor and duty aren’t the only important things in life, but I do love what a strong and fierce warrior she is. Though I loved this series and this final book, I do have a qualm with how rushed the ending felt. So many times I’ve read a well-written and imagined story, with an ending that just feels too quick. I wish the author could have elaborated on some of those final scenes, because the pace of the series really needed there to be a strong ending to seal the deal for the reader.

With that said, AMAZING series! Maybe I just really like getting lost in fantasy stories about a strong female lead taking names with a badass sword in her hands. Or maybe, this series is just that addicting, who can really say? In any case, GO OUT AND GET THIS SERIES READERS! It’s a great way to get lost in another world for a few days, and who doesn’t love that?!
BEARPAW Women's Indio Slipper
BEARPAW Women's Indio Slipper
This is probably my 6th pair of bearpaw slippers and the 3rd style I’ve tried. I decided to try this one and I must say they are awesome. So awesome I let my teen daughter try them on and unfortunately she refused to take them off. I just had to order myself a new pair because she is always wearing them. She is a size 9 and I’m normally a 9 1/2. I ordered the 9 figuring they would be a little snug but stretch out. They actually fit us both really well. It’s kinda hard to explain but somehow the really hug your heel compared to the other styles, helps with comfort and them staying on. It wasn’t my first choice but I got them in red because they were a little cheaper, I was pleasantly surprised how nice the color was. Worth the savings! We’ve only had them a few days so I can’t say much as far as how long the will last but so far They are my new favorite style!
Power Rangers Boys' Ninja Steel Pajamas
Power Rangers Boys' Ninja Steel Pajamas
So, it fits weird. I washed it before I let him try it on and I also bought a size up. He is 3 but wears 4t comfortably so I bought him a 5t. He is average size. The shirt came out of the dryer with the neck ring wavy like he had already worn it several times. It's too short on the bottom and bunches up at the back of the neck. The shorts are fine. The material on the outside is rough but the inside is soft. I like the patch on the front but it is glued on..not sewed. He loves Power Rangers so we'll keep them but I wish I bought different ones.
Crazy Street Food In Japan
Crazy Street Food In Japan
The young Canadian man who narrates and takes us to all the restaurants has a very pleasant manner. The food looks delicious. We are even told what each dish costs in dollars, a very rare thing in documentaries; and it appears that if you stick to local emporia serving local food, you can eat in Japan quite inexpensively.

Unfortunately, international travel is unlikely to resume for a long time, so visiting Japan is not on our schedule. Pity, that, for once upon a time I could read Hiragana and Katakana, and I’m sure I could relearn them enough to navigate these little shops. Still, this is an enjoyable journey, albeit vicarious.
HP Elite C2D 3.0ghz, New 4GB Memory, 250GB, Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
HP Elite C2D 3.0ghz, New 4GB Memory, 250GB, Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
Honestly I didn't expect much. Yet, I was extremely surprised. Ultra surprised. The kind of surprised that I would almost start a Youtube channel just to post a video about the computer surprised. Lets start step by step. It came on time, 2 day Amazon Prime shipping, check. The packaging? I'd actually be kind of amazed if something would of happened to the computer, extremely protective packaging, a big box, then lots of protective paper on the inside sorrounding another box, and inside that box, this air chamber panel buffer case sorrounding the computer, computer safe, check.

Extra: mouse and keyboard, already had my own but it's really nice of them to spend a spare just in case.

Included: Power plug.

Included: Operating system. Really? Yup. Windows 10 with upgrade.

Performance: Outstanding. Might not have the newst specs, a wi fi card, a massive shard drive storage, killer graphics video card, etc. But you'd be extremely surprised how well this computer performs. Which is no big deal, ethernet card is great, and the 256 storage is more than enough especially living in a world where most things are on the cloud anyways. Their is nothing bad I can say about this computer in any sense. Even comparing it to more updated models.

Awesome extra: I hadn't connected the speakers yet, but when Windows turned on I heard a chime kind of sound. Would you beleive it, the computer actually came with a built in speaker, okay okay, it's not great by any means, but it's a speaker, and to me that was really kind of cool.

Finishing up with this, this company I bought from, is great. I mean really great, makes me want to scour through all their inventory of compuers and laptops even though I don't need one right now, and tell my friends about it kind of great.
Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th Generation) - US English
Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th Generation) - US English
Fits perfectly on the iPad. The magnetic connection is very strong. The iPad does NOT fall out of the folio--whoever says this doesn't actually have the first party case. It does increase battery drain, but only by a little bit. Use is very seamless and I personally like the keyboard feedback. It's very slim and looks like a regular folio. The quality of the materials is really nice as well. The keyboard is water-resistant, which has come in handy for me once. The folio protects the front and back of the iPad. It looks really good with the iPad, you can tell that Apple put lots of time into making it look nice combined with the iPad. The color is charcoal-gray, not black as it might look in the picture.
Overall, I'm loving it. 5 stars.
Zendoodle: 101 Zendoodle Patterns to Inspire Your Inner Artist--Even if You Think You're Not One! (Zendoodle Mastery Series Book 4)
Zendoodle: 101 Zendoodle Patterns to Inspire Your Inner Artist--Even if You Think You're Not One! (Zendoodle Mastery Series Book 4)
I purchased "Zendoodle; 101 Zendoodle Patterns to Inspire Your Inner Artist" by Olivia Summers for my Kindle Fire last month. I am still fairly new to Zentangle and wanted to learn some new patterns. This was an excellent purchase and a great value! I have purchased a few other books that have very few patterns for the size of the book and others that have poor step by step instruction. I am happy to say this book was fantastic! The patterns are shown with enough steps (most are 5 to 6) to get you started easily. One of my favorite parts of the book is the occasional completed work shown with the pattern name to give you an idea of how to use the patterns together. And the pattern names are all listed which is very nice!
This book is all business, no fluff and a great deal for all the patterns taught! Highly recommended!
TUDIA BLU VIVO XL4 Case, [Arch] Shock Absorption Drop-Proof Lightweight Scratch Resistant TPU Bumper Protection Cover for BLU VIVO XL4 [NOT Compatible with VIVO XL or XI+] (Frosted Clear)
TUDIA BLU VIVO XL4 Case, [Arch] Shock Absorption Drop-Proof Lightweight Scratch Resistant TPU Bumper Protection Cover for BLU VIVO XL4 [NOT Compatible with VIVO XL or XI+] (Frosted Clear)
Overall the phone is a decent product. Out of the box, all required accessories are included - charger, screen protector, lightweight back and front case protectors and sim tray key. Charger is effective. Camera is ok. Battery (4000 mAh) run time is a step up from the Blackberry Z10's capability. Will not be forced to constantly "charge" the battery up. Screen quality is ok, color intensity ok. Handling the phone with one hand is easy to do. There can be a inadvertent actuation of the power key which will cause an unintended action if one isn't careful. Can avoid this if you hold the phone in your left hand, your thumb will not be gripping the right edge where the Power and Volume buttons are located. Buttons appear to be of a solid build, enhancing long term use. Phone's case is sturdy! One may have to "learn" how to position the speaker against one's ear when talking on the phone during a conversation. Speaker needs to be placed over your ear to receive full benefit of talker's voice. Struggled a bit with this on my 1st phone call. Like any tool, one has to use it to "discover" how to use it. I haven't discovered any usage deficiencies that would force me to return this phone. Android 8.0 operating system ok, Blu's adaptation of it without adding unnecessary bloat is a nice touch. If one is interested in a more comprehensive "Note" program, you'll have to access Google Play for a more enhanced version, (Its Free). I've been using the phone for only 5 days right now so obviously don't have any experience on the phone's long term capability. From an initial perspective I'm pleased with the phone's physical size and technical capability. The bandwidth capability is a strong point if one is interested in using this phone in other world regions. I've ended up paying less for this phone than I had with my previous phone and I'm getting more of a technically developed product. If your need to store downloaded info on your phone, purchase a SIM card, take a look at a youtube video illustrating SIM tray handling/loading. The Dual SIM tray is a bit fragile. Not the same procedure one experiences with a "chassis insertion" on other phones where one removes the back cover. But the current configuration works.
Me and My Mates Vs. the Zombie Apocalypse
Me and My Mates Vs. the Zombie Apocalypse
There are some actual laughs in this film from Australia which includes some stand-up comedians in its cast, so the good news is that's it's not a complete waste of time the way many low budget zombie movies, comic or serious, can be. On the other hand it's not much of a zombie movie, which throws the whole thing off. The zombies are mostly a plot device that sets up a small cast in a single location to get into a few comic situations, but mostly engage in fast dialog and tossing out one-liners to each other.

Two telecom workers meet at an abandoned telephone exchange station seeking shelter from the zombie apocalypse which has suddenly descended on Australia. They are soon joined by their boss and his sexy daughter and after a while by her boyfriend and his best friend. Their plan is to hole up there and use the equipment to contact the military to come rescue them. They manage to bring fairly much beer to survive on. More and more zombies can be seen gathering outside through the windows (I assume they're on the second floor).

The big problem is with tone. From the get go nobody seems particularly frightened or freaked out about what's going on. Its all very casual as they arrive and it never feels like anyone feels any fear or terror. They mostly joke around, two of the young men flirt with the girl and one of them will do anything to get on the boss's cricket team. The zombies are good as far as the makeup goes, but they're mostly kept out of the picture until something needs to happen. They can be lethal but mostly don't matter. They're slow-type zombies and oddly intelligent, like figuring out how to get in the front door using a key card (which almost disqualifies them as zombies). The really great zombie comedies, for me only Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland and Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse are genuine horror movies with a lot of humor in them and are able to maintain a real sense of tension.

Popular Australian comic Jim Jeffries is listed as the star but is probably only in this film as a favor to a cast member, probably director-writer Declan Shrubb. In any case he's not really in the film very long. Alex Williamson is funniest as clueless stoner Darryl and Greg Fleet as tough boss Roy is a good foil for him. Everyone here actually does a good job with their roles but those roles are very underwritten so they're mostly "types" - hot girl, Asian guy, blond jock, etc. There are a few extras and a few moments outside the small set but not enough to really open up a film with such a small budget.

The one-liners are funny and so are many of the jokes, especially the Australian jokes. But it's more comedy sketch than zombie film so be sure that's what you're in the mood for.
Infusión de raíz de regaliz orgánico cortada 250 g - 100% calidad orgánica - Glycyrrhiza glabra - llenada en Alemania (DE-ÖKO-005)
Infusión de raíz de regaliz orgánico cortada 250 g - 100% calidad orgánica - Glycyrrhiza glabra - llenada en Alemania (DE-ÖKO-005)
Die Qualität ist top, der Schnitt ideal für Tee und der Geschmack einwandfrei.

Neben der entzündungshemmenden Wirkung verleiht der Süßholzwurzel-Tee als Zutat für meine angesetzten Kräutertees das gewisse Etwas. Ich liebe diesen leicht süßlichen Lakritz-Geschmack. Allerdings achte ich darauf, dass ich die Wurzel nur in geringen Mengen pro Tag (höchstens 10g Süßholzwurzel) konsumiere. Somit verhindere ich dass die Nebenwirkungen wie z.B. Bluthochdruck, Herzbeschwerden, Wassereinlagerungen usw. keine Chance haben. Anscheinend können diese Nebenwirkungen auftreten sollte man über Wochen täglich 50g Süßholzwurzel und mehr zu sich nehmen Da ich gesund bin, mache ich mir darüber weniger Sorgen. Menschen mit Herz-Kreislauferkrankungen bzw. -Problemen sollten aber vorher unbedingt beim Arzt nachfragen ob Süßholzwurzel verwendet werden darf.
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