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About Vladd

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    Avid Reader
  • Birthday 03/19/1967

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  • Location:
    Oxfordshire UK
  • Interests
    Sci Fi, Fantasy, Crime, novels, Wargaming, History both real and what ifs
  1. Happy Birthday Vladd! Long time no see. Hope all is well. : )

  2. Summer Olympics

    Not having much interest in people throwing things or running round in circles the Olympics doesn't interest me, and the attitude of some of the TV commentators irritates me, last time when the athletics started I recall a commentator saying "And now the proper Olympics begins" as if the only ones that count are track and field. The whole commercial and corporate side to it annoys me as does the egotistical self important attitude of the officials involved, like the guy who was livid that he was kept waiting 3 hours at passport control. Well so was everyone else just because you are an Olympic official ie organiser of a big sports day, does not give you special privileges. Don't get me started on the Olympic lanes. So the mighty can glide past us plebs unhindered by the common people like a Soviet Commisar. Yet another money making scheme http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/dispatches-reveals-olympic-lanes-for-sale The whole event is just a money machine and it's the tax payers that have to pick up the bill.
  3. Upstairs Downstairs

    Just checked on the Sky A-Z the original is on ITV3 and around 10:15 weekday mornings
  4. Scariest Book Ever?

    Hot Zone by Richard Preston mainly because it is about a true event.
  5. May get it out of the library in the future but won't rush out and buy it.
  6. Castle

    Fraid not though I suppose Alibi might start from the beginning again sometime in the future, after they finish the current series. Until then there is always this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Castle-Season-DVD-Nathan-Fillion/dp/B005MNP6J0/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1334068428&sr=1-1
  7. I remember reading a book where the hero drinks whisky with peppermint cordial in it, I gave it a try out of curiosity, wasn't bad. However someone asked me in a bar what I wanted so I said this drink, I was given a very weird looking drink it appeared the only mint drink they had behind the bar was crème de menthe.
  8. Dune series by Frank Herbert

    The first book was great, the second good but not as good as the first, after that they seem to get worse and worse.
  9. Castle

    Ok is this milking it or what? http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-Brewing-Storm-ebook/dp/B007A577SQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333452876&sr=8-1
  10. To be honest I prefer Richard Castle's books to James Patterson
  11. Given how many books Patterson churns out a year,http://bestsellers.about.com/od/bookfilmlistsbyauthor/a/patterson_books.htm , I do wonder if the rumours I've heard of him just coming up with the outline of the story and then passing the actual writing over to a team of helpers may have a grain of truth.
  12. The Walking Dead

    It did drag a little I saw it called The Talking Dead else where online.
  13. James Bond

    I seem to remember the John Gardener Bond books starting with License Renewed were't too bad and also were set in the present rather than the 60's
  14. These links might help http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1842/apr/26/parish-constables http://www.kent-police-museum.co.uk/core_pages/pasttimes_early_days_pt9.shtml http://vcp.e2bn.org/justice/page11377-the-development-of-a-police-force.html
  15. Sci-Fi or Fantasy???

    What an odd idea by that argument War of the Worlds isn't Sci Fi because it is set in the era it was written. Whisper it quietly not to upset the fanboys but Star Wars is really a fantasy story. Orphan boy with mystical powers led on a quest by an elderly wizard /mentor character, rescues the princess from the evil wizard and with the help of the reformed knight helps save the day by destroying the evil fortress, the evil wizard escapes to return another day. Now does that sound sci fi to you or fantasy?