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How to Draw - Scott Robertson (Paperback)

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How to Draw - Scott Robertson (Paperback)
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496

Comprehensive, extremely detailed and valuable for the professional or professional in training.

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Saying Scott Robertson is an Industry heavy weight is a gross understatement, the guy has been involved in some of the biggest gaming and film projects in the last 2 decades either as an artist or instructor and some of hi extensive knowledge is collected here.

This book is an exceptionally good resource if you wish to take your drawing skills up a few levels especially if you are keen on a career in concept art or production art for film or video games.

This is not a cute little how to draw, but rather a very well made drawing textbook that focusses primarily on Vehicles, Environments and Prop design.

Get yourself a a notepad with your purchase, you're gonna be taking a lot of notes and doing lots of drawing.

Some keywords for subjects covered in the book: Vehicle design, Prop design, Advanced perspective, Draughting, Design, Mechs, Planes.

Italian a Language Map - Kristine K. Kershul (Paperback)

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Italian a Language Map - Kristine K. Kershul (Paperback)
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Price
156

Handy guide.

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Handy guide to the everyday words/phrases you'll need in Italy. Would have given it 5 stars if it had been pocket sized.
There are several of these language maps in the series and would buy another if necessary.

Apprentice - Tess Gerritsen (Paperback)

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Apprentice - Tess Gerritsen (Paperback)
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156
RRP
R 195
(-20%)

Love crime then a book for you

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The second in the book series and a good read very realistic.

Adds suspense to the gripping crime story that everyone loves.

Wrinkle In Time - Madeleine L'Engle (Paperback)

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Wrinkle In Time - Madeleine L'Engle (Paperback)
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119
RRP
R 150
(-21%)

A true classic by Madeleine L'engle

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Mrs who, Mrs whatsit and Mrs which are and will forever be three of wisest female characters in young adult fiction. If you haven't read it, you are truly missing out for they will take you on one of the greatest adventures you have ever imagined.

Motion picture hitting cinemas this year.

Green Mile - Stephen King (Paperback)

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Green Mile - Stephen King (Paperback)
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113
RRP
R 145
(-22%)

One of the best from it's time.

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The story comes alive from the first paragraph. It's dark theme will send chills down your spine. But most of all, Stephen's words are made of truth. And truth is what is really worth reading no matter the author.

Huppelkind - W.O. Kühne (Paperback)

Huppelkind - W.O. Kühne (Paperback)
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191
RRP
R 240
(-20%)

wow

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I can not wait for this book. I want to read it for my children. I can still remember this book from my own childhood.

Klein Kook en Geniet - Eunice van der Berg, S.J.A. de Villiers (Paperback)

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Klein Kook en Geniet - Eunice van der Berg, S.J.A. de Villiers (Paperback)
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215
RRP
R 270
(-20%)

Best book ever

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This is the best and only book I use in my kitcben. Each recipy gives a perfect end product. I will not use any other book for my cooking.

Peter Doig - Peter Doig (Hardcover)

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Peter Doig - Peter Doig (Hardcover)
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Price
868

An inspirational book

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I bought this for my wife for her birthday as it is one of her favourite artists. Peter Doig's style of painting is truly remarkable and the large format images in the book really bring his body of work come to life. A great buy for anyone who is inspired by art.

House of the Dead / The Gambler - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Paperback)

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House of the Dead / The Gambler - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Paperback)
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44

Better than expected

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The House of the Dead is a semi-fictional autobiographical novel about Dostoyevsky's life in prison in Siberia. He richly describes life in prison. He talks about his own painful experience being sidelined by other inmates and the gruesome punishment inflicted on the prisoners. And yet, what makes this book so wonderful, are two things. The first is his insight into the better aspects of prison life. He describes the plays they had, the drama, and especially the pure goodness of a lot of the prisoners. The second thing is Dostoyevsky's own reflections on the meaning behind the punishment, the sometimes innocent and sometimes vile stories behind the reasons for why the people were imprisoned. He had a way of seeing the good even in the worst of circumstances and the worst of people. No author can analyze people better than Dostoyevsky.

The Gambler is a much more "novel" type of book. It is said that it is also strongly based on his own experience, but this book is nevertheless more fictional in that it provides a coherent story. Here you have the main character describing in first person his life in a gambling town. He tells of the family/party he was staying with, the intrigue and the gossip behind them, and his desperate, foolish love for one girl among them. This family is waiting upon the death of their grandmother, hoping to inherit a significant amount of money after her death. For fear of spoiling anything I'd just say that what comes of this is both initially extremely funny, but ultimately very tragic. The characters are good and the message is clear.

Both of these are great books. They are not long enough to bore you and they do not leave you wanting more. When you read them you feel satisfied, in spite of the message.

The Untold Story of Milk - Ron Schmid (Paperback)

The Untold Story of Milk - Ron Schmid (Paperback)
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Price
330

Milk

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Has anyone else tried pouring this stuff over dry cereal? A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

All My Friends Are Dead - Avery Monsen (Hardcover)

All My Friends Are Dead - Avery Monsen (Hardcover)
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124

All my friends are dead

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Everyone who comes to my apartment and reads this book dies laughing. Now all my friends are dead.

The Beast - J. R. Ward (Paperback)

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The Beast - J. R. Ward (Paperback)
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Price
99

More like The Best!!

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Absolutely love love this book. It came to me in excellent condition, as do all the products I purchase from Raru. It was delivered early, which i am very grateful for. Anyone who has read any of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books would definitely love this one

Overwatch Anthology 1 - Robert Brooks (Hardcover)

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Overwatch Anthology 1 - Robert Brooks (Hardcover)
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248

Must have for any Overwatch fan

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Beautiful art of the official comics and worth every cent.

Nine Freedoms - George King (Hardcover)

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Nine Freedoms - George King (Hardcover)
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Price
347

Awesome Book

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Everybody should have a copy, it is a excellent read.

Leviathan Wakes - James S. A. Corey (Paperback)

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Leviathan Wakes - James S. A. Corey (Paperback)
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Price
156
RRP
R 185
(-16%)

Space Opera Meets Game Of Thrones

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Wow. When watching the first season of the Expanse I was delighted to learn it was based on a novel by James S.A Corey.
Prior to this, I had never heard of this brilliant writer.
I immediately ordered this, the first of three novels. I'm currently reading this to my delight and I must say that the writer truly has a penchant for crafting a believable world or if I may a "Believable Solar System.
All the usual sci-fi tropes are present but this novel is pretty grounded, borrowing many a theoretical idea from science.
That combined with grey characters who are not just black and white in their motivations makes for some fantastic reading.
Corey manages to inject real life issues into this grand novel where politics between the various nations of Earth, Mars and the Belt really make you feel a part of this gritty and grim universe he has crafted.
I'm about halfway, but whether you've seen the series or not I recommend this read for all sci-fi fans!
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