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The Evil Seed
2.95
it was ok
I wouldn't normally read books about vampires and I was disappointed by this book. I read it because I have enjoyed other books written by Joanne Harr ...more
Dec 04, 2008
Nov 27, 2008
 
Sycamore Row
3.98
liked it
**spoiler alert** I used to read Grisham a lot but haven't done for a few years. When I saw his latest book was billed as sequel to his first one I th ...more
Jan 06, 2014
Jan 05, 2014
 
I Capture the Castle
4.00
it was amazing
Brilliantly humourous!
Mar 29, 2009
Mar 28, 2009
 
Poppy Shakespeare
3.31
really liked it
Written in colloquial language with the narrator being a day patient of a mental health hospital. It's funny and light hearted yet with a serious mess ...more
Jan 28, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
 
The Whole Day Through
3.38
really liked it
Like his other books has a gay protagonist but unlike his others it is set in the town he grew up, Winchester. Working in Winchester myself it was nic ...more
Jun 05, 2009
Jun 06, 2009
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.12
it was amazing
Delightful (God that makes me sounds old. Even older as I've just noticed that was the comment Saga made about it on the back cover!)

I haven't been ab
...more
Apr 18, 2009
Apr 18, 2009
 
Switch Bitch
4.02
really liked it
I always have had it in my head that I don't like short stories but I can't say that about Switch Bitch. Not remembering any short stories I've ever r ...more
May 27, 2009
May 26, 2009
 
Guernica
3.98
really liked it
Set in a small Spanish town, Guernica, during the Spanish Civil War Boling sets the picture of family life in turbulent times. It was a good read and ...more
Jun 03, 2009
May 31, 2009
 
The Visible World
3.45
really liked it
This book has three very distinct sections laid out with three different headings. I found the first half of the book quite disjointed due to this but ...more
Mar 12, 2009
Mar 09, 2009
 
The Shack
3.73
liked it
I thought that it was an interesting book and I loved the character that he had made God to be! Overall a very theologically correct (in my opinion!) ...more
May 08, 2009
May 04, 2009
 
When Will There Be Good News? (Jackson Brodie, #3)
3.97
really liked it
The first chapter got me gripped but it then took me another couple of chapters to really get into it again but it was well worth it when I did. It wa ...more
Feb 21, 2009
Feb 17, 2009
 
Mr. Toppit
3.03
liked it
I enjoyed reading this book but did find that it lacked direction. It rambled along and didn't particularly get anyway at the end of it. Elton describ ...more
Jun 14, 2009
Jun 12, 2009
 
Peony In Love
3.59
liked it
The Chinese in this era were very superstitious and this book is laden down with a lot of the rituals that need to be performed on an every day basis ...more
Jan 12, 2009
Jan 11, 2009
 
Blindness
4.07
liked it
**spoiler alert** I enjoyed reading this book but am not going to score it higher than three stars because:

I found it took me a while to get into the
...more
Oct 25, 2008
Oct 21, 2008
 
A Wedding in December
3.08
really liked it
A group of friends from Senior school get together when in their 40's for the marriage of two of them to each other. Some of them had seen each other ...more
Nov 10, 2008
Nov 04, 2008
 
The Associate
3.64
really liked it
I feel that this book is back to Grisham's former style and the best one he's published in a long time. Enjoyed it although a lot of the questions lef ...more
Apr 05, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
 
The Scientology Handbook
3.28
did not like it
I don't feel that I learnt much about Scientology from this book. Not being a scientologist or knowing anything about it I was hoping it would give mo ...more
Feb 15, 2009
Feb 15, 2009
 
How I Live Now (Penguin Celebrations)
3.58
it was amazing
An excellent look at what 21st century war in the western world would like narrated by a lovable american teenager, sent away to England by her Father ...more
Jun 13, 2009
Jun 12, 2009
 
Random Acts Of Heroic Love
3.79
really liked it
It took me a couple of chapters to get into it but was definitely worthwhile once I did!

I loved the way that the two seemingly completely different st
...more
Feb 03, 2009
Jan 30, 2009
 
The Lost Dog
3.00
did not like it
Really didn't like this book. I found nothing interesting in it. I was bored by the rambling tone and got confused between the presence and past. I do ...more
Jun 11, 2009
Jun 04, 2009
 
The Finkler Question
2.76
it was ok
Found this very dry and dreary. Having read Room which was also on the short list of the booker prize I don't really know why this one won it! I proba ...more
Nov 17, 2010
Nov 15, 2010
 
December
3.13
did not like it
It was a very slow book with no interesting happenings along the way to keep you gripped. It took me a long time to read it as I never really got into ...more
Feb 09, 2009
Feb 03, 2009
 
Daydream Girl
2.77
did not like it
It was sloppily written with basic mistakes even not very good editors and proof readers should've picked up. The story line also ended up to be just ...more
Aug 18, 2009
Aug 17, 2009
 
The Little Stranger
3.50
it was ok
It was ok but nothing more than that. I found that it was very slow going in a lot of places and it took a long time for me to get into it. I also did ...more
Jan 28, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
 
Winter in Madrid
3.79
it was amazing
The cover brands this book with "If you like Sebastian Faulks and Carlos Ruiz Zafon you need to read this". Sebastian Faulks is an author that I have ...more
Jan 09, 2009
Jan 03, 2009
 
The Gargoyle
3.96
it was amazing
The best fantasy/historical/mystery book I've read in a very long time. It grabbed me from the beginning with very vivid descriptions of a car crash f ...more
Apr 06, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
 
The Information Officer
3.28
it was amazing
Loved this book. Not only was a fascinating glimpse of life in Malta during the war and how 'us brits' were viewed by colonial islands but also a grip ...more
Jun 12, 2009
Jun 11, 2009
 
Kansas in August
3.45
really liked it
I have read a number of Gale's books and I always find them to be good reads.

Kansas in August has the normal homosexual theme of Gale's books running
...more
Oct 30, 2008
Oct 25, 2008
 
Take Me, Take Me With You
2.89
liked it
Very similar to her writings as Joyce Carol Oates. A little confused as to why she writes under the two different names. Albeit a decent read.
Apr 28, 2009
Apr 30, 2009
 
Eldest (The Inheritance Cycle, #2)
3.96
really liked it
A great follow on from Eragon. It dragged a little bit at the beginning but picked up speed towards the end. Looking forward to being able to see how ...more
May 19, 2009
May 16, 2009
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