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Infinite Sky (Infinite Sky, #1)
3.76
This excellent book comes under the category of 'young adult' but don't let that put you off. It's a great story and I shed a little tear at the end. ...more
May 23, 2013
May 23, 2013
 
Fire from Heaven (Alexander the Great, #1)
4.08
First in a (fictional) trilogy on the life of Alexander the Great (the other two are The Persian Boy and Funeral Games).

Superb read! I loved just abou
...more
Nov 08, 2014
Nov 08, 2014
 
On Green Dolphin Street
3.47
My first novel by Faulks and it's a good one. Set in the 50s US, has a backdrop of great jazz. Well told story, actually it's a love story and I felt ...more
Nov 08, 2014
Nov 08, 2014
 
The Quarry
3.62
Enjoyable and well written without actually going anywhere in particular, rather like one of those French films, I'm sure you know what I mean.
May 16, 2014
May 16, 2014
 
Forgive Me
3.42
A dreadful book, gave up after five chapters. Banal, clichéd, utterly predictable. Is this really the same woman who wrote the excellent'How to be Los ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 01, 2009
 
All the Birds, Singing
3.67
Well written but thoroughly miserable.
Sep 20, 2014
Sep 20, 2014
 
Zorba the Greek
4.10
Oh, I started off enjoying this book but after a while it became a bit of a bore and then a drag and then just plain annoying. While there are some in ...more
May 29, 2010
May 24, 2010
 
The Goldfinch
3.88
I LOVED the first 500 pages or so of this big long book (769 pages in total) but began to tire of the plot and central character and in the end skimme ...more
Feb 2014
Feb 01, 2014
 
State of Wonder
3.83
Quite simply a superbly crafted story. A gem. That is all I have to say.
Nov 16, 2013
Nov 16, 2013
 
Satori In Paris (Flamingo Modern Classics)
3.37
I last read this book in my late teens. Now, almost thirty years later I read it again in one sitting. I loved Satori in Paris first time around, pret ...more
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
 
Every Day Is Mother's Day
3.47
A mostly grim book with one or two comic moments. I only read the book because I was on holiday and had run out of novels. Recommended if you enjoy mi ...more
Sep 11, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
 
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
3.80
Picked this up as it was lying about the place and I had nothing else to read. It started in a quite an engaging way but after 75 or so pages I was ch ...more
Nov 22, 2014
Nov 22, 2014
 
City of the Chasch (Planet of Adventure, #1)
3.90
City of the Chasch is pure pulp, the characterisation paper-thin, as is the general story line. Having said that, it is a great read, I was not disapp ...more
Aug 27, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
 
Skating To Antarctica
3.66
Diski is a great writer and I can see myself in much of what she writes.
Jul 06, 2010
Jul 06, 2010
 
The Hours of the Night
3.96
Another fine book from Sue Gee. Read two so far, both very good.
Sep 16, 2010
Sep 16, 2010
 
The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes
3.46
The opening chapter earned this book a four star rating but it quickly dropped to three stars and then down to a mediocre two stars. It only avoid a o ...more
Sep 20, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
 
In a Country of Mothers
3.49
I'd actually like to give this 3.5 stars but one can't so...4 it is.

I loved this book for most of the way through but became a little impatient with
...more
Dec 31, 2009
Dec 31, 2009
 
Mary and O'Neil: A Novel in Stories
3.88
Started off feeling bored of this book within the first 20 pages but I persevered and it got a LOT better and I started enjoying it. Then the author w ...more
Jun 21, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
 
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
4.55
If this book had 500 pages instead of 665 it would have received 4 stars but the last 150 pages kinda dragged and I had to insist to myself that I pic ...more
Sep 09, 2013
Sep 09, 2013
 
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
3.74
Ok, so I know I ought to have read this back in the 80s when everyone else read it but you know how it goes, one thing leads to another and a book fli ...more
Apr 19, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
 
The Bandini Quartet
4.31
I first read John Fante in my late teens and loved his writing then. A quarter of a century later I find the Bandini Quartet in a charity shop for £1. ...more
Sep 17, 2011
Sep 17, 2011
 
Independence Day
3.84
I really enjoyed this well written book and was able to empathise with the 40-something year old lead character.

My own qualm, and reason why I didn't
...more
Jun 06, 2010
Jun 06, 2010
 
Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)
3.88
It isn't that this is a bad book, in fact it has a number of good things about it. I just think that Mira Grant was let down by her editor who should ...more
Mar 26, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
 
Los venenos de la corona (Los Reyes Malditos, #3)
4.16
Not sure why Goodreads don't have the English version of this excellent novel up. The title in English is 'The Poisoned Crown'.

This is part 3 of a 6
...more
Feb 2014
Feb 01, 2014
 
The Crooked Beat
4.55
Drugs, India, more drugs, some punk rock, more drugs. The book would have become boring (and did threaten to do that in quite a few places) were it no ...more
Feb 23, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
 
Ark (Flood, #2)
3.82
Brilliant! I hugely enjoyed this book, it's one of those that stays with you long after finishing.

Baxter is a good writer and I'm looking forward to
...more
Jan 10, 2010
Jan 09, 2010
 
A Quantum Murder (Greg Mandel, #2)
3.88
After reading Hamilton's excellent recent work I was looking forward to reading some of his earlier books. Oh but what a disappointment! The character ...more
Oct 17, 2010
Oct 17, 2010
 
The Dreaming Void (Void, #1)
4.15
Wow, this is a hugh muthaflipper of a space opera and I almost gave up on it after 30 pages. But! I persevered and 600 pages later am looking forward ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 01, 2010
 
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
4.26
oh no! I've reached the end of the series, what a disaster!!

I never would have thought that a writer could keep up this kind of quality writing for 5
...more
Aug 03, 2013
Aug 02, 2013
 
Johnny Come Home
3.33
Not up to the standards of The Devils Paintbrush, not that good at all really.

Also, really sloppy research. Arnott couldn't even be bothered to get t
...more
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 15, 2009
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