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The Passion of New Eve
3.74
**spoiler alert** I didn't particularly enjoy reading this book. I found it to be distastefully pornographic, violent, and, to the degree that colour ...more
Jan 2008
Nov 21, 2009
 
Offshore
3.61
This is an odd little book, but one that is very compelling. Really, this book should not work - there is an omnipresent narrator (the book is written ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Nov 21, 2009
 
Fire Star (The Last Dragon Chronicles, #3)
3.89
**spoiler alert** This book is the third in a series by d'Lacey, the first of which, "The Fire Within" I bought for my daughter to read over a summer ...more
Jan 2006
Nov 30, 2009
 
English in the World: History, Diversity, Change
3.52
Fascinating, but hard work! Part of my Ou course U214, which I hope to pass in 2013 as part of a Diploma in English Language Studies.
Dec 05, 2012
Oct 03, 2012
 
Honeymoon (Honeymoon, #1)
3.78
**spoiler alert** Have to say that I can’t join in with the praise heaped on Honeymoon on James Patterson and Howard Roughan’s websites. I will agree ...more
Jan 2006
Nov 30, 2009
 
Ten Thousand Sorrows
3.81
Okay, only two stars, but that is because these days this book would be shelved as mis-lit - and that is a genre I avoid, as although I have tons of s ...more
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
 
The Clematis Tree
3.14
I read this book in one day, and I cannot complain about the plot, it was gripping, though reminiscent of a soap as so much happened to this one famil ...more
May 08, 2013
May 09, 2013
 
The Last Juror
3.82
This book was badly named. The name, plus the blurb that talked about the retribution starting when the murderer is released, gave me to understand th ...more
Aug 2008
Nov 30, 2009
 
Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world
4.17
This book presents an 8 week cognitive therapy based meditation course, including a CD of meditations to follow. I have borrowed the book, and don't f ...more
May 24, 2012
May 26, 2012
 
Looking For Enid: The Mysterious And Inventive Life Of Enid Blyton
2.95
I decided that I wanted to read a biography of Enid Blyton, and finding one by Barbara Stoney, I asked my husband to buy me it for Christmas. He bough ...more
Nov 21, 2009
Nov 15, 2009
 
The Art Book
3.80
Love this book - it is alphabetical order of artists, with a picture of their work, and some biological detail. I particularly love the big version, t ...more
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Jul 23, 2011
 
How to Create the Perfect Wife
3.54
I rarely read biography, they often make me angry if I think that the author is making assumptions or jumping to false conclusions, but Wendy Moore se ...more
Oct 09, 2014
Oct 09, 2014
 
Sail
3.79
Pretty shit at first, the story improved a little at the end, though I would not have got there had this not been literally the only book available. W ...more
Sep 14, 2014
Sep 13, 2014
 
Wuthering Heights
3.79
Refreshed my memory of this gothic tale, set on moors so alive I ache to walk them, in which children are orphaned, widowed and widowered young, where ...more
Sep 08, 2014
Sep 08, 2014
 
Me Before You
4.31
An unexpectedly touching novel in the chic lot genre, which was a very easy read: Putting this book aside proved difficult, leading to a ratty few day ...more
Apr 28, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
 
Blaming
3.70
This book is about the relationship between Amy and Martha. Amy is an ice-cold English woman on a cruise holiday whose husband has a heart attack and ...more
Oct 2008
Nov 30, 2009
 
The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
3.52
I would rate this book higher if I hadn't read it with a sickening sense of my own limitations. Gretchen Rubin is a writer, wife, and mother, she blog ...more
Jul 07, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
 
The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment
4.32
What an interesting book. I don't know how you are on myths and legends, but I had never heard of Echo. Echo could only repeat what other people said ...more
Jan 04, 2012
Jan 06, 2012
 
22 Things a Woman Must Know: If She Loves a Man With Asperger's Syndrome
3.91
This is a thin volume, and I was very pleased to get hold of it as I had read wonderful reviews, the comment that the book was positive being the clin ...more
Jan 21, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
 
Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1)
3.87
Oh how I love alliteration. I loved this book so much that I decided to review it on Amazon.co.uk, a first for me. This is what I wrote:

"I devoured th
...more
Jan 2006
Nov 16, 2009
 
Maggie Cassidy
3.64
I found this book in the library, and having heard of Kerouac, but never read him, I loaned it. But I can't read it. I admire the way Kerouac creates ...more
Jan 2006
Nov 30, 2009
 
The Undomestic Goddess
3.80
Oh this book! I can't tell you how many times I gave up on it, only to pick it up again. Samantha is such a plonker at times, getting herself into suc ...more
Sep 11, 2014
Sep 11, 2014
 
2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1)
4.06
I really enjoyed this book. It was written from 1964-1968 about moon colonies and space travel in 2001, and the most interesting thing was noticing th ...more
Aug 28, 2012
Aug 28, 2012
 
A Song of Stone
3.12
**spoiler alert** Well, before I sat to write my thoughts on this book, I have taken the unprecedented step of looking up other reviews on the Interne ...more
Jan 2006
Nov 29, 2009
 
Perfect Match
3.91
**spoiler alert** Precis: The story follows the reaction of a family to finding out their child has been abused.

I found this book quite disturbing, fo
...more
Jan 2006
Nov 30, 2009
 
The English Language: A Guided Tour of the Language
3.82
A fascinating little book about the English Language and a perfect present for anyone who gets cross if you pronounce schedule as "sked-yule" rather t ...more
Oct 2008
Nov 30, 2009
 
A Long Way Down
3.39
This book started really well, with interesting characters, and an interestimg premise (four people meet on a roof of a popular suicide spot on New Ye ...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
 
The Old Man and Me
3.72
I enjoyed this book tremendously. Though the main character Honey/Betsy Lou is described on the blurb as plotting murder, and though she actually does ...more
Jan 2008
Nov 30, 2009
 
A Quiet Belief In Angels
3.81
Precis: A man's life is overshadowed by a brutal serial killer.

One of a chunk of books bought from The Book People that had all been included in Rich
...more
Jan 2008
Nov 30, 2009
 
Pretending to Be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome
3.81
I found this book to be very interesting, though frustrating. Unless I missed it, Liane doesn't make it clear if she was actually disgnosed with Asper ...more
Jan 30, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
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