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Building Technology
4.06
Had to read it for my exams. Pretty basic but useful if you want to pass as obligatory reading for course!
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Jul 26, 2011
 
The Wasted Vigil
3.71
Aslam is very good at showing difficult situations from many perspectives, showing both the for and against arguments, without ever really passing jud ...more
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Jul 28, 2011
 
Until It's Over
3.60
written in two halves. The first part is in real time, and the story follows a girl called Astrid who lives with 6 other people in a house in Hackney. ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
The Other Hand
3.69
Two voices tell this incredible tale a refugee and a middle class working mother; They both have happy and tragic lives and after a fateful meeting on ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
The Associate
3.64
Read lots of the early Grisham books and loved them. Not read his last few books. Still has same style, very easy to read. Plot was good in theory but ...more
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Jul 29, 2011
 
Winter in Madrid
3.78
liked it
I read it because I had just read Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It took an eternity to get going and I really had to fight hard to keep rea ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Incendiary
3.59
Great Read. Chris Cleave has a way with words and bringing light and humour into awful situations. Writren in the form of a letter to Osama, it deals ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Yellow Star
4.19
Incredible. Couldnot put it down, had to know about the story of young syvia. Beautifully written through a childs eyes and heart breaking and gut wre ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
The Brass Verdict (Harry Bosch, #14; Mickey Haller, #2; Harry Bosch Universe, #17)
4.08
Really easy to read with lots of twists and turns. Think I read it to quickly after reading the Lincoln Lawyer, should have left a longer break betwee ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
In the Heart of the Country
3.67
Well okay. Couldnt put it down. Not sure how much I enjoyed it.

Not sure about Coetzee writing the book through the eyes and life of the main characte
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Jul 26, 2011
 
How Football Explains The World
3.76
Interested in the life culture angles. Written by an American who visited all the places cultures that he wrote about. Despite claiming passion of the ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
The Snake Stone (Yashim the Eunuch, #2)
3.74
It was readable without ever making the pulse quicken. It is not that punchy, however Istanbul is not a place that I have been to, so I enjoyed learni ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
The Septembers of Shiraz
3.78
it was amazing
I loved it. Very well written. Story about what happens to an iranian family when the shah is overthrown. Great characters, powerful story, and has th ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Fruit of the Lemon
3.50
really liked it
Enjoyed. Loved my time in Jamaica in the 80's and descriptions of the people and different parishes there brought back lots of memories. Covers a wide ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
The Tenth Circle
3.48
Never read one of Jodi Picoults books before. A good read. Deals with a fathers relationship with his daughter, trust, deceit and ultimately how far a ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Gone, Baby, Gone (Kenzie & Gennaro, #4)
4.14
First Lehane novel I have read. Enjoyable read. Gave some depth to the characters who were in the main disturbed....or were they? An eye for an eye ty ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Never Far From Nowhere
3.64
Dealt with two very likeable but different sisters, there relationship with each other and there Mum. Also deals with the prejudices that they faced. ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Everything Good Will Come
3.82
it was amazing
Beautifully written, brought Lagos and the strong characters to life. The relationships, hardships, injustices were very real. Written very sensitivel ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
The Road
3.95
it was ok


first mccarthy book. Did finish it, some of the descriptions were great, but from a very early stage I just wanted them to die. Won't be rushing to re
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Jul 26, 2011
 
The Swallows of Kabul
3.64
Lovely story, beautiifully written. Only a very short story but covers the lives of four people struggling to hold onto their humanity in a place wher ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
The Giving Tree
4.38
A beautiful story that my kids love, and hopefully understand. Would be a good story for eveyone to read as it carries a lovely message. Great words a ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
The Blood of Flowers
3.95
it was amazing
An incredible story and a real education into the culture and traditions of 17th Century Iran. Stories within the story and altogether a thoroughly en ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)
4.24
it was amazing
Gripping from start to finish. Never read anything else by Carlos Zafon but found his style to be captivating. Great plot that holds you in suspense t ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Slumdog Millionaire
3.98
Read the book before seeing the movie. Really enjoyed it, definately want to see the film so that I can see the full colour of India. Enjoyed the prmi ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Every Light in the House Burnin'
3.82
Really enjoyed this touching story. Winston the Dad really reminded me of one of my friends dad's when I was growing up. Beautifully written, a real p ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
4.14
it was amazing
Incredible story of a young boy caught in the Civil war in Sierra Leone. First he looses his family and then becomes a boy soldier. An incredible read ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Damage
3.70
very addictive. Could not put it down. A loveless married man finds an all consuming love, his sons girlfriend/fiance. Good storyline and compelling t ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Moments of Reprieve: A Memoir of Auschwitz
4.23
really liked it
Great writing. Shared many inspiring stories of individuals incarcerated in Auschwitz. Amazing how much ingenuity and spirit was shown by people
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Netherland
3.40
best bits were the areas and insights into New York. The main character and story I found to be tedious. Won't be re reading this one.
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Measuring Time
3.77
Helon Habila is a great story teller, a beautiful story centred around two twins in a small village in Nigeria. Really enjoyed it.
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Jul 26, 2011
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