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Ecstasy
3.54
Really disturbing, but I remember this as a great read nonetheless. Welsh has the ability to make the hair stand up on the back of your neck with dece...more
Jan 1998
May 17, 2007
 
The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children, #1)
3.97
I found a copy of this book in the downstairs loo when I was about 9 and read it from cover to cover. The only parts I remember of it at all were bits...more
not set
May 10, 2007
 
The Flanders Panel
3.80
a bit of a romp through art history, but a good read nonetheless. Diverting.
Jan 2005
Apr 26, 2007
 
Master Georgie
3.41
This is not a long novel - more of a novella really - and I read it in four sittings in one day. It's an interesting portrait of a small set of dysfun...more
May 2007
May 08, 2007
 
The House of the Spirits
4.16
I enjoyed this book very much and the only reason i didn't give it 5/5 was because I too got completely lost in places. It would make a great beach re...more
Jan 2006
May 10, 2007
 
A White Merc with Fins
3.66
This was one of the first pieces of Brit-pop fiction to be published in the early nineties and I was totally evangelical about it - I think I must hav...more
Jan 1992
Apr 25, 2007
 
The Piano Tuner
3.52
A confused and weak plot, lost in a fog of unnecessary pseudo-poetic verbosity. Ok - I have to confess that from the point where I read the words some...more
Dec 2006
May 04, 2007
 
Blue Shoes and Happiness (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #7)
4.04
I read the #1 Detective Agency which is the first of McCall Smith's tales of Mma Ramotswe, some time ago and enjoyed it, although in retrospect I thin...more
Mar 2007
Apr 24, 2007
 
To the Lighthouse
3.74
Not a book for reading on the tube, it's the kind of novel one should run a long bath for and read at least 30 pages at a time. Stunning manipulation...more
Jan 1991
Apr 24, 2007
 
The Kitchen Garden (Small Garden Series)
5.00
If you only have a vegetable patch of any size and you're a keen amateur gardener, beg, borrow or steal a copy of this book. It tells you everything y...more
not set
Apr 25, 2007
 
Moods Of Future Joys
4.22
Absolutely awesome. A total MUST READ for any armchair traveller. Tracing this young man's adventure around the world on a bicycle, this book is part...more
Feb 2007
Apr 25, 2007
 
Blackberry Wine
3.74
Easy reading, predictable but sweetly satisfying ending, a 'feel-good' novel that's a completely undemanding read. I've passed it on to my mother as s...more
not set
May 15, 2007
 
The Fencing Master
3.72
I *quite* liked this book - there are moments of beauty - but on the whole it was all a little predictable. However, the plot is quite well constructe...more
Jan 2004
Apr 24, 2007
 
Microserfs
3.87
Coupland is a genius for spotting those little tiny details that make for awesome characterisation. Whether or not this is a true insight into the wor...more
Jan 2003
Apr 24, 2007
 
How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking
4.01
more of Nigella's recipes with more than a handful of duplications from earlier tomes, and some godawful recipes that simply DO NOT WORK. Am not sure...more
not set
Apr 25, 2007
 
Kingdom of the Film Stars: Journey Into Jordan
3.15
Fascinating mainly for the insight into the differences between Western and Middle Eastern cultures and attitudes, woven around a tale of a relationsh...more
Jan 2005
Apr 24, 2007
 
Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
3.72
I loved this book when I read it (as a student and in love with an American). I still think the way Coupland writes rocks - fabulously quirky style. M...more
Jan 1992
Apr 24, 2007
 
About a Boy
3.78
Not bad and a very easy read. The book has the distinct and irrefutable advantage over the film of not having Hugh Grant flopping around all over it.
not set
Apr 26, 2007
 
Powder
3.55
fascinating for someone who knows marginally more about the subject matter than the music industry - and an easy but reasonable satisfying read.
Jan 2004
Apr 26, 2007
 
Trainspotting
4.03
I read this way before I saw the film, and loved it. The film is less dark than the novel but rocked nonetheless. Classic 90s pop/junkie fiction.
Jan 1994
May 17, 2007
 
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
3.87
Very interesting, albeit slightly circular in parts. I learned all sorts of interesting things about economics which had previously passed me by...
Jan 2005
Apr 24, 2007
 
White Teeth
3.69
I really didn't get into this book and eventually gave up about half way through. I might pick it up again at some point in the future.
Jan 2004
Apr 26, 2007
 
Never Let Me Go
3.78
i bought this for my sister, in the hope that she would then pass it back to me... i'm still working on that...
not set
May 08, 2007
 
The Fashion Book - Mini Edition
3.97
really good basic reference guide to designers and styles, with excellent cross-linking between styles and individuals.
Jan 2006
Apr 27, 2007
 
The Little Prince
4.22
genius. and fabulous illustrations. beg, borrow or steal a copy if you don't have one already.
not set
Apr 26, 2007
 
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
4.08
in the original French, probably my favourite book of all time.
Jan 1994
Apr 24, 2007
 
Das Parfum: Die Geschichte eines Mörders
3.97
disturbing, positively creepy, but awesome nonetheless.
Nov 2006
Apr 25, 2007
 
The Camomile Lawn
3.84
a great read. Now that's what I call a holiday book.
Jan 1998
Apr 24, 2007
 
The Kite Runner
4.21
beautiful book, highly evocative writing, loved it.
Jan 2006
Apr 24, 2007
 
The Great Gatsby
3.84
a must for any romantic :)
Jan 2004
Apr 24, 2007
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