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The Girl with All the Gifts
3.92
The novel draws you in to 10 year old Melanie's strange world through her narrative voice. Carey presents Melanie as innocent, alone and vulnerable, s...more
Oct 27, 2013
Oct 27, 2013
 
Walking Home: A Poet's Journey
3.62
3.5 Reading this felt a little like walking the Penine Way. Let me explain: I started optimistically, engaged by the jovial tone, eagerly reading the...more
Dec 06, 2013
Nov 07, 2013
 
More Than This
4.05
I have to start with the fact that for Patrick Ness my 5 * bar is set ridiculously high and that's probably unfair. Without question, this is not an a...more
Dec 09, 2013
Nov 29, 2013
 
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
4.21
A book about three generations of Chinese women spanning much of the 20th Century. I found this book utterly compelling from the description of Imperi...more
not set
Feb 15, 2012
 
Seer of Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters #5)
4.01
Well my enjoyment of these books seems to the inverse of many of the reviewers. I preferred this to Heir, yes the romantic interest was obvious from e...more
Apr 09, 2014
Apr 09, 2014
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.69
I really wasn't going to bother with this but since it was here, on the shelves in the holiday cottage in the Dordogne, with temperatures in the mid 3...more
Aug 20, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
 
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
3.75
I loved this book. It made me laugh so much. The image of the pastor with the fuzzy felt and the seven seals - 'What did they eat?' has stayed with me...more
Nov 1988
Feb 13, 2012
 
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
3.72
I got this to in order to read the shorts listed below. I'm not usually a fan of anthologies but this was fun. All the stories were strongly linked by...more
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
 
Flame of Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters, #6)
4.10
Probably the final book in the series and personally I felt this was in the top three for me with Son of Shadows and Prophecy. Like Prophecy, this sto...more
Apr 10, 2014
Apr 10, 2014
 
The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3)
4.20
First of all I am new reader of the series so I read the three books back to back. I found The Lies of Locke Lamora overindulgently descriptive but li...more
Nov 20, 2013
Nov 04, 2013
 
The Steel Seraglio
4.17
This wasn't quite what I was expecting. I was prepared to read a series of tales told by different characters in the seraglio along the lines of 1001...more
Feb 28, 2013
Apr 23, 2012
 
White Fang
3.87
A while since I read this and the style is more dry than I personally would like but it was engaging and I enjoyed the portrayal of the wolf and the i...more
Jul 20, 2009
Jul 20, 2012
 
The Bone People
4.06
I bought this when on holiday in New Zealand after reading a recommendation somewhere. I think it was someone who commented on how alien English Liter...more
Oct 30, 1995
Feb 15, 2012
 
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
3.72
Started very strongly but I got bored about 60% of the way through...
not set
Mar 06, 2012
 
My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy, #1)
4.28
I read this in yr 8 after my English teacher read chapter 1 aloud to the class and loved it. Great humour lovely descriptions of Corfu - though I was...more
Mar 20, 1976
Feb 15, 2012
 
The Complete Father Brown
4.09
I read 2 volumes of Father Brown stories whilst in yr 8 of secondary school and loved them. They provided a way on to a more sophisticated style of wr...more
Nov 28, 1975
Feb 15, 2012
 
Valley of the Dolls
3.64
Pretty dreadful but kept me entertained on a couple of long train rides in Thailand.
Aug 17, 1985
Feb 15, 2012
 
Vicious Circle (Felix Castor, #2)
3.99
I love the opening and the intoduction of Castor as the protagonist and the introduction of the secondary characters but I don't like the main plot li...more
not set
Feb 13, 2012
 
Lord of Light
4.09
None
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Feb 15, 2012
 
Beloved
3.71
None
not set
Feb 15, 2012
 
The Metamorphosis
3.73
None
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Feb 15, 2012
 
All Quiet on the Western Front
3.84
None
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Feb 15, 2012
 
Waiting for Godot
3.79
None
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Feb 15, 2012
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
4.18
None
not set
Feb 15, 2012
 
The Waste Land
4.09
None
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Feb 15, 2012
 
The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1)
4.10
None
not set
Feb 15, 2012
 
The Remains of the Day
4.09
None
not set
Feb 15, 2012
 
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
4.30
None
not set
Feb 15, 2012
 
The Naming of the Beasts (Felix Castor, #5)
4.19
None
not set
Feb 13, 2012
 
Thicker Than Water (Felix Castor, #4)
4.15
None
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Feb 13, 2012
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