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Girlfriend In A Coma
3.60
Here we go again.... what can I say? Other than I fear that this book was a complete and utter waste of my precious time.

Ok... the beginning was reaso...more
May 25, 2008
May 02, 2008
 
The Shakespeare Secret: Number 1 in series (Kate Stanley)
3.43
Oh my... it didn't go well at all.... how can this possibly be the same book that some people have given 4 or 5 stars to. It really baffles me.

I am o...more
Mar 22, 2008
Jan 27, 2008
 
The Shipping News
3.75
This book is so unlike the majority of books that I read that it came as a pleasnt surprise.

I really,really like Margaret Atwood and found more than...more
Apr 11, 2008
Apr 04, 2008
 
The Sanctuary
3.55
Well, well, well... where to start.... should I even bother?... most of it has been said before.

The plot - not the most original... but at least it wa...more
Apr 12, 2008
Mar 23, 2008
 
Timeline
3.76
I loved this book... and then some arse made a really crap film and the book lost some of its shine... I couldn't rid my mind of the film set and acto...more
not set
Jan 22, 2008
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.92
I really do not care what others think... I adored this book.

I read it on a summer holiday a couple of years ago and have since re-read it a number of...more
Aug 2006
Jan 23, 2008
 
Elsewhere
3.92
My daughter read this and said to give it a go....

It's clearly a book for teenagers yet I found it to be wonderful....I cried and I laughed and I thor...more
Aug 2007
Jan 23, 2008
 
Brandenburg Graduates
4.50
For the USSR we present KGB Political Officer Yuri Orlov and USA we present Treasury Agent Allison Maynard ... nad guess what....? They each hold part...more
not set
Feb 05, 2008
 
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
3.85
I guess this writer, and this sort of book, attracts the same contempt and scorn as Dan Brown and his Da Vinci Code.

I am unsure why... although I have...more
not set
Jan 23, 2008
 
Panic
3.43
Mmmmmmm... I have been waiting to read this book for some time....this is the sort of book that I devour and award 4 stars to.... but only 3 for this...more
Aug 29, 2008
Jan 25, 2008
 
The Murder Exchange
3.85
The second of the books by Simon Kernick and already I can spot that his plots are slightly formulaic. [It was obvious with 100 pages to go who was re...more
Feb 27, 2008
Jan 25, 2008
 
The Last Testament
3.51
Ok... I enjoyed the book... Can't help it... I'm a bit of a sucker for this genre...

However, without wishing to over-analyse, it really WAS NOT as goo...more
Feb 05, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
The Ghost
3.59
The least convincing of all the other books that I have read by Robert Harris.

Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed it and I didn't work it out either.....more
Mar 02, 2008
Feb 27, 2008
 
The Stretch
3.83
I really hadn't paid too much attention to Stephen Leather until a mate lent me Tango One..... Sure, I'd heard of a couple of the stories that he'd do...more
not set
Jan 22, 2008
 
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
3.99
This was the first Jack Reacher novel that I read, which is handy as it was the first one that Lee Child wrote - though I was unaware of this at the t...more
not set
Jan 22, 2008
 
Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1)
3.78
I am sure it has been said a thousand times... but here goes...

I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a lot more enjoyable than Da Vinci.... th...more
not set
Jan 25, 2008
 
Visibility
3.32
Visibility is set during the winter of 1952 [when London was shrouded by the Great Fog].

Starling makes you want to wheeze as he relates the filth and...more
Aug 2007
Jan 28, 2008
 
Pinocchio in Venice
3.35
Pinocchio gets his wish and becomes a real boy. Aaaahhhh! But does he live happily ever after?

Sadly life is no fairy tale... nor is this book.

In the b...more
not set
Apr 27, 2008
 
Stalin's Ghost (Arkady Renko, #6)
3.65
Arkady/Arkasha... I simply love his style... or maybe the lack of it.

A blunt no-nonesense detective with a nose for the truth and a streak of honesty...more
not set
Jan 22, 2008
 
A Royal Duty
3.69
Hardly believed anything in this book... Burrell is a fantasist pillock... what complete and utter claptrap rubbish..

The man should be dropped off by...more
Nov 2002
Feb 03, 2008
 
State of Fear
3.64
Cricton never writes a bad book - misguided, possibly - jumping on a populist bandwaggon, definitely.

His pop at global warming certainly asks the ques...more
not set
Jan 22, 2008
 
Seven Deadly Wonders (Jack West Jr, #1)
4.06
This genre is right up my street... I love ths type of book.....

But this was absolute contrived tosh!

I have never come across anything quite so the li...more
not set
Feb 13, 2008
 
The Marriage Bureau for Rich People
3.60
This book was featured on the Simon Mayo Show today on Radio 5. You can still hear the review [amongst which is a glowing review from nine other than...more
not set
Oct 23, 2008
 
Surfacing
3.44
A smashing little book...

As Atwood does so well... she delves into personal relationships with family, friends and oneself and reveals train-wreck aft...more
not set
Jan 22, 2008
 
Boys From The Blackstuff
4.23
I read this book after watching a re-run of the classic series. The book and the re-run made me realize what a bitch Thatcher was and how lucky we all...more
Jan 1992
Mar 28, 2008
 
The Kite Runner
4.20
Great book.... stunningly vivid descriptions are created for us to picture/imagine.

Akin to the works of Atwood with self-condemnation, but more alive...more
Jun 22, 2008
Jun 22, 2008
 
Slam
3.29
I like Nick Hornby.... he takes a simple event in an ordinary life and turns it into a book.

They're not difficult to read, nor are the literar classic...more
not set
Aug 18, 2008
 
The Whale Road (Oathsworn, #1)
3.74
I bought this as a bargain book from Tesco and it took me a couple of attempts to actually get into it... but when I finally did.... wow!!!

Well writte...more
May 2007
Jan 25, 2008
 
The Business of Dying (Dennis Milne, #1)
3.93
I quite enjoyed the book and found the first person narrative quite enjoyable.

However, the plot itself was too full of twists and unbelievables to ena...more
Feb 12, 2008
Jan 25, 2008
 
Gorky Park (Arkady Renko, #1)
4.00
The original Renko... and still my absolute favourite.

A brilliant whodunnit from behind the Iron Curtain... I remember a friend lending it to me [Ooop...more
Mar 1985
Jan 22, 2008
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