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The Second Coming
it was amazing
I can't praise this book highly enough. The blurb says that around the time of the Renaissance God takes a week off and goes on holiday, since everyth ...more
Jul 16, 2012
Jul 15, 2012
A Soldiers Song: True Stories From The Falklands
really liked it
In my last year of school, somewhere between mock A-levels and the real thing, a small set of islands were invaded by the Argentinian military. Where ...more
Jul 22, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era
really liked it
When I started reading this I sort of knew what was coming (because I don't live on mars) but I really wanted to see what a bona fide professor of soc ...more
Sep 03, 2014
Aug 28, 2014
Road To Wigan Pier
really liked it
I first read this a long time ago when I was doing economics A-level at school. My teacher recommended it.

At the time I knew nearly nothing about how
Aug 05, 2015
not set
Jul 23, 2015
Buried (Bone Secrets, #3)
did not like it
This was a Kindle deal of the day so it cost me less than a euro. I was a bit worried about reading #3 in a series, but in the event I think there are ...more
Oct 06, 2013
Oct 03, 2013
Eye For An Eye
liked it
This was a Kindle-deal-of-the-day so for 99cents I thought I'd give it a punt.

It was easy to read, and I got into it right away. It's a detective seri
Jan 22, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
The Map of Time
it was amazing
Instead of a star rating, what I really should do is give the books I read a Bus Stop Rating. As in, I'm reading on the bus and I go n stops past wher ...more
Aug 04, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
Springtime for Germany
it was ok
I love travel writing. I love Germany. How could I resist this one?

I wish I had resisted it. It started off well with promise but soon descended into
Oct 22, 2010
Feb 13, 2011
Foxglove Summer (Peter Grant, #5)
it was amazing
Oh. Wow. I wonder how much of it I miss out on because I haven't read everythig totally geeky ever written.

There were three things in this that made m
Sep 21, 2015
Sep 18, 2015
Stasi Child (Karin Müller, #1)
liked it
The cover of this advertises it as "A Karin Müller thriller" but it turns out it's the first one.
which means I had a few expectations before I started
Mar 12, 2016
Mar 12, 2016
Eye of the Red Tsar (Inspector Pekkala #1)
it was amazing
I'm an Open University* student. I study one module (equivalent broadly to one semester) per year. The courses run from the beginning of October to th ...more
Aug 31, 2016
Aug 30, 2016
Pigeon Post
really liked it
I knocked off a star because of the lack of sailing. Which is probably a bit harsh.

These books are not only lovely stories about friendship and imagin
Feb 21, 2015
Feb 16, 2015
Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story About Women and Economics
really liked it
The subtitle of this is A Story About Women and Economics, so it was bound to grab my attention.

It is, in short, a summary of economics and how it doe
Mar 18, 2015
Feb 20, 2015
The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Along the Iron Curtain Trail
it was amazing
First things first. Stop comparing Moore with Bill bloody Bryson (who has turned into something of a bitter grumpy ol' git). The nearest comparison wo ...more
Jul 07, 2017
Jul 11, 2017
Lady Of Quality
it was amazing
Georgette Heyer is easily as good, if not better, at writing a Regency romance as Jane Austen. Easily as good. I've read four of her novels in the pas ...more
Jan 28, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
Hope  & Glory: The Days That Made Britain
it was amazing
The quote on the front, from The Observer, says 'as funny as Bryson and as wise as Orwell'. I haven't read any of Orwell's travel writing (I have The ...more
Nov 02, 2012
Oct 06, 2012
Memory Man (Amos Decker, #1)
it was ok
It took me a few days to decide to give up on this before i got to the point of no return (half-way through). Although I got very close to halfway thr ...more
Mar 20, 2016
Mar 20, 2016
The Complete Polysyllabic Spree
liked it
Another book that I found hard to categorise. This is a collection of columns Hornby wrote for a literary magazine about a decade ago now. It's not bo ...more
Aug 30, 2015
Sep 02, 2015
really liked it
I'm always happy to visit an old friend, and especially so when it's Arkady Renko. There are 8 (i think) novels in the series, starting with the subli ...more
May 31, 2015
May 21, 2015
The Shroud Eaters
really liked it
Well this is a vampire book with a difference! There is a bit of romance, but don't let that put you off, but I can promise you that there is zero spa ...more
not set
Jul 15, 2015
The End of Mr. Y
did not like it
This started well but I soon discovered that I loathe the main character because she's not very realistic and the writing is on the overwrought side o ...more
Jan 09, 2016
May 17, 2015
State of Emergency (E Force 1)
did not like it
I persisted until I'd read 50% of this. And I still don't really know why.

It's like Thunderbirds. But with SHIELD-type technology. And the PC collecti
Mar 17, 2015
Mar 15, 2015
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently, #1)
it was amazing
I prefer this to the Hitchhiker books (eek, I'll be in trouble now) but recently found that my copy was missing. Then I realised that the sequel was a ...more
Sep 17, 2010
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Feb 19, 2011
Sorry, I'm British! An Insider's Guide To Britian From A To Z
liked it
an amusing alphabetical introduction to the peculiarities of the British. Actually, as a British person I know all this, but it was fun anyway. And it ...more
Jul 15, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
The Humans
it was amazing
This was a Christmas present. I really don't know what to say about it except that I loved it. Loved the writing style, loved the story and thought th ...more
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
Rubinrot (Edelstein-Trilogie, #1)
it was ok
I've heard a lot about this trilogy (it is the law: all YA books must be a trilogy now) the first two of which hae been made into films that I haven't ...more
Nov 2014
Sep 28, 2014
The Color Purple
liked it
I started this because I'd had it on my Kindle for ages and I felt bad that I had such a classic lying around and hadn't read it.

The beginning didn't
Oct 25, 2016
Oct 29, 2016
Secret Water (Swallows and Amazons, #8)
it was amazing
another excellent adventure with the crew of the Swallow including - finally - Bridgit aka Vicky (yaay) and the Amazons (three million cheers) and som ...more
Mar 27, 2016
not set
Mar 28, 2016
Let's Parler Franglais!
it was amazing
(I'd like to mention here that I can't upload the correct picture and it's annoying me greatly. I scanned it and everythig...)

This book reminds me of
Apr 18, 2011
not set
Mar 26, 2011
Penny Sweets and Cobbled Streets: My East End Childhood
it was ok
This popped up as the Kindle deal of the day. I'm interested in memoirs (as long as they're not of the misery variety) and this is about the East End ...more
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
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