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Off The Rails
really liked it
This is the true story of 2 Australian lads who decided to ride across Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and China to Beijing on recumbant bicycles. I was par ...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
The Girl With All the Gifts (The Girl With All the Gifts #1)
liked it
it's about zombies. i didn't realise when i bought it. i wouldn't have bought it if i had realised.
Apr 30, 2016
May 01, 2016
From a World Apart: A Little Girl in the Concentration Camps
really liked it
I've read a lot of books about the holocaust, this one was a bit different. I'd never heard of the concentration camps in France before and the girl i ...more
Aug 05, 2011
Aug 04, 2011
Autobiography of a Geisha
it was ok
I always enjoy books about Geisha - I'm not sure where the fascination comes from - so I was excited to read this. I shouldn't have been. It wasn't ve ...more
Jul 25, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
This is Paradise!
really liked it
A fascinating, if a little short, account of a child's life in North Korea and his subsequent escape to South Korea. The book tells of life during the ...more
Jan 02, 2012
Jan 02, 2012
Mayada, Daughter of Iraq: One Woman's Survival Under Saddam Hussein
liked it
A good story, and one that does need to be told, but I didn't really like the writing style. I found it all a bit unnecessarily sentimental and upbeat ...more
Feb 16, 2012
Jan 03, 2012
The Darkest Evening of the Year
liked it
I really enjoyed this book for the first 400 pages. It was an intriguing story of several different people and it wasn't apparent at first how they al ...more
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
The Last Temptation (Tony Hill & Carol Jordan, #3)
really liked it
Although around 10 years old, I can't help but think Val McDermid's books stand the test of time. Featuring Dr Tony Hill and DC Carol Jordan from TV's ...more
Aug 14, 2011
Aug 06, 2011
Hotspots And Dodgy Places: Travels Through North Korea, Sudan And Distant Lands
liked it
This book was hard going. I liked the idea behind it - of visiting countries off the usual beaten track, but I didn't much like the way it was written ...more
Jan 2012
Dec 25, 2011
Blindsighted (Grant County, #1)
really liked it
Apparently I'm not reading these books in order! This is the first in the Grant County series which also includes Kisscut and A Faint Cold Fear... Thi ...more
Aug 19, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
Kisscut (Grant County, #2)
really liked it
I think all my reviews of Karin Slaughter's books are going to basically say the same thing - excellent, original plots, well-crafted believable chara ...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
How Low Can You Go?: Round Europe For 1p Return (+ Tax)
liked it
Quite an easy read. I enjoyed reading about some of the places I'd been to, but the author did annoy me with his opinions some times. He decided to fl ...more
Jan 09, 2012
Jan 02, 2012
You're Next
really liked it
I'd never read any books by this author before so didn't know what to expect, but it was fantastic. The plot drew me in from the beginning and I strug ...more
Oct 14, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
His Favorite Wife: Trapped in Polygamy
it was amazing
This book is truly excellent. It gives a fantastic view of life in a polygamist society. It is very well written, Susan Ray Schmit write eloquently an ...more
Nov 30, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
Clean Break (Kate Brannigan, #4)
liked it
Not one of Val McDermid's best books. Although the plot was passable, the overload of similies, metaphors and descriptive language really grated on me ...more
Oct 21, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
The Savage Gorge (Tweed & Co. #24)
did not like it
This book was dreadful. Tortured plot, wooden characters completely lacking in depth, terrible grammar and a complete lack of proof-reading. Parts of ...more
Apr 07, 2013
Apr 04, 2013
When Mr. Dog Bites
it was ok
i hated the way it was written. the main character was 16 but i don't think 16 year olds talk like that, it was more like a 10 year old.
Mar 11, 2016
Mar 13, 2016
Girl in Translation
it was amazing
A beautifully written story of a Chinese immigrant and her 11 year old daughter arriving in America and facing tough lives. The characters were engagi ...more
Sep 30, 2011
Sep 24, 2011
The Creeper (Brennan & Esposito, #2)
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. The plot was exciting and gripping and kept me guessing until almost the end. Really well written, I'll look out for more ...more
Sep 2011
Aug 28, 2011
Broken (Will Trent, #4)
really liked it
What can I say, the woman is a genius. Another creative, exciting book in the Grant County series. This is the last book in that series, I really wish ...more
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, #3)
really liked it
As with all Karin Slaughter books, I really enjoyed this. As ever, the characters have depth and are engaging, the plot is good and full of twists and ...more
Jul 31, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
Saving Faith
really liked it
As with all Baldacci's books, this is full of twists and turns and is action packed from start to finish.

A story of a lobbyist who finds herself on th
Jul 03, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
Vanish (Rizzoli & Isles, #5)
really liked it
Although this was pretty much your standard crime thriller, I really enjoyed it and had trouble putting it down.
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 12, 2012
The Dark Tourist
really liked it
I couldn't put this book down! I loved the concept and even though I'm not a Dom Joly fan, I really enjoyed it.
Dec 03, 2011
Nov 30, 2011
The Gaudi Key
did not like it
This book was terrible. I don't know if it was badly written or badly translated but it uses highbrow language which is difficult to understand throug ...more
Nov 25, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
The Alexander Cipher (Daniel Knox, #1)
really liked it
Certainly not what you'd call "literature" but it was compelling, I couldn't put it down!
Feb 05, 2013
Feb 01, 2013
It's a Kind of Magic
it was ok
it has a fairy - not my kind of book
Jun 09, 2015
Jun 10, 2015
Divine Justice (Camel Club, #4)
really liked it
Loved it, really gripping
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
I Am Pilgrim (Pilgrim, #1)
it was amazing
Oct 31, 2015
Oct 31, 2015
Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
it was amazing
Nov 19, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
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