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It's not THAT bad

Advantages: Nicely presented text
Disadvantages: Monotonous, repetitive, patronising, yikes!

...is about the woes of The Baudelaire children, who at the start of the book, are orphaned by the loss of their parents in a fire, and their efforts to escape the clutches of Count Olaf. Olaf has to be one of the vilest villains I have ever had th ...

MarcoG 04.03.2008 · Read full review
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Review of A Bad Beginning: Complete & Unabridged (Series of Unfortunate Events) - Lemony Snicket

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Epic whodunnit melodrama

Advantages: Fast pace, good cast, good direction and high production values
Disadvantages: Stereotypical characters and predictable story

Plot: Vicky Rai (Zafar Karachiwala) is a millionaire playboy producer. The son of a corrupt and powerful politician, Mamta Rai (Radhika Mital), he is able to get away with anything…even murder. Before he is an adult he mows down two homeless people, kil ...

BlackSwan 22.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Six Suspects - Vikas Swarup

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As charming as the books

Advantages: well made, child can use imagination, songs and stories
Disadvantages: on separate discs so you have to keep swapping

My daughter absolutely adores the CD box set of The Gruffalo and Friends - it contains 6 cds which are: The Gruffalo, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, A Squash and a Squeeze, Room on the Broom (my personal favourite) and Monkey Puzzle. ...

SherlocksGhost 12.07.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Gruffalo and Friends - Axel Scheffler

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a real beauty indeed

Advantages: you will never look at a horse in the same light. beautifully written
Disadvantages: cant put it down. so parts may upset young children

Anne Sewell’s black beauty is a true beauty indeed. Never before have the lives, the thoughts and the feelings of our favourite equine friends been so beautifully portrayed. The story of black beauty starts at his birth and takes us right up to his ret ...

buddygal 11.03.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Black Beauty (Puffin Classics) - Anna Sewell

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A must-buy for all guys!

Advantages: An engaging, original tale of a clever and likable man into a fascinating world of sexual potential.
Disadvantages: Would only appeal to guys.

I bought this because the blurb on the back made it seem like an original and intriguing story of how an average joe can become a superstar and then be brought crashing back down to Earth simply by falling for a girl who's got his number. It turned out ho ...

rhuaridh 24.08.2007 · Read full review
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Review of The Game - Neil Strauss

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