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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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