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Approach with Caution!

Advantages: Quite a good story overall
Disadvantages: Chapter III

I wanted to read Caligula by Douglas Jackson, as I am a big fan of the 1970s television series I, Claudius which introduced me to the brutal Emperor Caligula, there played brilliantly by John Hurt. Reading the book, it was John Hurt's face who popped into ...

KarenUK 20.10.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Caligula - Douglas Jackson

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Uhtred fights on...again

Advantages: Storytelling, flows through, characters, entertainment
Disadvantages: So repetitive of the previous books, gets a little tedious due to this

Bernard Cornwell's series covering the end of the 9th Century and the beginning of the 10th is now 6 books in the making I believe, and shows no sign of stopping. This is the latest, released in paperback this year, and I am now satisfied that I have fina ...

pmcds 28.12.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Death of Kings - Bernard Cornwell

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Bell's are the Bane of my Life

Advantages: A reasonably easy historical detective read
Disadvantages: Not everyone's cup of tea

...For all those who dislike anything to do with history in particular medieval times, you should avoid reading “A Mortal Bane” but if you can stomach that and like a detective novel with a hint of blossoming romance then this just might be the book for you. ...

Coriander 19.04.2003 · Read full review
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Review of A Mortal Bane - Roberta Gellis

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Advantages: Portrayal of the inner strength of women
Disadvantages: Delves a little far from reality

The portrayal of Deeti inspired me to the core. I loved her strength and admire the way the author spins the tale around the ships voyage. Though the appearance of the untouchable does remind us of a bollywood flick yet the book relives the times when wo ...

ashagrover 29.08.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Sea of Poppies - Amitav Ghosh

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