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Fly for me, Sunbird

Advantages: Fascinating, brilliant book in all aspects
Disadvantages: None, absolutly none!

I have to start off by telling you that this is my absolutely fab book of all times. I love it, admire it, have been inspired by it and recommended it to all my friends and relatives. But I also need to tell you that none of them have understood what my f ...

KarinJonsson 07.06.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Sunbird - Wilbur Smith

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A great historical novel with more than a flavour of Indiana Jone

Advantages: Well written and researched, with a fast moving and involving story.
Disadvantages: The two sections of the book create a disjointed feel and it is slightly cliched in places.

...'Sunbird', written in 1974, is based around an the discovery of an ancient city in Africa, so badly ruined as to be almost invisible, and depicts the journey to uncover the secret of the city's destruction by a hunchbacked archaeologist and his beautiful, ...

Burning_Darkness 26.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Sunbird - Wilbur Smith

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The Sunbird - addictive

Advantages: ONe of the best by Wilbur Smith
Disadvantages: Could spoil the rest of his books , as some might not measure up

...This is probably his best book and contains all the usual ingredients of war, love, friendship, betrayal and ultimate revenge. Written in two parts, the book draws parallels between the central characters in an age gap spanning thousands of years. The lo ...

seenor_reech 08.05.2006 · Read full review
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The Usual Suspects

Advantages: Few and far between
Disadvantages: Plot, characterisatiion

...I'm beginning to feel a bit sorry for poor old Leonardo. Time was, when I was 15 and doing O-level history, he was the hero of the age. The archetypal Renaissance man: painter, scientist, philosopher, inventor, engineer. Somewhere along the line, and I co ...

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Review of The Secret Supper - Javier Sierra

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Half-baked history

Advantages: Interesting premise and period of history covered
Disadvantages: Errors, mispresented information, poorly used sources, assumes too much knowledge from reader

The Last White Rose: The Secret Wars Against The Tudors by Desmond Seward has a very interesting premise. It covers the reigns of Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch, and his son Henry VIII, and focuses on the various pretenders to their throne and the plo ...

eilidhcatriona 29.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Last White Rose: The Secret Wars of the Tudors - Desmond Seward

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