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Guyana back in the early 20th Century

Advantages: Interesting for me as I recognised the places he talks about
Disadvantages: Characters all unlikable and story not that enthralling

...I read this as it was one from my parent's shelf and I kept saving it because it was written by a Guyanese of Indian descent and I was brought up in Guyana. I found the Guyanese elements, talking about going to specific places and mentioning lots of plac ...

catsholiday 13.09.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Shadow Bride - Roy Heath

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Whodunnit? Whydunnit? Oh who cares.

Advantages: A few interesting insights into Benares/Varanasi.
Disadvantages: No mystery and a plodding plot

Death and the Freedom Fighter When Mrs Shoba Popatkar, former government minister and well-known freedom fighter is found dead on the floor of her Bombay flat, the first policeman on the scene is happy to settle for the simple solution. He doesn’t qui ...

koshkha 05.04.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Doing Wrong - H. R. F. Keating

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More Black than Comedy

Advantages: Gripping, psychologically intriguing
Disadvantages: Disturbing, a bit repetitive in places

...Verine Dorricks is visiting her husband, Donald, in a high security prison. As always he greets her with, “I’m innocent, you know.” But Donald has been found guilty of the murder of ten people. Nine of them were psychotherapists and all victims were ga ...

moistbabe 18.09.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Nine Lives - Bernice Rubens

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Equine backside comes up trumps

Advantages: A rollicking hilarious read.
Disadvantages: Not for the easily offende, very strong language, some sex.

What immediately sprang to my mind, after only a short way into the book, was the Chatsworth Estate and inhabitants (the television's Shameless one, not the Duke of Devonshire's), combined with some of the characters and an exaggerated policing style from ...

plod591 14.02.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Horse's Arse - Charlie Owen

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From the Horse's Mouth

Advantages: Very funny
Disadvantages: swearing and violence

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brereton66 17.02.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Horse's Arse - Charlie Owen

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