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Review of Watching the Dark - Peter Robinson by cha97michelle

Advantages: Very engaging characters and plot, realistic situations
Disadvantages: descriptions are rather lengthy.

Peter Robinson was a new to me author when I picked this up in the library. The only preconception I had was that it had the tagline Number one bestselling author on the cover, so I thought as it was in my favourite genre of crime it was worth a read. T ... Read review

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Great review by Nar2
Well reviewed but not for me" by catsholiday

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26.11.2014 13:32
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Several things I didn't know about bounty hunting
Review of One for the money - Janet Evanovich by maklhouf

Advantages: light, but with serious insights
Disadvantages: difficult to classify, but that may not be a disadvantage

I didn't know that, in 1995 you could go to a gun store in New Jersey and buy a self defence spray that contained a form of nerve gas. This is the USA at a particular time, fascinating to those of us who come from a place where there are no bounty hunters ... Read review

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Until I moved to the States, I always thought Bounty hunting was searching for a candy bar in R S McColls!!! Very helpful review :-) by Scotlass712
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26.11.2014 08:42
Catching Fire - absolutely not that "difficult second book"
Review of Catching Fire (Hunger Games Trilogy) - Suzanne Collins by StewwyB

Advantages: Follows on in the same high standard as the first book in this trilogy
Disadvantages: If you've not read any of the Hunger Games books, don't start with this one

...spoilers for this actual book, Catching Fire. Catching Fire is the se ... Read review

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Excellent by AnneLorraine1
My 14 year old LOVED the Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mocking Jay trilogy!!! (I'm not certain that I listed these in teh correct order... oops, lol). I've read the first, and watched the movie.... Fantastic, but the book was better!!!! Great review :-) by Scotlass712

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25.11.2014 12:57
A Fascinating Insight Into a Brain Surgeons Life & Experiences
Review of Do No Harm - Henry Marsh by IzzyS

Advantages: Engrossing, candid, emotive, not chock-full of medical jargon considering, thought provoking etc.
Disadvantages: No photos of brain scans, the pages (for the paperback edition) are very slippery(!),

- Introduction - I stumbled on this book while browsing for books on Amazon, looking for interesting non fiction books. Having no real knowledge of the subject and being a little squeamish about medical things, it may seem a strange choice to pic ... Read review

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Excellent review - your review made me go and order it for my kindle right away. by buzios
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24.11.2014 20:42
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The father of the TV wildlife documentary tells all
Review of Life on Air - Sir David Attenborough by JOHNV

Advantages: Warm-hearted, sometimes funny, occasionally sad, tale of a fascinating career
Disadvantages: Perhaps too little about his family life

I was one of the generation who grew up when David Attenborough was a giant among presenters of wildlife programmes on television, and anything with his name attached was a must-watch. At the time, I had no idea that he was also one of the pivotal charac ... Read review

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He is brilliant - I have loved everything he has ever done. E review. by buzios
He will always be a giant in the field to me. by cha97michelle
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24.11.2014 19:09
"Is this no vampires I see before me?"
Review of Shakespeare's Landlord: A Lily Bard Mystery - Charlaine Harris by sharper_fin

Advantages: It's a great character study
Disadvantages: It's an average murder mystery

Let's get this out of the way right at the beginning. This book has nothing whatsoever to do with William Shakespeare. It's not written in Ye Olde English and there are no ruffed collars to be found. What it is is a very decent 'whodunnit' murder mystery ... Read review

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Nice review by buzios
I like the sound of this :) by Kukana
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24.11.2014 14:35
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An interesting story that's a little slow at times
Review of The 100 - Kass Morgan by RebeccaLovesBooks

Advantages: Interesting story. Plot twists.
Disadvantages: Slow at times.

...was being ridiculous, he knew. The rain was only water, and there was no such thing as a clean start. That was the thing about secrets-you had to carry them with you forever, no matter what the cost.' Plot Since a deva ... Read review

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Sounds like it might be my thing :o) by cr01
I don't like slow reads, well reviewed by OliviuNeagu

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24.11.2014 13:17
Bloodlines - Book Review
Review of Bloodlines - Richelle Mead by dragon747

Advantages: great read
Disadvantages: none

...academy books, I still found Bloodlines and enjoyable read. Following the life of Syd ... Read review

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Great review by alliewallie
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24.11.2014 13:17
A beautiful book about horrible people doing horrible things
Review of Adultory - Paulo Coelho by koshkha

Advantages: Fascinating and disturbing
Disadvantages: Lacking any characters you can like

A bit on the side? Adultery by Paulo Coelho is a beautifully written tale of unpleasant people doing unpleasant things to each other in the name of love, lust, boredom or depression. It’s a story where you’ll have to look quite hard to find anybody to ... Read review

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Great review. Sounds like an interesting read by RebeccaLovesBooks
I think this would annoy me too much to read regardless of how welll it's written... by Secre
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24.11.2014 11:34
Monsters Are Real
Review of Menagerie - E. Stuart Marlowe by pdoyle007

Advantages: A novel and original idea
Disadvantages: Disjoined and a little rushed

This book was recommended to me by Amazon and as it was only £1.99 I thought I would give it a try. The description was very interesting, the story being about a group of 'Monster Hunters' who search out and capture mythical monsters from around the worl ... Read review

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24.11.2014 07:24
Operation Sunshine
Review of Operation Sunshine - Jenny Colgan by jules.34

Advantages: A quick read.
Disadvantages: Unbelievable, surreal and overexaggerated.

I ordered this book from my local library and I was really looking forward to reading it so got excited when it came in. However, I was really disappointed. I have read Jenny Colgan's books before and had just finished another one of her's - 'Christmas ... Read review

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23.11.2014 22:27
Michael J Sullivan's Fantasy Fiction Nyphron Rising
Review of Nyphron Rising - Michael J Sullivan by cr01

Advantages: A good complex read but clearly written
Disadvantages: None for me

The Background Hadrian and Royce are a formidable duo in a pained and troubled world. Hadrian is one of the world’s best fighters; sword or arrow or anything else and he anticipates his opponent, is strong and fast. Royce is a cunning and quick t ... Read review

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Excellent! by CelticSoulSister
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23.11.2014 16:50
Not my favourite from this author, but still worth a read.
Review of Beneath The Bleeding - Val Mcdermid by cha97michelle

Advantages: well developed characters who are gritty
Disadvantages: bit far fetched for me, lacking a bit of something.

Beneath the Bleeding is part of Val McDermid's crime series featuring criminal profiler Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan. They are assigned cases of major crime incidences, and this book has a doozy of a case that leaves them all confused as to the motive. ... Read review

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22.11.2014 21:49
To Kill A Mockingbird - A Timeless Classic
Review of To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee by HannahMackenzie13

Advantages: You will never think in the same way again.
Disadvantages: There isn't a sequel!

Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mocking Bird is set in the Deep South and is a passionate portrayal of race and prejudice during America’s Great Depression, told through the eyes of a young girl. Scout Finch lived with her father, a widower and lawyer named Atticu ... Read review

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Welcome to Ciao! This is really well written, but unfortunately, as others have said, you've given away rather too much of the plot and not said a whole lot about what you thought of the book - eg the pace, the writing style, the build-up of tension, who it would appeal to, and so on. I hope you're not put off by these comments, which are made because you write well and could probably produce an excellent review if the focus was more on your opinion and less on the plot. by Kukana
Im sorry. This was a very well written piece, but not so much a review. Far too much of the storyline was given away and would be a massive spoiler to anyone looking to read the book for the first time. To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my favourite books and I have chosen not to review books, because there is a fine line between sharing the general idea and giving away the story... It's tough! I'd love to see more of your personal feelings/opinions on the book and less storyline. by Scotlass712

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22.11.2014 12:12
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Child killers, and the Government endorses it!
Review of The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins by StewwyB

Advantages: A tale very well told
Disadvantages: Some people may be put off by the age / genre classification

...a lot of fuss about the Hunger Games, but as I don’t watch much tele I’d got it confused with “Game of Thrones” and decided it wasn’t for me. Plonker. That is until one day when I was in a charity bookshop and I came acro ... Read review

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Great review, I loved all three books :) And The Lord of the Rings instead just for blokes :) by RebeccaLovesBooks
Brill review. I've never been remotely interested in this series but without giving away anything more than I already know, you've made me intrigued! by missrarr

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21.11.2014 22:17
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