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The haunting or the confusion of James Hastings?
Review of The Haunting of James Hastings - Christopher Ransom by JEFFJEN

Advantages: Good premise, good intrigue at times.
Disadvantages: Confusing and disappointing ending.

James Hastings' wife is dead... Her life ended suddenly and tragically, in an horrific accident that leaves her husband shattered. As he tries to come to terms with her death, he withdraws into his sprawling mansion and loses himself in drink and memorie ... Read review

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31.10.2014 14:58
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A truly beautiful love story; great for curling up on a cold day
Review of Archer's Voice - Mia Sheridan by RebeccaLovesBooks

Advantages: Beautifully written. Heartwrenching. Lovely setting.
Disadvantages: None for me.

'I try to believe that something beautiful can result from something ugly, and that there will come a time when I'll get to see what that is. You helped me see my own picture, Archer. Let me help you see yours.' Plot Bree Prescott arrives in the s ... Read review

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excellent review... by crazyomon
Very well reviewed :-) by Scotlass712
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30.10.2014 13:45
Excellent Story from Overlooked History
Review of War Of The Roses: Trinity - Conn Iggulden by pdoyle007

Advantages: Great story, covers unexplored parts of history
Disadvantages: Nothing

Conn Iggulden is one of my favourite authors of historical fiction, previously covering such dynamic and interesting periods/characters as Caesars rise in Rome (5 novels) and Genghis through to Kublai Khan (5 novels). For his latest series he has rather ... Read review

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good review... by crazyomon
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30.10.2014 11:58
The Truth - Michael Palin
Review of The Truth Michael Palin by lucie2511

Advantages: Believable characters and interesting story
Disadvantages: None

...numerous books but this is the first one I had read and I wasn't disappointed. It is about a writer called Keith Mabbut who is fif ... Read review

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Sounds very interesting :-) by ladyofflame
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30.10.2014 11:09
expect the unexpected
Review of Great Expectations - Charles Dickens by bettyboo47

Advantages: witty and stylish writing. Interesting story with many twists and turns
Disadvantages: the language can appear dated

...myself a little. Many of these great classics are available free of charge and legally through the Amazon.co ... Read review

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30.10.2014 02:08
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Crime & Punishment for beginners?
Review of Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky by ravingreviewer

Advantages: Good insight.
Disadvantages: Can be hard to get in to.

WARNING POTENTIAL SPOILERS This is one of those books that once I had bought it, remained on my book shelf for over two years before I looked at it again and decided to read it. Being an avid reader, I am not quite sure why it stayed sat there for so lo ... Read review

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This is a great, if extremely grim book very indicative of the times. I really enjoyed his "The Idiot" as well! by Mildew82

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28.10.2014 14:50
Excellent spin off Walking Dead TV Series book for TWD fans
Review of The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor, Part One - Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga by StewwyB

Advantages: Main story line is just as strong as the TV programmes
Disadvantages: May be too graphic for some

...me and are already dreading the day The Walking Dead leaves our screens until next year (this latest series is AWESOME so far!), in the meantime you may want to try the books connected to the series. These arenít the comic books (which the ... Read review

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Good review :) I'm reading The Road to Woodbury at the moment. by RebeccaLovesBooks
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28.10.2014 12:31
What goes around comes around!
Review of Revenge - Martina Cole by Budandstella

Advantages: Unputdownable..great read, addictive author..
Disadvantages: Takes up time when I should be doing housework or going to graft..

Hello, firstly I love Martina Cole. Her writing style is raw, she doesn't hold back on violence..swearing..current issues..abuse.. She is a real life present times style writer and this may offend some people. For myself I find this true to life in our ti ... Read review

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I used to read quite a lot of hers but missed this one as my tastes changed. by missrarr
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27.10.2014 18:39
This book will turn you into a blubbering mess
Review of Ugly Love - Colleen Hoover by RebeccaLovesBooks

Advantages: Beautiful story. Heartbreaking. Uplifting.
Disadvantages: None for me.

'Sometimes a man's spirit just ain't strong enough to withstand the ghosts of his past. Maybe that boy just lost his spirit along the way.' Plot When Tate Collins comes home to her new apartment and finds Miles Archer passed out in front of the do ... Read review

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Review grabbed me and has tempted me so much - I've got to get a copy of this book now! by LiveMusicLoverLyn
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27.10.2014 14:09
a slow start but not a bad read
Review of The Murder Room - P.D. James by mikeyc123

Advantages: well written, good plot,
Disadvantages: the use of rarely used words

...this review on dooyoo This is the first P. D. James novel that I have read although it is the 12th novel in the Adam Dalgliesh series. As with all novels it had its good and bad points. In the end I feel that I would read another of her books ... Read review

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27.10.2014 11:44
Massive book, but don't be put off
Review of Dark Rivers of the Heart - Dean Koontz by StewwyB

Advantages: One of Koontz's better ones
Disadvantages: Some might be put off by the length - a whopping 700 plus pages

Iíd been putting off reading this mammoth of a book for a while, itís a whopping 728 pages (including Koontzís rant at the back about freedom Ė more on that later). Iím glad I did though, it gave me something more than the usual Koontz fare, itís a book t ... Read review

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26.10.2014 19:19
For the discerning traveler.
Review of Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook - Terry Pratchett by Coloneljohn

Advantages: A very amusing work.
Disadvantages: Perhaps more for the fans than every day readers.

Mrs. Bradshaw's handbook is a small book relating to Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld. Firstly the [roundworld] facts. George Bradshaw (1801-1853) was a cartographer, printer and publisher. He started by publishing railway timetables and that at a tim ... Read review

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26.10.2014 10:36
~ * No Time For Sleeping!! * ~
Review of Sleeping Arrangements - Madeleine Wickham by xd-o-n-z-x

Advantages: plot, story, easy reading
Disadvantages: abrupt ending

~ * C.O.N.T.A.I.N.S S.P.O.I.L.E.R.S * ~ As many of you will know, I love browsing charity shops for books. I have a Ďto-readí list of books that I would like to read and so am always looking out for these in chari ... Read review

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E review great. by jb0077
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24.10.2014 04:21
HAVE A HOLIDAY FLING WITH 44 SHORT STORIES . . .
Review of Sunlounger 2 - Belinda Jones by Pmshack99

Advantages: great value for money, lasts ages as 44 stories, some great stories and authors
Disadvantages: will only appeal to chick-lit fans, only available in e-book

I am a big fan of chick-lit and, in this busy day and age where I more often than not end up flipping back and forth between my Twitter and Instagram on my phone instead of reading, it Is when I am on holiday (and more than likely at the mercy of whether ... Read review

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23.10.2014 21:18
Baby you can drive my tractor...but don't marry me
Review of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian - Marina Lewycka by JOHNV

Advantages: Funny, sad and touching by turns
Disadvantages: Paragraphing in narrative does not always flow [see review]

...that an unusual title of a review on ciao often stands out and beckons the reader, some off-the-wall book titles almost beg to be plucked from the shelf. Who could possibly resist at least a glance at something called ĎA Short History of Tract ... Read review

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I enjoyed this - more than her others I have to say by catsholiday
Excellent by dawnymarie

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23.10.2014 19:53
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