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The Permanent Way - and the need for change
Review of Raising Steam - Terry Pratchett by hiker

Advantages: Fun and frivolous, but with a point needing to be re-heard
Disadvantages: None

Dick Simnel was ten years old, when back at the family smithy in Sheepridge, his father simply disappeared in a cloud of furnace parts and flying metal, all enveloped in a pink steam. It's the kind of thing that might turn a child to more sedate, safe ... Read review

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Terrific review :) by DodoRabbit
I have never really read any of the Terry Pratchett books though hope to one day by elfbwillow

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29.10.2016 15:42
A Dead Ringer I Don't Love
Review of Dead Ringer - Lisa Scottoline by Soho_Black

Advantages: A fast paced read
Disadvantages: Feels like several missed opportunities all at once

Picking up books from random places can work to your advantage sometimes, but not always. For one thing, it can get you a book for a very low price, or even free and can introduce you to a new author you may not have tried otherwise. On the other hand, ... Read review

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good work by danielclark691
Good review by justarube
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24.10.2016 20:53
A Whodunit Of A Different Kind
Review of Afterwards - Rosamund Lupton by gothic_moon

Advantages: Beautifully written with a poetic yet down to earth style, creative premise, gripping & emotive
Disadvantages: None for me

I came across this recently and got tempted by the cover, and the fact that I’d heard of Lupton but couldn’t for the life of me remember if I’d read any of her other work (I hadn’t). On the cover we are told this is from ‘the Sunday Times Bestselling a ... Read review

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IOU an E. Great piece. by mikemelmak
sounds good by siberian-queen

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exceptional

20.10.2016 09:06
Easy Reading...
Review of Sign Of The Cross - Chris Kuzneski by chrisandmark_is_here

Advantages: Good plot, recognisable main characters, fast paced
Disadvantages: Too much forced humour, far too many lucky coincidences to move the story along

~x~x~x~ Oh Dan Brown, what have you started? ~x~x~x~ Like everyone else I read Dan Brown's offerings to the world of literature when they were being hyped up a few years ago, I actually thought they were brilliant (amateurish writing aside) and s ... Read review

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VH by rolandrat123
vh :) by Mistybrook

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19.10.2016 10:23
So bad it deserves Zero stars...
Review of Depraved Heart - Patricia Cornwell by MsTricia

Advantages: boring, long, no development, too descriptive and little action
Disadvantages: none

I told myself I wasn't going to review this book because it was so bad it wasn't worth it. But sometimes I probably should review books when they aren't a good read, otherwise people won't know NOT to read it! Negative book reviews are just as useful as p ... Read review

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vh by EurekasLaw
one to avoid for sure! by MrsWilkes

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17.10.2016 09:40
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In Search of Freedom and Fossils
Review of The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry by hiker

Advantages: A surprising read, sharply observed, gently told
Disadvantages: None

...is a local writer, and the book is set in a place not too far away, but that I have yet to explore and which fascinates me: th ... Read review

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VH by SirJoseph
Vh =) by raspberry_ripple
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16.10.2016 12:16
Girl in circles
Review of The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins by frankiecesca

Advantages: Interesting plot and well thought out characters and it all came together in the end
Disadvantages: Didn't enjoy the flow of the book and seemed too hyped up

I had this book on my unread shelf from when it first came out last year as I saw a few reviews on it and thought it sounded good. I then just kept picking others to read over it until my friend mentioned how good it was and said I should read it next. I ... Read review

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Well reviewed! by CelticSoulSister
vh :o) by euphie

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12.10.2016 12:58
How the past & present are connected.
Review of The Haunting - Alan Titchmarsh by CoffeeQueen68

Advantages: A sweet, lovely and calming story.
Disadvantages: None.

The Angels were all singing out of tune, And hoarse with having little else to do, Excepting to wind up the sun and moon, Or curb a young runaway star or two. Lord Byron, 'The Vision of Judgement', 1833 I've never read any of Alan Titchmarsh's b ... Read review

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Well reviewed! by CelticSoulSister
vh by anonymili

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08.10.2016 20:54
A classic - but the story can be a little bleak in places
Review of Sons and Lovers - D.H. Lawrence by rolandrat123

Advantages: Good characterisation, interesting relationships
Disadvantages: Quite depressing in places

The Product 1913 novel by D H Lawrence There are numerous different editions. Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Wordsworth Editions; Reprint edition (5 May 1992) Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1853260476 Cost Ł1.99 for an Amazon paperback ... Read review

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Great write upx by Chippytarka
vh :o) by euphie

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A Masterpiece
by melissadsouza96
A Work of Art
by katiewinkler72
Lawrence's masterpiece
by bookaddict
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05.10.2016 09:17
One day can be so very long.
Review of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Alexander Solzhenitsyn by CoffeeQueen68

Advantages: A harrowing insight into the life in a hard labour camp.
Disadvantages: None.

...for books to read. One such book that caught my eye a few weeks ago was One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. I paid just 75p for this book. I love history and reading about it, so this book about life under Stal ... Read review

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vh, sounds interesting. by StewwyB
vh :o) by euphie
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03.10.2016 18:56
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