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Review of The Forty Rules Of Love - Elif Shafak by rumaisaa

Advantages: inspiring quotes
Disadvantages: I didn't like the character of Ella

...changed, i have loved the way Shams and Rumi loved each other in an unconditional way. The forty rules of Shams is worth reading again and again, it has a lot of inspiring quotes of Rumi and Sham ... Read review

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nh by AnneLorraine1
Sorry for the low rate but you need a brief plot synopsis at the very least. by Secre

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17.08.2015 15:50
Xenocide - Orson Scott Card
Review of Xenocide - Orson Scott Card by ThomasSedl33

Advantages: Terrific Storyline, mentally stimulating, lovable characters
Disadvantages: Will take a long time to read (and appreciate)

This book is the third novel in the Ender's game series and I recommend that you go read the first two books (Ender's Game and The Speaker for the Dead) if you haven't yet read them. The book follows the tail of an aging Andrew Wiggin on the planet of Lus ... Read review

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This isn't a bad start. As a great fan of Orson Scott Card and the Ender series it may be worthwhile briefly exploring the background behind the book. After all this is bang in the middle of the series and coming to it unprepared may leave people rather baffled. A look at the characters, races and such like would be good as well. The ethical issues that Card addresses are vital but wouldn't exist without the Bugger War and the fear of humanity for instance. If you read around some of the high rated book reviews you'll see the kind of detail that I'm hinting at. It isn't an easy balance to strike; a mix between handing out information and not giving spoilers! by Secre
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somewhat helpful

16.08.2015 04:47
(18.08.2015 12:17)
Small Favour: No Such Thing...
Review of Small Favour - Jim Butcher by missrarr

Advantages: Fast paced, characters and relationships have developed well
Disadvantages: If you don't like wizards and fantasy, move along

This certainly isnít my first Dresden Files book review and it probably wonít be my last. Admittedly Iíve skipped ahead a couple of books since my last one, but after those and a few dalliances with other authors, my attentions have been back on Mr Dresde ... Read review

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well reviewed by danielclark691
VH :-) by Scotlass712

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30.05.2015 16:42
The Bees - Time for Author Laline Paull to Beehave
Review of The Bees - Laline Paull by cr01

Advantages: Interesting and nicely written
Disadvantages: Doesn't really hang together

...than Laline Paullís 2014 novel The Bees. Flora717 is born into a hive as one of the lowest of the low, a sanitation worker. Flora717 is never destined to ... Read review

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I borrowed this from the library on the strength of this review. Unfortunately I was pretty underwhelmed and ended up abandoning it halfway through x by jo-1976
well reviewed by danielclark691
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28.05.2015 10:03
See no evil - in fact, you don't really see the evil one
Review of The Invisible Man - H. G. Wells by JOHNV

Advantages: Exciting, well-constructed story
Disadvantages: Possibly a little dated for some

The author Regarded as one of the fathers of science fiction, H.G. Wells (1866-1946) wrote more than a hundred books during his career, including novels, collections of short stories, and non-fiction. Most of his sci-fi novels and shorter works da ... Read review

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I was also surprised at the underlining dark tone of the book. I agree it's an enthralling read. by mikemelmak
Nice review by Mandy1988

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03.04.2015 14:01
A Hail Mary play.
Review of The Lost Starship - Vaughn Heppner by Coloneljohn

Advantages: Quite entertaining.
Disadvantages: Will not appeal to everybody even some sci-fi aficionados

...super-ship survived a desperate battle. The vessel's dying crew set the AI on automatic to defend the smashed rubble of their planet. Legend h ... Read review

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Excellent by Mauri
Excellent review!x by Chippytarka
exceptional

27.03.2015 09:06
Welcome to Barrayar, my child
Review of Barrayar - Lois Mcmaster Bujold by Secre

Advantages: Wonderful writing, narrative, characters
Disadvantages: Nothing

ďItís not that Iím not upset; itís just that Iím too tired to run up and down the corridor screaming. Barrayar is one of the earliest books in the Vorkosigan saga written by Louis Bujold and I will warn you now that once you start this saga you wonít b ... Read review

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Super review by supercityfan
e :o) by euphie
exceptional

16.03.2015 19:23
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Where there's a crime, there's a Vimes
Review of Snuff: Discworld Novel 39 - Sir Terry Pratchett by StewwyB

Advantages: It covers subjects deeper than Lake Coniston, but flows like a small stream to read
Disadvantages: We'll never have the priveledge of a follow on in the DIscworld series now he's gone.

INTRODUCTION I found out on Friday just gone that Sir Terry Pratchett had died in his bed, surrounded by his family and with his cat sleeping at the foot of the bed the day before. I hope he went quietly and painlessly, no-one deserves any less ... Read review

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e :o) by euphie
vh - great review. by AlexDa

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exceptional

15.03.2015 23:26
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Jurassic Dragons
Review of The Great Zoo Of China (Kindle Edition) - Matthew Reilly by pdoyle007

Advantages: Great potential for a story
Disadvantages: Too much action, no enough tension

...novels that are high on the action, without worrying too much about grounding things in Physics and plausibility. Usually if you can imagine something happening, it just does - ... Read review

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vh by StewwyB
Not my kind of novel but well reviewed nonetheless :o) by Bollinger28
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28.02.2015 11:57
A Sisyphean task (1).
Review of Islands Of Rage And Hope - John Ringo by Coloneljohn

Advantages: They just keep getting better.
Disadvantages: Not everybody will like the science fiction aspect of the author.

Islands of rage and hope is the third installment of John Ringo's Black tide rising saga. Following the deliberate creation and release of a virus like organism most of mankind has perished or been turned into mindless flesh eating beings that are call ... Read review

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fab review by danielclark691
vh x by shellyjaneo
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29.01.2015 20:29
Possess Dispossessed
Review of The Dispossessed - Ursula K. Le Guin by 87degrees

Advantages: really interesting, complex characters, makes you think
Disadvantages: a little confusing at first with the time jumps

The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin is a science fiction novel dealing with issues of equality that are as relevant today as when it was written in 1979. It is set on the distant world of Urras and its moon Anarres. Generations ago, there was a revolutio ... Read review

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vh by StewwyB

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25.01.2015 20:17
How do you overthrow a God?
Review of The Saviour - David Drake, Tony Daniel by Coloneljohn

Advantages: A fast paced, entertaining read.
Disadvantages: Nothing for me but some do not like science fiction

In giving the background information on this and the previous work I may inadvertently give certain spoilers, though I try not to give away the full narrative of the plot elements. The Land. Duisberg is a land rather like ancient Egypt. Imagin ... Read review

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excellent review by siberian-queen
Excellent by Pam222
exceptional

18.01.2015 12:54
American Gods
Review of American Gods - Neil Gaiman by StewwyB

Advantages: If you take it as a story at face value, it's awesome
Disadvantages: I didn't quite understand the underlying messages about god

Introduction This review is about the tenth anniversary edition which contains an extra 12000 words more than the original. Iíll do my best with this review, but to be honest I found it a difficult book to digest so Iíve had to think long and har ... Read review

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VH by ANNExTHExFLAN
A good review, I have read the shorter version, which was hard enough work. I must re-read Pratchett's Small Gods and see what parallels there are... I am told the film and the book Stardust are as alike as chalk and cheese, so I must make the effort to read Stardust the book. by pgn0

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09.01.2015 18:28
Five Stories in Search of an Author
Review of From Dead to Worse - Charlaine Harris by sharper_fin

Advantages: Lots of character detail
Disadvantages: Not much in the way of one linear story

Back in 2001 author Charlaine Harris wrote 'Dead Until Dark', the first in a series that she called 'The Southern Vampire Mysteries'. Sales of the first few novels in the series were reasonable, but then in 2008 American broadcaster HBO began showing a s ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
Nice review by spanielize

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06.01.2015 13:41
Hope is the Fruit of Darien
Review of Seeds of Earth - Michael Cobley by hiker

Advantages: A brilliant concept...
Disadvantages: ...that's a bit time-consuming to get into

It's a strange fact of the human psyche that while we send out our travellers in peace and explorationÖwe fear that whoever else is travelling out there, towards here, does so with malice aforethought. Cobley is no exception to this rule. In his future w ... Read review

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Great review by mousy86
e :o) by euphie
very helpful

05.01.2015 19:31
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