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What an excellent adaptation

Advantages: Gripping Drama
Disadvantages: None

...I am probably writing this in slightly the wrong section, as I am referring to the recent screen adaptation of this Catherine Cookson story, rather than the novel itself. The cast was outstanding and was a really interesting story. It was the tale o ...

anjib 27.12.2000 ∑ Read full review
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Catherine Cookson - A Dinner of Herbs

Advantages: Another great Cookson Novel
Disadvantages: none

...Another great literary example of the power of words Catherine Cookson creates when pen meets paper. A tale of hardship, poverty and children that are thrust into adulthood without a thought in the world. Cookson introduces us to new characters: Rodd ...

yummy.mummy 28.02.2008 ∑ Read full review
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Ok if you've got insomnia

Advantages: If you loved all her other books then you'll love this one.
Disadvantages: If you didn't love her other books, don't bother

...bored one afternoon, and having reread every book that I own, my mother tried to stop my winging by handing me this book. Now, Iím not a big fan of Catherine Cookson, Iíve read Nana Dan which was mediocre and I skipped a lot of pages, and this nove ...

sarahbethy 23.03.2001 ∑ Read full review
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The formidable imagination of Louis de Bernieres

Advantages: Magical
Disadvantages: Surreal and dark: may not appeal to all

Louis de Bernieres is certainly somewhere near the top of my favourite authors list (a list itself that only extends to six or seven writers – I’ve found so many more good books, but I’ve also found that one good book rarely means anothe ...

butimba 06.01.2005 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord - Louis De Bernieres

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Interesting but not as good as other titles

Advantages: Interesting story
Disadvantages: A little too imaginative at times

This is a well written story, although it is weaker than his other stories. The characters are excellently developed and the story is interesting, with Bernieres giving a good impression of Latin culture and society. The story is also very funny, and I la ...

robertjake 30.09.2000 ∑ Read full review
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