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Death became her Companion

Advantages: Unmissable, Outstanding
Disadvantages: You will forget time.

Perhaps once in a lifetime there comes along a novel that both captivates and inspires. For me this is one such novel and if I tell you that I have owned my copy for more than 40 years then perhaps you will understand the impact it has had on me. This ...

Bigbaz 11.01.2004 · Read full review
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Review of H.M.S. Ulysses - Alistair MacLean

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An epic contribution to British literature

Advantages: A unique insite into the privations of the North Atlantic war
Disadvantages: Out of print, copies left falling apart rapidly!

In the recent BBC review of public books, Sir Jackie Steward said that this was his ideal of the 'greatest book ever written'. At 12 years old I first found my copy on the bookshelf of my grandfather, who had served on a flower class Corvette, on a coup ...

Happymama 24.08.2004 · Read full review
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Review of H.M.S. Ulysses - Alistair MacLean

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HMS ULYSSES

Advantages: great reading
Disadvantages: can't put down

I must own up to being a big fan of the early maclean books and this, his first is really outstanding. It takes you on a trip through the hell of the north atlantic during world war 2. It is not a war book as such, the war plays second place to the des ...

iany 18.01.2009 · Read full review
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Review of H.M.S. Ulysses - Alistair MacLean

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H.M.S

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In the recent BBC review of public books, Sir Jackie Steward said that this was his ideal of the 'greatest book ever written'. At 12 years old I first found my copy on the bookshelf of my grandfather, who had served on a flower class Corvette, on a couple ...

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From Hannibal to Cannibal in One Novel

Advantages: An insight into everyone's favourite serial killer!
Disadvantages: The plot isn't as strong as other elements of the novel

...One thing that makes you realise how powerful literature can be is when you find yourself rooting for a murderer. Hannibal Rising introduces us to the boy who would grow up to be everyone's best-loved charming genius/cannibal, opening as the Second World ...

DoubleFantasy11 18.01.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Hannibal Rising - Thomas Harris

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