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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2013 20:55:23 GMT
nikkipickles says:
Yes I can understand that I don't usually write on these and no the dyslexia is nothing to do with how well a book is written. I don't know about how well it is written but all I know is that I enjoyed reading it. I only started reading again after finishing all my uni work and wanted to read things that would take me away from things. I read 50 shades and then looked on these links for other books to read. I was unaware of "spams" but just got involved in the conversations whilst looking for others to read. Sorry if that has annoyed people.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2013 21:07:44 GMT
monica says:
You're in uni??? In that case you'll know the phrase 'o tempora o mores' . . .

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2013 21:09:40 GMT
donegalgirl says:
Quite so! It just amazes me that these (or is it this) half-wits think we won't notice. Maybe I just dislike the idea of having my intelligence insulted by someone this thick! If enough people hit the report abuse button then maybe Amazon will eventually take action.

Posted on 27 Jan 2013 21:12:50 GMT
nikkipickles says:
I finished uni???? post graduate last year, whatever that is supposed to mean.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2013 21:18:24 GMT
donegalgirl says:
Mature student were you? And how come (given you say you are a post-grad) you can't work out whether a book is well-written? Surely the point of education is provide awareness and the ability to examine things critically?

Posted on 27 Jan 2013 21:21:47 GMT
Gee, I didn't mean to start an insult fest. Merely pointed out that Afterlife has had its fair share of spam attacks and that didn't really do that book any favours.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2013 21:23:36 GMT
nikkipickles says:
I read books for enjoyment not to critically reflect on them as I am not in university now and I don't have to write papers on them and yes I was a mature student whatever that has got to do with things.

Posted on 28 Jan 2013 09:07:09 GMT
Sou'Wester says:
My remarks about "couldn't put the book down" etc. were meant to be tongue in cheek. However, whenever I see that in a review I'm reminded of another great Dorothy Parker quote: "This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." I think one could use that for a fair amount of the stuff that gets peddled on these forums!

Posted on 28 Jan 2013 09:44:50 GMT
Well, you know my opinion re most self-published books.

Posted on 28 Jan 2013 14:25:58 GMT
Fly Leaf says:
You good try my book. Why Don't We Do It in the Road. A coming of age novel set in the 60s at art college. Some good reviews so far (and Not all by my friends). Thought I'd mention it. Roger Stevens

Posted on 28 Jan 2013 15:03:58 GMT
Inspiredme says:
I think this is slef published. Rich Idiot.com Dating... Hilarious, brash and very rude. Also only 2.06 on kindle... Look at the reviews to get an idea!Rich Idiot.com? Dating. (Rich Idiot series)

Posted on 28 Jan 2013 15:41:35 GMT
littleangel says:
Acceptable In The Eighties

'Acceptable In The Eighties' by Thom Fell is a pretty good Britissh crime novel with a humorous slant. Quite sweary, though!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2013 16:42:23 GMT
If you check out the complete adventures of jerrix the cat, I think you will be more than surprised.
The Dunwhich vampires ain't too bad either!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2013 01:57:31 GMT
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Posted on 29 Jan 2013 01:59:51 GMT
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Posted on 3 Feb 2013 14:54:31 GMT
Carter's Conundrums - Book 1 of Meredith Pink's adventures in Egypt
First in a trilogy set in Egypt - light, escapist fiction, a modern adventure story, with an ancient egyptian mystery - thoroughly enjoyable.

Posted on 4 Feb 2013 12:22:44 GMT
"Spirit of a Dragon" (An erotic crime thriller paperback) . . . it begins quite slowly to apparently draw you into the story, and then when you are in - you're caught in it.

Posted on 4 Feb 2013 12:40:05 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Feb 2013 12:46:22 GMT
ricky says:
There is a great new book that i found by an author called pepy tamaria, its a harrowing life story, but the first book that she has published is (My Mother Warned Me About Me). I hope that this helps as i love the way she/he writes and you feel like you are there in the story with the author hope this helps guys.
i think that (My Mother Warned Me About Me) about me in going to be a trilogy, and the one i have just read is the first 13 years of her life, so if you feel like a good read i suppose you could look for it.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2013 13:13:38 GMT
Anita says:
A little birdie tells me that the author has a couple of friends (identities?) that are spamming wherever they think of with this book. That puts me just a bit off to be honest

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2013 14:57:22 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Feb 2013 16:04:05 GMT
donegalgirl says:
I completely agree. I downloaded the sample. I shouldn't be cruel but if you want a giggle it is worth five minutes of your time. The first two pages are enough. An example or two may suffice:"The whole place permeated a strong sense of loneliness and like a lost lamb, my mind repeatedly scanned the spot in the room and and the seat she usually occupied." Wrong on so many levels! Further down the same (second) page: "It was where she would go when she needed to unwind from a stressful day and regenerate some repose from her precocious problems." A few pages later someone's parents have "indelible intentions for the business" Ironically the spelling from the section I read seemed OK but the choice of words was frequently bizarre. I think some people should stay away from the dictionary.

Edited for typo

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2013 15:01:14 GMT
Or write in their native language, the promo post doesn't look as if it's written by someone whose first language is English.

Cheers

MTM

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2013 16:08:55 GMT
donegalgirl says:
Possibly but either way it is badly written. My thought from the bit I read was that this was a sort of cathartic/therapeutic misery novel but it would seem strange to publish that in a non-native language. That sort of thing may benefit the writer but is unlikely to appeal to the general reader.

Posted on 4 Feb 2013 16:15:30 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2013 16:30:17 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Feb 2013 16:32:53 GMT
Anita says:
Ahhh - just read several posts above, and thanks for a good laugh.

Is this some kind of a joke, or are some people *really* that stupid?

Ah - so, to clarify things, there's a quote from another forum:

"Posted on 4 Feb 2013 16:20:06 GMT
soapnshine says:
i wrote 1 a week then put the link in for anyone else interested in checking out the book"

Posted on 4 Feb 2013 18:24:26 GMT
Towards Auramala
This is an medieval adventure book that I'm reading right now. It is set in 1337, action takes places in England, France and the hillside region south of Pavia, in northern Italy, where a mysterious Welshman is living as a laybrother in a monastery. Two spies are sent from england to Italy to investigate. The book is very intriguing, and some chapters describe habits of northern Italian people of XIV century in a fascinating way: you can't miss the chestnut gathering chapter, it is special!
There is also a concrete historical project behind the book, which involves genetics and DNA, that is being developed by a cultural association of Pavia.

Give it a try! :)

Happy reading!
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