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ZenZen "girl with a plan" (England)

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
by Karen Joy Fowler
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.69

1.0 out of 5 stars Completely misleading, don't be taken in by the reviews, disapppinting., 18 Jan. 2016
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Possibly the most misleading book I've ever had the misfortune to buy. It's had rave reviews but once you discover the twist it loses it's somewhat limited charm. I couldn't finish it, don't understand the hype around this book bar the twist, which when revealed changes the story into a completely different tale and sets off on a different path, one which had I known I wouldn't have chosen the book in the first place.


The Woman Who Stole My Life
The Woman Who Stole My Life
Price: £4.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Marian but not as we know it, 28 Oct. 2015
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I look forward to Marian's books, but this was disappointing. It's and easy read if a tad predictable in how it will turn out. None of the main characters had that immediate spark of interest that makes you want to find out more about them, what makes them tick, why are they doing what they do and so on. Stella is quite frankly annoying most of the time and the sex scenes are cringey to say the least, I just didn't see the connection between the 2 main characters that is the focal point of the whole story. It still has its funny moments mainly by the secondary characters, but not an instant classic like some of her other books.


Life Changing Quotes
Life Changing Quotes
by Barry Phillips
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!!!, 17 Dec. 2012
This review is from: Life Changing Quotes (Paperback)
A very compelling book of fantastic quotes from some amazing and inspirational people, if you need to get on the right track or just need some motivation for the day then read this book.


Don't Just Dream it...Do It!
Don't Just Dream it...Do It!
by Chris Williams
Edition: Audio CD

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic goal setting CD, 17 Jan. 2012
Chris covers all the areas to achieve success in life, it is simple to understand, easy to listen too.
the process is clearly explained and you can tell from his experience that Chris is a goal driven guy wanting to help you become successful.

Nas


Panic
Panic
by Jeff Abbott
Edition: Paperback

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Paranoia by Numbers, 31 Oct. 2006
This review is from: Panic (Paperback)
This book is so contrived and so full of holes I don't know where to begin.

This book is predictable and I could spot the surprise plot twists a mile away, right from the opening chaptors the dialogue and prose is clunky and somewhat akin to the sort of made for tv films they only air during the daytime because lets face it no one is really paying much attention anyway.

I am surprised to see this book has had so many good reviews and it seems to be everywhere at the moment. Save your money and read something that doesn't have you working out the plot within the first 2/3 chapters.


Nip 'N' Tuck
Nip 'N' Tuck
by Kathy Lette
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tries To Hard - Ultimately Disappointing, 31 Oct. 2006
This review is from: Nip 'N' Tuck (Paperback)
I have read most of Kathy Lette's previous books and have found them to be spot on in their observations on women, life, love and sex. Her funny play on words and wicked one liners have had me laughing out loud (not always in the most appropriate of places!).

This book hpwever is a bit of letdown, sure the one liners are here and the play on words type of lines that she is well known for pop up frequently - so much so that it seems more than a little contrived and not really that funny.

The books meanders through a story that has an unsympathetic central character who despite everything we have read about her does a U turn on all her values and principles and endeavours to win back her husband at any cost. Cue loads situations which just aren;t funny. Various other characters float about not really moving the story along and the last few chapters take a flight of fancy and become not only farcical (and not in a good way) but also incredibly stupid, oh and the oh so surprise alternative love interest is not really a surprise, you could spot it the moment the character was introduced in the earlier chapters.

Although this isn't a taxing read I found it difficult to get through to end and finish it, ultimately disappointing and not a patch on books on her previous books.


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