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1.0 out of 5 stars Buying this was a mistake, 28 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Vanished (Kindle Edition)
Didn't like this book at all. It pains me to give a book such a poor rating. Such a come down from others I've read.


Paid For - My Journey through Prostitution: Surviving a Life of Prostitution and Drug Addiction on Dublin's Streets
Paid For - My Journey through Prostitution: Surviving a Life of Prostitution and Drug Addiction on Dublin's Streets
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6 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too much of a message., 28 Sept. 2013
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I bought Paid For to read a true-life account of the sex trade. One person's experiences as a prostitute does not give them the right to generalise, in fact, it's downright arrogant to portray all prostitutes as being unwilling, coerced and so on, and in doing so plays into the hands of the rescue industries who seldom ask those to be rescued for their own opinions. The rescue industries prefer to 'Show Case' people like Rachel who snugly fit into the stereotype they require to be able to function as rescuers.
This book portrays the seedier side of sex work, supports the clichés, is in no way representative of modern-day sex workers and it is at least one decade out of date.
Readers beware, it is the experience of only one person.
There are no myths ripped apart and no enlightenment to be had; all that this book does is to reaffirm safe, middle-class egos of their own transient security. That is a horrible kind of self-titillation.


The Intimate Adventures Of A London Call Girl (Belle De Jour Book 1)
The Intimate Adventures Of A London Call Girl (Belle De Jour Book 1)
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really entertaining., 28 Sept. 2013
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Belle is a great racy read. Some reviewers have criticised it for being disturbing or fictional. Don't agree. In fact, I did find The Sex Myth: Why Everything We're Told is Wrong[mass market] written under her own name and is now on my to buy list.

Very brave to reveal your most intimate thoughts.

Reads in nice chunks.


The Highway (Cassie Dewel)
The Highway (Cassie Dewel)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flirts with darkness., 21 Sept. 2013
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I like stand alone novels and Box certainly draws the reader in, in part due to the grisly depictions and then you're plugging for the girls to turn around and head back and later the pages turned as Box firmly took hold of my need to know.

Other reviewers criticised the ending, however I like a novel which does not have a classic black and white ending - it allows the story to float on in your mind for days if not longer.


Best Kept Secret (The Clifton Chronicles series Book 3)
Best Kept Secret (The Clifton Chronicles series Book 3)
Price: £4.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining., 19 Sept. 2013
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A good read, but yet again the ending leaves you in abayance. I hope though that the series ends with Chronicles Four.


Phantom: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 7)
Phantom: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 7)
by Jo Nesbo
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A good read., 19 Sept. 2013
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It could have done with losing about one hundred pages to tighten up the pace. The flashbacks did grate after a while and I was left thinking; 'would you just get on with it.' A good tale, though.


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