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D. M. Cooper "Author of Sackcloth, Ashes & Penance and Hatred, Ridicule & Contempt" (UK)
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When The Clocks Stopped: Time-slip mystery within a legal thriller (Mysterious Marsh Book 1)
When The Clocks Stopped: Time-slip mystery within a legal thriller (Mysterious Marsh Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Enjoyable, 23 May 2015
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A highly enjoyable legal mystery suspense - clear proof that the UK has writers in this field who can take on and match John Grisham. Looking forward to the next one!


Party Games
Party Games
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Political Suspense Thriller, 19 Dec. 2012
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Anyone following the current political scene will be well familiar with the tales of treachery, double dealing and backbiting that are all too often reported about the Westminster playground, and it often leaves us wishing we could look even further behind the scenes. This tale of the tribulations of opposition leader Rodney Richmond takes a further step into that murky world - and it's all too credible. Rather than spoil the surprise beyond the author's own preview, I'll just say that if you like political suspense (from Dobbs to Archer), you'll love this one - all the more so for the promised sequels as this is just the first part of an intended trilogy.


The End of Politics and the Birth of iDemocracy
The End of Politics and the Birth of iDemocracy
by Douglas Carswell
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars A timely and compelling read, 28 Oct. 2012
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I have reviewed "The End Of Politics..." at greater length on my own blogsite, hopefully accessible from here via my username, so I'll be brief with a few extracts from that review here.

The first seven chapters cover "The End". It is a fair portrayal of how and why our current political system is rotten to the core. The political class are portrayed as knowing full well what they are doing, probably only wanting to be sure they see their time out before the consequences of their actions catch up. It is perhaps not surprising that one commentator has already suggested that in days gone by, someone from within who exposed the true nature of how we are overtaxed, overregulated, overgoverned, badly governed and governed by the wrong people (EU bureaucrats, the opinion forming elite etc) would probably have been burned at the stake.

The second half, "The Birth", suggests that the digital revolution will render the Big Government model obsolete, as choice displaces top down prescription. "A cultural revolution is coming that will unseat the constructivist elite", it is suggested, where taxpayers decide to buy less prescribed government services, make more of their own decisions and keep more of their own money for this purpose, all aided by technology.

All in all, a very bold and challenging promotion of how the future government of the UK need not merely comprise management of decline. Provided that the current political class accepts that the days of Big Government are over. Will it? Is this a case of the irresistible force meeting the immoveable object?

Hopefully the author's conclusion, that our best days lie ahead and that we will be healthier, wealthier and happier in several generations' time after Big Government has been laid to rest, will be borne out without too much of a crash. In the meantime, a well deserved five stars for spelling it all out.


The Smoking Gun
The Smoking Gun
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent political satire, 1 Jan. 2012
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A brief extract from a fuller review posted on my own blogsite (to track it down, just Google for "David Cooper Books Blogspot" or go through my own Amazon profile): -

"I therefore had little doubt that the PPC's new political satire The Smoking Gun - for it was indeed Nigel Hastilow whom those locals wished to shortlist - was going to be a thoroughly worthy read, given its central plot of an unexpected by-election and the lengths to which the party machine would go to ensure that their preferred candidate won through. And I was not disappointed. The book is excellent.....5 out of 5 from me."

I am also mindful of the old anecdote about how 1984 was meant to be a novel, not a compliance manual, and there are some passages in The Smoking Gun that.....on second thoughts, let's not go down that route, let's just say that they make the book all the more amusing.


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