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Brilliance (The Brilliance Trilogy Book 1)
Brilliance (The Brilliance Trilogy Book 1)
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!, 27 Jun. 2014
A brilliant rendition of a dystopian alternative reality; Girl in the Box meets Jack Bauer only a million times better than the former and easily as good as the latter! Science fiction at its best.


Tis The Season
Tis The Season
Dvd

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 25 May 2014
This review is from: Bosch - Season 1 (Amazon Video)
As seems to be the consensus, brilliant rendition of Harry. As a huge fan of the books I had reservations but Welliver won me over with his portrayal of the understated, obsessive, belligerent and ultimately damaged homicide detective. Please continue the series!


The Girl in the Box Series, Books 1-3: Alone, Untouched and Soulless
The Girl in the Box Series, Books 1-3: Alone, Untouched and Soulless
Price: £0.00

2.0 out of 5 stars I'm missing something, 28 April 2014
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I bought this because it was reasonably priced at £0 and have read the first book and half of the second. I had to come back and re-read the rave reviews because I think I'm reading a different series! The writing quality is generally poor. I find his inability to use adverbs properly ("quick" when he means "quickly") irritating and it's not just because of his nationality; plenty of American authors have mastered the use of written English.

The story is turgid, banal and predictable. The principle character is presented as selfish, self-centered and shallow. This is no doubt an attempt to reflect her damaged psyche from years of parental abuse but actually just comes across as petulant and ignorant. Someone with a "genius IQ" should be able to predict the human consequences of her actions far more effectively.

After three poorly narrated incidents the first book ends abruptly and certainly leaves one wanting less rather than more.

I suspect this is "teen-lit" in which case I weep for the next generation of writers being brought up on this fare.

Avoid at all costs, even if it is free, it will not be time well spent...


A Fatal Likeness
A Fatal Likeness
by Lynn Shepherd
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.07

1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute rubbish, 9 April 2014
This review is from: A Fatal Likeness (Hardcover)
I didn't read this book but, as the author knows, one doesn't have to read a book in order to judge it. So here goes; this sub-standard offering meanders from one cliche to the next with no real thought for plot or context. The characters are at best one-dimensional and at worst poor imitations from more accomplished works. Avoid at all costs!
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Black Widow Waterproof Bike Saddle Cover Fits Up To 11 inch x 7.5 inch
Black Widow Waterproof Bike Saddle Cover Fits Up To 11 inch x 7.5 inch
Offered by Y Frame Discounts Ltd
Price: £6.49

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not waterproof, 14 Dec. 2013
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They lied, it is not waterproof, the saddle is invariably wet after rain. After repeatedly having to cycle with a damp trousers I gave up and switched to a plastic bag...
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The Blacksmith's Son (Mageborn Book 1)
The Blacksmith's Son (Mageborn Book 1)
Price: £0.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful, 14 Dec. 2013
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I am rarely driven to write a review but I felt I have to save others the pain of wading through this drivel. It is easily the worst book I have read on the Kindle. The language is naive to say the least, the grammar and spelling appalling (was it actually proof-read?) and the story tedious and predictable. There are huge swathes of very little happening, with basic and childish asides-to-self serving as a proxy for humour. At first I thought this was a children's book or at best a poor teen-lit but it seems it may actually have been aimed at adults.

Avoid like the plague and read The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson if you want to see how to really write a fantasy coming-of-age book.


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