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Ultrasport Ab Trainer / Ab Roller - folding, easily stowed
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great kit, 6 April 2013
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The Corrections
The Corrections
by Jonathan Franzen
Edition: Paperback

8 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Corrections, 12 Aug. 2008
This review is from: The Corrections (Paperback)
I don't have a problem with long books. However, The Corrections was a good 300 pages too long. If you get rid of all the unnecessary rambling about railroads, stocks and shares, Lithuania, drug companies, etc etc etc, not to mention the pages and pages of talking turds, there may be an OKish book in there somewhere. Has the book been edited at all? Some of the so called set pieces read like someone's first attempt at a creative writing assignment. Overall, I found it tedious and quite depressing and am annoyed that I wasted time on it - the ending is not worth persevering with the book.
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This Book Will Save Your Life
This Book Will Save Your Life
by A. M. Homes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £1.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This Book Will Save Your Life, 7 Aug. 2008
Another book that sat unread on my shelf for a considerable amount of time! The book must have appealed to me in some way or I wouldn't have bought it, but I kept putting off reading it as I wasn't sure what to expect. As it turned out, I really enyoyed it and found it very engaging from the start. It is certainly surreal at times, a bit like Douglas Coupland, or maybe even some of Ben Elton's work. Richard goes from one strange experience to another, picking up new friends as he goes, whilst spreading good cheer (and quite a bit of money). Not sure if it is life changing, but it is a very good read nevertheless.


The Dwarves of Death
The Dwarves of Death
by Jonathan Coe
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Dwarves of Death, 31 July 2008
This review is from: The Dwarves of Death (Paperback)
I've read a few of Jonathan Coe's books, so was pleased to find this one in a charity shop. Unfortunately, I found it to be pretty much unreadable. No character development, ridiculous plot and a very irritating habit of including music scores throughout. Go for The Rotters Club, What A Carve Up or even The House of Sleep, but avoid this one.


Plan B
Plan B
by Jonathan Tropper
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Plan B, 31 July 2008
This review is from: Plan B (Paperback)
Almost a 5 star book, just losing out because it doesn't quite have the level of humour of Jonathan Tropper's other books. Loved the plot and the setting, and most of the characters (I did not like Alison!) Well worth a read.


Book Lover
Book Lover
by Jennifer Kaufman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Book Lover, 29 July 2008
This review is from: Book Lover (Paperback)
Being an avid reader myself, I really identified with Dora - the need to constantly buy books just so you know you've got them there; never leaving the house without at least one book in your bag; the frustration of sitting with a pile of books, none of which quite hit the spot for your current mood. I also agree with her feelings about Cloud Atlas, and Book Groups! Dora really grows as a character - the turning point comes when she meets Fred's family, which is when the book really comes alive. Finally - Palmer - what a great character! Well worth a read,


Everything Changes
Everything Changes
by Jonathan Tropper
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything Changes, 22 July 2008
This review is from: Everything Changes (Paperback)
Another highly readable book from this excellent author. A really good plot, a lot of humour, a sprinkling of sadness and some fantastic characters - it's got the lot! Zach's dad was particularly memorable as was the housemate Jed and I defy anyone to be unmoved by the description of Zach's last hours with Rael. Highly highly highly recommended.


The Other Side of the Bridge
The Other Side of the Bridge
by Mary Lawson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars The Other Side of The Bridge, 17 July 2008
Another good read, possibly even better than Crow Lake. Jake has to be one of the most evil and unpleasant characters ever written! I wanted to reach into the book and slap him! A very compelling read, very evocatively written and highly recommended.


Crow Lake
Crow Lake
by Mary Lawson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Crow Lake, 17 July 2008
This review is from: Crow Lake (Paperback)
This book gives a real sense of time and place with wonderful descriptions of rugged countryside and extreme weather. The story is based around a struggling family, and through the different strands of the story, it is apparant throughout that Matt for some reason fails to fulfill his sister Kate's idea of his potential. There are no great plot twists, but this doesn't stop it being a really good read. It is almost worth reading for Luke and Bo alone.


A Crime in the Neighbourhood
A Crime in the Neighbourhood
by Suzanne Berne
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Crime In The Neighbourhood, 14 July 2008
I didn't particularly enjoy this book. All the characters came across as unpleasant, and the book just meandered along without really going anywhere. It certainly didn't live up to the blurb on the back of the book, and I don't know how it won the Orange Prize!
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