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The Rats of Montsouris (Nestor Burma Mysteries)
The Rats of Montsouris (Nestor Burma Mysteries)
by Leo Malet
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Crime noir, 2 Sept. 2013
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This is probably essential reading for those interested in a serious study of this genre. It is difficult and expensive to obtain any of Leo Malet's books in translation.


Middlemarch
Middlemarch
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dorothea, 2 Sept. 2013
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Society seen through George Eliot's Middlemarch is a delight both in terms of period and in terms of how very little has changed since 1871. This is a book that repays a second and third reading as our sympathy extends to minor characters missed in the first headlong reading
PS the 2001 BBC television DVD is excellent using much of the original dialogue.


The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium series Book 2)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium series Book 2)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Social comment wrapped in a fast paced plot., 2 Sept. 2013
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Larsson creates believable characters in an environment of social disorder a mystery is solved which enables a conclusion to be effected in the first book but much else is only partially revealed meaning that the trilogy works well


Meet me in Malmö: The first Inspector Anita Sundström mystery (Inspector Anita Sundström Mysteries Book 1)
Meet me in Malmö: The first Inspector Anita Sundström mystery (Inspector Anita Sundström Mysteries Book 1)
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2.0 out of 5 stars predctable plot, 2 Sept. 2013
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I would not read any more novels in the series. The plot was predictable, the style pedestrian and the characters steroetypical.


Crime and Punishment (Penguin Classics)
Crime and Punishment (Penguin Classics)
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5.0 out of 5 stars philosphy, 15 July 2013
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Dostoyevsky explores Crime, punishment and redemption in surroundings of poverty squalor and intellectual consideration of man as individual and as part of a society. If there is a weakness for the reader today it would be that the redemption effected is a Christian one and the ending may be construed as sentimental BUT as the ethical standards in our largely secular society relate closely to those of a Christian society this is for the individual reader to decide.
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The exploration of a mind is what entices me to read and reread this book..


The Beautiful and Damned
The Beautiful and Damned
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4.0 out of 5 stars on going insight into man, 15 July 2013
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Fitzgerald maintains both period and present revelance in his observation of men and women placed in and forced to react to various events and situations


The Likes of Us
The Likes of Us
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3.0 out of 5 stars content, 15 July 2013
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The period factor was interesting but the content was more interesting when Barstow was writing and there was an innovative quality to this kind of social realism. I bought the text as a nostalgic gesture.


Keds Women's Champion CVO Lace Up Steel Grey wf34698 6 UK
Keds Women's Champion CVO Lace Up Steel Grey wf34698 6 UK
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4.0 out of 5 stars comfort, 15 July 2013
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Keds are comfortable,classic canvas shoes, I now have three pair and wear them whenever possible I repeat the shoes are comfortable.


Blink of an Eye
Blink of an Eye
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3.0 out of 5 stars format, 15 July 2013
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This book became laboured and might have made a very good short story or even novella. There was insufficient material for a full . real meaning The star rating definitions are too generalized to have real guidance for prospective readers..


Have Mercy On Us All (Commissaire Adamsberg)
Have Mercy On Us All (Commissaire Adamsberg)
by Fred Vargas
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fred Vargos, 2 Jun. 2013
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She writes with ease and wry awareness creating characters with whom one can empathize and situations which occasion thought, there are distinct echoes of Simenon's Maigret in Commissaire Adamsberg.


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