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Vanished Years
Vanished Years
Price: 4.49

3.0 out of 5 stars Almost 4 stars, 26 Jun 2014
This review is from: Vanished Years (Kindle Edition)
I'd like to give it 3.5 stars because it was enjoyable and informative in many parts, but not quite four stars.


Rustication: A Novel
Rustication: A Novel
by Charles Palliser
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing thing, 7 Jun 2014
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I began to get confused from about page 3, but pleasantly confused. I read it almosy as a comedy till the last 10% of the book. It will remain with me...


Mr Loverman
Mr Loverman
by Bernardine Evaristo
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book.., 24 May 2014
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This is a wonderful book and a great story well told. Though you think you know how it will end, you don't.


The Blazing World
The Blazing World
by Siri Hustvedt
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.28

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I've read this year., 24 May 2014
This review is from: The Blazing World (Hardcover)
Totally believable, maybe I liked it even more because it confirms my prejudices about the art world and art world critics, though at the same time a surprising read...


Veho VMS-001, 20-200x Magnification USB Digital Microscope
Veho VMS-001, 20-200x Magnification USB Digital Microscope
Price: 32.02

4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars, one star missing for poor instructions, 11 May 2014
This really is a great instrument, a pity that the documentation is so poor. With good documentation it would have got 5 stars.

Here's my tips on getting a bit more out of your instrument:

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The Wife
The Wife
by Meg Wolitzer
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect, 21 April 2014
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Apart from the "storytelling by flahsbacks" method I found this novel interesting and engaging. It starts with Joe and Joan on their way to Helsinki, he has been awarded a literary prize...


Barracuda
Barracuda
by Christos Tsiolkas
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good start and middle..., 9 April 2014
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This novel had a very good start and middle, but was a bit too long in the end. It could have been cut by about 30%.

Not an easy read, but a good read.


The Secret History
The Secret History
by Donna Tartt
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 1 star for good writing...but.., 21 Mar 2014
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At page 85 I gave up. I could believe in the characters, but I didn't care what happened to them or why.

The cheap trick of half describing a murder on the first page was not enough to keep my interest.

Save your money.


Nausea (Modern Classics)
Nausea (Modern Classics)
by Jean-Paul Sartre
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Uninteresting., 10 Jan 2014
After reading this novel I decided I'd read no other works by JPS. The writing is not bad, but it is a pretty uninteresting read anyway.


Ramayana
Ramayana
by Daljit Nagra
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.44

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Well and lightly written, but like greek myths, too many arbitrary powers and plots, 10 Jan 2014
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I got the same feeling from this book as I do from greek myths. There is no tension because super-powers of the various characters/monsters/gods come and go in an arbitrary way. Though the writing is light and enjoyable I did not finish the book.


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