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A Dog's Guide to Humans
A Dog's Guide to Humans
by Karen Davison
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.88

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very humorous, 13 Feb 2014
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A must for all dog lovers and dog owners. Had me laughing out loud many times. Interesting perspective to help us understand how our canine companions view the world and us humans. Enjoyed it so much that i bought some extra copies to give to friends to read.


Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
by Conor Grennan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book, 24 Oct 2011
I really loved this book. A true story that is often sad but also inspiring and moving. It was shocking at times to read how so many vulnerable children suffered at the hands of unscrupulous child trafficers, who took advantage of the civil war and the desperation of poverty stricken families. However the story is written in such a humble, entertainingly descriptive, heartwarming and humourous way that it was a real joy to read.


Every Last One
Every Last One
by Anna Quindlen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Yawn yawn, 24 Oct 2011
This review is from: Every Last One (Paperback)
Bought this book based on the good reviews. Was very disappointed. Starts with a slow, boring, dragged out description of family life. Was quite the opposite of gripping, was forcing myself to read on not really caring about or having any particular liking for any of the characters. The so called shocking event was in my opinion actually rather predictable. The book did however improve a bit after that (elevated from dull to mildly interesting but still very mediocre reading). Not the worst book i've ever read but certainly over hyped and i was left wondering what all the fuss was about.


Emma's Baby
Emma's Baby
by Abbie Taylor
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.48

3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars bit of a let down, 23 Sep 2010
This review is from: Emma's Baby (Paperback)
I bought this book based on the good reviews on amazon. I have to say that it definitly did not live up to expectations. It was just about readable but completely let down by the fact it was totally implausable (the whole DNA drama was just farcical). The love story was cringeworthily predictable. Also not entirely realistic was that before her son went missing she was a desperate and depressed mother struggling to survive and after she got her son back her life changed completely, little cottage in cornwall instead of her concil flat on a dreary estate, new job and new man all coming together for the perfect happy ending. Not the worst book i have ever read but won't be in a hurry to go and buy her next book.
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The Disappeared
The Disappeared
by Kim Echlin
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars bit of a let down, 12 Sep 2010
This review is from: The Disappeared (Paperback)
I did not enjoy this book as much as i expected to. The love story to me was more about extended teenage obsession than true love. It seemed to me that the two main characters never really knew each other properly and that their relationship was shrouded by secrets.

I have travelled in cambodia and hence am interested in the tragic history of the terror of pol pot. I felt that this book only really touched on the horrors of that time. For a far greater insight into the khmer rouge era i would recommend "first they killed my father" by Loung Ung


The Lost Daughter
The Lost Daughter
by Diane Chamberlain
Edition: Paperback

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not entirely plausible, 2 May 2010
This review is from: The Lost Daughter (Paperback)
Firstly i would like to say that i enjoyed this book, it is a page turner and it does give you some food for thought. However in my opinion it is not worthy of 5 stars as it is flawed by the fact it is not always very credible. That cee cee a naive and terrified 16 year old in such a dodgy situation was so easily able to slip into a new life (new documents produced in a matter of just hours, a very convenient welcoming new home with a stranger who asks no questions and immediately assumes the role of cee cees' guardian angel) is to my mind just not credible. That aside i very much got the impression that the reader was supposed to sympathize with the predicament of the poor naive cee cee and like her character because she has a good heart and did her best to be a good mother. However i could not feel pity or really warm to cee cee despite her becoming a model citizen as this does not alter the fact it is very wrong to steal a child that does not belong to you no matter how good a life you lead after the event. Also at the end of the novel i could not understand how she was willing to let Irving Russell believe that his unborn child was murdered. She only admitted the truth and came forward to protect a criminal who did not deserve protecting. Obviously the author feels that morally this was the correct thing to do but i felt giving Irving Russel some kind of peace of mind and HIS daughter back to him would have been morally a far better reason to come clean. The happy ending (like one other reviewers mentioned) is also all a bit sugary sweet for me.


Outnumbered: Series One [DVD] [2007]
Outnumbered: Series One [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Claire Skinner
Price: £5.78

4 of 38 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars dull dull dull, 3 Mar 2010
Am utterly baffled beyond belief as to how and why this so called comedy got such fantastic reviews. Has it only been watched and reviewed by people who have children? Perhaps they can relate to the chaos of family life but i just found it very boring. I managed to suffer my way through a few episodes but can honestly say not once did any of the "humor" manage to evoke even a flicker of a smile. There are no refreshingly new concepts in outnumbered and certainly none of the clever wit that is to be found in true British works of genius viewing like black books and black adder. So dreary that it can not even be classed as middle of the road entertainment.
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Escape: The True Story of the Only Westerner Ever to Break Out of the Bangkok Hilton
Escape: The True Story of the Only Westerner Ever to Break Out of the Bangkok Hilton
by David McMillan
Edition: Paperback

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars don't bother, 6 Oct 2009
Very boring book. Unlikeable main character. Despite the claim that it is a true story i certainly got the feeling sometimes it was more fictionous boasting that fact. Struggled to get even half way through this book and then gave up completly. If your looking for a book with an insight into life in a thai prison, THE DAMAGE DONE or FORGET YOU HAD A DAUGHTER both make for a far more interesting read.
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One Day
One Day
by David Nicholls
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.29

4.0 out of 5 stars gread read, 19 Aug 2009
This review is from: One Day (Hardcover)
Enjoyed this book a lot. Entertaining and witty with clever observations of human behavior and a refreshingly original approach


Testimony
Testimony
by Anita Shreve
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars put downable, 19 Aug 2009
This review is from: Testimony (Paperback)
This was the first book by Anita Shreve that i have read and i just could not get into it. The sex orgy was only scandalous because the girl (who was actually the instigator) was underage. The resulting utter devastation of the lifes of ALL those involved (directly and indirectly) the long lasting consequences of this one night of drunken teenage behavior was in my opinion somewhat overdramatic and dragged out. Also as some of the other reviewers have already mentioned the story was told by far too many characters and i found myself not really caring much about any of them.
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