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The Children of Men
The Children of Men
by P. D. James
Edition: Paperback

9 of 60 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars don't bother its dull, 31 Mar. 2007
This review is from: The Children of Men (Paperback)
I bought the book hoping it would be a good 'disaster' story. Its not. Its tedious and dull. In spite of being an avid reader...i will read anything...I am having problems reading the book its so boring. The plot is tedious and the characters uninteresting. The description of an world without children is unconvincing. This is the first P.D.James book i have bought and it will be the last, I shall stick to authors that can write in future.


The Game (Firebird)
The Game (Firebird)
by Diana Wynne Jones
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.99

21 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great story, 23 Mar. 2007
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This review is from: The Game (Firebird) (Hardcover)
Diana Wynne Jones always writes exciting, thought provoking stories. This is another one. If you have read 'Dogsbody' you will see the similarities...if you haven't read it lucky you, you get to read it for the first time! The story involves a girl who finds out all kinds of exciting things about her family and ends up rescuing them all from her 'wicked' uncle. The story is too short(my only complaint) but its well worth reading. I just hope there are lots more Diana Wynne Jones stories to come. They are all good and many are truly brilliant. My personal favourites include 'Hexwood' and 'The Merlin Conspiracy'...but having read all her novels I can say they are all worth reading and many are worth re-reading!


Free Jazz
Free Jazz
Price: £3.99

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It isn't Mozart or George Formby!, 7 Jan. 2007
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This review is from: Free Jazz (Audio CD)
Free Jazz often works best in small groups and only works when you switch off the ego. Amazingly 2 quartets of Free Jazz Super-stars show how it is done. 37 minutes of straight improvisation featuring Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, Don Cherry, Ed Blackwell. Some reviewers seem to complain it isn't Mozart, funny that since it is titled "Free Jazz"! Strange mistake to make.
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A Forever Family
A Forever Family
by John Houghton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a very honest book, 10 Nov. 2006
This review is from: A Forever Family (Hardcover)
as adoptive parents ourselves of a very troubled, but adorable, little boy I found myself reading the book and recognising myself all the time. Anyone looking at fostering or adopting should read this book first! Hopefully not everyone adopting of fostering will have such a harrowing experience but I doubt many will manage such honesty. It cannot have been easy to write about all the mistakes made and all the bad times, but it matches my experience in many respects.


Lady Knight (Protector of the Small)
Lady Knight (Protector of the Small)
by Tamora Pierce
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST YET., 10 Sept. 2006
Kel's first post as a knight is up on the border with Scandra, in the middle o f a war looking after a croud of refuges, when the refuges are captured, Kel and her friends ride out, against orders to get them, she findes herself as a tool for the gods in a battle against the worst sort of magic possible.


The Pinhoe Egg (The Chrestomanci Series, Book 7)
The Pinhoe Egg (The Chrestomanci Series, Book 7)
by Diana Wynne Jones
Edition: Hardcover

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoy the latest book, 10 Sept. 2006
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I have been looking forward to the latest Diana Wynne Jones since I finished her last book. I did not so much read it as devour it. I have to say its not her best, but then her best is so very good. It does have similarities to Merlin Consiracy and Magicians of Caprona, both excellent books. As with all Diana Wynne Jones books its no point telling you anything about the plot, that is marginally irrelavant, just enjoy the story and enjoy being in another world. Only Tolkein is better at creating another world. My only complaint about the book is it could have been longer...long enough to last me till the next is published!
since i first read this book in sept 2006, i have reread it more than once...every time i read it i enjoy it more Diana Wynne Jones is a brilliant author...read anything she writes!!!


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