Profile for Book Scout > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Book Scout
Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,398
Helpful Votes: 413

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Book Scout

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
pixel
Fiskars Avanti Sewing Scissors
Fiskars Avanti Sewing Scissors
Offered by shawkins
Price: 7.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Unbeatable..., 13 July 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The best sewing scissors in the world - I have numerous sets. Can't be beaten for reliability, sharpness, precision or comfort. Any other scissors are just false economy in my experience.


Organizing Your Craft Space
Organizing Your Craft Space
by Jo Packham
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Craft Porn..., 13 July 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The pictures are mesmerising. The book attempts to organise your craft space according to your personality type which seems a bit simplistic. Otherwise a visual feast for crafters.


BRITA Fjord Cool Midnight Blue Water Filter Jug Annual Pack
BRITA Fjord Cool Midnight Blue Water Filter Jug Annual Pack
Price: 32.71

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value pack, 13 July 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Great value pack. You get a thirteenth filter with the jug itself. Fits in the fridge and produces icy clean water every time - perfect.


Thornit Ear Powder, 20 g
Thornit Ear Powder, 20 g
Offered by Thornit Sales
Price: 7.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 13 July 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Thornit Ear Powder, 20 g (Misc.)
Works very quickly and seems to keep reinvestation at bay. Fab product.


Red Leaves
Red Leaves
by Thomas H. Cook
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars *PERFECTION*, 7 Jan 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Red Leaves (Paperback)
Eric Moore's teenage son was babysitting his neighbour's 8 yr old girl when she went missing that night. The finger of suspicion points at his son and Eric can't decide who he can trust...
Thomas H. Cooks's novels are literary masterpieces using the psychological thriller genre. This is more than crime writing - it's literature that just happens to be using crime fiction as a vehicle. You immediately find yourself lost in the most glorious, compassionate, heart-renching, beautiful prose. This is writing with heart and soul. The compelling plot weaves questions of morality, philosophy and the human condition. This is one of those few books that actually reads you. Cook cleverly plants seeds of doubt whilst at the same time tells you that doubt is corrosive and will picture everything you see, hear or read. Ingenious.
All this and an ending you'll never predict. Red Leaves is a perfect novel.


Breakheart Hill
Breakheart Hill
by Thomas H. Cook
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect masterpiece of crime fiction and so much more..., 29 Dec 2011
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Breakheart Hill (Paperback)
Absolutely breath-taking.
A wonderful lyrical novel of depth, that delicately sketches beauty and the darkest of human pain. It tears you up to read it and it left me gasping at the end.
This is literary crime fiction of such power that it deserves its own sub genre.
Gotta go now and buy EVERYTHING Cook's ever written...10/10.


The Whisperer
The Whisperer
by Donato Carrisi
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.49

3.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Start - Weak Ending..., 29 Dec 2011
This review is from: The Whisperer (Paperback)
Regardless of the sloppy translation,(only evident on a few occasions), this book is a terrific example of crime fiction UNTIL THE PREPOSTEROUS CONCLUSION.
I love a novel that teaches me something new and The Whisperer certainly does that. I read it in 2 and a half days as the plot is constructed to offer unstoppable pace and tension. However, the ending is ruined by a reliance upon coincidences and events which are simply too incredible.
The book falls down on a couple of occasions where the investigators find leads through coincidences and chance and this doesn't balance with the story; it is obvious that the killer couldn't possibly have predicted the police to act in a particular way. I initially let these things slide as I was so gripped by the story, but having thought about it for a few days the story was too fantastical to be enjoyed beyond a certain point. I just found the author took certain plot developments and characterisation in the wrong direction; shame, as it started so strongly.


The Snowman: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 5)
The Snowman: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 5)
by Jo Nesbo
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect, 30 Aug 2011
A well written, tightly plotted thriller that never underestimates the intelligence of the reader. Some spectacular use of certain devices that throw up red herrings and misdirection. Fabulous characterisation and well paced throughout. An almost perfect crime fiction novel - only a slight question over the credibility of one or two aspects of the plot, otherwise, highly recommended - 4 1/2 stars.


The New Dolls' House Do-it-yourself Book: In 1/12 and 1/16 Scale
The New Dolls' House Do-it-yourself Book: In 1/12 and 1/16 Scale
by Venus Dodge
Edition: Paperback

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little dated but still useful for the enthusiastic builder, 7 April 2011
Great for the puritan who insists upon making taps out of earrings instead of buying miniature ones for pennies, but generally not for the majority of collectors who cannot bear the hassle of building things. Also pre-dates the web so the advice to cut stuff out of magazines has now been superseded by downloads and printing. Still, some useful tips and is packed full of plans for houses of all different styles and periods and lots of patterns for furniture. Would definately suit the more adventurous collector.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: May 23, 2012 2:48 PM BST


No Title Available

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The world's best polymer clay, 7 Mar 2011
Premo has to be the best polymer clay I've used and I've used all of them.
It's a very forgiving clay - soft enough to condition and tough enough to keep it's shape. Not soft and sticky like Fimo, Cernit, and Uno and not crumbly and difficult like Kato. It bakes super tough and the new range of colours are superb. The best clay in the world.


Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9