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The Sea-Wolf
The Sea-Wolf
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful writing with deep and intriguing characters, 8 Sep 2014
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Wonderful writing with deep and intriguing characters.
Some of plot is a little drawn out and surreal. However both the very accurate descriptions of life at sea, and the brutal interactions of the crew are profound.


This is the End: The Post-Apocalyptic Box Set (7 Book Collection)
This is the End: The Post-Apocalyptic Box Set (7 Book Collection)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Some nice ideas in here but the writing is poor, 8 Sep 2014
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Some nice ideas in here but the writing is poor.
Most of the novels (or first few chapters of novels, some are unfinished) read like movie scripts and copy the Hollywood style and structure. On the whole its fairly disappointing.


Extinction Point (Extinction Point series Book 1)
Extinction Point (Extinction Point series Book 1)
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Predictable, tedious re-hash of established 'invasion' style sci-fi., 17 July 2013
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It reads like a bad screen play from a sci-fi channel film.
The practicalities of situations portrayed in the book seem just poorly thought though & faintly ridiculous. The girl is electing to cycle around carrying provisions for a week in saddle bags? Making sure she has spare T-Shirts, Tins of food, bottles of water, sat-phone, shotgun, come on really - learn how to drive!, it'd only take an hour, not like you need to pass the test anymore and none of the other cars are moving...

And when the dog turns up I almost put the book down then and there - the only reason I 'finished' it (not that it finishes in any way really) is because I had nothing left to read on the train.

I cannot understand the majority of good reader reviews for this book, I'll not be trusting the reviews of other books from now on.

I get the impression its been written hoping for a quick conversion to film (a film I'll avoid like the apocalypse)
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The Martian
The Martian

6 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fairly adolescent sequence of techno-babble., 19 Feb 2013
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Not recommended.
The story is just a series of psudeo-scientific problems each overcome by some unforseeable ingenuity. Very shallow, childish characters which are often fairly unlikely and irritating.

These other reviews are, imo, outright misleading.


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