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Charlotte Street
Charlotte Street
Price: 3.59

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing., 20 July 2012
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This review is from: Charlotte Street (Kindle Edition)
This book was an ok read, but nothing spectacular by any means. If you're looking for an easy read, you could do better, especially for 5.00.

I found the main character annoying, boring and whiney. The story had potential but was a bit slow and in the end completely anti-climactic. Yeah, ok, it had a happy ending, the protagonist became a better person, had some life revelations etc. etc. but nothing new.

It's ok, but for something that was hailed as the next "One Day", I was disappointed.


The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet Travel Book (Quality))
The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet Travel Book (Quality))
by Lonely Planet
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.60

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but attention to detail lacking., 8 May 2012
The book is interesting for an overview, but there were a few bits for certain countries which were just catagorically wrong.

For example, Qatar. This is a small country, but that's no excuse for the misinformation. It seems to think that Palm Tree Island is Qatar's answer to Dubai's "The Palm". No. Palm tree island was an island which used to have a mini resort, but has been long closed and the island is now disused. The Pearl, however, is similar to Dubai's Palm, being an artificially engineered structure which is definitely worth a visit. Anybody who's been to Qatar would know this - it's evident that the authors have not. As another example, the picture for Ukraine appeared actually to be a picture of Russia... a pretty poor mistake, really.

A book like this has so much potential and I would enjoy reading it but I'm often wary that I'm being misinformed. Maybe a newer edition will correct these issues...


Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey
by E L James
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.19

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good story, but SO repetitive, 7 May 2012
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This book has a good story behind it and it's entertaining, if a bit over the top at times. The problem was her writing is so repetitive. It's written in first person, and she's constantly talking about her "inner Goddess" and "subconscious", which at first is amusing, but becomes tiresome very quickly. I've never really thought about the way a writer creates and establishes a character before, as it's normally done so well you don't spare it a thought, but it was so glaringly obvious here that it makes the story seem unnatural and contrived. For example, a reference is made to her "medulla oblongata" waking up and remembering to tell her to breathe. Yes, this is essentially the "breathing centre" of the brain, well done for knowing that author, but it's so out of place in the book it physically made me cringe. It does make me wonder how she's written two more, in such a short space of time...

Basically, if you want a bit of raunch, and you can put up with the fairly frequent cringing moments of repetition, then read it. If not, don't bother.


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