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Truth Dare Kill (A Creme de la Crime Period Piece)
Truth Dare Kill (A Creme de la Crime Period Piece)
by Gordon Ferris
Edition: Paperback

33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You won't be able to put it down, 27 Aug. 2007
Do you enjoy reading thrillers? Can your bed time reading keep up with the twists and turns of a complex plot and simultaneously appreciate well-developed characters and attention to historical detail? Then maybe this novel is for you. Set in the gloom of post war London the damaged mind of Danny McRae struggles with demons from the war while trying to make sense of the complications of the peace. Will he succeed or is he doomed ..and can he really make a living as a private detective? Read the book and discover for yourself ... but save it for a quiet evening because you won't be able to put it down.


The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume 1: Charmed Life / The Lives of Christopher Chant
The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume 1: Charmed Life / The Lives of Christopher Chant
by Diana Wynne Jones
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £5.37

16 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a goodun, 23 May 2006
This book is actually two books in one, there's also a second 'volume' with two more books, and several other storys which can be bought individually. This volume has the first two stories, but i think you could get away with reading the second volume first because they're not really sequels as such, just storys set in the same world.

when i bought this book i didn't know these things, and after i read the first story, i wanted to read about those same characters again, but the next story was about almost entirely different characters. apart from that small dissapointment, this book, and the whole series really, is really really good. every time i start a new story, its like 'oh no these new characters are going to be really boring compared to the last ones' but they never are, each story is just as good as the last.


The Wasp Factory
The Wasp Factory
by Iain Banks
Edition: Paperback

3 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not that good, 23 May 2006
This review is from: The Wasp Factory (Paperback)
I Don't know why everyone seems to love this book so much, i didn't think it was all that good. Some of the ideas were quite original, such as the actual wasp factory, and in theory the story was quite good, but when i was reading it i felt like i was waiting for it to start being more interesting. there was a twist at the end, but that was a let down too to be honest, i had heard there was going to be a twist and i assumed that it would be one of those twists that would change the whole story, and puts it in a different perspective (which is what a good twist should do) but i thought the twist in this book was a bit random and irrelevant.

having said all that, its not the worst book ever, probably worth reading just because its quite original, i just thought i should point out some of the problems that no one else seems to have noticed


Fire and Hemlock
Fire and Hemlock
by Diana Wynne Jones
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not bad, 21 May 2006
This review is from: Fire and Hemlock (Paperback)
I really enjoyed this book while i was reading it but the ending let me down a tad. Kind of like when i read the da vinci code. i think i was sort of expecting a bit more at the end.

I think if you enjoy diana wyne jones's books then you should give this one a go, but if you haven't read any yet then start with one of the better ones like howls moving castle or chronicles of chrestomanci.
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Hexwood
Hexwood
by Diana Wynne Jones
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hexwood, 3 May 2006
This review is from: Hexwood (Paperback)
This is a very confusing book! the time in the story leaps about so you hardly ever really know whats going on. this is one of the books strong points, because it always keeps you guessing. typically, with Diana Wynne Jones, nothing is as it seems, and no one is who they think they are. the storyline is quite similar to howls moving castle, and castle in the air in that way.

Other than that, this book is totally original, you won't find anything else quite like it. some people have said that this book is quite difficult because of the way the time changes and such, but its not really, its still a childrens book and it all works itself out in the end.


Brave New World
Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley
Edition: Paperback

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars quite good, 3 May 2006
This review is from: Brave New World (Paperback)
I enjoyed reading this book. the characters are well rounded, everyone in the story has faults which we can all relate to, even though its set in a futuristic society where everything is very different. the story is a bit of a let down at the end i think, i won't reveal what happens, but lets just say, i was expecting something a bit better.
overall, i give it three stars, because although there are some problems with this story, i cant deny that i enjoyed reading it, and it has a lot of interesting ideas in it.


A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
by George R. R. Martin
Edition: Paperback

5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Game of thrones, 14 Feb. 2006
i enjoyed this book and the rest of the books in the series (so far) imenseley. i would definetly recommend it.
the chapters in the book change between different characters offering their veiw points. because you start having favourite characters, you find yourself checking ahead in the book to see when the next chapter of your favourite character is, and also sometimes reading through the least favourite characters more quickly. i dont know if this is a good or bad thing really. in this first book, it introduces new characters more gradually which is good. in the newest one, (a feast for crows) theres alot more characters and you have to read alot before you get to another favourite character.
the first few chapters of this book can be a scotch confusing, which is common in fantasy books i think. but definetly worth sticking to because when it starts making sense its so good, and when you re read it those early chapters will be much clearer.
i think this book is very good indeed and if you like fantasy books then you really must read it. if you find it hard to stick to a long book then maybe this book is not for you. its also quite gory at times and bit scary!


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