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The Venus Conspiracy
The Venus Conspiracy
by Michael Cordy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Title Changes, 14 Feb 2007
This review is from: The Venus Conspiracy (Paperback)
I have read ALL of Cordy's books and keep browsing for his next new novel. He's a great writer, up there with Michael Critchton, although I find Cordy grabs me much quicker (with Critchton you have to persist several chapters).

The only negative thing I have to say (which is more to do with the publisher than the writer) is that they keep republishing the same books with different titles. This is very annoying ... I clicked on "The Venus Conspiracy" expecting to find Cordy's new novel only to find that it is just a republishing of his novel, "True." The publisher has done this with all of Cordy's books; "Lucifer" became "The Lucifer Code," "Miracle Strain" became "The Messiah Code," "Crime Zero" is now "The Crime Code." Please, please, please, you publishing and marketing people, stop confusing the market. You are spoiling the individuality of a great writer by trying to market his books on the back of the success of "The Da Vinci Code." It is a ridiculous insult to readers.

Jaws (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
Jaws (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Roy Scheider
Offered by Side Two
Price: £7.49

3 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you like the film, you'll think the book fantastic!, 2 Nov 2006
Jaws is a film that never ages. If the film were re-made (which seems to be the trend at the moment) it would be impossible to match what the original film has to offer... Or would it? What if someone were to make a direct adaptation of the book? Jaws, the original novel by Peter Benchley, is a dark story about a town gripped by corruption. The arrival of a Great White Shark in the waters off Amity (and its habit of eating the odd swimmer) forces Brody, the town sherif, to face the curruption he's been blind to since his election to office. In short, Jaws Da Movie is about the spectacle of a man eating shark, however, Jaws the book is a deep (excuse the pun) story about lies and deceit.

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