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Hamlet's BlackBerry: a practical philosophy for building a good life in the digital age
Hamlet's BlackBerry: a practical philosophy for building a good life in the digital age
by William Powers
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Read Hamlet not this book., 9 Nov. 2015
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Switch off your electronic device and enjoy some real life. There you don't need to read this book now and can spend the time saved doing something useful like reading Hamlet.


The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
by Brad Stone
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Life changing company conquers all (The Rise)!, 9 Nov. 2015
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Thrilling account of the development of the category killing Amazon. Only time will tell whether the model succeeds as grabbing everything is impossible. I enjoyed the early years best. Will the behemoth ever make a good return on equity? Not by paying $250 million for has beens like Clarkson in my view - since which the cloud has lifted the shares over 20%!


Night Heron (Philip Mangan 1)
Night Heron (Philip Mangan 1)
by Adam Brookes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Revenge is a dish which requires editing, 8 Nov. 2015
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The few convincing parts of the novel are when the author describes local scenes. Otherwise it's tedious.


Rare Earth
Rare Earth
by Paul Mason
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing roller coaster novel., 8 Nov. 2015
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Hectic and difficult to follow the surreal story of fantasy and corruption in modern China. Unconvincing.


Black Horse Ride: The Inside Story of Lloyds and the Banking Crisis
Black Horse Ride: The Inside Story of Lloyds and the Banking Crisis
by Ivan Fallon
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.69

4.0 out of 5 stars History is in the past, 8 Nov. 2015
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Good succinct history of the events back in 2007/8 and the role of our ex prime minister in ruining a good bank to save a bad one.


Other People's Money: Masters of the Universe or Servants of the People?
Other People's Money: Masters of the Universe or Servants of the People?
by John Kay
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Solutions for financial pollutions!, 8 Nov. 2015
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An excellent exposition bringing together the many strands of his newspaper editorials into a coherent easily read and solution focused manifesto for financial sector reform. If every member of Parliament read this we could have some faith.


Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows
Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows
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2.0 out of 5 stars Needs a complete rewrite to become readable, 3 Nov. 2014
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After a glowing review in the Financial Times I turned to this book with enthusiasm. As some bombastic dinner guests can sometimes obscure their thoughts the author unfortunately has rushed out his interesting contributions on the subject in a fashion which rapidly enervated this particular reader. I would recommend he rewrite it after some reflection as the subject and his insights are intrinsically interesting to managers and others. Read the second issue!


Herzog (Penguin Modern Classics)
Herzog (Penguin Modern Classics)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Of its time, 3 Nov. 2014
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I am sure the narcissistic angst of Herzog was a major inspiration for Woody Allen. However I am fed up with the dated introspection that this book exemplifies. It is of course very well written and probably a modern classic. It won't last as long as Frankenstein though. Already it seems dated and one soon tires of Herzog's impotency and conflicts.


The Holy Spear: Spear of Destiny: Facts and story of the Greatest Weapon of all times (Holy Grail, Jesus Christ)
The Holy Spear: Spear of Destiny: Facts and story of the Greatest Weapon of all times (Holy Grail, Jesus Christ)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Summary of myths in poor English, 3 Nov. 2014
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Disappointing and brief


Do You Know a Good Expert?
Do You Know a Good Expert?
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5.0 out of 5 stars What do lawyers want?, 3 Nov. 2014
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The great strength of this book is that it Is a collection of essays by the customers rather than eminent guidance from yet another expert. As this type of work is a service industry it is good to know what the customers want rather than what the expert wishes to provide however eminent. Well done Danny Allen


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