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The Caves of Steel (Robot Series)
The Caves of Steel (Robot Series)
by Isaac Asimov
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Early Asimov, 5 Oct 1999
This really is a classic example of the early genius which Asimov displays in his novels. The first in this set of robot books, the story gently eases the reader into the world of the future as seen by the sci-fi master himself. This is a great way to get into Asimov books if you have never read one before, and also an excellent introduction to the robot series as a whole. While being relativly short in length, the book has enough content and explanation of 'roboticism' to give readers a firm concept of where Asimov is coming from. A thourghly good, though somewhat short read.


True Shark Stories (True Stories)
True Shark Stories (True Stories)
by Terry Deary
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars The worst written book I've ever read...BUT, 30 Sep 1999
This is quite possibly the worst written book that I've ever read! Having said that, the actual content of the book is really rather fascinating! You simply can't help but be awed by some of the AMAZING facts and stories in the book, and overall, I would definatly recomend it to shark lovers (or haters), if only for the lists of facts!


The Street Lawyer
The Street Lawyer
by John Grisham
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A typical Grisham Novel, 30 Sep 1999
This review is from: The Street Lawyer (Hardcover)
For anyone who has read any of John Grisham before, this book may well seem like more of the same, which of course is absolutely fine, if you liked reading his previous novels. The book is a little slow to get started, but once you get into it, it really does keep you wanting to turn the pages. All of the characters are very easy to relate to, if a little cliched. To summarise, if you're a fan of John Grisham, then this book certainly won't let you down. Equally so, if you've never read any of his other books, you will probably still enjoy this one. However, if you were looking for anything new or original, then look again, because this book certainly is not for you.


Second Foundation (Book Three of The Foundation Series)
Second Foundation (Book Three of The Foundation Series)
by Isaac Asimov
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £6.39

3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A more than worthy inclusion to the Foundation Series, 18 Sep 1999
As with all of the best literary series', this is a book that anyone can pick up and enjoy, without having read any of the previous texts. While managing to maintain the same level of excitement and involvment as the rest of the saga , the book introduces a whole new set of ideas which are sure to make an impact on even the lightest of readers. In-fact, the only real criticism that I would have of the book, is that perhaps at times it tries to be just a little too clever. However, all in all, this is still a fantastic addition to Asimov's repetoire.


Foundation: 1/3 (The Foundation Series)
Foundation: 1/3 (The Foundation Series)
by Isaac Asimov
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A mile stone in science-fiction writing, 18 Sep 1999
Asimov's Foundation was originally the first book in his famous 'Foundation Trilogy', though it has now been preceeded by 'Prelude To Foundation'. The book itself is truly astounding. It subtly introduces the reader to a set of complex and idealogical concepts, while maintaining just enough suspense and excitment to make you not want to put the book down. Even if you're not a sci-fi fan by nature, I'm sure that you'll enjoy this piece of writing, as its quality is such that it could easily be included in any genre.


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