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The Istanbul Puzzle
The Istanbul Puzzle
by Laurence O'Bryan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A definite page turner, 5 Mar. 2012
This review is from: The Istanbul Puzzle (Paperback)
I was a little skeptical about this at first as it was so cheap on the Kindle, and usually when this happens it usually isn't that great...

However, this was a very good read! The characterisation of Sean is well thought out and Isabel fits in nicely to make a delightful duo. I'm a big fan of this genre, and the detailing and effort that went into describing Istanbul is not something I often read. This really made the book. I very much enjoyed the intertwining of London and Istanbul throughout, coming together at the end. The only bad thing I have to say is that I was left a little confused about what really happened at the end, this is potentially because it was condensed into only a few pages.

Nevertheless, I'd quite happily say he's up there with Rollins, Berry, and Brown, potentially even a better skilled writer, as Brown has gotten a little commercial recently...

Looking forward to the next instalment, shame it's so far away!!


The Emperor of Lies
The Emperor of Lies
Price: £5.03

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An insightful read, 21 Feb. 2012
This is an extraordinary piece of Literature that I think really must be read. The book centres on life in a Jewish ghetto, mixing both fact and fiction, giving the reader an insight into the Jewish life and their Chairman. Whether or not we agree with the Chairman's actions, his character is very well written and is very believable.

The only downside to the book is that it gets really tedious half way through, where I think some more editing could've been done.

On the whole, its very much worth a read!!


1Q84: Book 3
1Q84: Book 3
by Haruki Murakami
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Lacks umph!, 22 Jan. 2012
This review is from: 1Q84: Book 3 (Hardcover)
After reading Book 1 & 2, you really are hopeful when beginning this book. However, the plot lacks substance and it regurgitates a lot of what happened in the first two books. The ending leaves a lot of strands untied and the meeting between Tengo and Aomame is a bit of a let down after waiting for it for almost 900 pages!! This would have been a lot better if the reader found more out about the religious cult and its relationship to the air chrysalis. Still worth a read, don't be put off, but be prepared to feel dissatisfied at the end


1Q84: Books 1 and 2
1Q84: Books 1 and 2
by Haruki Murakami
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intruiging, 22 Jan. 2012
This review is from: 1Q84: Books 1 and 2 (Hardcover)
This is extremely well written, and both books really set the scene for Book 3. 'The Satanic Verses' meets '1984', worth a read!


The White Queen
The White Queen
by Philippa Gregory
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rushed!, 22 Jan. 2012
This review is from: The White Queen (Paperback)
At first you think its going to be another fantastic Gregory novel as the first few chapters really set the atmosphere etc. However as you get into it, the writing is sloppy, there is a lot of 'show, don't tell' (he said, she said) and she tends to veer away from the plot and it feels like a soap set in the 1400s. If anything, this is commercial drivel and it lacks any real substance. A disappointing read, don't waste your money on it, I certainly won't be reading the sequel!


The Emperor's Tomb: Cotton Malone 6
The Emperor's Tomb: Cotton Malone 6
by Steve Berry
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good!, 12 May 2011
I wasn't sure about this book after having read previous reviews, however I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was good to see Berry experimenting with a different country, China, and giving us another take on a way of a life and a completely different set of values. The characters, as there is quite a few more than previous Berry books, proved challenging, however Malone and Vitt, even Stephanie Nelle carry on the same spirit that has been in previous books. I won't spoil the ending for you, but if you have read all of Berry's books like I have, you won't be disappointed.
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Alias Grace
Alias Grace
by Margaret Atwood
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Well written, historical masterpiece!, 30 April 2010
This review is from: Alias Grace (Paperback)
An excellent book! I was a little skeptical about whether Grace had committed the murders or not, and whether her stories with Dr. Jordan were truth or mere lies. However, this captivated me from the very beginning! The detail of 19th century life takes over the novel, making you feel right there with Grace Marks. I was a little disappointed that the ending was left open, didn't clarify whether she had 'done it' or not, but the last two chapters were beautifully written; a fantastic construction for an ending!
I would thoroughly recommend this! It is unlike any of Atwood's book I have ever read.


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