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Shadows
Shadows
by Alan Barrett
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Grim and gripping thriller, 2 July 2012
This review is from: Shadows (Paperback)
Alan persuaded me to buy his book at Waterstones. I have only just got around to reading it and found it gripping: I read it in about 4 hours non-stop. The setting is a truly grim estate in the Midlands, populated by thugs, unfortunates and misfits. I can't vouch for the truthfulness of this as I live in a village, but it seemed quite plausible. The characters are mostly well-drawn although few, even the hero, were especially likeable. Alan's writing is clear and direct with no irritating or overused words and phrases and the narrative moves forward at a good speed. It does keep you guessing. However, I did find the denouement (Chapter 31) rather abrupt and unsatisfying, though the final chapter is an excellent ending. Was Penny also part of the gang?
I can recommend this to lovers of the genre and hope that there is another in the offing.


Handel: Messiah (The Sixteen, Harry Christophers) (Coro)
Handel: Messiah (The Sixteen, Harry Christophers) (Coro)
Price: £15.30

24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utter brilliance, 28 April 2009
Perfection! Unbelievable playing, immaculate choral singing and superb soloists. You need no other version.


The New Diabetic Cookbook, Fifth Edition: More Than 200 Delicious Recipes for a Low-Fat, Low-Sugar, Low-Cholesterol, Low-Salt, High-Fiber Diet
The New Diabetic Cookbook, Fifth Edition: More Than 200 Delicious Recipes for a Low-Fat, Low-Sugar, Low-Cholesterol, Low-Salt, High-Fiber Diet
by Mabel Cavaiani
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dull for diabetics, 28 April 2009
I was disappointed that this book is so US orientated, using food swaps, etc which we don't in the UK. Everything is measured in cups, quarts, etc. and uses unfamiliar ingredients, eg Graham Crackers.
You don't get to recipes (in a cookbook?) until page 121 and then they are really not very interesting, with far too many ingedients that seem unneccessary: what difference would 1/8 tsp of black pepper make in a soup that has 2 quarts of water and a pound and a half of beef? What the heck is a 'whisper' of pepper anyway? How different is it from 1/16 tsp which is the smallest amount mentioned?
If you are diabetic and like to eat well, Anthony Worrall Thompson's GI and diabetic diet books are a much better bet.


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