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Disgrace (Department Q 2)
Disgrace (Department Q 2)
by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 16 Sep 2014
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Starting with Mercy, I have devoured all the 'Department Q1' (although not so keen on that cheesy title, which is a bit 1970s) thrillers. Really well plotted, well written, a little dash of ironic humour. Pretty perfect. Highly recommended.


Redemption (Department Q 3)
Redemption (Department Q 3)
by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 16 Sep 2014
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Starting with Mercy, I have devoured all the 'Department Q1' (although not so keen on that cheesy title, which is a bit 1970s) thrillers. Really well plotted, well written, a little dash of ironic humour. Pretty perfect. Highly recommended.


Guilt: Department Q 4
Guilt: Department Q 4
by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 16 Sep 2014
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Starting with Mercy, I have devoured all the 'Department Q1' (although not so keen on that cheesy title, which is a bit 1970s) thrillers. Really well plotted, well written, a little dash of ironic humour. Pretty perfect. Highly recommended.


Mercy (Department Q 1)
Mercy (Department Q 1)
by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 16 Sep 2014
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Starting with Mercy, I have devoured all the 'Department Q1' (although not so keen on that cheesy title, which is a bit 1970s) thrillers. Really well plotted, well written, a little dash of ironic humour. Pretty perfect. Highly recommended.


Barbarians at the Gate: Fall of R.J.R. Nabisco
Barbarians at the Gate: Fall of R.J.R. Nabisco
by Bryan Burrough
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Authentically gripping, but why?, 16 Sep 2014
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This book has been on my Wish List for years, possibly ten years. I finally bought it. Wow! For a book published 24 years ago about financial shenanigans on Wall Street 25 years ago, with a bewildering cast of very unappealing American characters, it is absolutely gripping. A complete page-turner.


The Discovery of France
The Discovery of France
by Graham Robb
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 28 Aug 2014
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Engrossing. Excellent. A completely fascinating journey through France. Geography, sociology, history, culture, transportation . . . all wrapped up together with intelligence, erudition and it's very well written. Highly recommended.


The Secret Life of France
The Secret Life of France
by Lucy Wadham
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superbe!, 28 Aug 2014
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I cannot but echo all the other positive reviews the book has received. It is now slightly out of date, with heaps of references to the Sarkozy regime, and the main body of the book is very Paris-centric. Nevertheless, it is highly engaging, highly informative and a great read.


SEO 2014 & Beyond: Search engine optimization will never be the same again!
SEO 2014 & Beyond: Search engine optimization will never be the same again!
by Dr. Andy Williams
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.97

3.0 out of 5 stars Content good. Delivery could do better., 28 Aug 2014
This is a surprisingly slim volume and the words are big. In truth, from a quantity point of view, it doesn't provide outstanding value for money. I suspect it's self-published and to a certain degree, it's self-promoting too. There are far too many grammatical errors, spelling mistakes and typos, which indicates a less than rigorous approach to quality control.
Having said all that, what it said is spot on and I doubt if there is a better concise guide to what to do, and what not to do. It's quite obvious that Andy Williams knows what he's talking about.


The Bridge - Series 1 [DVD]
The Bridge - Series 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sofia Helin
Price: £12.00

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Split Personality, 23 Jan 2014
This review is from: The Bridge - Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
It's set in two countries. The heroic cop pair are drawn to be very different, from each other, from the rest. And I'm in two minds . . .
Very enjoyable, beautifully made, photographed and acted - especially the Danish-Swedish detectives. The series is peppered with characters, major and minor, that connect and that one cares about. I'm going to watch it again, it's good enough. The script itself, the words, is also excellent. Kept me gripped.
What's not to like?
What's to like is that the storyline starts off very well. Naturally, this being a film and not real life, there is a fair amount of poetic and dramatic licence. That's ok - it's ingeniously and intelligently done. What's not to like, is that about half-way through the series the storyline becomes ever more ridiculous, laughably implausible, and this fatally undermines the credibility of what we, the audience, suspend our disbelief to believe in. And this is a real pity, for something that otherwise, is this good.
In the end, Gritty Nordic Noir neo-realism loses out to The Troll that lives under the Rickety-Rackety Bridge.


Homeland - Season 1 [DVD]
Homeland - Season 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Damian Lewis
Price: £9.49

3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear Oh dear Oh dear, 8 Sep 2013
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Gee willikins, what rubbish. The whole premis of the series is ridiculous, the acting is amateur, the direction predictable, the characters are cartoons - everything about this much-lauded production is transparently thin. I was really hoping for something up to the standard of The Wire, or The Sopranos, West Wing, Six Feet Under . . but this is strictly fourth division. These American characters have all the maturity of grown-up adolescents, constantly bleating and making 'decisions' based on whipped up emotion and appeals to 'friendship'. If the CIA is actually run like this, has 'operatives' like Carrie like this, well Gawd Help Us All. She gives the most irritating one-dimensional performance ever, and an insult to anyone who is actually 'bi-polar'.


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