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Theft of Life (Crowther & Westerman 5)
Theft of Life (Crowther & Westerman 5)
by Imogen Robertson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.79

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive, 21 Jun 2014
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I was impressed by this. It is a decent historical crime novel. I haven’t read any of the other books in the series but I was able to easily follow this.

It is competently written and the plot makes sense. The historical setting is interesting and the author doesn’t indulge in lots of info dumps.

Recommended.


Eyrie
Eyrie
by Tim Winton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 11.89

4.0 out of 5 stars Powerful, 21 Jun 2014
This review is from: Eyrie (Hardcover)
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Very well written. I did have some reservations about the plot and maybe at times the author seemed to be showing off.

A book perhaps more to be admired than liked.
However I still like it enough to rate it at four stars.


The Distance (Charlotte Alton 1)
The Distance (Charlotte Alton 1)
by Helen Giltrow
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 9.61

4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive, 21 Jun 2014
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This was better than I feared it would be. The plot outline is of course ridiculous and doesn’t make much sense.

However the author really did a great job in getting me to suspend my disbelief.
This book is well written and there are some vivid and well drawn characters.
It is a bit too long but I would read the next one in the series.

Recommended.


The Lying Down Room (Serge Morel 1)
The Lying Down Room (Serge Morel 1)
by Anna Jaquiery
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 12.79

4.0 out of 5 stars Well Written, 21 Jun 2014
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This was decent. It is well written. The setting is very evocative and the characters are well drawn and quite realistic.
I would rate this at three and a half stars out of five.
I didn’t always find it to be plausible but I would read other books by the author.


The First Rule Of Survival
The First Rule Of Survival
by Paul Mendelson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Quite Good, 21 Jun 2014
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This was quite good. The storyline works, the setting is interesting, the characters are well drawn and the author can definitely write.

The main character is a bit different from the norm so the book does stand out a bit. I would read other crime novels by this writer.


The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths (Fiona Griffiths 3)
The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths (Fiona Griffiths 3)
by Harry Bingham
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.08

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, 21 Jun 2014
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I enjoyed this but I did have a few reservations. It wasn’t as good as the last book in the series.

I just found the essential plot to be quite silly and childlike and somewhat lacking in plausibility. There are some interesting characters and Fiona Griffiths is a fine literary creation (If a tad contrived)

Despite these criticisms I enjoyed this book and would red the next one in the series.


In the Morning I'll be Gone: Sean Duffy 3
In the Morning I'll be Gone: Sean Duffy 3
by Adrian McKinty
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.44

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 21 Jun 2014
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I really enjoyed this. It is worthy end to the trilogy. The book is very well written, Just about plausible and has some interesting characters.

I don’t want o give away any spoilers so I will just say that I would really recommend it.


Are We All Scientific Experts Now?
Are We All Scientific Experts Now?
by Harry Collins
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.19

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 21 Jun 2014
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Though basically an extended essay I was quite impressed with this. It is quite detailed and well argued and the author provides plenty of evidence.

Probably essential reading for many newspaper journalists.


Get Things Done: What Stops Smart People Achieving More and How You Can Change
Get Things Done: What Stops Smart People Achieving More and How You Can Change
by Robert Kelsey
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.69

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, 21 Jun 2014
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This was okay for a quick read. The advice is generally solid and seems reasonable.
He writes quite well. There are hundreds of similar books but this is a little better and more sober than the usual.

A fairly decent self-help book though I would have liked more detail.


Innovation Governance: How Top Management Organizes and Mobilizes for Innovation
Innovation Governance: How Top Management Organizes and Mobilizes for Innovation
by Jean-Philippe Deschamps
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 20.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Some quite good advice, 21 Jun 2014
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I got something out of this which elevates it above the majority of business books.

It does go into detail which I appreciated as most books are full of platitudes.

By no means an essential purchased but quite helpful nevertheless


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