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Jonathan F. Brown "Briggsy" (Leicestershire, UK)

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Divergent (Divergent Trilogy, Book 1)
Divergent (Divergent Trilogy, Book 1)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, 5 April 2014
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This is a great premise and a good read. There are a few holes in it, though, but it's more than possible it will get even better as the trilogy progresses. Overall, very enjoyable.


Coalescent: Destiny's Children Book One
Coalescent: Destiny's Children Book One
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 1 Mar 2014
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Great ideas but the book just felt a bit slackly written. I also found all but one of the characters completely obnoxious.


Bait Dog: An Atlanta Burns Novel
Bait Dog: An Atlanta Burns Novel
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 14 Aug 2013
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Stumbled across this book and really enjoyed it. Some shortcomings technically, I guess, but the characters are great, the story enthralling and, most importantly, it's heart's in the right place. Good work, Chuck, and thanks for the entertainment.


Judas Unchained: Part Two of the Commonwealth Saga
Judas Unchained: Part Two of the Commonwealth Saga
by Peter F. Hamilton
Edition: Paperback

12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hamilton does it again!, 24 Feb 2007
I wish the title of this review referred to the quality of the book. Unfortunately, it refers to Hamilton's knack of taking us on a fantastic journey, filled with marvellously realised characters, mind-blowing concepts and non-stop action, which ultimately ends in disappointment. These two books are a cracking read, but the ending is another cop-out; not so bad as the Night's Dawn trilogy ending, but still terribly unsatisfying. Reading Hamilton's work is rather like taking a life-changing journey on the Trans-Siberia express, only to end up in Basingstoke, not Beijing. Still, there are far worse ways of spending 8 quid.


The Naked God (Night's Dawn Trilogy)
The Naked God (Night's Dawn Trilogy)
by Peter F. Hamilton
Edition: Paperback

12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment, 22 Jan 2004
After investing the best part of a fortnight of my life in this trilogy, I came out feeling cheated. The series is based on a fantastic and staggering premise and, on the whole, well written and enjoyable, with some wonderfully evil characters. Throughout the three thousand or so pages, Hamilton engages the reader, with the promise of a mind-blowing insight into the nature of life and death. Come the last hundred pages, however, and Hamilton regales us with a frankly disappointing ending. Rushed, confused and ill-conceived, it seems that the author has backed himself into a corner, and the expected insightful ending palls into slapstick. A pity.


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