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Rumble Strip
Rumble Strip
by Woodrow Phoenix
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.84

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, 5 Aug 2008
This review is from: Rumble Strip (Paperback)
Beautiful. Thoughtful.
This book should replace The Highway Code as compulsory reading for anyone who drives a car.


The Inquisitor: A Medical Thriller
The Inquisitor: A Medical Thriller
by Peter Clement
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 4.78

63 of 66 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A new idea, 27 Feb 2007
This is a well-paced thriller with plenty of plot lines cleverly interweaved. The author handles everything from SARS to near-death experiences with confidence. Some of the ideas in this novel are quite original. Stuffed with action and suspense, you sometimes wonder if EVERYONE is guilty of something. I have only recently discovered this author and I am very impressed. Everything you would want from a medical thriller... and more.


Pandemic
Pandemic
by Daniel Kalla
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 4.69

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Topical, 27 Feb 2007
This review is from: Pandemic (Mass Market Paperback)
This is a well paced political/medical thriller with a topical theme. The author is not the first to write a novel about bio-terrorism and viruses, but I think this is the first time the idea has been combined with 'suicide viral bombers' - individuals who willingly contract, carry and spread the virus. The characterisation is a bit unimaginative - especially the stereotypical arab baddies. The storyline is very up to date with well-researched references to bird flu and SARS. The overall standard is above average for this type of thriller.


Bloodstream
Bloodstream
by Tess Gerritsen
Edition: School & Library Binding

20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly her best to date?, 7 Sep 2005
After the first few chapters I was pleased to find that this book was as good as Gerritsen's Surgeon/Apprentice series of books, as I read on I found it was better. This is a story about a small community in Maine where people start to behave strangely and violently for no apparent reason. Is the problem a medical one? Is it down to a chemical contaminant? Or is the problem more sinister than that? This novel is reminiscent of Cornwell and Reichs at their best, although with a bit less emphasis on forensic pathology and a touch more Stephen King. A well paced thriller.


Horrid Henry's Underpants
Horrid Henry's Underpants
by Francesca Simon
Edition: Paperback
Price: 4.61

29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horrid Henry Rules!, 7 Sep 2005
I have tried out the Horrid Henry books with groups of children as a parent, as a babysitter, and as a teacher. Children love to either hear them read aloud, or to read them themselves. The books are spot on for the 5-8 age range, and are fun for the adults who share them too. You can read the Horrid Henry books in any order; they will all prove a smash hit. Funny and clever: they will appeal to children who like, or will go on to like Roald Dahl (although the humour isn't quite as rude as Dahl can be!)


Double Impact (Harlequin Single Title)
Double Impact (Harlequin Single Title)
by Tess Gerritsen
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

97 of 103 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Two novels in one, 24 Mar 2004
If, like me, you are buying this book because you are a Tess Gerritsen fan you should be aware that this volume contains two novels and only one of them is by Gerritsen. The two novels are both thrillers; however they are published by a branch of Mills and Boons, so the action content is sandwiched between cheesey formulaic romantic encounters.


The New Contented Little Baby Book
The New Contented Little Baby Book
by Gina Ford
Edition: Paperback

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Suitable for some, 8 Mar 2004
Apparently this book works. Parents I know who have followed this programme report 100% success rate. However the majority of people I have spoken to find the routines described in this book far too rigid and prescriptive. This book attempts to dictates the activities of both mother and baby; for example mums are told what to eat for breakfast and when, and "baby should be awake, nappy changed and feeding no later than 7 am." The tone is strict and inflexible telling you things that "baby must do..." and "you must not..." . If you follow this programme you will undoubtably spend the early weeks of your baby's life with your nose stuck in this book and your hand clamped round a stopwatch. Incidentally, I believe the author has not had children of her own...


In Their Footsteps
In Their Footsteps
by Tess Gerritsen
Edition: Paperback

24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced, 22 Feb 2004
This review is from: In Their Footsteps (Paperback)
A fast paced tale of espionage, politics and revenge - with the inevitable dash of romance - which moves between an English country house, dark and seedy corners of Paris, and a sun drenched Greek island. This novel sees Gerritsen thankfully beginning to move away from the romance genre, and really getting to grips with a crime thriller. There are still one or two passages which read a little like a Mills and Boon book, but the developing relationship between the main characters does help move the plot forward.
Similar to Keeper of the Bride, only better written and less soppy on the relationship front.


Naughtiest Girl: 2: Naughtiest Girl Again
Naughtiest Girl: 2: Naughtiest Girl Again
by Enid Blyton
Edition: Paperback

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing for Blyton, 17 Feb 2004
Although still extremely popular, many of Enid Blyton's book seem dated these days, especially her school stories like the Malory Towers and St Clare's series. The Naughtiest Girl books have aged relatively well. The school presented here is not your typical boarding school, it is run on much more radical lines with pupils providing control and discipline, rather than teachers. The school, like Hogwarts, is also co-educational which makes more sense to the majority of today's school children.


What to Expect When You're Expecting
What to Expect When You're Expecting
by Arlene Eisenberg
Edition: Paperback

20 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware!, 17 Feb 2004
This it not like other pregnancy books! If you want to be reassured during your pregnancy - don't buy this book. It is alarmist and frightening and designed to make you feel guilty and inadequate. If you do want to hear about worst case scenarios and want to worry about things which hadn't occured to you then DO buy this book. Moreover, if you are buying from the UK you will find that much of the information about hospitals and ante-natal care is US based and not helpful.


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