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Beware of Pity
Beware of Pity
Price: 4.19

4.0 out of 5 stars Tense and complicated, 25 July 2013
This review is from: Beware of Pity (Kindle Edition)
I loved this book and was convinced by the main character's moral dilemma and sense of responsibility towards the girl he doesn't love, her wealth he does, and her medical problems he feels a sense of guilt over.


Road Kills
Road Kills

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling mix of action and romance., 25 July 2013
This review is from: Road Kills (Kindle Edition)
I'm not often a fan of action books and films, as I find long descriptions of fights quite boring, but Road Kills managed to hold my attention from the beginning to the end. Because every event is told from the perspective of both main characters, Laura and Pete, the action sequences are really interesting to read. The romance between the main characters is very well developed and therefore believable and relatable, which made me really care about the people being shot at. This book blends action and romance really well along with lots of humour.


Danse Macabre
Danse Macabre
Price: 3.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting analysis of horror, 25 July 2013
This review is from: Danse Macabre (Kindle Edition)
As everything Stephen King writes this is very readable. It's also a very interesting and insightful analysis of how and why things scare us. When King gets more specific and refers to obscure B movies I have no idea about, I lost interest a bit, but mostly this is a very enjoyable read.


Hard Kill: A Riz Sabir Thriller
Hard Kill: A Riz Sabir Thriller
Price: 2.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Contemporary urban thriller, 25 July 2013
The story focuses on Rizz Sabir, a young man whose life living on the wrong side of the tracks has landed him in the hands of The Brotherhood. Scooped up by the Special Intelligence Wing, Rizz is the perfect candidate for an insider job. This is a great story of working undercover and is a real test of nerves.


Dead Man Rising
Dead Man Rising
Price: 1.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling page turner, 18 July 2013
This review is from: Dead Man Rising (Kindle Edition)
A superb, spine tingling read Set in Hawaii, with a plot that is the antithesis of what should happen in an idyllic location. At times the story is a tad slow, but this is compensated with the spine tingling scenarios, that will leave you holding onto your seat. An ex spy, that is supposedly dead, comes out of hiding and pretends to work a normal 9-5 job. He is soon foiled, by a number of international intelligence agencies, as well as a domestic intelligence agency with a boss (shockingly) from his past. Lots of exciting twists...


The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale (Wordsworth Classics)
The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale (Wordsworth Classics)
by Joseph Conrad
Edition: Paperback
Price: 1.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't get through..., 18 July 2013
I love Heart of Darkness, so it's not the oblique writing style that put me off this at all. I just couldn't muster any interest at all in anything that was happening. The basic plot seems like it would make a very gripping read, but couldn't have been less interested.


The Ulysses Voyage
The Ulysses Voyage
Price: 1.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Another strong book in series, 18 July 2013
Another strong book in series which blends travel writing with history and sailing. Tim Severin is an accomplished sailor and writer. Book will understandably resonate more for those who have read The Odyssey, but it's not essential to be familiar with Homer. My only complaint is that I wasn't able to read book whilst sailing.


Woman on the Edge of Time (A Women's Press Classic)
Woman on the Edge of Time (A Women's Press Classic)
by Marge Piercy
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Gender politics and a gripping plot, 18 July 2013
A really important feminist exploration of the concept of an ideal society. Very polemic, but the actual plot is not abandoned. It follows Connie, trapped by the patriarchal and racist society in a mental institution. Powerless in this world, she manages to communicate with a future seemingly utopian society in which class, gender, and race are not the barriers she knows them to be. Gripping.


Hatchett and Lycett
Hatchett and Lycett
by Nigel Williams
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Farcical and moving - perfect, 18 July 2013
This review is from: Hatchett and Lycett (Paperback)
A series of dead school-mistresses, a love triangle complicated enough without the return of an undisclosed evil twin, a village full of secrets, often very dark, at every corner; I love this book. Against the background of the outbreak of the Second World War Hatchett and Lycett, best friends from childhood, compete for the love of the pragmatic schoolteacher, Norma. A bunch of other hilarious things happen, along with some very poignant other things. I laughed out loud many times.


An Unexpected Affair
An Unexpected Affair

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Breakthrough in women's fiction, 18 July 2013
This is my first summer holiday where I'm taking my Kindle. I'm a bit of a sucker for the same authors- I love Katie Fforde and Erica James and usually give in and buy them at the airport. However, I'm pleased as the Kindle Store introduced me to a whole new author here. With sheroome wonderful descriptions, vibrant and life like characters and some beautiful settings- this book had me glued to the screen.


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