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Forced Ascent (The Demon Accords Book 7)
Forced Ascent (The Demon Accords Book 7)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Despite this the story moves at a good pace but with some predictability, 9 Nov 2014
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An enjoyable read with the character development having a new twist with the loss of memory. I feel that a certain neo-con agenda is creeping in as the series unfolds. A distrust of government, science and liberal ideology allied to a writing style that describes violence in gory detail while being prudish about sex show the authors conservative values. Despite this the story moves at a good pace but with some predictability.


Family Debt (Charon Family Adventure Book 5)
Family Debt (Charon Family Adventure Book 5)
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1.0 out of 5 stars `merica fuck yeah!, 22 Sep 2014
The usual neo-con simplistic tale we have come to expect. Free enterprise is the answer to all our problems and the UN are communists. This reads like the author has never left the US and foreigners are exotic and untrustworthy. Intellectually undemanding and fairly funny.


The Trafalgar Gambit (Ark Royal Book 3)
The Trafalgar Gambit (Ark Royal Book 3)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sadly it appears that Christopher Nuttall has run out of ..., 26 Aug 2014
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Sadly it appears that Christopher Nuttall has run out of steam. This book attempts to tie loose ends together but uses stereotypical situations and character actions which rapidly become predictable. The series fizzled out from a promising start.


The Vengeance Man
The Vengeance Man
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2.0 out of 5 stars Hit and miss, 5 Nov 2013
This review is from: The Vengeance Man (Kindle Edition)
A very variable tale. Some good insights into the Intelligence Community allied to a large amount of conspiracy theory. The psychopathic hero indulges in utilitarian rants to justify his revenge attacks, taking the role of judge and executioner. We are asked to believe that governments display a hitherto unseen degree of competence in hiding their nefarious activities. As an aside, if you are hit by a dum dum bullet you will die and the recoil from a gun firing 5000 rpm would be enormous. All in all a reasonable read but somewhat simplistic.


Lt. Commander Mollie Sanders: A Military Thriller
Lt. Commander Mollie Sanders: A Military Thriller
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1.0 out of 5 stars An opportunity missed, 27 May 2013
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While I can only applaud the attempt to make a female character the lead, why does it have to be this one. She is the most straight-laced, po-faced, miserable humourless martinet I have ever encountered. She bounces from situation to situation with no effort at plot coherence and suffers from a "with one bound Jack was free" narrative. All in all a poor effort.


Gray Justice (Tom Gray #1)
Gray Justice (Tom Gray #1)

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Mail readers wet dream, 23 May 2013
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Not a too badly written book despite the simple minded premise. The target audience appears to be the chap at the golf club who wears driving gloves, reads the Express and votes UKIP. All criminals need a damn good thrashing and you can't trust jonny foreigner.


Cipher: The sequel to the #1 Techno-Thriller, Encrypted (Robin Hood Hacker Book 2)
Cipher: The sequel to the #1 Techno-Thriller, Encrypted (Robin Hood Hacker Book 2)

4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun, 28 April 2013
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As a follow on from Encrypted this is a roller coaster ride of humour and action. You do require a suspension of disbelief for some of the sequences but it is great fun watching the protagonists escape from almost certain death.


SEALed Justice - Book One Of The Jason Turner Saga
SEALed Justice - Book One Of The Jason Turner Saga
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute drivel, 25 Mar 2013
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I managed to get one third of the way through this right wing polemic before deciding life was too short to bother finishing it. It is the sort of book that would appeal to those who believe Fox News and are stuck in a cowboys and indians mindset. It has all the subtlety of a George W Bush speech and the considered thoughtfulness of a Bill O'Reilly piece about Obama.


Evolution by Intelligent Design: debate is over - darwinism is extinct
Evolution by Intelligent Design: debate is over - darwinism is extinct
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The usual drivel, 13 Jan 2012
Sadly yet again, a religious zealot attempts by specious reasoning and circular argument to prove his imaginary friend is real. Quote mining and inconsistencies abound with "faith" being given greater credence than actual evidence.


Small Island
Small Island
by Andrea Levy
Edition: Paperback

7 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Over egging the pudding, 25 Jan 2008
This review is from: Small Island (Paperback)
While Andrea Levy attempts to show the endemic racism in British society, her characters are just too stereotypical. All the white characters are portrayed as dirty, mean-spirited, ignorant,sexually frustrated and bigoted whereas the black charcters are all polite, happy, well educated and handsome. Some shades of grey in the personel would have given this book more force and avoided the simplistic viewpoint which spoils an otherwise well observed novel
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