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Kiss Me When I'm Dead
Kiss Me When I'm Dead
Price: £2.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant PI novel. It's action-packed, the characters are down-to-Earth and genuine and the suspense is expertly balanced., 19 Nov 2014
I was hooked from the first chapter and just had to read it through in a sitting. The twists and turns of the plot kept me hooked from first to last page. This story is packed with adventure, action and amazing detail, yet somehow the pace is perfect. The characters are highly realistic and believable, both in and out of scene. I was immersed in the storyline and, despite definitely not being a PI with a shady background, I felt it easy to relate to Beckett. His inner dialogue is well-structured and entertaining, without detratcing any seriousness from his character. Whilst he's definitely not representative of Joe Average and may be unpleasant to read for some people, he makes a solid and believable character throughout and is actually pretty likeable.

The modernity of the setting and relative youth of the lead character takes it away from the "1920s-1950s salty old person running a small, failing PI business" trope. It's refreshing to see how much more modern, faster paced and overall novel the setting and ideas are!

I would recommend this book to all lovers of crime novels, pulp fiction, thrillers, action novels and real-life-style novels.

Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live
Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live
by Marlene Zuk
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.29

6 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Straw-Man., 27 May 2013
Whilst her book is an excellent read, she continually sets up and attacks a straw man.
All her evolutionary points are valid, yet she ignores one simple fact: the "Paleo diet" is not a recreation.
In that one sentence the entire argument of her book (that "recreating" a Paleolithic diet is silly) becomes null. Yes, it IS silly. That's why we don't do it. Anyone who'd done any amount of research into the different types of "Paleo diets" would have realized that long before writing a book.
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