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Alligator Snaps: Poems for Children
Alligator Snaps: Poems for Children
by Dennis Carter
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic childrens poetry, 22 Oct. 2014
I've only seen part of this poetry book for children but it appears to be full of humour and magic. The illustrations by Dunstan Carter are fantastic and hilarious .


The Establishment: And how they get away with it
The Establishment: And how they get away with it
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4.0 out of 5 stars Read it, 17 Oct. 2014
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Clarifies the problem in austerity Britain. Well worth reading.


The Coral Island
The Coral Island
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic slightly forgotten adventure story - great or children and free on kindle ., 5 July 2014
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Still fantastic adventure story


Madness: A Brief History
Madness: A Brief History
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating history of psychiatry, 5 July 2014
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Great easy read about the history of psychiatry.


Into The Woods
Into The Woods
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad short story about bushcraft, 5 July 2014
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Short story about a young man leaving his home town following a disaster. A few bushcraft skill involved.


Lavondyss (Mythago Wood Book 2)
Lavondyss (Mythago Wood Book 2)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lavondyss, 6 Feb. 2014
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I'm obviously struggling to be interested in his book. Heralded as great fantasy literature but I'm bored. Usual character agonising for chapter after chapter while the plot stalls. Yawn!


Pantheon of the Dead (The Hidden Academy Book 3)
Pantheon of the Dead (The Hidden Academy Book 3)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jon Rosenberg pantheon of the dead, 31 Dec. 2013
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I've liked this series and number three "The Pantheon of the Dead" doesn't disappoint. It's action packed and follows the other world versus our world theme. I've noted the improvement in his writing style through the series - it can be beautiful.
The criticisms I've read in other reviews, around he cultural stereotypes can be annoying - Llewellyn "Boyo" ( lived in Wales for 25 years and nobody said "boyo"!) and Scotland's "Nessie" - perhaps they should be dropped.
Overall great - give us more Jon!


The Cobra: My Story
The Cobra: My Story
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3.0 out of 5 stars Carl Froch, 13 Dec. 2013
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Lacking in a bit of depth but an honest account of the Cobras life.I would have liked a bit more detail.


Song of Heaven: Chung Kuo Book 1
Song of Heaven: Chung Kuo Book 1
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good start, 3 Feb. 2013
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Just started part two of this series - so a long way to go! This book set the scene for what's to come and a potentially intriguing story.


The Grey
The Grey
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3.0 out of 5 stars I think wolves would have more sense!, 18 Jun. 2012
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Maybe it was the mood I was in but I found this book utterly depressing ( well it was all about death? ) or, perhaps, it was because of the message that this book is going to give people about wolves?
I think this book will do as much for wolf conservation as Jaws did for sharks. Partly because it resurrects pre 20th century fears and myths of the wolf as a dangerous predator - dont get me wrong they can be but not in the way portrayed by the film and book - with a large intelligent, malevolent alpha male seemingly stalking and hunting down a group of stranded humans just because they are "on their turf".The wolves picking off the weakest of the humans, as if they where injured Caribou but not for food?
Id also hoped that the book would have a little more in it about survival in a cold climate - given that the main character was a hunter and survival expert - but there is little detail about this.
The descriptions of the environment are quite good - you get the sense of cold,remote with little hope of rescue. I was actually reminded of times Id spent in remote, cold wildernesses-I recognised the numbness in hands and feet very well!
As and adventure book - if you ignore all the issues - maybe its not too bad but I think it was intended to be more real than that by the author.....and thats where it falls.


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