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The Man in the Picture: A Ghost Story
The Man in the Picture: A Ghost Story
by Robert Harris
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Good . . . But, 31 Oct 2012
This is a very well written piece. Susan Hill creates a good atmosphere - two men sitting by the fire as the hail patters against the windows - perhaps a little obvious but in keeping with the story.
The Venice scenes are very good - eerie and atmospheric.
BUT.
The appearance of the fiance at the end was a bit clumsy - and I thought I was reading a Victorian ghost story and was thrown by the sudden mention of a mobile phone.
My overall impression was that the plot was a little amateurish and needed working on - but there was no denying the quality of the writing.


Skulk
Skulk
Price: £12.00

5 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreary !, 14 April 2012
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This review is from: Skulk (Audio CD)
I've been a fan of Jim Moray for a while - I'm supposed to be going to see him in a few weeks - and so I was looking forward to his new cd.
What a let down !
The opening track is completely uninspiring - the last track barely listenable.
His cover of "Big Love" is good. "Horkstow Grange" sort-of works - but forget the rest.

It's been returned for a refund.

Biggest let down of 2012 !


Novella
Novella
Price: £7.16

1 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful, 3 Oct 2011
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This review is from: Novella (Audio CD)
I love Annie Haslam's voice - "Northern Lights" is one of my favourite songs -but - and I'm not being nasty - they are old works and they sound dated. And heavy. And I sent it back and got my money back. Sorry.


Mary Ann in Autumn (Tales of the City)
Mary Ann in Autumn (Tales of the City)
by Armistead Maupin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back on form, 3 Oct 2011
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The "Tales of the City" are one of those series of books which seem to follow you through life - sounds a bit corney but it's true. I was introduced to them way over twenty years ago by a friend at Uni and for me as a young gay man at the time they reached out to me. I've read them all about three times over the years - they hold lots of memories.
When "Michael Tolliver Lives" was published I was massively disappointed - none of it worked and so I approached the prospect of yet another "Tales" novel with trepidation. I needn't have worried. This is a return to form.
I loved all of it. I don't want to give anything away to anyone who hasn't read it but the link with the very first novel is very clever and slightly eerie.
I actually guessed some of it but even so I would recommend this novel without reservation. One of my Books of 2011.


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