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The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
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4.0 out of 5 stars Read it if you dare, 24 Nov 2014
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The descriptions of life in the prisoner of war camp are brilliantly written but almost unbearable to read. This was one of the very rare occasions when I have had to put a book down from time to time to recover my equilibrium. But everyone should read this exploration of where misplaced loyalty and principle (and poverty) can lead people who are basically decent. I did not give five stars because some of the final chapters and the relationship between Dorrigo and his wife are not entirely convincing, though I suppose these too can be interpreted as explorations of loyalty o0f a different sort.


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4.0 out of 5 stars But in some it reads a bit like extracts from the travel guides the (anti, 18 Oct 2014
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An interesting tale, with several home truths and some page turning chapters. But in some it reads a bit like extracts from the travel guides the (anti?)hero likes to consult. And I do get a bit fed up with male breast beating these days. Problems are just occasionally the female's fault. But I suppose an actor journalist inevitably finds the arty one more sympathetic than the scientist. The summary of the plot from the viewpoint of the other main protagonists in the final chapter was a nice touch.


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5.0 out of 5 stars A replacement for one I've had for several years. ..., 12 Oct 2014
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A replacement for one I've had for several years. It charged four batteries efficiently. and I am sure it will continue to do so for several years


The Children Act
The Children Act
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best point: McEwan putting into practice his belief that ..., 4 Oct 2014
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Best point: McEwan putting into practice his belief that novels should not be too long. But this does not stop The Children Act being an enjoyable and thought provoking read that is well worth spending some time over. One thing that McEwan does seem able to do very convincingly (but who am I to judge) is to get inside the thinking of an attractive and very clever woman. There are some passages that I suspect will irritate extreme feminists but I am sure they reflect what a family court judge comes across frequently. I doubt if it will win the Booker prize but it certainly deserves to be on the short list.


Be Careful What You Wish For (Clifton Chronicles Book 4)
Be Careful What You Wish For (Clifton Chronicles Book 4)
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4.0 out of 5 stars But Archer can certainly tell a good story and keep you flipping the Kindle pages, 19 Sep 2014
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The usual rubbish. Requires enormous suspension of disbelief. But Archer can certainly tell a good story and keep you flipping the Kindle pages. I enjoyed it and look forward to the film or TV series which surely must come however much the literati despise Archer.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 Sep 2014
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The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike Book 2)
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike Book 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 Sep 2014
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No doubt about the this author is a very good storyteller..


Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
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4.0 out of 5 stars A painstaking and thought provoking but on the whole convincing ..., 14 Sep 2014
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A painstaking and thought provoking but on the whole convincing reworking of the accumulation of capital taking advantage of the huge improvement in statistical information during the past century or so. The long term choice seems to be a global wealth tax or revolution. If I were a betting man know which I would put my limited wealth on. I docked one star because it is a bit repetitive and the concluding sections seem to be rushed and do not entirelyy follow from the previous analysis.


The Three Lives of Dylan Thomas
The Three Lives of Dylan Thomas
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting piece of journalism., 27 Jun 2014
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As someone who considers the poetry some of the finest in the English language, but is not deep into Thomasology I enjoyed this gossipy piece of good quality journalism. I suspect there is not much that is new about Thomas's life for those well acquainted with the abundant previous biographies and memoirs. But there may be some new material on some of his friends, especially the author's father, the not insignificant painter, Fred Janes, whose three portraits of his friend Dylan give the book its title. For me the most interesting feature about the book is its portrait of a fairly close knit community of cultural icons, with modest social backgrounds, from the small city of Swansea. Had they been Londoners, and had more money behind them, one can't help feeling they would have become as well known as the Bloomsbury set.


Life After Life
Life After Life
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4.0 out of 5 stars That's life, 7 May 2014
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I bought this book because everyone else seemed to be doing so.. I was not disappointed, but the structure was not entirely convincing. What did we gain from learning that one Ursula died in childbirth And why did the blitz kill her off twice? But the idea of how apparently minor accidents and decisions can have big long term implications was interesting. And it reads very well, both as something to think about and to enjoy as a light read.


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