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Split Second (King and Maxwell Book 1)
Split Second (King and Maxwell Book 1)
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3.0 out of 5 stars On the whole quite good but..., 28 Mar 2014
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...the plot got a little bit too complicated - it's always good if you can half-predict where it might be going. The solution to the mystery was a little bit too surprising / surreal. However, the two central characters interacted quite nicely and this 'chemistry' obviously forms a good foundation for the subsequent books in the series.


The Eagle's Conquest: Cato & Macro: Book 2
The Eagle's Conquest: Cato & Macro: Book 2
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent instalment of Cato and Marco, 6 Jan 2014
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Not the ending that I was expecting, but shows a little 'courage' on the author's part. Would prefer it if Macro was a little more prominent in the storyline. The greater attention given to Vespasian is also a plus. Right, off to download book three now.


Under the Eagle: Cato & Macro: Book 1
Under the Eagle: Cato & Macro: Book 1
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could scarcely put it down, 31 Oct 2013
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A really, really good read. Gripping stuff. Two very different but highly likeable characters. Am very glad that there are several more books to go in the series.


Prince: John Shakespeare 3 (John Shakespeare Elizabethan Mystery Series)
Prince: John Shakespeare 3 (John Shakespeare Elizabethan Mystery Series)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent John Shakespeare installment, 19 Oct 2013
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Several twists and turns, combining real history with Rory Clements' fictional elements. A good, ripping yarn, though more than a little sad in places. My one question - how did they achieve anything whilst consuming so much ale?


The Islamic Republic of Dewsbury
The Islamic Republic of Dewsbury
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good but altogether depressing read, 29 Sep 2013
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Read the book more or less cover to cover over a couple of days. Most of the type of material will be familiar to most citizens of multicultural Britain, though Dewsbury seems to have it in concentrated and extreme form. I would have given it a glowing five stars if it had concluded with reasoned argument about what can be done, but if he had solutions the PC Brigade would probably have had him locked up by now. Good, but depressing.


A Dirty Death (Den Cooper Book 1)
A Dirty Death (Den Cooper Book 1)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing ending, 16 May 2013
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Enjoyed reading most of this book. It was not exactly never ending twists and turns, focusing more on how the events affected the main characters. When the ending did come, it was not really a natural conclusion based on the storyline up to that point. Even so I did enjoy reading the book, and might buy the next in the series.


The Second World War
The Second World War
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Detailed (for sure) but perhaps too much so, 26 April 2013
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I read this book over a period of several months. I don't think that I could have read it from cover to cover in the way that I might do with other books. There is A LOT of detail about what specific units did in specific battles, but fairly early on it becomes too much detail to take in. The more interesting elements of this book are the more personal, more individual,stories of the victims of this conflict, and the reasons why the major players in this tragedy (Hitler, Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill) did what they did. Maybe the aforementioned detail of battles is right for this book and I'm the wrong type of reader, but I did find it a bit of a slog getting to the end of it.


Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future
Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but deeply troubling, 28 Nov 2012
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I read this book(let) cover to cover. Although it covers a lot of the intolerance to freedom of expression seen right across the western world, I was struck by how much of it was relevant to the UK at the present moment. Imams can give public addresses each Friday calling for the murder of Westerners, and nothing is done about it for years, but anyone who expresses concern about what is going on is instantly condemned as a bigot. Tomorrow sees the publication of the Leveson report into the future of British journalism, which is expected to call for state regulation of the press (presumably by supporters of multiculturalism). If such a report is enacted, goodbye freedom, it was nice knowing you.

Why only 4 stars? The formatting in the Kindle version was terrible. Was difficult to figure out what was the main text and what was a reference footnote.


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