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Sohlberg and the Missing Schoolboy: an Inspector Sohlberg mystery (Inspector Sohlberg Mysteries Book 1)
Sohlberg and the Missing Schoolboy: an Inspector Sohlberg mystery (Inspector Sohlberg Mysteries Book 1)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Has the feel of a debut novel, 25 Jun 2014
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This may have something to do with the quality of the translation, but this had the feel of being a first attempt at writing a novel. It is very linear, and the characters require much more depth and the plot more richness in order for the book to be enjoyable.


Perfect
Perfect
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing., 1 Jun 2014
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I was really looking forward to reading this, having thoroughly enjoyed The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Whereas the Pilgrimage was fresh and exciting, Perfect was dull and contrived by comparison.


The Rosie Project
The Rosie Project
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3.0 out of 5 stars Amusing., 1 Jun 2014
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Amusing with out being spectacular, this novel gives you an insight into the world of adult Asperger's, as Mrk Haddon's book did for teenage ASD.


The Blood Spilt
The Blood Spilt
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Scandicrime, 1 Jun 2014
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Another class novel from Larsson, whose main character is so typically flawed yet immensely believable in the way that Mankell's Wallander is. Thoroughly recommended.


A Darkness Descending (SANDRO CELLINI)
A Darkness Descending (SANDRO CELLINI)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent episode in the Cellini series, 1 Mar 2014
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Christobel Kent surpasses her self with this latest addition to the excellent Sandro Cellini series. She is definitely on a par with Donna Leon with this book about her Florentine private detective. The sense of place is vivid, and characterisation excellent. She picks up contemporary Italian political themes in this thriller, making it all the more real and relevant. More please!


The Common Sense Spell Book
The Common Sense Spell Book
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensible common sense guide, 6 Feb 2014
This is a very readable medium sized book at 140 pages, but its value far outweighs its size. It is a pocket rocket, and I would go so far as to say that it is an indispensible reference for those wishing to ensure firstly that their spell work is safe and effective, and secondly that they really have an understanding of what they are doing and why.

Whilst the book is a trove of common sense information, Debbie is clear that what she really wants people to do is to read it and then think for themselves. She is adamant that everything should be tested and examined, rather than just taken on board blindly. It is anathema to her that people should just repeat spells that they have found in a book or online. There are inherent risks involved in this type of spell working.

Unlike so many books about spells and spell working, this is neither fluffy nor airy fairy; Debbie tells it like it is, and refreshingly does not shy away from dealing with what some in the pagan community consider controversial, like cursing, binding and banishing, and devotional work.

All of the expected areas are covered, and there is a healthy section on reference materials, including a bibliography and recommended further reading, both in print and on the Web.

This is a great book to get if you are just starting out casting spells, and also if you have been on this road for a while and are maybe not receiving the results that you thought you might. Highly recommended.


A Fine and Private Place: A Sandro Cellini Novel (Sandro Cellini 2)
A Fine and Private Place: A Sandro Cellini Novel (Sandro Cellini 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent Italian detective novel, 3 Feb 2014
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Lovers of Donna Leon's Brunetti series should also enjoy this Florentine investigator's adventures. Nicely written, believable characters, great sense of place.


Thinking, Fast and Slow
Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman
Edition: Paperback
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This should be required reading, 17 Jan 2014
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Kahneman will give you a greater understanding of decision making, both your own and also why and how others reach the decisions that they do. Indispensible wisdom.


The Magus of Hay (MERRILY WATKINS SERIES)
The Magus of Hay (MERRILY WATKINS SERIES)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful, 5 Dec 2013
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Mr Rickman has a knack for weaving fact and fiction together in a completely believable and authentic way, whilst still maintaining the mystery necessary for this genre. I have read all the Merrily Watkins series, and this one in no way disappoints. Heartily recommended.


The Discourtesy of Death (The Father Anselm Novels Book 5)
The Discourtesy of Death (The Father Anselm Novels Book 5)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as enjoyable as his previous books, 5 Dec 2013
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I have enjoyed the Anselm series immensely, but the Discourtesy of Death felt a bit laboured compared with the free flowing volumes that came prior to it. It felt as if the author was trying a little too hard. I was really looking forward to its release, but in the end I was a little disappointed by it.


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