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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy)
by Stieg Larsson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - but 100 pages too long!, 10 Sep 2012
The book is quite brilliantly translated but suffers from too much irrelevant detail. There are so many characters and family members that one can easily become confused and lose track. The main characterisations, however, are brilliantly done and Lisbeth Salander will stay with the reader for ever. If the 500+ pages had been trimmed to 400 then the book would have held the attention far better. Never the less, those who may have struggled a little in the early chapters were well rewarded later on when the story gather pace to reveal some startling revelations.

Strictly Tango - 16 Tango Tracks to Dance to
Strictly Tango - 16 Tango Tracks to Dance to

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing. Not much use to Ballroom Dancers, 23 Mar 2012
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This is not a Tango disc for serious ballroom dancers. There are 16 tracks, some of them are anaemic, others are not just right for ballroom dancers looking for traditional strict-tempo tangos. Of the 16 tracks, only about four of five are the sort of tango tracks which would entice good ballroom dancers onto the dance-floor. All in all, very disappointing and obviously compiled by people who know little about strict-tempo tango dancing.

Mr American (Flashman Papers)
Mr American (Flashman Papers)
by George MacDonald Fraser
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars MacDonald Fraser - a Master Storyteller, 24 Nov 2009
Having read all the Flashman novels I was curious to know if G.M.F. could equal that great feat by writing something completely different. I should not have worried; Mr American is a beautifully written novel that had me hooked from start to finish. Fraser's evocation of Edwardian England and life amongst the aristocracy is beautifully drawn and there is some absorbing, authentic and fascinating dialogue which never fails to impress the connoisseur of top class writing. I recommend the book whole-heartedly for all those who appreciate the art of one of the very best story-tellers in British fiction.

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