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The Endless River
The Endless River
Price: £7.99

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Surely with all the advance hype and no review versions you must have known it would be poor - didn't you?, 24 Nov. 2014
This review is from: The Endless River (Audio CD)
Really? NO? All the shots showed the guys with the RIP Rick Wright from about 20 years back, it tried to climb on the back of Division Bell which wasn't so great but at least the 3 of them recorded it, and it reproduced some music from then apparently. Should be called The Gilmour and Mason Band. Pink Floyd went away a long time ago - when Waters left.
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Sycamore Row
Sycamore Row
by John Grisham
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.00

3.0 out of 5 stars NOT A Sequel, 15 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Sycamore Row (Paperback)
Grisham hardly needs to market something as a sequel when it's not. OK so this book takes place in the same town in the same Mississippi county as the excellent A Time to Kill. The lawyer and his cohorts, the courtroom are the same but the story has not one iota of link with the previous story and takes place 3 years later so if you were looking for another bout of heavy Klan based, racist child rape and retribution, arson, attempted murder and the like, you won't find it here. It's an OK book (I am a Grisham fan btw) about a dead man's will with a rather cliched ending, sorry to say. That's why he did it.............er, OK...................


King Leopold's Ghost: A story of greed, terror and heroism
King Leopold's Ghost: A story of greed, terror and heroism
by Adam Hochschild
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Achievement!, 21 July 2014
This book is spellbinding, the research needed to pull it together, staggering. The content, of course, alarming and sickening. Greed, corruption, cruelty and wanton hopelessness make you angry. The work of the few, to make the world know and to change things, awe inspiring. I never could grasp Conrad's Heart Of Darkness so for me, Hochchild's book is a masterpiece.


Going Back Home
Going Back Home
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album of the year? So far, 26 May 2014
This review is from: Going Back Home (Audio CD)
Well for me it is. Great clunking R&B with Daltry pushing his voice to the limits it can go nowadays. One piccy of them in the current day one the cover would have been good. Stand out tracks for me are the title track, Dylan's Can You Please Crawl Out My Window cover and All Through the City. I also recommend the Wilko narrated Dr.Feelgood documentary ' Oil City Confidential'. Should they do a follow up? No, don't gents. You nailed it.


The Silence of the Sea
The Silence of the Sea
by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.78

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Silly ghost story. Tedious and drab, 14 April 2014
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This review is from: The Silence of the Sea (Paperback)
Very little to get you excited in this book by a writer compared to an 'Icelandic Stieg Larsson' - so they reprinted with a red sticker on all her works. Nothing happens for 400+ pages. It takes about 40 pages to deal with the problem of a container hooking itself onto the yacht. If you think it might be 'Nordic Noir' you are very much mistaken.


Human Remains
Human Remains
by Elizabeth Haynes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Tedious. Extremely so., 11 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Human Remains (Paperback)
I am really a fan of Haynes' previous books but this one after reading some 224 tedious and not very creepy at all pages have decided to put it down. Life is too short to waste on a poor book. So, I jump to the last 30 pages to see 'who did it' and even at it's climax is not gripping as you might expect from her. I don't care about Annabel, Colin or Sam.


Red Mist
Red Mist
by Patricia Cornwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.50

1.0 out of 5 stars 164 pages read - and nothings happened, 31 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Red Mist (Paperback)
Yep. That's about it. No blood, no murders, no autopsy, no drama, as thrilling was washing up liquid. I haven't checked but is this a sequel? It doesn't have a sticker anywhere saying 'this is a sequel, you won't know what the heck she is talking about, who the heck she is talking about. This is going in the bin. Those of you who plodded on to the end, I hope you found something remotely chilling and interesting.


Eddie Stobart - Trucking Songs
Eddie Stobart - Trucking Songs
Price: £10.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Some great songs but essentially compiled by a lightweight, 29 Dec. 2013
How can you have a truck driving songs compilation and NOT include 'Willin' by Little Feat, 'Roadrunner' by Jonathan Richman and 'Going Up Country' by Canned Heat? How about 'Speedball Tucker' by Jim Croce?.....I could go on. Try again.


Standing in Another Man's Grave
Standing in Another Man's Grave
by Ian Rankin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me I'm afraid, 28 Nov. 2013
I seem one voice in a sea of great reviews. Must be fans. I found the book disjointed, badly edited and dull. I presume the second half of the book made it all worthwhile as I gave up. So many great books - so little time.


The Very Best Of
The Very Best Of
Offered by positivenoise
Price: £4.77

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Record Company Abuse, 25 Nov. 2013
This review is from: The Very Best Of (Audio CD)
This is a manipulative 'very best of'. Some of those songs go nowhere near the mark of Bob's finest work. This is the record company putting out a crummy 'best of' before Christmas and hoping for the best. Bob himself should say 'Stop it!


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