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Maine
Maine
Price: £5.03

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great premise but story doesn't deliver, 14 Aug. 2012
This review is from: Maine (Kindle Edition)
After I finished this book I was left wondering if the author had planned a sequel or simply lost enthusiasm completely. The bulk of the book is spent setting the scene, describing the four key narrators and their backstory and setting the stage for their summer retreat in Maine. In fact, the title of the book, as other reviewers suggest, hints at descriptions of summers gone before at the very least, but even this the reader is not privy to. Although the characters are not especially likeable, they are believable and the dialogue is well written.

For me the greatest problem with this book is that it fails to follow through on the many back stories created. The characters are brought together a good couple of hundred pages in, and even then very little of action follows. Although I didn't expect action in the classic sense of the word, I was disappointed that so much attention was given to the background of the four characters who then failed to shift or redeem themselves in any way. Only one of the characters appears to experience some evolution and even then reluctantly. I was left with endless questions as so many potential plot lines and back stories emerged, and so few were resolved. I also agree wtih other reviewers that the absence of any male voice was sorely lacking and the book was poorer for it, if only because it would have injected some variety into the novel. Overall this book left me yearning for more insight from the author into the characters and their stories and concluding that the author didn't have any.
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Backwards in High Heels: The Impossible Art of Being Female
Backwards in High Heels: The Impossible Art of Being Female
by Tania Kindersley
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Could be better.., 20 Jan. 2012
This book promises a lot and has the potential to deliver incisive, humourous and meaningful insights into the female experience. I was thoroughly looking forward to this book, having had it recommended by a few close friends and family. Although I enjoyed some of the sections, there was nothing wildly original. Moreover, I found the writing patronising, offering few insights and feeling relevant only to a small, middle class elite. The book also feels very uneven in its treatment of various subjects. Admittedly, it does not make claims to being based on research or evidence, but given the moral and therapeutic undertones, it seems lacking. Other reviewers have made reference to the section on friendships. I found the sections on motherhood, and working vs non working mothers similarly uneven. This book makes far too many assumptions about its readers (e.g. dedicating three pages to why women of today may struggle to relate with their own mothers), but has a few good ideas and tackles some interesting topics with enthusiasm.


How to succeed as a Freelancer in Publishing: The Complete Guide
How to succeed as a Freelancer in Publishing: The Complete Guide
by Emma Murray
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for freelancers in publishing, 14 Dec. 2010
This book is essential reading for anyone embarking on a freelance career in publishing or a related field! Highly accessible, the book is divided into bite sized chunks that cover each of the essential areas of freelance publishing. It includes information and insights on client management, marketing and finance as well as lots insideer knowledge on how to succeed. This book addresses the business of freelance writing in a way that is informative, insightful, engaging and funny. I would highly recommend this book to anyone considering or planning a career in freelance publishing.


Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control
Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control
by Toni Weschler
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 31 Dec. 2007
Excellent book, explains reproductive and contraceptive info in a way that's easy to understand and more comprehensive than the standard education most of us get on this subject. The most useful info re conception so far.


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