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Rome: The Eagle Of The Twelfth: Rome 3
Rome: The Eagle Of The Twelfth: Rome 3
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5.0 out of 5 stars On the March with the 12th !!, 15 Jan. 2014
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Reading MCScott's third in this set of four Roman era books is more of an experience than desk pursuit...... here we accompany the Legions throughout their privations, their devotions, their ceremonies......and their passions !!
This author really brings to life her characters and involves us in their objectives..... we travel from Armenia, to Syria, and then on to Jerusalem, where the 12th attempts to regain their lost honour.......
Thoroughly enjoyed this brilliant storytelling, and learnt much about the history of this period..... still under the rule of Nero, but with new Generals moving up the hierarchy, from whom we will be hearing much more later.......


Rome: The Coming of the King: Historical Fiction: Rome 2
Rome: The Coming of the King: Historical Fiction: Rome 2
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic account of the Hebrew Uprising 66AD, 8 Jan. 2014
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Powerful characters, a page turning storyline and some shocking accusations made re St. Paul ( alleged) ..... Definitely required reading for anyone interested in this phase of history, amongst others !!


The Casual Vacancy
The Casual Vacancy
by J.K. Rowling
Edition: Paperback
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars utter drivel- but backed by hype !!, 10 Nov. 2013
This review is from: The Casual Vacancy (Paperback)
ye gods- what a massive meaningless pice of discourse !! for the first 400 pages NOTHING HAPPENS- EG IT TAKES 20-30 PAGES FOR 2 SCHOOLBOYS TO SMOKE A CIGARETTE !

Only at the end doers a young child die and a drug addicted mother have to attend the funeral......

honestly

reading this pice of diatribe= an utter waste of time

SO ENGLISH IN ITS STYLE......... SMALL WONDER I FOUND IT FACILE........ P


Peaky Blinders - Series 1 [DVD]
Peaky Blinders - Series 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Cillian Murphy
Price: £8.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very powerful storylines, 31 Oct. 2013
I stumbled across this series almost by chance- but what a happy surprise !!
Its setting - post WW1- with depiction of the social conditions of Britain in that time- interesting characters as divrse as a Belfast policeman, an Orange Undercover spy, some Fenians and a wide mix of very tough male and female characters on the side of the gangs- i.e. Families- that run the then illegal bookmaking ( gambling -!
What a difference to our society legalisation of horse race gambling has made- ! Maybe one day similar repeals to the law will be made regarding drugs also !!

Very much looking forward to seeing a second series !


Laila A True Story
Laila A True Story

5.0 out of 5 stars a riveting piece of writing, 29 Oct. 2013
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A powerful piece of writing from a new author- this journey takes us through the night clubs of London and the experience of Devil's Breath in a Dantesque experience.
What happens is that the author is spiked with a mind-controlling drug by a young starlet from overseas..... we have a cautionary tale here showing us some of the real dangers out there- also some interesting dialogues and descriptions of self-helping processes which show the author has had time to reflect- and heal- from what he has patently been put through.......


A Memory Of Light: Book 14 of the Wheel of Time: 14/14
A Memory Of Light: Book 14 of the Wheel of Time: 14/14
by Robert Jordan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.10

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2.0 out of 5 stars at last THE END, 1 July 2013
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this series has been dragging on for far too long, mainly because idiots like myself have continually been going back to the trough to buy fresh add-ons......
well at long last the characters here all go out blazing...... I rather like the way Rand actuates the various forces at his disposal..... liked the way the major and minor characters were dealt with- good and bad.......

this book and its final conclusion represents a milestone to me in my spiritual life which I am glad has finally come about...... sorry the original author didn't physically make it to see the End for himself but Im sure the author's successor has been faithful to the End.....

thank you all, once again........I can now breathe a sigh of relief and move on, hopefully........


The People Of The Lie: Hope for Healing Human Evil (New-age)
The People Of The Lie: Hope for Healing Human Evil (New-age)
by M. Scott Peck
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars poor- as second books as follow-ons generally are, 1 July 2013
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This author's first book- 'A Road Less Travelled'- yes, admittedly for a shrink he offers some insights....... WITH an alternative dimension / spiritual slant added in.......

however...... as is the case with 'follow-ons', this one contains all the left-overs that didnt maker it past the preceeding editors' cut........ it also represents the author's move away form mainstream shrinkdom into the new age/ exorcist/ nebulous neptunian realm that was floating around in the psychic ether at that era........

the author at this stage was unfortunately allowing himself contact with a highly skilled conman/ exorcist from the Catholic church purportedly...... a highly contraversial yet certainly intelligent character who shall go nameless ........ in this book we see nothing genuine relating to 'possession', merely half a dozen cases of 'patients' of the author's who he was able to inveigle into accepting years of 'therapy' - the massive income streams derived from these 'patients' plight, of course, wasn't anything that influenced him...... strange then how he had need to charge them his fees in the first place......


The Redemption: From the author of THE EXORCIST
The Redemption: From the author of THE EXORCIST
by William Peter Blatty
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars first half good- second half bewildering, 1 July 2013
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I was inspired to read this book mainly because it's author is the man behind the original 'Exorcist' story.......
the first half of this book accounts the experiences of a man called Dmitir- a spiritual warrior with remarkable powers....... I dont want to give the plot away here but his mission is a difficult one........ the second half of the book accounts a crime/ murder of a ritualistic nature committed in Jerusalem, but to be honest is soooo complex a lot of it went over my head..... I suspect the author was going through a phase of being influenced by James Elroy the American author....... in any event suffice it to say that the story needed an entire appendix at the back in order to explain what had really happened in the plot ! In the story the author uses so many devices which might have worked in a movie but which were so vague as clues the poor old publisher/ editor felt that a chapter at the end to explain al of them was needed...... dear oh dear !!


Dominion
Dominion
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2.0 out of 5 stars mediocre- :-l, 30 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: Dominion (Kindle Edition)
If you have read any of the author's Shardlake series, as you hit this text you're reaction will probably be a negative one.
The author should stick to what he knows- and what he does best- medieval crime stories set in the Tudor era. He has a real ability in this area.
On reading this one, my first thought was 'Is this really by the same author?'- because it reads as though written by a much younger person- his daughter /
???

Honestly- although I was ultimately able to adjust to this new style- it did require my force of will and I was left unsatisfied---- the characterisation in this one is more two dimensional- lacking the vibrancy and magnetism of the protagonist Shardlake in the five totally brilliant novels from this author I have previously read......


Running Like a Girl
Running Like a Girl
by Alexandra Heminsley
Edition: Paperback

5 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointed, 8 May 2013
This review is from: Running Like a Girl (Paperback)
I didnt get on with this one, Im afraid........ although the author writes with a certain panache it didn't really touch upon any spiritual dimensions and as a self help book its scope for me was limited......as a first attempt at writing its ok but I was put off by references such as 'having the arse of an athlete' etc....... honestly, today's modern woman- if this is anything to go by- has somehow located her consciousness in the baboon-like fixation around not their navels, but bottoms....... o well...... !!


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