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The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book you want to read over and over again, 25 May 2013
This review is from: The Great Gatsby (Kindle Edition)
I re-read the Great Gatsby for the third time recently after having watched the new Baz Lurhman film. I really think it is one of those books which you can't just read once. I think the first time I read it there were so many things that I missed or didn't quite understand but after having seen both the recent film and the Robert Redford version, and returning to the book, I really noticed how powerful it really is. Fitzgerald packs so much in to his short novella, commenting on race, gender, class and the unattainability of the American dream. If you didn't love it upon first reading it I would strongly urge you to give it another go and look harder for the beautifully sad message.


Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4)
Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not great, 23 May 2013
This book started off really well and I had quite high hopes for it but it really started to trail off after about the first 150 pages. It became quite repetitive and the final twists were disappointing. Easy page turner but could have been cut down.


The Cornish Affair
The Cornish Affair
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun, 23 May 2013
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The descriptions of Cornwall are beautiful in this novel. I was enchanted by the stunning scene of dolphins diving in and out of the sparkling waves. I have only been to Cornwall once when I was younger but I will definitely have to spend more time there after reading this enchanting narrative. Great fun and a satisfying conclusion.


The Secessionist
The Secessionist
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4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting historical period, 23 May 2013
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Underwood is battling to gain control of his land and his farm as his relationship with his overbearing wife breaks apart. His turbulent personal life is set against a backdrop of political unrest as America moves towards Civil War. John Frye uses an exciting time in America's history to create a narrative which sympathetically chronicles the emotions of those unsure of how to think or act as the country was torn in half.


Fergie's Finest: Sir Alex Ferguson's First 11
Fergie's Finest: Sir Alex Ferguson's First 11
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fergie's Finest, 13 May 2013
Fergie's Finest picks Fergie's all time greatest 11 by choosing the best player for each position. Some decisions are obvious and have little or no competition but other decisions are a lot harder to make. He backs up his choices with match analyses and interviews, but often it seems like there is hardly anything in it. So many great players have played at Old Trafford under Fergie's reign that it is nearly impossible to whittle it down to the finalists. So sad to see such a fantastic manager leave.


The Complete Pat Hobby
The Complete Pat Hobby
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pat Hobby returns!, 13 May 2013
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I have caught Fitzgerald fever with the release of the new Gatsby films and have been making my way through his works. I recently finished his hilarious Pat Hobby short stories and I couldn't get enough of Hobby's useless, misguided and, often drunken, character. I was delighted to find these new short stories which are continuing on the Pat Hobby legacy. Pat Hobby is back - chasing women, getting drunk and failing miserably in his Hollywood career. I particularly loved `It's Too Darn Hot' and `Whisky Galore'.


The Scoundrel And The Spy
The Scoundrel And The Spy
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fresh look at the Civil war, 13 May 2013
The Scoundrel and the Spy is an exciting tale of love and war. Set during the Civil war in Richmond it follows the stories of Captain Smyth and Andrew Strickler, both of whom are fighting for the affections of Catherine Page. Smyth eventually abuses his power and accuses Strickler of being a spy, so that he has sole access to Catherine. The plot is well written and takes an unusual perspective by focusing on the action behind the lines rather than at the front. The Scoundrel and the Spy looks at the cost of war, especially for those not fighting, as opposed to the horrors and heroes on the front lines. I enjoyed reading it as it was a refreshing way in which to look at the casualties of war, it also flowed well throughout and was easy to understand and read.


Broken Force
Broken Force
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fast and Furious, 8 May 2013
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This review is from: Broken Force (Kindle Edition)
A strong book in the genre. One for those who like seeing the interaction and friction between the police and criminals. A dank setting and complex character motivations. Falconieri is a multifaceted man and the reader is never quite sure of where he'll lead the story next - or how he'll deal with such extraordinary situations. Drugs, cops, New York and an inside suspect - a book for those who like the darker side of fiction.


Slip-Up: How Fleet Street Found Ronnie Biggs And Scotland Yard Lost Him - The Story Behind The Scoop
Slip-Up: How Fleet Street Found Ronnie Biggs And Scotland Yard Lost Him - The Story Behind The Scoop
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cautionary Tale of Crime, 8 May 2013
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An interesting story. The characters are represented with respect, considering this is a tale of crime and an unrelenting man-hunt. The details around how much Scotland Yard was outwitted are worth a read in themselves. How Biggs managed to escape justice for so many years is amazing, especially when you read about the lengths the press went to capture him. Very funny in parts. I'd recommend to anyone with an interest in how the media attempted to act as the fourth estate in decades past.


Hard Targets: A Doc Palfrey Omnibus
Hard Targets: A Doc Palfrey Omnibus
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4.0 out of 5 stars Traditional Thriller, 5 May 2013
Richard Creasey never fails to please with his Doc Palfrey books. Hard Targets in an omnibus of his latest three, Wings of Fear, Burning Night and Deadly Sleep. All three are traditional thrillers; with action happening right from the word go. Of the three I enjoyed Deadly Sleep the most, in it Doc is hunting known villain Rondivallo, who is infecting the population of Vancouver Island with a mysterious disease which causes paralysis and eventually a coma. All three books are well written and exciting to read, Creasey manages to keep the reader interested throughout with twisting, fast paced plots and Doc Palfrey is a protagonist thriller readers will love. The omnibus was a great read in general and I highly recommended it.


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