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The Son by Philipp Meyer
The Son by Philipp Meyer
I must confess I'm slightly baffled by the almost universal brilliant reviews this book has received. We star givers on Amazon can be a fickle bunch and this sweeping but detail heavy epic has, I would have thought, much to put off the casual reader. Certainly I've seen less forgiving reviews on books (often only partially read), that were much more accessible than 'The Son'.

Around page 250 I nearly gave up. I'd slogged through graphic details of rape, murder, scalping, pillage, horse riding, landscapes and oil wells, but found the book lacked urgency and direction. Despite this, I pressed on and I am glad I did.

For a brief time I thought 'The Son' was going to be… Read more
Konstsmide Lightsets Outdoor 3612-110 19.04 m 120 &hellip by Konstsmide
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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These are a very nice set of lights. Bright (potentially too bright in a small living room) and plenty of them. A generous 10m of cable before the lights start, which is a good amount for those wishing to use them outside. The light is a strong white colour and, as is standard these days, the plug is a large adaptor with a small cable jack that plugs into it. This makes it easy to pass the cable through small holes/barely open windows.

The proof in the pudding of these lights will be how long they last, but at first glance they seem like they will do the trick in 97 days time...
The Mongoliad (The Mongoliad Cycle Book 3) by Neal Stephenson
1.0 out of 5 stars Yawn!, 12 Sep 2014
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I've already read over 1000 pages of this saga in the vague hope something interesting will happen. Two hundred more pages of mind numbing tedium forced me to quit. This book is the longest of the three and life is too short!

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