Adam Lake

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (35 of 44)
Location: London
Birthday: 27 July


Top Reviewer Ranking: 61,589 - Total Helpful Votes: 35 of 44
Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4) by Dan Brown
2.0 out of 5 stars Sickly, 22 Jan 2014
The whole thing feels terribly forced, it's like the author sat down with a guide book for Florence, Venice and Istanbul and decided to cram in every tourist attraction for the sake of it. Not an awful book but certainly begun to feel like a chore.
Power Trip: A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin by Damian McBride
4.0 out of 5 stars Actually very good., 16 Oct 2013
The first few pages convinced me that I was going to find both the author and the book annoying but actually I have to say I really enjoyed it. Dare I say it I actually found it all quite touching. McBride clearly has some issues but I think that all in all this is a great book written by someone who has seen a lot. Great stuff.
5 Days in May: The Coalition and Beyond by Andrew Adonis
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This book lost me when in the opening cast list it describes David Cameron as the 'fourth successive Tory leader to not win a majority'. Fact I know but it gives a clue to the unnecessary partisanship that is seen throughout this book. I can cope with reading a book that follows an ideology that I disagree with but this book doesn't attempt to delve into anything of substance and tend to rely of the superficial sort of 'he said she said' politics that just bores ordinary people. It read lead a twitter stream and not a book and for something that was published 3 years after the event you would hope for a bit more insight and humility.

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