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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,849,626 - Total Helpful Votes: 2 of 2
The Revenge of Tom Dollar by Reg V. Reynolds
The Revenge of Tom Dollar by Reg V. Reynolds
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lacks texture, 17 May 2005
I read this book with great anticipation, after reading about it in the Gibraltar Chronicle.

It far from met my expectations. Amidst the countless predictable, unnecessary, cheap and at times laughable references to sex, rape and love, the only thing to keep me going was the relatively interesting compilation of historical facts. However, if history is what you want, you might be better off buying a factual rather than fictional book.

I give one star for the effort, and another for getting the dates right.
Skipper Worse by Alexander Kielland
Skipper Worse by Alexander Kielland
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 25 Nov 2004
A story of love and decisions (good and bad ones).
Kielland tells about people and their emotions so well, the feelings grow as intense in the reader as in the characters featured in this masterpiece.
It is a story that touches on the very core of human behaviour. A strong and critical view on Kielland's society, yet with no lesser relevance for us today.
A stunnigly well written book from one of Norway's greatest writers.
Fourth Night Watch -OSI by Johan Falkberget
Fourth Night Watch -OSI by Johan Falkberget
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I ever read, 22 Nov 2004
This book is set in a small mining community in Norway. The (over)ambitious priest, Benjamin Sigismund, is sent to a desolate village in the mountains to take over the ministry.
On arriving, he is very negative to the people in his new parish, and longs for a post in more hospitable environments. There are few people there with whom he feels he "connects" on an intellectual level.
As time goes by, relationships develop, and Sigismund's attitude changes drastically, forcing him to make a choice between what his heart desires and what he knows is right.
In fear of saying too much, I shall not elaborate any further than saying that this is a book that gives great insight in the… Read more