G. Baker

Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (35 of 43)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,022,539 - Total Helpful Votes: 35 of 43
Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Wors&hellip by John Grogan
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars hated it, 10 July 2011
Hardly the worst dog in the world, just some dreadful lazy owners who couldn't be bothered to train him properly. I was deeply disturbed by references to drugging and caging a dog which probably could have done with better owners. The details of the Grogans' family life were deeply boring as well. A terribly ordinary novel. If you want a funnier book try "Bad Dog's Diary" which has none of the mawkish sentimentality this suffers from.
Apartment 16 by Adam Nevill
Apartment 16 by Adam Nevill
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I decided not to bother reading all the reviews when I purchased this book, which probably wasn't the best of ideas. I had high hopes originally for this book which sadly fell with every turn of the page. The plot is plodding and the characters are one dimensional - none of them have any kind of substance whatsoever: e.g. Apryl is a walking cliché and I found myself hoping that something terrible would happen to her, Seth's character was about as deep as a puddle and I wasn't interested in him whatsoever. The appalling characterisation and the slow pace in the first half of the book [presumably to build suspense, but really built frustration and irritation], really didn't endear the… Read more
Blameless: Book 3 of The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
After devouring the first two books in this series very quickly, I knew exactly what to expect from this one. The writing was at times infuriating; the Americanisms started to grate on me an awful lot: "ass", "Gotten" and various other completely inappropriate phrases had me wanting to throw the book down. ALthough these had been present in previous books they seemed far more prevalent in this one. Still, the story was engaging and the characters were full of life (pun intended) and it was an easy read. Definitely not Austen or Wodehouse but a good fun read to pass a small amount of time.

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