A. S. Gilbert

Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (484 of 532)
Location: Nottingham


Top Reviewer Ranking: 15,382 - Total Helpful Votes: 484 of 532
Room by Emma Donoghue
Room by Emma Donoghue
We read this at our book group and members either loved it or hated it. The child-speak got a bit irritating; the content made us remember press stories over the last few years which were harrowing and we would rather not recall them at all. I felt something so topical in the press at the time the book was written was a cheap way of getting an idea for a plot, and the story lost its way towards the end with inconsistencies. Having said that it was compelling/compulsive reading and I could hardly put the book down. There is a happy ending but there are a lot of questions the reader would ask him or herself.

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Sherlock - Series 1 and 2 Box Set [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
Sherlock - Series 1 and 2 Box Set [DVD] DVD ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 19 Jan 2013
These make excellent viewing. Exciting, intriguing and, as you will know if you watched the series on TV, the characters are cast perfectly. The connections with the original Conan Doyle stories and giving them a 21st century twist is very clever. The episodes are more like films in their own right and even if you have seen them before, another viewing provides even more entertainment as you notice things you missed the first time around.
Draper 34875 700 mm Extra-Large Head Plastic Leaf &hellip by Draper
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the job, 8 Jan 2013
Although I have not used this yet (bought it as a Christmas present for my husband)it seems robust and light and easy to use. The size of the head span means the job of raking leaves off our lawn will be much easier next autumn. Great news!

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