Helena Bottlethwaite

"Helena Bottlethwaite"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (4 of 4)
Location: Henley on Thames


Top Reviewer Ranking: 808,952 - Total Helpful Votes: 4 of 4
Troyboys by William Barr
Troyboys by William Barr
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I stumbled upon this book, not having a particular interest in Greek mythology or management theory, which are the two themes which run through this. A friend mentioned it to me and I read it all in one sitting on a long flight at the expense of any other in-flight entertainment and I can honestly say I thought it hilarious! Great writing, sending up both the story of the sacking of Troy and all the mythological characters linked to this as well as business and management jargon, over complication of very simple things, pomposity, and all the crap that most of us will have experienced at some point in some workplace. William Barr's wit, characterisation and colourful language mean that… Read more
The Carp Club (or The Election That Never Was) by William Barr
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blimmin' Brilliant!, 11 Mar 2010
To be honest I embarked on reading this book with a bit of trepidation, knowing little of carp fishing and politics. However, I was very soon gripped by the wonderfully strong characters, the countdown to election night and a burning curiosity to see just how the tale would unfold. Brilliantly written, Barr writes with an engaging style, brimming over with wit, intellect and punnery!! Love it.

I would recommend this to anyone and everyone: it is a well written and well timed release - somebody needs to be expressing and communicating these views!

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