Richard B. Cameron

"demma52"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (78 of 86)
Location: Prague
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 299,876 - Total Helpful Votes: 78 of 86
The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is just a warning to prospective kindle customers - the digital version of this book is not "lavishly illustrated" and most shocking of all to me, Nicholas Frankel's extensive notes, which run alongside the text and which exceed the actual length of the novel itself, are not included! Yes, there are two rich scholarly introductions, replete with notes, and some three pages of notes to the actual text, but the "annotations" which have excited so much comment from reviewers are in fact missing from the kindle edition. There was no warning from Amazon that the kindle edition is completely without the textual notes and illustrations. In fact Stonewall Riot Press has a complete,… Read more
Deadly Inheritance: An Ursula Grandison Mystery (U&hellip by Janet Laurence
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Rarely do I finish a crime/mystery novel with the sense of being spiritually uplifted and renewed, but such was my experience when I finished Janet Laurence's exquisite tale of murder, mystery and intrigue set in the world of the English aristocracy at the opening of the 20th century. Because the fictional world was so richly realized and because so many of the characters were so fully developed and, more importantly, allowed by their author to freely exist within their fictional world, this really felt like reading a mystery novel by Henry James, Jane Austen or even George Eliot. Both the moral sensibility of the work and its fictional craft are of a very high order, and as a result, we… Read more
Another Time, Another Life: (The Story of a Crime &hellip by Leif G W Persson
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for Everyone, 14 Jun 2012
Another dark, convoluted, meandering political thriller from this master of subtle innuendo and intricate plots extending over years. Yes, the sexism that marked the first book is here again in even stronger terms. And yes for many readers it will seem slow and plodding, but clearly Persson doesn't care and isn't going to change his writing style. Either you are willing to go with him, and to take the time to become totally immersed in his complex worlds, or you are not the kind of reader he is writing for. I admire his integrity in this regard. His books are not page turners in the style of the justly famous Stieg Larsson, they are something else altogether, and I finish his works feeling… Read more

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