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Helpful votes received on reviews: 53% (33 of 62)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 303,867 - Total Helpful Votes: 33 of 62
Six Geese a-Laying (Mini Christmas Short Story) by Sophie Kinsella
2.0 out of 5 stars Utter Tosh, 24 Jan 2014
Okay if it was shoved between the "What to the Christmas party" and "Your Christmas dinner countdown" in Woman and Home, but not for me at all, apart from being a Christmas story. I love a Christmas story. But not this one,
Perfect by Rachel Joyce
Perfect by Rachel Joyce
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3.0 out of 5 stars Curate's Egg, 24 Jan 2014
Good period piece, if a little over egged. I lived through this time and we never ever called it anything other than squash - orange squash if we were feeling verbose. These were the heady days before the obsession with branding sank its sharp and tainted claws into the flesh of impressionable mankind. If the author's research is worn too bright, as it is here, I am constantly distanced from the text - and not in a literary way.
So I have started with the bad, I will end with the good. The sense of barriers, between classes, sexes, and between the seemingly mentally healthy and the mentally ill, is well conveyed and anyone with a yearning for 'the good old days' should take heed… Read more
50 Facts That Should Change the World by Jessica Williams
2.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new, 24 Jan 2014
We know the world is going to Hell in a handcart that is being collectively rolled along by all of us careless and ignorant humans. Not much new here. The 50 changes are the bad ones - I thought this was going to be about good ways that, if enacted, could improve things, but no - this is the same old, same old, doom laden prophecies we have all heard before.

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