Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (23 of 28)


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Four Blind Mice by James Patterson
Four Blind Mice by James Patterson
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not so good, 15 May 2005
Having read a few of Patterson's books in the past, I was suitably unimpressed by this particular novel. The plot was somewhat lacking in action, and the author's style was distinctly lacking in appeal. It just about held my attention to the end, but it's highly unlikely that I'll be reading any more works by the same author.
Pour Your Heart into it: How Starbucks Built a Com&hellip by Howard Schultz
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars most interesting, 17 April 2005
An inspirational read, describing how Schultz pursues his dreams whilst adhering to the values on which the company was founded. The reader learns of his reactions to problems and how he has benefited from these situations. Schultz' ambitious nature and his sensible approach to staff management have helped to create the success that is Starbucks.
I enjoyed reading the book, as a coffee lover (some may argue addict) with a fondness for Starbucks coffee, and from the point of view of learning about Schultz' management strategies.
Motivational and uplifting as this book may be, I felt at times that it was analogous to the celebrated Frappuccino - refreshing and sweet, but sickening… Read more
Gladys Reunited: A Personal American Journey by Sandi Toksvig
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars one to make one smile, 5 Feb 2005
I'd been interesting in reading a book by Toksvig, having been impressed by her television appearances, and I certainly was not disappointed! It's a pleasing tale to read, conveniently punctuated by the author's clever little nuggets of wit.

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