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Helpful votes received on reviews: 71% (55 of 77)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 25,255 - Total Helpful Votes: 55 of 77
Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates
Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is a tremendous novel by first-time author Christopher Yates. From page one, I was completely swept into the story and just couldn't put the book down. The novel is in two main sections: the diary section written 14 years after the events described in the other section.

One of the biggest merits of the book is the handling of the neurotic main character, Jolyon. While I suspected he was the main narrator a bit before it was revealed this was handled extremely artfully and I was able to just enjoy the surprise when it came along. The mnemonics he places around his flat to remind him to do the most basic human tasks - drink, eat, shower, get dressed - was written so well and… Read more
The Assassins Curse (Strange Chemistry) by Cassandra Rose Clarke
The Assassins Curse (Strange Chemistry) by Cassandra Rose Clarke
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Assassin's Curse, 10 Jan 2014
Maybe I'm not the right age category but this book is far from the "amazing" read I was expecting based on these reviews. Yes, the story moves along nicely, yes, the author definitely has a very distinctive voice, but do I like that story or that distinctive voice? Not particularly much, and I was expecting more depth to the story. It was a light read, not even 300 pages, so made a good companion for a long flight but I don't think I'll bother with the follow-up book as I'm just not that interested to find out what happens.

A minor moan to the publishing company: the backcover is the biggest spoiler in the history of publishing! (well, nearly.) The blurb spells out that the duo… Read more
The Ghost Hunters by Neil Spring
The Ghost Hunters by Neil Spring
37 of 45 people found the following review helpful
I am honestly in a bit of a shock after the days and days that I have tried to wade my way through Neil Spring's supremely tepid and frankly appallingly badly written (AND edited, AND proofread - honestly, Quercus!!) debut novel. The shock is partly induced by the fawning reviews on Amazon praising Spring's efforts. Did I get a copy out of which some malicious soul had ripped the pages housing the story that, it appears, has captivated the minds and imaginations of several of my peers and replaced them with the drivel some well-intentioned and high-aiming undergrad spouted in a creative writing class? But no, then I spotted the other reviews expressing bemusement and disappointment at what… Read more

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