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The PublishAmerica Style Guide by PublishAmerica
The PublishAmerica Style Guide by PublishAmerica
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
"No written work ever created didn't benefit from a reading by a friend." That appalling sentence is from the introduction of this laughable "style guide", produced by - more scare-quotes - "publisher", PublishAmerica. The mind boggles.
Worth Dying For (Jack Reacher) by Lee Child
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I have been a big fan of the Jack Reacher series for years, so it's sad to give this new novel a 2 star review. But this is probably the worst - or worst equal - book so far.

Child's best books have interesting, clever plot twists - KILLING FLOOR, THE VISITOR, ONE SHOT - or at the least, interesting settings or subject matter - the one on the militia base, say, or PERSUADER, or THE ENEMY. And another big plus was how varied his books are - Reacher remains the same, but the situations were all different. But now it seems that Child is repeating himself, because this feels like the third time we're doing ECHO BURNING.

ECHO BURNING was a pretty good one: Jack wanders in… Read more
Father Christmas Needs a Wee by Nicholas Allan
Father Christmas Needs a Wee by Nicholas Allan
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!, 23 Nov 2009
Nicholas Allan's books are firm favourites in our house and his latest is a triumph. It's a counting book which goes through the various drinks Father Christmas has been left by the families along his route, and the inevitably uncomfortable results! It causes so much hilarity that I think it will be asked for over and over long after the tinsel has been packed away for another year. Highly recommended.

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