Charlie

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (11 of 12)
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Stalkers by Paul Finch
Stalkers by Paul Finch
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I've read lots of work by this author, as i'm a big fan of horror. Finch is without question one of the British masters of the horror genre, but Stalkers demonstrates that he can write thrillers of the highest calibre too.
Stalkers is a real page turner; a riveting, fast paced thriller, which keeps your attention right up to the very last page. It's a dark and interesting plot, with likeable, realistic characters, all set against a brilliantly drawn landscape of urban dereliction.
The bad guys in this book are the real deal; evil, violent, merciless men, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. The hero's are refreshingly believable; flawed and vulnerable, but determined to… Read more
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Madeline Miller's novel, The Song of Achilles, is simply stunning. A glorious, epic love story, which blends mythology and realism seamlessly and portrays the love between two men with such simple eloquence that it reduced me to tears numerous times. A must read for fans of classical history, mythology and romance, but also beautifully written, engaging and inspirational, so will certainly appeal to any fans of literary fiction. This book is totally deserving of the awards and accolades it has received. Strongly recommended.
*****
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars mystifying, 5 July 2012
whilst you can't argue that the writing in this book is largely good, I failed to spot the literary genius that Carlos Ruiz Zafon is associated with. I found the plot utterly mystifying and the plot poorly constructed. whilst I was intrigued at occasional points, I was left at the end wondering what on Earth it had all been about. i didn't find the characters easy to warm to, nor did i especially care what happened to them. i don't like leaving negative criticism as a rule, but i have to be honest and say that this book was both bemusing and disappointing. I also found a lot of the language repetitive and predictable. Not one I will pick up again.

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