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And Another Thing: Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Gui&hellip by Eoin Colfer
8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars And Yet Another Thing, 13 Oct 2009
I've been reading Eoin Colfer's book 'And Another Thing' and I'm pleasantly surprised to discover that I happen to like it. That's a biggie, really unexpected, as I'm one of those people who can't accept the possibility that anyone could measure up to Douglas Adams in his own (reflection of this) universe.

Let's state the obvious, shall we? Eoin Colfer isn't Douglas Adams. If he'd tried to clone Douglas's work, this book wouldn't have floated. Eoin (I think I can call him that, having shaken his hand) hasn't tried to be Douglas Adams, but he has tried to satisfy Douglas's supporters by writing in a very similar style. It reads well without sounding like a cheesy attempt to mimick… Read more
And Another Thing ... Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's&hellip by Eoin Colfer
306 of 335 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars And Yet Another Thing, 13 Oct 2009
I've been reading Eoin Colfer's book 'And Another Thing' and I'm pleasantly surprised to discover that I happen to like it. That's a biggie, really unexpected, as I'm one of those people who can't accept the possibility that anyone could measure up to Douglas Adams in his own (reflection of this) universe.

Let's state the obvious, shall we? Eoin Colfer isn't Douglas Adams. If he'd tried to clone Douglas's work, this book wouldn't have floated. Eoin (I think I can call him that, having shaken his hand) hasn't tried to be Douglas Adams, but he has tried to satisfy Douglas's supporters by writing in a very similar style. It reads well without sounding like a cheesy attempt to mimick… Read more
Raffles and the Match-fixing Syndicate by Adam Corres
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Cricket will forever be the senior sport, the game of fair play. However, for the increasing numbers who believe they can make their living betting on live sporting events, the rise of professional match-fixers and the flurry of improbable results in cricket have severely upset the tables. This is a fictional adventure, but it contains an eye-opening account of the ruthless psychological gamesmanship used on the field to win matches, the corruption off the field and how to spot the signs of a game going wrong before you lose a packet. Raffles and the Match-Fixing Syndicate is an adventure, a comedy and a lesson in barbarism. Next time you're quite sure you know who's going to win, remember… Read more