Paul Hanratty

Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (107 of 131)
Location: Tyne and Wear
In My Own Words:
I have recently published a childrens' book called "Sammy Goes To New York" about a little boy who is given a magic globe which affords him the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world.He chooses New York for his first trip and enjoys adventures at the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building as well as riding the Staten Island ferry and skating in Central Park. This book is available fr… Read more

Love reading and enjoy writing (first book just published - see above). I think Stephen Leather is the master of thriller writers although my wife swears by James Patterson whom I do enjoy.As well as a good thriller I am a big fan of biographies and … Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 136,451 - Total Helpful Votes: 107 of 131
See You in September by Joanne Teague
See You in September by Joanne Teague
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars See You in September, 11 Sep 2014
Anyone taking their children out of school for the purposes of this trip is brave, but to do so against the backdrop of a potentially fatal condition is nothing short of courageous. I loved Joanne's anecdotes during the course of the trip and learned an awful lot about the places they visited. They met some interesting characters and the children surely had a more rounded education than they would have had staying in school. After I had read the book I discovered a little more about the family from news reports and have no doubt that the family's experiences will stay with them forever. At times the book is sad but ultimately so uplifting.
Jelleyman's Thrown a Wobbly: Saturday Afternoons i&hellip by Jeff Stelling
1.0 out of 5 stars I also threw a wobbly!, 11 Sep 2014
I am not a huge fan of Soccer Saturday but I have seen it and I am familiar with the format. Jeff Stelling seems a pretty natural presenter and bizarrely the programme seems to work. However, I did not enjoy this book which was really a vehicle for Mr Stelling telling us how clever and how amusing he is! I had hoped that there might be some substance to the book and perhaps a more in depth look behind the scenes, but in reality it was a tale of infantile drivel. The low points in a very substandard publication was a chapter of messages allegedly sent to the programme by viewers which were inane and a chapter describing in mind-numbing detail the rules of a drinking game based upon the… Read more
Siege: (Scope 1) by Simon Kernick
Siege: (Scope 1) by Simon Kernick
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Siege, 29 April 2012
Whenever I see that Peter James, Stephen Leather or Simon Kernick has writen a new book I get a little pang of excitement because I know I'm in for a good read. The Siege was a classic page-turner even though much of the action occurred in one location. The characters were clearly thought out and each had a personality of their own which shone out from the page. Inevitably there are going to be twists and turns and part of the fun is trying to second-guess those situations. I was also very interested in reading the inspiration for the book which demonstrated the amount of effort which went into producing this tale. I don't want to comment on the plot simply take my word that this is a read… Read more

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