Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (67 of 82)


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A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars FFS, 7 Aug 2012
Makes you wonder why the other 3 billion of us in AA and NA are doing..are we all retarded? What upsets and worries me most about this novel( and it is a novel) is that it might be recommended to those in early recovery or those pondering a way out of addiction, this could be a very very dangerous book and give the wrong impression. There is absolutly nothing whatsoever in this book that resembles anything like true recovery, it is pure fiction, and shame on the author for calling it otherwise. I sure hope that old self will of his is good and strong for the future, because like others before him who eventually fall, give the rest of us a bad name,. if you are an addict looking for answers,… Read more
Marching Powder (Pan Real Lives) by Rusty Young
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Marching Powder, 21 Jun 2012
This book could be fiction with all the events that occur but it's all true. It's a really interesting read. The extent of corruption is unbelievable. I highly recommend. I've been telling everyone about it since. Particularly those traveling to South America. South America is just a completely different world to the Western world and this book epitimises that.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
43 of 54 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cotton Wool, 15 Jun 2012
I don't think the chronology was well handled or the historical issues well introduced. The language especially was unconvincing, too much modern terminology in the mixture. I frequently got lost - having to re-read and concentrate hard to extricate who was doing or saying what to whom. The arrangement of the writing seems deliberately perverse at times. The more the book dragged on, the more bitty and clumsy it got. I didn't feel I was getting the spirit or atmosphere of the time or learning anything. There wasn't any historical framework to link things against. It felt like tediously chewing your way through cotton wool.