Laura Marangoni

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (36 of 38)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 146,938 - Total Helpful Votes: 36 of 38
Raffles: Stumped by Richard Foreman
Raffles: Stumped by Richard Foreman
4.0 out of 5 stars Biting and amusing, 28 Nov 2012
After reading with enthusiasm 'Raffles: A GentlemanTthief' and 'Raffles: Bowled Over', I could not wait to start a new adventure.

Raffles Stumped is a short but entertainig tale. I found myself laughing out loud at the knowing wit of the hero and the in jokes related to our age. In this story Bunny is heavily in debt and to make matters worse he is forced to pay off a loan to the greedy moneylender - Alexander Cardinal, nicknamed "Shylock".

Once again the strength of the friendship between Raffles and Bunny conquers.
Relationship Status by Amy Wilson
Relationship Status by Amy Wilson
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A life less ordinary., 23 Nov 2012
Dan and Kate are an ordinary couple whose seemingly quiet life doesn't distinguish from that of many other people except for one thing: Dan has set up a company that is worth 100 billion of dollars. This is the value of Connected, a website that allows people to connect with each other and on which the nerd Dan has worked since college days.

This novel explores, from the point of view of Kate, a strong but at the same time sensitive woman and the impact that such a change of lifestyle brings to a marriage.
The book explores the consequences of marrying one of the richest man in the world, in both a serious and humorous way.
The Deadly Sisterhood: A story of Women, Power and&hellip by Leonie Frieda
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
In some ways the Deadly Sisterhood confirms many of the truisms about the Renaissance, in regards to politic Princes and Popes, the decadence of the courts, the great art and the obsession with power and wealth. At other times however Leonie Frieda's books highlights the subtlties and contradictions of the age; how the powerful princes could be ruled by the women behind them, how the supposedly enlightened were often sadistic and cruel and how weak women could become strong and conversely how strong women could fall from grace. It is also clear that there was little love loss and sorority between the sisterhood of the period.
This book jumps around quite a bit and follows a number of… Read more