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Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (35 of 39)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,905,912 - Total Helpful Votes: 35 of 39
Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland
Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This was the first Coupland book I'd read - it is amazing. Like some of the other reviewers I now recommend it to everyone who asks 'read anything good lately'. I am resisting giving too much detail on the plot as it will draw you in slowly and then, in the final chapter, it will spit you out, reeling as your brain comes to comprehend the hurt felt by one of the characters in a scene with such strong spiritual overtones that anyone with a heart will weep.
Atonement (Vintage War) by Ian McEwan
Atonement (Vintage War) by Ian McEwan
16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable, 22 Nov 2007
I read this when it was first published and loved it. Having just seen the film (which is excellent) I was inspired to re-read the novel. It was well worth it. Whilst some of the 'shock' factor is clearly lost on a second reading, it allows greater opportunity to appreciate how well crafted the story is and how the descriptive passages, particularly the war scenes, burn into your brain. There are few books that merit a second read - particularly after the images of the characters, which you've formed in your head, have been squashed by on-screen actors - but this is one of them.
Deano by Bryan Robson
Deano by Bryan Robson
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Books on footballers don't come much more honest that this. Dean Windass has a reputation as a 'hardman' of football. But how many 'hardmen' in football or outside it would bare their souls about the childhood sadness of their parent's divorce and its impact on them right into adulthood: the drink, the silent rages . . . and wetting the bed! Deano isn't scared to tell it like it is, which suggests he is a man comfortable in his own skin. He reveals how he was rejected as a teenage apprentice from Hull City and how he felt as if his life was over. But whilst working on building sites and frozen food factories, he kept playing non-league football until a few years later he had a second chance… Read more