D. Thorpe

"Doc Chaos"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (49 of 61)
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Oxford Thesaurus of English by Oxford Dictionaries
Oxford Thesaurus of English by Oxford Dictionaries
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy this book, 30 April 2013
Not only is this not a proper Roget's thesaurus, it is also a very bad thesaurus. What a waste of money.

Looking at reviews, I decided to buy the 30 Oxford University Press thesaurus, conscientiously avoiding buying it on Amazon for 19.40 but instead choosing to patronise my local bookshop, because I really don't want to support a company that is taking over just about everything and refusing to pay tax in this country.

I thought if it cost that much money, it must be good. Yes, I really am that naive. Touching, isn't it?

My local bookshop was very pleased, but when my book arrived, two days later, I was not. In the end, I had to take it back. Thing is, it… Read more
Love and Other Possibilities by Lewis Davies
This generously designed volume contains ten gems. The mark of a good short story is not necessarily a twist at the end, but a ruthlessly honest, fresh and perhaps poignant perspective on what might have been familiar character themes.

To the Centre of the Volcano, echoing by its title Malcolm Lowry's epic of doom, Under the Volcano, deals with the grief of a father for his wife's death, seen partly through the eyes of their son.

The Stars Above the City examines the gay man's burden in Morocco from both sides: visitor and local.

Doris and Ethanol on the City Road goes deep into the feelings of a pathologist as he cuts deeply into the substantial flesh to… Read more
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous item, 14 Nov 2011
I bought this so I could have the internet in my garden office that's over 30 metres from the house, but connected by an electric cable. It works straight out of the box and gives me faster internet than I was getting on the wi-fi in the house! Brilliant! Have now bought another socket for a teenager in the house whose laptop is not wi-fi enabled.

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