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Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (72 of 96)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 41,179 - Total Helpful Votes: 72 of 96
The Universe versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply wonderful, 19 Mar 2014
Don't read the reviews. Just read the book. Go in with an open mind. It is wonderful. You will love it.
The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar by Martin Windrow
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
First and foremost this is a deeply moving, but never sentimental story of one man and the owl he reared from a chick. It is written with a restrained, wry 'Englishness' that conveys the powerful bond between man and owl as they move live first in a London high-rise flat and then in the Sussex countryside. As the story unfolds you get a real sense of a time and place, primarily Seventies Britain, that no longer exists.
Writing from detailed diary entries (some of which are quoted) the author goes into detail about Mumble's behaviour. His careful observations are delivered with clarity and humour, and demonstrate formidable knowledge as well as his background in history publishing (with… Read more
The Wrong Quarry (Hard Case Crime) (Hard Case Crim&hellip by Max Allan Collins
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Right Quarry, 6 Mar 2014
The Quarry books are always a pleasure. Expect a mildly un-PC, fast-moving thriller with plenty of action, well-drawn characters and a satisfyingly cynical and laconic narrator. Required reading when you want a piece of quality escapism.

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