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Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar
Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not Great, 20 Aug 2014
Reading the cover blurb and hype I wasn't sure what to expect from this book having just fast forwarded another similarly publicised book to my local charity shop.
Indeed I did almost give up on it part way through,introducing the various characters and the whys and wherefores of the business they set up seems to drag on for far too long and the whole thing is not entirely convincing.
I'm glad I persevered as Zoran Drvenkar is a real talent and the story does grip and make you think.He can also write and while his characters don't really come to life a lot of their insights and thoughts on life made me think a bit. I think something must have been lost inn translation as I found… Read more
The People Next Door by Christopher Ransom
The People Next Door by Christopher Ransom
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful, 15 Aug 2014
Thankfully a hundred or so pages into this book I decided to read the Amazon reviews to see if maybe I was missing something and it was worth persevering with.
Sadly it seems not and I'm not alone in thinking, "how did this get published" very,very quickly.
The first chapter is promising,even though anyone who ever watched a horror movie or read any crime or horror novel will know what's about to happen by page 3.Then we meet the Nashs and very quickly the book descends into farce and B movie horror territory.It doesn't take long for the holes inn the story to appear or for it to descend into some kind of half-baked supernatural/slasher/Vampire movie mess.
Possibly… Read more
Girl A: The truth about the Rochdale sex ring by t&hellip by Ebury Digital
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking, 9 Aug 2014
This book appalled me,it disgusted me and made me wonder what our society has become.
Almost as bad as the abuse "Hannah" suffered was the way she was treated by the Police and Social Services in Rochdale.The same people in the news once again when Cyril smith was exposed,someone somewhere needs to take a very long look at those who "turned a blind eye" to the child abuse they knew about and why they chose to do so.
The book is far from an easy read but it has to be read to show what can and does go on. Newspaper stories only scratch the surface,"Hannah"'s story,while being difficult to read,shows the numbness and hopelessness that follows the fear and… Read more

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