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Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (16 of 19)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 138,940 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 19
The Thing About December by Donal Ryan
The Thing About December by Donal Ryan
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I really enjoyed every single thing about this book. The year in the life of Johnsey unfolded gradually to reveal a portrait of a lost soul at the mercy of a wide range of believable and extremely well written characters. There are moments of total despair and others when redemption seems within reach, but Ryan very movingly relates Johnsey's mistrust and simplicity, and indeed the motives of the other characters are mainly left open to the reader. Loved the sense of place too, and just the right amount of lyrical Irish vernacular - making this a book which cries out to be read aloud, even if nobody's listening. Really looking forward to more of Ryan's work - reminded me in many ways of… Read more
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian by Andy Weir
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Very enjoyable read and an interesting premise. Persevere beyond the GCSE maths fest that constitutes the first section because fortunately the rest of the book moves on to an actual plot rather than a series of equations. Did feel in retrospect that we don't actually get to know much about our hero beyond his problem solving skills - think most humans in such a situation might display a greater range of emotions, nostalgia etc. But then I am guilty of contemplating the deep fragility of life every time I board easyjet to Bristol. Interesting to compare this with James Smythe's novel The Explorer which dealt with a similar scenario… Read more
The Dazzle by Robert Hudson
The Dazzle by Robert Hudson
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not at all dazzling, 24 April 2014
A very tedious and overwritten book, peopled with distinct but wholly unsympathetic characters. Fast paced? Page turner? Not for me I'm afraid. I never give up on books but finally had to throw in the towel on this one after 150 pages or so. Maybe I'm missing something....

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