S Rogers

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (18 of 22)
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Flambards Divided by K. M. Peyton
Flambards Divided by K. M. Peyton
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A nostalgic treat, 25 Jun 2010
Sadly I lost my orginal copies of the Flambards books years ago. I am in my 30s now but when I saw the first one one re-issued I bought it instantly - despite the AWFUL cover. Evenso I was a bit anxious when I started reading - after all I was an impressionable 12 year old when I loved these books so intensely. I needn't have worried - if anything I think I am more impressed now than I was then. Then all I saw was a girl about my own age living a terrifically exciting life surrounded by 3 beautiful young men.....Now I can see how cleanly they are written - the opening chapter of book 1 is a lesson in how to open a story and get your readers totally hooked; but they are also a really good… Read more
Beginning Place by Le Guin
Beginning Place by Le Guin
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I admire Le Guin immensely and am gradually trying to pick up everything she's written. This isn't up there with some of her best stuff (Earthsea, Left Hand of Darkness etc.) but it's got some charm and is a good read. It's almost dreamlike in construction and brings to mind a combination of Donnie Darko and Alice in Wonderland. A bit of a curio then and perfect for those of you who like their reading a bit left of field.
A Darkling Plain (Mortal Engines Quartet) by Philip Reeve
For those of you that haven't discovered these books yet or need a little more to convince you: These books contain one of the most fantastic anti-heroines in fiction. Hester Shaw is the perfect antidote to nearly every other female character I can think of apart from perhaps Lyra Silvertongue - but even she would pale beside someone as dysfunctional but brilliant as Hester. Her journey throughout these books is both powerful and bittersweet and probably my favourite aspect of the story. In particular her conflicted feelings about parenthood really rang true to me and will be an eye opener to anybody who hasn't been there yet.....

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