Helpful votes received on reviews: 60% (3 of 5)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 843,712 - Total Helpful Votes: 3 of 5
Five Years to Freedom by James N. Rowe
Five Years to Freedom by James N. Rowe
5.0 out of 5 stars nerve shredding, 2 Nov 2013
I experienced many emotions whilst reading this book,pride,horror,disbelief,despair at mans inhumanity to man,and finally a huge feeling of elation and relief when he finally escaped his sadistic captors. What a man,a real hero,who despite all he suffered,clung on to his principles and love of his country,and in the end triumphed over evil. This book will move you to tears.
Growing Old Outrageously: A Memoir of Travel, Food&hellip by Hilary Linstead
1.0 out of 5 stars A DISAPPOINTMENT, 18 Aug 2013
I bought this book because i enjoy travel writing,and like the authors,i,m also getting on a bit,and like to travel too. So i thought we had something in common-big mistake! They come across to me as a couple of rich old women who are fortunate to have the time and the money to be able to travel anywhere in the world,happy in their pseudo intellectual bubble(opera,s and art festivals) and visiting their also wealthy friends-i found their lustful references to young men particularly nauseating.If you are a fan of serious travel writing do not waste your hard earned cash on this book,i did,and i regret it.
Around India in 80 Trains by Monisha Rajesh
Around India in 80 Trains by Monisha Rajesh
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NO BILL BRYSON, 2 April 2013
I bought this book because i like trains and i like reading travel stories-sadly i was disappointed on both counts.I,m sure this book will appeal to many,but it just did,nt do it for me.I was expecting a travelogue in the style of Bill Bryson ,but instead got a confusing,disjointed jumble,sorry,maybe its me.