Lisa L. Hansen

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (112 of 152)
Location: Køge, Denmark
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,495,854 - Total Helpful Votes: 112 of 152
Agent 6 by Tom Rob Smith
Agent 6 by Tom Rob Smith
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
What a let down. I was really excited to read this book after having read "Child 44" but where that was a novel, "Agent 6" is more a history book thinly disguised as a novel. Leo Demidov and his family tragedy are used merely as a vehicle for showing how much the author has learned about life in the Soviet Union and its involvement in Afghanistan and they could easily have taken 300 pages in the middle of the book and whitled them down to about 30. Also, the poor typesetting of this book (many grammatical errors, missing words and weirdly structured sentences) makes it actually annoying to read in some places. Overall it's quite sad that a character like Leo Demidov, who started out so… Read more
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
I love my job but never have I regretted its low wages as much as I do right now because after having read "Shutter Island" (my first Dennis Lehane experience) all I want to do is rush out and buy every single other book he has written.
The story takes place in 1954 when two US. marshals arrive on Shutter Island off the Boston coast to investigate the inexplicable disappearance of one of the patients of the hospital for the criminally insane which is located on the island. The chief physician and the rest of the staff are unhelpful to say the least and the more that the two marshals look into the whole affair the stranger it all gets. Something is definitely not as it seems and perhaps… Read more
New Boy by William Sutcliffe
New Boy by William Sutcliffe
6 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the effort, 5 Feb 2004
How this book managed to sneak under the radar of the Penguin editor and actually get published I will never understand but it did and the literary world is a poorer place for it. I usually finish every book I've started reading no matter how bad it is, because I always keep on giving it just one more chance and one more and one more.....but not so with this one. I made it to page 108 (out of 200) and then had to put it away as my mind was threatening to cave in under the weight of how bad this book is.
First of all, the title of the book is "New boy" but only a small part of the book is actually about the new boy, Barry. Instead most of it is about its narrator, Mark, and never have I… Read more

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