Matt Kenway

 
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilog&hellip by Stieg Larsson
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Thrillers are not usually my first choice of genre, so with a little trepidation, I tackled The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo recently.

It takes a fair while to get going, but there's enough mystery to hold your attention while the plot unfolds. When it did actually get going, I couldn't put it down until it was finished. Now that I've finished it, I can start to see the flaws though.

It does kind of read like a first draft. It's a long book and a lot could have been trimmed by a good editor. The prose is a bit clunky but I put that down to translation. There are several loose ends left flapping about, but I assumed that they might be tied up in the next couple of books… Read more
A Need to Know: UFOs, the Military and Intelligenc&hellip by Timothy Good
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I was really looking forward to reading this book. I had heard plenty about Tim Good and his supposed military contacts, inside information, and so on. I have an open mind about the whole UFO subject, and I wondered idly if this book would be the one to sway me towards the "nuts and bolts" camp (for the uninitiated, this is the theory that UFOs are actual physical spacecraft piloted by aliens).

There are some truly fascinating accounts in these pages, many of which I'd never heard of before. Take this one for instance - a pilot ejects from his jet when the engine cuts out for no apparent reason. With seconds to live, his chute barely opens in time as he flops down into a garden… Read more
This House Is Haunted: The Investigation of the En&hellip by Guy Lyon Playfair
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is the record of the investigation into what must still be one of the longest poltergeist disturbances ever, running as it did into a couple of years rather than the usual couple of months or so.

As ever with this subject, accusations of hoaxing persist. But I find it very hard to believe that anyone who reads this book from start to finish could seriously think that what happened was all down to the trickery of children.

Guy Lyon Playfair is an open-minded writer who at the same time never ignores the possibility of a rational explanantion, if feasible. But in this case, it often isn't.

See what you think. I was absolutely hooked by this book, and I'm… Read more

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