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RT Mulligan

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (25 of 32)
Location: York, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,448,495 - Total Helpful Votes: 25 of 32
The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith
The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Secret Stench, 1 July 2011
Awful book. Apart from the ridiculous plot, and its weird tempo - loads of pages given to irrelevances and what could be major things just glossed over - it's the characters and narrative that makes this one of the worst books i've ever read. We are supposed to sympathise with the ex-KGB guy throughout. I don't mind cheering for the bad guy, but no one wants to cheer for the bad guy who has apparently turned good and developed a weird righteousness.
child 44 was okay, but this is absolute trash.
The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer
The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer
17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
There are those that suggest merely to look at a childhood photograph of Adolf Hitler is sacrilege. It is to search for innocence within the pale blue eyes, and from that comes a journey of reasoning and justification for later events.

Norman Mailer isn't a subscriber to such censorship, having entered Hitler's bloodline two generations before young Adi was born in 1889, and then sticking with the future Nazi leader's formative childhood years, in the narrative of his new book. What we find is a stinking cess pool of incest, petty thuggery, piety and rage - and that's well before the cataclysmic events described when Adolf is conceived by Alois Hitler and his wife, 'daughter' and… Read more

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