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Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,850 - Total Helpful Votes: 129 of 155
I Can See in the Dark by Karin Fossum
I Can See in the Dark by Karin Fossum
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A study of evil, 24 Feb 2014
I was a bit disappointed that Inspector Sejer didn't appear in this Fossum book, but it was a good, short read nonetheless.
Riktor is a man with no social connections and no understanding of human interaction. He spends his working life supposedly nursing the dying but really inflicting unseen cruelty upon his elderly patients. Otherwise he sits in his local park observing, but rarely interacting, with the park's other regulars. He is fascinated with death and coldly watches as a skier falls through thin ice in the park and drowns in front of him.
It's not long before Riktor commits a violent crime but when the police catch up with him, it's with something else entirely that they… Read more
Education Under Siege: Why There is a Better Alter&hellip by Peter Mortimore
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative, 8 Jan 2014
Written by an author with a 50 year career in education, this is a sound and concise description of the English schooling system. Mortimore describes the the history, the current structure of our schools and what exactly is taught in them. He then goes on to consider the good points, bad points and finally, what, in an ideal world, could be done to improve education for future generations.
The main failure, as he sees it, is the inequality inherent in the system which means that those who enter it with more will always come out with more. The constant testing of our pupils and, unsurprisingly, the misguided interference of politicians - present and past - also come under some… Read more
Rieker  51440 Boots Womens Rieker
4.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable and smart, 8 Jan 2014
Smart-looking footwear with a sensible heel which won't put pressure on your knees. More of a boot/shoe cross than a substantial boot for all weathers. This means they look quite dainty unlike a more chunky boot. Although they seemed quite small when I got them out of the box they were a good fit and have a nice warm lining.
My second pair of Rieker boots - good value but well-fitting and stylish brand.

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