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When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter tripe, 16 April 2014
Improbable, crudely-drawn characters. A fascile skip through 9/11, domestic violence, cancer and memory loss. Shoddy metaphors, I'll give you an example: "The sound of the trunk fracturing and splintering and falling to earth was the sound his heart would have made, could it speak."
I didn't like it.
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Wi&hellip by Jonas Jonasson
23 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful, awful, awful, 3 Feb 2013
The plot is fatuous, the jokes are repetitive and just not funny. I read this book sat next to the fire and was many many times tempted to just throw it in. Before long I'd ceased to care what happened to any of the characters - there seems to be a wrongly placed black-or-white morality about the book, basically there are "good guys" and "bad guys" and if the "bad guys" are murdered then that's OK because we didn't like them anyway.
The plot is highly improbable - the main character becomes acquainted with so many world figures from Stalin to the American president, and the situation in each country is glossed over without the least depth.
I didn't bother to finish it. I suppose… Read more
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not effective enough, 12 Nov 2011
Not effective enough for me. In order to pull my big toe over enough to provide relief and make a difference, I have to close it so tight over my big toe that it is uncomfotable and reduces circulation. I wake in the night and have to take it off. Or if I only put it on loosely, I don't feel it's making a difference.