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Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,150
Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (345 of 417)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,150 - Total Helpful Votes: 345 of 417
The Mermaid and the Drunks by Ben Richards
The Mermaid and the Drunks by Ben Richards
2.0 out of 5 stars never gets going, 4 May 2014
This book starts off nicely, couple of potentially interesting characters and plot starting to warm up and then a seemingly random occurrence blindsides the story and becomes the main plot. Out of nowhere the attempted mugging of some businessman introduces the main purpose of the novel and I was left wondering where the plot was going before that. This mugging that our original hero Joe foils happens 26 pages in. Enough time to be thinking that this is a strand or sideline, and I read on for a good few pages wondering when we were going to get back to the main story line. Amateurish handling of plot, and I wonder if we needed the first 25 pages of novel at all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars pricey, 24 April 2014
they're minecraft and that carries them a long way in the ratings. other than that they're good quality, sturdy unless you actually try to pull the arms off (they're on a sort of nobble and hole system!) but they push back on, and have given a fair amount of entertainment to an 8yr old boy. we built him and his mate steve a lego house and cars to race each other in.
Douglas Adams Collection (Hitch-Hikers Guide to th&hellip by Douglas Adams
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully bonkers, 24 April 2014
i love hitchhikers, and these are replacements. my only comment is the cheap covers. they're that horrible gritty printing, with the lamest designs on the covers i've ever seen.
apart from that niggle if you haven't got a copy of these in your house somewhere you are living a life all the poorer for it!