J. Floyd

"floss"
(REAL NAME)
Fully alert.............or have I just read a Goddard?
Helpful votes received on reviews: 72% (13 of 18)
Location: Dorset, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 596,455 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 18
The Safe House by Nicci French
The Safe House by Nicci French
I have not read Nicci French for some time due to a spell in bed and unable to handle books. But I realised I had some French books on my Kindle so I read this one, maybe even reread it as I started reading their books some time ago. Story was slow and one screams in the first few chapters 'NO' as she has a child and she is a femme sole; a normal person would not agree to the Police request and she is supposed to be a fairly intelligent bird. However after a quite good tale we end up with her doing something that even a daft tart would not dream of doing. And he bolted the door from the inside! Absolute balderdash. Pity as it ruined the book altogether and were someone to ask me if it were… Read more
Safer Than Houses by Frances Fyfield
Safer Than Houses by Frances Fyfield
Well, although I had started to read a Sarah Fortune - she's the heroine of some of Fyfield's books - novel before this one and taken it back to the library in disgust, as it was such dribble and was getting nowhere, I tried this one, largely because of the review above. As a description of the plot it is good; as a guide to the enjoyment to be deprived from reading it it was, I fear, misguiding. I soon realised that there were vast chunks of verbiage which could be safely omitted as they added nothing to one's understanding of the plot. Even so, it took some time to wade through as one needed to cast an eye over the junk [not too strong a word for it] to ensure one knew when one was back… Read more
Blott On The Landscape by Tom Sharpe
Blott On The Landscape by Tom Sharpe
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is an archetypal Sharpe book concerning the 'good' people battling the 'evil' people's scheme to build a motorway through a gorge of outstanding natural beauty and containing a ghastly sounding castle with a ferocious female owner and her sly husband, the scheming Sir Giles, but above all the wonderful creation, Blott. Just one thing troubles me about Sharpe and that is his 'idee fixe' that human beings switch from talking to screaming, yelling or snarling at the drop of a penny. The incessant use of this literary device is precisely what spoils the Wilt books which would otherwise have hugely funny plots. In 'Blott' his usage of this gimmick is limited and fails to ruin my enjoyment… Read more

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