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The Heroes: Three men.  One battle.  No Heroes. by Joe Abercrombie
4.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a battle, 11 Jan 2014
Why 4 stars - it's a good tale with good main and supporting characters but I could not quite totally escape into this book. It's well written with some very smart innovative elements, the battle scenes are very well written and the characters are all developed over the whole book. Basically I liked the book but I could put it down which is why I did not score it as 5 stars.

What I didn't like was the long list of characters and the maps that go with the book. It suggests that there are to many supporting characters and sub plots that get in the way of the main events. The geography was not relevant to the story other than a need for the description of the battlefield. This not… Read more
The Beating of his Wings (Left Hand of God Trilogy&hellip by Paul Hoffman
4.0 out of 5 stars Too clever by 50%, 27 Oct 2013
Not the normal fantasy stuff. If you enjoy fantasy books for a chance to escape your boring mundane life you probably will find this book and the two previous very frustrating. Frustrating because it won't quite deliver what you crave.

Yes it has a hero and yes like other books of the fantasy type he has abilities and comrades that set him apart but you can argue that what the book and the series does not have is a journey or cause you can relate to. Unless you have shared the experiences of Thomas Cale (which I doubt).

The book just rolls from one anecdote to another linked by witty words and clever observations.

So I can see why this book has a bit of a… Read more
Fifty Sheds of Grey: Erotica for the Not-too-moder&hellip by C. T. Grey
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I did chuckle, 24 Oct 2013
A book of sketches based on word play and double meanings. Only a ten minute read. Not as funny as damper the sequel.

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