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The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson
4.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars, 2 Jun 2014
Having not read the writers previous seems to be both a help and hinderance. If you are going to read this then don't just suspend your disbelief but send it on holiday.

This is a meandering tale that has the ability to amuse and delight (and frustrate). There is certainly one to many twists and a few to many outrageous coincidences. However at its heart is an amusing tale of a likeable character and for that reason i like it,
The Premier League's Worst Ever Players by Peter Nuttall
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny and enjoyable, 11 April 2014
Was reading a heavy hitting book and needed some light relief to go along with it. This fit the bill perfectly. A funny, insightful and interesting book. The writer picked the subjects just about right and is well worth a read for ANY fan. Newcastle fans might find it a tad painful however :-)

He's got a pineapple on his head!
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
5.0 out of 5 stars Great., 11 April 2014
I give 5 stars very rarely but this one just about deserves it.

The start and the writing style are a little contrived and boring. It took me a while to get used to his writing style and to follow the story without being to irritated.

However once I got past that I was treated to an interesting and thought provoking story of a family thrust together and thrust into wartime hardship. The plot is nothing to shout about but the characters are strong and well formed as well as the story of tragic lives and times.

For me the two characters really jump out as well formed. The dominant Rosa & the narrator Death. The use of Death as a way of telling the story was… Read more

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