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I grew up in Dublin, believing we had the best writers in the world, Joyce, Beckett, Behan etc. I loved English in school. From there developed a love for language,the books I enjoy have to well written, 1st of all,and a good story is a bonus. I love jokes that are a play on words.

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Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles) by Jeffrey Archer
The women in work were all raving about this book, so I decided to see what the fuss was all about. I haven't read any other Jeffrey Archer books, so didn't really have any idea of what his writing is like to compare it to his other novels.
While I enjoyed the story, and the main character of Harry Clifton is a nice enough guy, he, like all the other characters were two dimensional. Even the mysterious Jack Tar, turned out to dull. It was like he had a great idea of where the character could go, but the formulaic style of the book, did not allow for this type of development.
It also lacked a real sense of realism, circumstances were too contrived. I'm not rushing out to buy books… Read more
The Abortionist's Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde
The Abortionist's Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde
3.0 out of 5 stars an easy read, 11 Nov 2008
I enjoyed this book, even though the most provocative thing about is the title. But sometimes, it's enjoyable to read a book that doesn't tax the mind too much, and allows us space away from thinking.
It is predictable, it is trite, but it's also a good easy read.
Real holiday book.
A Quiet Belief In Angels by R.J. Ellory
A Quiet Belief In Angels by R.J. Ellory
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This is a book that grabs your attention, for several reasons. The story is engrossing,a crime novel, that is much more than a whodunnit.
It is beautifully written, and wonderfully descriptive of the American way of life in small town Georgia.
The character, whilst having unbelievable events occur in his his life, is totally believable. His story inspired me, and his losses left me feeling morose.
Half way through, I knew I would be upset to have to finish the book, as I would be finished with something wonderful in my life.

I normally would not buy crime novels, but I am delighted I bought this one. A brilliant read, that makes the hair on your neck stand up.

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