Nicki Reynolds

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 61% (14 of 23)
Location: London England
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,294,184 - Total Helpful Votes: 14 of 23
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Defending Jacob by William Landay
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Having just read two very long and completely superb books, this was recommended to me a friend in the legal profession. It just isn't that convincing. The story is interesting but could have been better told and didn't really grip me. I found myself wading through it to get to the twist at the end that I felt had to coming. There are better ways to spend a few hours than reading this.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
It's not fashionable to diss La Tartt. But I do feel she's s a bit 'marmite'. As much as I loved her latest book, The Goldfinch, I really couldn't get on with this one. I tried to read it when first published all those years ago and gave up on it at that point. Having recently read The Goldfinch, I thought I must have been mistaken and I should give The Secret History another go. I should have followed my first instinct. I hated every character in the book, they were weak and extremely unpleasant. I didn't care about any of them either way and I found the story just plain nasty. It was also too long. For me, it was like wading though treacle but finish it I diid although there was nothing… Read more
The Street Sweeper by Eliot Perlman
The Street Sweeper by Eliot Perlman
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece, 4 Jan 2014
An incredible story beautifully told. Not easy to read due to the subject matter and there was one section that made me feel really ill. I almost stopped reading at that point but I felt compelled to continue and I'm glad I did. Historical fact fabulously interwoven into a fictional story of lives colliding. I'm sort of sorry I've read it because I'd like to be lucky enough to just be starting it. One of the best books I've read in a very long time.

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