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Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (194 of 260)


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Alex Ferguson My Autobiography by Alex Ferguson
22 of 33 people found the following review helpful
I'm not a Man Utd supporter or particularily like Alex Ferguson as a person. I would concede he was a great manager.
I have a huge interest in football so was very interested in reading his Autobiography.
I read it in a space of a few days.
There were a number of things about it.
It was fascinating at times. It was interesting to review the seasons and great matches through his eyes.
It was insightful at times.
The books itself it pretty poorly written. It's content is stronger than it's writing.
The book is distasteful in his summing up of players who gave their heart and soul to him and the club.
It really comes across as noone could be bigger than… Read more
Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4) by Dan Brown
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed Emotions Review, 22 Jun 2013
So another Dan Brown Blockbuster. I really enjoyed this book up to a point. Somewhere in Florence he let a pretty good story loose it's way. It does at times read like a travel guide up to that point but I also found what he was talking about fascinating and really made me want to visit Florence (which I hope someday I will). Dan Brown's books all suffer from the same issue. He has a good idea, good location, lots of interesting stories and titbits, a bit of action but when it get's to the climax he doesn't now how to complete his novel. I would always have thought if you were writing a novel with twists and turns that you would probably first come up with the idea of how it would all end… Read more
Sebastião Salgado. GENESIS by Sebastiao Salgado
Sebastião Salgado. GENESIS by Sebastiao Salgado
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book, 22 April 2013
This book is stunning. The photographs are on an amazing scale.
It's a stunning collection of black and white pictures of the world.
The photos have a lovely grainyness to them in parts.
I just love his landscape photographs, the cover shot is brilliant.
I'd highly recommend it.
One reviewer above has commented on the formatt being portrait but I think the photos look good across two pages.
It's a doorstop of a book. I really like Steve McCurry's new book but I think this is better.
It is epic in scale - there are many pictures I would love to take.
If you want to see brilliance in black and white photography this is it.
I love a Shadow Falls by… Read more

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