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C. Green

"happily low brow"
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 296
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (4,616 of 5,217)
Location: Quenington, Glos, UK

 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 296 - Total Helpful Votes: 4616 of 5217
The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker
The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't Hook Me, 19 Feb 2014
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The reviews I find most difficult to write are those for things that I neither greatly liked or utterly detested. Trying to say something useful or interesting about a thing that left you feeling utterly ambivalent can be a real struggle. Unfortunately, in the case of 'The Golem and the Djinni', I am having just such a struggle.

Neither a terrible book or a really good one, I found the experience of reading Helene Wrecker's novel to be a singularly underwhelming one. There was nothing about the book that either excited me or turned me off. I was neither greatly entertained nor utterly bored by the experience. Overall it could best be described as a passable experience but… Read more
The Blood Crows (Roman Legion) by Simon Scarrow
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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If you're a long standing fan of Simon Scarrow's 'Eagle' series featuring Macro and Cato then you will find 'The Blood Crows' to be another enjoyable episode in their ongoing adventures. You might also prefer it to some of the more recent previous volumes, as it features less of the cloak and dagger work that had become a feature of the series and sees both men return to their dramatic roots in both the Legions and the province of Britannia. Otherwise it doesn't spring any great surprises or try to rewrite the series formula, but it does give fans everything they have come to expect.

As someone who enjoys the series but isn't fanatical about it I enjoyed The Blood Crows and… Read more
Extinction Machine: A Joe Ledger Novel by Jonathan Maberry
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
For me 'Extinction Machine', Jonathan Maberry's latest Joe Ledger novel, feels rather like the literary equivalent of popcorn or a cheap take-away meal; pleasurable at the time but without real substance and entirely forgettable.

I read the book several months ago (March 2013 according to my Amazon history) and when it came to finally writing this review I had to go back and look up what the plot had been about. Whilst I read a lot books and they do have a tendency to merge with each other in my mind, being unable to recall anything about the plot of a book is very rare indeed, but that was the case with Extinction Machine. I couldn't even remember that it had UFOs in it… Read more

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