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W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
3.0 out of 5 stars DISAPPOINTING, 15 Jun 2014
I love Sue Grafton normally but this book dragged. It seems as if her publishers have said to her "write x-number of pages" and she's stretched a very predictable story to fit that number. I found myself skimming and, in the end, turning to the end - which I'd guessed (correctly) half way through the book. Disappointing.
The Marlowe Conspiracy: A Novel by M. G. Scarsbrook
The Marlowe Conspiracy: A Novel by M. G. Scarsbrook
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Some of the incidents in this book made me laugh out loud, e.g. Marlowe and Shakespeare having a meal in a "restaurant on a ship" (the Golden Hinde no less!). Restaurants were not really introduced to the UK until the 18th/19th centuries, and floating restaurants did not come along until the 20th. If you wanted to eat outside of the home in the 16th/17th century, your choice was limited to a local inn or tavern or a chop house. The book is poorly edited in that it is full of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Not very good at all.
Postcard Killers by James Patterson
Postcard Killers by James Patterson
1.0 out of 5 stars WHAT A BORE!, 3 Oct 2011
I normally love James Patterson but think he's gone off the boil of late. Although this book had an amazing and thrilling story, the quality of the writing was abyssmal. Character descriptions were sketchy, the story limped along until half way through the book - in fact it was so bad, I actually found myself skipping pages of irrelevant text which seemed to have been put in to boulster the story. Then it ended with such a rush. I can only hope that the poor writing was down to the co-author - I've tried to read Liza Marklund but found her books to be uninteresting and slow-moving. It's put me off reading James Patterson.