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Research by Philip Kerr
Research by Philip Kerr
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not As Good As Usual, 16 July 2014
I've been a very big fan of Philip Kerr for a long time and have read all his books. This one though is a sad fall from grace. I didn't particularly mind the exchanging of the narrative between the two protagonists, but I found the book heavy going nevertheless. The plot was hugely far-fetched, and It was also impossible to warm to either of the protagonists, strangely for Kerr, whose drawing of characters is usually so reliable. Further, I found the constant literary quotations and references far too clever-clever, eventually becoming merely tiresome. There were also one or two editing and/or research mistakes - the worst year for British security personnel deaths in Northern Ireland was… Read more
Want You Dead by Peter James
Want You Dead by Peter James
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A truly terrible book, 28 Jun 2014
I have always been a big fan of Peter James and his hero Roy Grace. Over the years Grace has become a real person, and Brighton has been lucky to have had him as its champion. The plots have in the main been believable and convincing, and I have always been on the lookout for the next book.

But this latest book simply will not do. The story itself is well-plotted as usual, but the secondary characters are wholly unconvincing, particularly the villain of the piece, who as drawn is simply ludicrous, and much of the the prose is novelettish. The bodice-ripping descriptions of the relationship between villain and his female victim, "Red" (sorry?), are I suppose meant to add a… Read more
Birchall Great Rift 80 Tea Bags (Pack of 5) by Birchall
5.0 out of 5 stars The usual tasty cuppa!, 28 Jun 2014
We have been using this tea, in one form or another, for a year or two and it always hits the spot - great flavour.