Peter Cooper

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (28 of 31)
Location: Croydon, United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,625,604 - Total Helpful Votes: 28 of 31
First Light by Geoffrey Wellum
First Light by Geoffrey Wellum
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
This autobiography is simply absorbing. The life of a committed RAF pilot is funny, passionate, sad and motivating in equal measures. I am part of a generation who's grandparents lived through the war, the story is powerful and reminds me of the gratitude I owe to these people.
The book becomes a little repetitive three quarters of the way through, when similar sorties are described in identical ways, but it is not sufficient criticism to detract from a five star rating.
When my children are old enough, I'd like them to read this and understand what EXTRAORDINARY people these 'ordinary' people were.
Want to Play? by P. J. Tracy
Want to Play? by P. J. Tracy
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
I won't be verbose and add to the lengthy reviews you can see for yourself, suffice to say they are all accurate.
Want To Play is a traditional page-turner, with intriguing subplots and well-defined characters. No hard thinking required, just relax in that chair with a drink and enjoy; it's a particularly pleasing holiday read.
Inconceivable by Ben Elton
Inconceivable by Ben Elton
He has bowled me over again! This time, written in first person narrative by two individuals; doesn't make sense? It will do. The entire book is written in the style of diary entries from both the husband and wife perspective. Sam and Lucy are desperate to have a child, but the book concentrates as much on their everyday lives as much as the struggle for fertility.
As ever, Ben Elton hits the nail on the head with his sharp and embarrassingly acurate observations! I laughed out loud regularly, much to the concern of people on the train! I only wish I had been given the opportunity to study such interesting prose when I was at college. Ben Elton is the Richard… Read more