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Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
The average romance novel has been known to inspire me to run a four minute mile in avoidance, and when I picked up 'Enduring Love' I was ready to do just that. The title had me convinced that I was going to find something heart-wrenchingly soppy. However I was very wrong. There is nothing soppy about 'Enduring Love'. I would recommend this book for three reasons:

Firstly, McEwan's prose style is truly fantastic and for that reason it is worth taking a look at this novel, even if romance isn't normally your thing.

Secondly, this novel is utterly gripping. I knew from the first page that I wouldn't be able to put it down until the last.

Thirdly, (and this one… Read more
Cast in Shadow (Chronicles of Elantra) by Michelle Sagara
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Michelle Sagara has an engaging style and I have to admit that even from the first page, I was hooked. The characters were fearless yet sensitive and each one was bursting with unique personality, and the plot was really gripping and had me on the edge of my seat.

However, I did have to read quite attentively; at times, it is as though Sagara has forgotten that we don't know everything about the world that she has created. My confusion aside, I really do recommend this book. It's one that I've picked up again and again and again, and each time I've enjoyed more than I did the last.

Having now read later books in the series, I can tell you that this series heads in a… Read more
The Lord of the Rings Instrumental Solos for Violi&hellip by Howard Shore
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and very rewarding, 30 July 2011
I am so glad that I bought this! The pieces are relatively easy to pick up and it's been a real confidence booster to be able to play the pieces from such a renowned soundtrack. Although they are simple, they sound very good which has made practising rewarding.

When I say practising, I mean practising. The notes may be simple, but for me, not all of these were 'two second' perfect-pieces. Particularly, it forced me to work on my bowing because some of that was quite tricky to get right, due to being more Irish in style.

What sort of standard would I say this book is? The pieces are of mixed difficulty, but the book is mainly grade 3-4. However the occasional piece… Read more

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