Francine Pefko

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (38 of 52)
Location: London
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 257,619 - Total Helpful Votes: 38 of 52
Back of Beyond by C. J. Box
Back of Beyond by C. J. Box
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty standard, 9 April 2014
This was the first book I read by C.J. Box. It was a fairly standard crime thriller with a cop protagonist who doesn't play by the rules, only set in Yellowstone Park. It was easy to read and I enjoyed it. I'd read another book by the same author.
The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar
The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar
2.0 out of 5 stars A silly mess, 5 Nov 2013
I read this book for my book club, so I had to read it all the way through. If that wasn't the case, I think I would have given up early on. Although to be fair, it isn't something I would normally choose anyway.

I found the book hard to get into. It wasn't difficult to read, it just failed to grab me at any point.

The plot was a bit of a mess, lots of things going on and lots of characters to keep track of who didn't really have any purpose in the story. The narrative jumped back and forward incessantly. I gave up on some of the subplots because I just couldn't remember who these characters were or what was supposed to be going on. Luckily it didn't really make much… Read more
Hot Cakes ~ The Darkness
Hot Cakes ~ The Darkness
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album, 30 Aug 2013
On the first listen it was good but nothing really stood out. But now I have heard it a few times, I really love it. Many of the songs are so catchy I have had them stuck in my head for days at a time, in particular "With a woman" "Forbidden Love" and "Pat Pong Ladies" from the extended version. I love the Radiohead cover too, and I am fan of them. Plus some of the lyrics are hilarious as you would expect from The Darkness.