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Helpful votes received on reviews: 66% (186 of 282)
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,573,015 - Total Helpful Votes: 186 of 282
The Mark: 1 (MIRA) by Jason Pinter
The Mark: 1 (MIRA) by Jason Pinter
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Packs A Powerful Punch, 26 Jun 2008
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Well, you have read other reviews etc for a synopsis. Jason Pinter writes sharp, focused, powerful lines that develop their own sense of excitement. You can clearly visualize the story and get an akin to the central character. Sometimes dark and broody, other times deeply engaging and riveting as far as his descriptives go. I like Jason's style, I think he is a fab addition to the genre and look forward to seeing him develop.

I took one star off because despite the promise of the writing and how it keeps you hooked, there's nothing new here as far as imagination is concerned, we need a different approach to how the stories are told. A little bit more of a challenge in creativity… Read more
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
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Although I had shades of "Fluke" by James Herbert ringing in my ears on reading this, I can safely say this delightful romantic idea for a story is genuinely unique. Here we have the canine taking on the human role.

Hoping to come back as a man next time. This is the story of an adorable pooch, looking at his family through the eyes of emotion more in-tune with those of spiritually connected humans.

The family dog is in his final hours and reflecting on his life, the lives of his family and making some succinct evaluations. The little dog plays Freud. This is one that will make you smile, have you cry, and keep you hooked in the enchanting story. Heartbreaking and… Read more
Riding Icarus by Lily Hyde
Riding Icarus by Lily Hyde
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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A nice story all about Marsha who lives in a trolleybus called Icarus, who one night decides to take her to far off lands, an enchanted place where fairytale and certain corporeal worlds collide. Marsha has a wish to make for her and her mother's safety awaiting the time she can escape forever the forceful hand of her evil Uncle. Is there a happy ever after? Yes, of course if only Marsha would make the right wish, but does she?

I think it is a delightful story for the age group required. The problem is the premise of the book does not live up to the imaginative story outline. You expect so much from the author who has taken quite a time to come up with an artistic promise… Read more