Bronwen Grey

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,204
Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (246 of 317)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,204 - Total Helpful Votes: 246 of 317
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful, 23 Aug 2014
I cannot believe that this novel set off a bidding war amongst publishers: a painfully laboured writing style, one-dimensional characters who all speak in the same register, even the household servants, the plot ‘advanced’ on several occasions by the protagonist peeping through keyholes (which, in most houses are surely normally blocked by keys), a prescient miniaturist who can not only predict the future but somehow access someone else’s residence without their knowledge to adjust her pieces according to how events turn out and other highly unlikely scenarios. Thin, unconvincing and thoroughly unlikely but the worst aspect of it was the awful, pretentious prose. I couldn’t wait to get to… Read more
Summersha Computer Glasses Clear Lens,anti-reflect&hellip summersha- glasses
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 3 April 2014
Really well-made and sturdy, comfortable to wear. My prescription glasses, which cost a whole lot more, don't sit straight on my face like these do!
Glass Half Full: A Positive Journey to Living Alco&hellip by Lucy Rocca
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Chic Lit in Recovery, 3 April 2014
Written in diary form, with little development or analysis. By the time you’re 25% of the way through you are thoroughly aware that the author is on her second marriage, to her ‘soul-mate’, what else; has been sober for two years or thereabouts, after a drinking career spanning two decades; has an older teenage daughter and has recently had a second baby. These facts are then endlessly reiterated as she compares her pre-recovery existence to sobriety. I must say, I did find the clichéd references to ‘self-esteem’ and ‘empowerment’ a bit wince-making, especially when they were invariably mentioned in the context of girly concerns like losing 10 pound or improving one’s personal best… Read more