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Ash by James Herbert
Ash by James Herbert
There were parts of this book that didn't read like Herbert's writing and I wonder if parts were edited by a third party as there's a couple of clichés and some phrases that Herbert would have not used or would have written better.

There had to be references to the first two books for anyone who didn't know Ash's back story, but those that there were seemed vague.

Having now read all of Herbert's books, and liking all I had to complete this one, although not his strongest and with subject matter that at times was rather far-fetched it didn't entirely disappoint.

Never taking himself too seriously it was great to see him send himself up towards the end… Read more
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontė
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontė
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius, 13 Aug 2014
One of the finest classics ever written, although will dispute this, but each to their own. I've read and re-read since studying this in school and it never gets worn in my memory.
A Reason To Kill (DI Matt Barnes Book 1) by Michael Kerr
As I read this book I felt it had been written following a plan, not that planning is a bad thing for a writer, it just seemed to lack spontaneity.

I didn't like the fact that the villain was a quasi Italian Mafioso, this was unoriginal and has been done to death, why couldn't he have been Turkish or Asian or anything that didn't smack of stereotyping or old hat.

There were too many clichés that could have been rethought to give it a more original read and one minor background character who only appears on one page had a name change from Grant to Greg despite only being referred to three times.

It wasn't all bad, the pace was even throughout although… Read more

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