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The Fantastic Star Night Light Projector - Cast a &hellip by YKS
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pathetic, 8 Dec 2013
Cheap useless tat. Incredibly flimsy, gives off the dimmest of glows, barely visible even in pitch black. Avoid like the plague.
The Twelve: The Passage Trilogy Book 2 by Justin Cronin
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A massive let down, 28 May 2013
Oh dear. After being absolutely blown away by The Passage, I immediately launched into The Twelve, only to become more and more disillusioned as time went on. By the end I was speed reading, skipping whole sections just to get it over with.

Where The Passage was bleak, and unremitting with peril round every corner and well-rounded characters dropping like flies in a gut-wrenching manner, The Twelve is full of convenient escapes, a total lack of threat, characters miraculously surviving impossible situations, returning from the dead etc etc. It turns into a pointless and tedious action adventure, with no suspense as all the main characters by now seem to be completely impervious… Read more
The Passage (The Passage Trilogy Book 1) by Justin Cronin
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly excellent, 28 May 2013
I came to this book knowing little about it and was blown away. It was as if someone had taken the very best aspects of Stephen King's writing and put them all together in a single book - a fabulous blend of The Stand and Salem's Lot. The characters are well-rounded, with believable, flawed backgrounds. People are ugly, damaged, redeemable. Everybody is well-rounded, and nobody is safe. Death is a constant surprise, a constant threat, peril is everywhere, random and ruthless at all times. The beginning is one of the strongest I've read, and the book maintains a compelling pace through an unexpected turn about a third of the way in. Things start to come apart a little towards the end I felt,… Read more