Peter Bennett

(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (6 of 8)
Location: St Albans, UK
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 857,254 - Total Helpful Votes: 6 of 8
Mummy's Little Helper: The heartrending true story&hellip by Casey Watson
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I have read several of these books - this being the latest - and they are very compelling almost by definition - sad young early lives given serious positive hope has to be a heartwarming formula. But I'm worried that so much detail is given of the child/ children, social services, parents and others involved and I'm beginning to feel guilty about reading these true stories in quite so much detail. I actually emailed Casey to ask if all parties have given their permission for the facts to be set out so graphically but have not yet received an answer (perhaps not surprising since she must be pretty busy). I've seen these concerns expressed elsewhere but never a response. perhaps I'm worrying… Read more
It's Not About The Bike: My Journey Back to Life by Lance Armstrong
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I bought this some while ago after getting hooked on the Tour De France this year and wanting to read everything I could lay my hands on. But I was diverted into reading the "scandal" books first, especially The Secret Race, and ended up wondering if I wanted to read It's Not About The Bike after all. I decided to read it anyway and have to say that his style of writing is very engaging but I'm stunned at the audacity of the man - all those disingenuous comments about the links between his cancer treatment and doping made as if butter wouldn't melt in his mouth, all the comments about facing up to death knowing he'd led his life as a good person, no cheating etc...how embarrassed he ought… Read more
Mummy Knew by Lisa James
Mummy Knew by Lisa James
This book was one of several that I downloaded quickly just before a recent holiday based only on overall ratings. I didn't even know it was a true account initially but that pretty soon became clear. Beautifully and honestly written and like everyone else who has reviewed the book I could not put it down until I knew for sure that Lisa had escaped the clutches of that evil man - and seen justice done. How brave to find a way of coping with such crude brutality and maintaining such a lucid grip on her potential future free of it. Outstanding account!