Mr. D. I. Newton

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (149 of 195)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 147,169 - Total Helpful Votes: 149 of 195
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
4.0 out of 5 stars very good, 24 Aug 2013
Very good read. Engaging characters, great plots and some devious twists and turns that just keep you guessing.

It lacked something that I can't quite put my finger on which stops me giving it 5 stars but all in all a great read and looking forward to book two.
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files Book 4) by Jim Butcher
4.0 out of 5 stars good read, 14 Aug 2013
Another solid effort from an enjoyable series,
easy reading and fun too. The author does tend to cover the same ground a little often especially after 4 books and repeated descriptions of his flat among other things. Ultimately though a fun read and looking forward to the next.
Iron Council (New Crobuzon 3) by China Miéville
Iron Council (New Crobuzon 3) by China Miéville
2.0 out of 5 stars poor, 11 Aug 2013
As each book of the Crozubon series went by so my regard of Mieville lowered.

Someone who thinks flicking through a theasaurus and using elegant word play covers for a lack of character development and poor story.

The first half was unfasthomable, so badly put together I could not tell where it was set, what period it was are really what was happening.

The second half was better but ultimately pointless. Real chore to read and I'm glad I'm finished, so I can never pick up a self indulging Mieville book again.

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