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Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (38 of 49)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 117,907 - Total Helpful Votes: 38 of 49
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is definitely NOT the genre (or book) for me. (I felt the same about Gone Girl but was willing to try again.) This is not the author's fault, purely mine for making the wrong choice. Gillian Flynn writes well, pitching her reader headfirst into the quite believable pettiness of small town America - a miserable, stifling place to be. I did (occasionally) feel for Camille with her dreadful background and while I was right about 'whodunnit', a couple of twists along the way surprised me. So not all bad. Overall though, I was repelled, reinforcing my belief that tales of charmless, flawed people finally getting found out is one kind of thriller I'm content to leave to others. And as others… Read more
The Summer House by Santa Montefiore
The Summer House by Santa Montefiore
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 20 Nov 2013
I agree with certain other reviewers: this is a disappointing book from an author who usually delivers. Characters and plot are woefully contrived with the storyline played out long after it should have been laid to rest. Yes, the descriptions of the countryside and the old houses are lovely but in no way compensate for what is a far-fetched, far-stretched tale. Such a negative review gives me no pleasure but perhaps established authors should note that readers are not always prepared to accept less than the high standard of writing they have come to expect.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lifesaver, 12 May 2013
I have one of these and it has saved the day so many times that I bought one for our son for Christmas, he now carries it everywhere and has found it usefull as an additional power source when out with his caravan.

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