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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Escapism
As an English teacher, I probably should not be reading Simon Green's books, as literature they are not. However, they are great fun, being pacy and written in a lively first-person narrative. This is one of a series of books (best, but not essential, to read them in order). I started accidentally with second one and have since bought most of them. Escapist fantasy at its...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Dreadfully written - but rather intriguing
You know, I did finish this book, as the world was quite intriguing and very imaginative. But honestly, the writing was just awful - full of the most unsubtle 'info-dumps' - I found myself wondering if it was a deliberate pastiche of a particular writing style, or perhaps a first novel. For instance, the female protagonist, Molly, talking to the male protagonist, Eddie,...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Dreadfully written - but rather intriguing, 24 May 2014
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C. Cooper (Calgary, Alberta Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Live and Let Drood (Secret Histories (Roc)) (Mass Market Paperback)
You know, I did finish this book, as the world was quite intriguing and very imaginative. But honestly, the writing was just awful - full of the most unsubtle 'info-dumps' - I found myself wondering if it was a deliberate pastiche of a particular writing style, or perhaps a first novel. For instance, the female protagonist, Molly, talking to the male protagonist, Eddie, actually refers to 'my sisters, Lucy and Isabella'. Given that they've known each other for a long while, it's obvious that the writer is info-dumping this information for the reader's benefit - just a little unsubtle. I've read some of the Nightside books and thought they were much better written. I'm puzzled - has Mr Green's writing actually regressed, or am I missing something? I may try some more from this series, but I do hope the writing improves.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Escapism, 27 Oct 2013
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As an English teacher, I probably should not be reading Simon Green's books, as literature they are not. However, they are great fun, being pacy and written in a lively first-person narrative. This is one of a series of books (best, but not essential, to read them in order). I started accidentally with second one and have since bought most of them. Escapist fantasy at its liveliest!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simon R Green rocks, 1 Jun 2013
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Latest instalment of the Secret Histories set and once again Mr Green fails to disappoint.

This sees Eddie finding his family home destroyed and the family all "apparently" dead - won't say anymore for fear of ruining the actual storyline.

Let's just say it's full of Simon's usual break neck pace, fights, blood and guts, etc...

Already ordered the next one...
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE MASTER, 22 July 2013
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It should be compulsery for every Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fan to read everything written by Simon R Green.
Buy them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read - but predictable, 21 May 2013
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I love the author's writing style and this one was no exception - very hard to put down and as always I was sorry when I finished it.
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Live and Let Drood (Secret Histories (Roc))
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