Customer Reviews

37
3.1 out of 5 stars
Oksa Pollock: The Last Hope (Oksa Pollock 1)
Format: PaperbackChange
Price:£7.99+Free shipping with Amazon Prime
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 19 August 2013
I bought this book to read on holiday. I like the characters and the story is great. My favourite part is when oksa goes to Leomidos to start her training
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 1 January 2014
Bought this to read to my godson while he was ill, and im sorry to say he hated it and i did too! Its very very derivative of Harry Potter for the first half, and whilst it does get away from Potter-land in the second its hardly anything new. Secondly I dont know whether its just the translation but it reads like someone has just entered the french text in google translate and printed off whatever it came out with- really odd sentence structures, odd little things we never say in english, conversations that go nowhere, totally pointless paragraphs. Its lacking any of the little touches that JK Rowling adds, flabby text and lots of silly names for things (that im sure sound lovely in French but dont in English). Waste of time!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 24 August 2013
It was the attention to detail that let this book down.

Flying from London to 'Wales' where we all eat Leek based food is the type of racial stereotype that doesn't need to pass through translation from the French. There were other instances that were equally glaring.

IF you can bear reading a book by French authors that is based in the UK it's an enjoyable read. It may be better if read by Les Francais in French (if that's wrong I'm not selling in France! so tough).

Needed a good editor/ghost writer for the English version and didn't get one.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 January 2014
Of course the book is readable , but couldn't figure out whether the authors wrote in this strange style or was it a poor translation. I have, in the past, "brushed up" newspaper articles that have been translated by people who have the skills as a translator but lack the skills as a writer, I may be doing the translator a disservice and the authors do write like this, but then surely the publishers should have stepped in to ensure the book is the "best it can be"..
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 21 January 2014
I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and easy to read considering that the literature surrounds nonexistent concepts. Although these are introduced and initially you don't understand them, the twists in the story reveal their meaning.
It does however feel like lots of elements are taken from Harry potter and t will never be as good as Harry potter.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 July 2013
This book has caught the imagination of my family. Three generations of Potter fans have put away their bias,
read it and enjoyed it. Its not a substitute for Rowlings heroes. these characters are good too.We're looking forward to the next book.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 January 2014
The writer tries too hard on the magic invention side. There is too much of it which obscures the characters and loses the story. A little less fantasy and a bit more substance would have improved it greatly. I gave up a third of the way in.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 20 February 2014
A really well written book. Some inaccuracies about London ( French authors so forgiven). Like harry potter I think this will appeal to adults, teens and younger children.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I'm a grandma who has read some childrens/teen fiction Harry Potter/Teen Vampires/Werewolves etc. I usually get bored or irritated after the second or third book (not Harry Potter). I'm struggling to get past chaper 35 in Oksa Pollock. The main character's name irritates me (including Oksa herself) as do all the names of the relatives and the non human creatures. I no longer care what happens to the characters and have little interest in trying to continue reading. I also dislike the Oksa familes use of non human creatures to do all the menial work (as per the house elves in Harry Potter). I'm going to download The Cuckoos Calling instead.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 3 July 2013
Not as good as the Harry Potter books. A magical family's adventures, not a school where magic is taught to all.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Oksa Pollock: The Forest of Lost Souls (Oksa Pollock 2)
Oksa Pollock: The Forest of Lost Souls (Oksa Pollock 2) by Anne Plichota (Paperback - 9 Oct. 2014)
£6.39

Oksa Pollock: The Heart of Two Worlds (Oksa Pollock 3)
Oksa Pollock: The Heart of Two Worlds (Oksa Pollock 3) by Anne Plichota (Paperback - 26 Feb. 2015)
£7.19

Rooftoppers
Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell (Paperback - 7 Mar. 2013)
£5.24
 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.