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5.0 out of 5 stars A humorous and charming adventure., 23 Jan 2010
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Mr. G. P. Weller (Cambridge) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Whispering Sand (Hardcover)
I have just finished reading this book and would thoroughly recommend it to both young and old alike. The story has an old-fashioned charm about it, is highly original, and is a great mix of humour and adventure.

The author's writing style reminded me of JRR Tolkien, in that it is quite descriptive. Landscapes and scenery are described in rich detail, successfully creating an image in the reader's mind.

The book is also not short on humour, with comic relief often coming from the mischievous octopus Glob. Metaphors are also used to hilarious effect.

Overall a great debut book, looking forward to the next instalment!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing and quirkily imaginative, 15 Feb 2010
This review is from: The Whispering Sand (Hardcover)
A great book, for not just children but adults of all ages alike. What strikes me most about this book is the depth of description and the creativity of the thinking behind it, whilst still keeping the overall story concept easy to understand. Add in some very personable and likable main characters (even the non-human ones), this book gives you an impression of a world that is somewhat twee, traditional, and warm-hearted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to open...... your imagination, 3 Feb 2010
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Creatively written, well thought and very imaginative. A superb book for children, possibly the start of something very special for the first-time authour. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read for all!, 5 Jan 2012
This review is from: The Whispering Sand (Hardcover)
This was one of a few books I took away with me on a recent holiday and was by far the most enjoyable read!

Endearing characters and an exciting well paced story makes this book a great read for both young and old, I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a great adventure story. The originality of both the characters and surrounding world draw you deeper into the story and will leave you wanting more, I can't wait for the next instalment!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read!, 20 Nov 2011
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This review is from: The Whispering Sand (Hardcover)
Fantastically written book, suitable for adults and children alike. I highly recommend this book on it's ability to take you away to a place where octopi talk and eat blancmonge, where the sand sings and certain lobsters are best avoided!
This is a lovely read with great imagination and warmth. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and think it would make a great stocking filler this Christmas.

Can't wait for the next story!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Adventure, 14 May 2010
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I bought this for my son and have been reading it to him at bedtime. The story was a lot of fun. He really enjoyed the blancmange eating octopus and the part with a scary lobster. He's really looking forward to a sequel!
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