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A Trace Too Much,
This review is from: Diary of an On-call Girl: True Stories from the Front Line (Paperback)
Having read the foreward and noted all 11 reviews to date had awarded a 5 star rating, my expectations were high. The first few chapters started well and I found myself chuckling like the other reviewers. However, the more I got into the book, the more repetitive it became. For sure the levels of bureaucracy, procedural madness and political correctness beggar belief, but just how many anecdotes and examples do you need to make the same point. Additionally the irony and sarcasm is laid on so thick it starts to become monotous and tiresome in the extreme. By halfway I didn't really care if Bloggsy would get it on with Will, if the Perils would ever see their day in court or if the weedkiller would ever arrive at Blandmore nick. I stuck with the book 'til the end, hoping it would improve again, but wish I hadn't. To be fair the book delivers what it promises, which may explain the high ratings, but for me all the chapters morphed into one and were completely interchangeable. If the book was half the length, then I'd probably double my rating.
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Initial post: 17 Jun 2009 15:12:50 BDT
R. Harris says:
You are entitled to your view. As you say the book makes the point, over and over again. I can only hope you are a politician or other decision maker who can make some changes. If not please make sure you highlight this book to any you may know. Hopefully they too will get the point and the sooner our thin blue line will be used for the .."preservation of life and the protection of property..and the prosecution of offenders against the peace..", instead of chasing figures for this wretchedly incompetent government.
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