- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 579 KB
- Print Length: 248 pages
- Publisher: Peatmore Press Ltd (14 Sept. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005NACKBY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #391,011 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Cogrill's Mill Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The main character George Cogrill, is more than content living by himself in his faithful mill with his Cider press making tasty cider from his delicious apples, it's truly like living the dream but of course sometimes things can upset the applecart and this comes in the form of his meddling Aunt, telling him he needs to make changes in his life and to make the most of his remaining years. He listens to her and from then on many things happen and the events of others as well as his own are changed greatly.
The way Jack Lindsey has created the characters have given them life like and believable appearances. There aren't many so it doesn't get confusing but they are interesting. It's a book that can be read in snippets and not cause the reader to get confused and lost.
I very much enjoyed Cogrill's Mill and would recommend it to others.
In that way I won't be tempted to give away too much of the story, or anything about the ending.
I don't get much time for just reading for pleasure these days, but when I do, then I much prefer fictional to factual books. (This story is fictional).
I usually also prefer crime/thriller stories or humour and this doesn't fall into either of those categories really. It's just an interesting and well-written story.
It doesn't start off with a 'bang' to immediately rivet your attention. It starts off at more of a 'canter' but, by the second chapter, I was well into the story.
It's basically about a wealthy heir to a fortune, who does nothing worthwhile with his money (or so his Aunt thinks). He just enjoys his simple life in the country, fishing and making the best cider around for himself and his friends.
His Aunt forces him to give away half of his fortune to someone who she believes is worthy, and he doesn't mind too much being only left with half (I wish!).
There are many events that flow from that, and they end up changing his life, and the lives of others, significantly.
The characters are believable and interesting. There are also not too many of them. So, you don't have to struggle to remember who is who.
Furthermore the characters and the flow of the story are such that, if you must put it down for a while, you can easily pick it back up again and continue immediately without any need for back-tracking
Descriptions are good and clear (though maybe slightly overdone in places).
There is some use of 'country-yokel-style' language, which in itself is fine and fitting for the story. I did somehow feel that it was not entirely natural at times though (and I genuinely have no real idea why - so I could be wrong).
There is certainly no use of bad or other language that might cause you to avoid letting your grandmother or anyone else read it. And the story itself should appeal to almost everyone.
I will certainly be reading it right to the end now, and I can recommend anyone else to do the same.
* I received this book in return for an honest, objective, and unbiased review, and that is what I believe I have given.
Whether you buy or not, I hope that my review is helpful to you in some way when making your decision.
Thanks for reading it.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews