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The Dangerous Book for Boys
The Dangerous Book for Boys
by Conn Iggulden
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.60

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An ultimate reference book for 8-12 year olds (and Dads), 13 Feb. 2007
I bought this book for my US penfriend's Dad when I stayed with them at Christmas, and he loved it. I was a little unsure at first about buying a book "for Boys" for a fifty-something year old, but it drew the boy out of him pretty quickly.

Even if you aren't as young as you'd like to be, or a boy, there are many things in this book that will get your interest and get you thinking "now I just didn't know that". It will teach you things you probably forgot when you went through puberty, and other things you simply can't believe you don't know.

The sections are a little unorganised, so finding what you want is difficult at times, and a lot of the information is very brief. This may, however, add to its charm for children. However, if you don't find what you wanted from this book, you'll definitely come across some other gem of information you were never looking for.


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Penguin Popular Classics)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Penguin Popular Classics)
by Mark Twain
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The classic American text?, 12 Feb. 2007
Some will argue it is the first and still the best American novel. I don't wish to dwell on this debate, only to review the novel from my personal view.

Huckleberry Finn as a character is an immensely human and lovable rogue. He is a far more complex character than Tom Sawyer, and the reader can relate much better to him throughout. His adventures with his black companion Jim are life-changing experiences, and the fact that he goes through them in childhood makes them ever so more poignant.

As a novel it is an enjoyable read, and a journey into a rich and varied landscape dotted with very real and unique characters. The plot is far deeper than a glance will tell, and Hucks relationship with his adult role models is just a start for delving deeper into the philosophy of this book.

Whichever level you read Huckleberry Finn at, it is enjoyable, funny and heart warming from beginning to end. The richness of the novel will consume even the most unimaginative reader, and if you can set aside the differences in social life of the 1860s, you will find a marvellous read. It should be read by all.


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Penguin Popular Classics)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Penguin Popular Classics)
by Mark Twain
Edition: Paperback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic story of boyhood, 12 Feb. 2007
Whatever age you are, this book is sure to enjoyed by all. Some people will read it as a purely entertaining account of the childhood of an over-imaginative but loveable boy. Even today, Toms exploits reverberate with growing up, and the pure joy of being young and free. Sadly, in a world of growing regulation and overprotectiveness by parents, some of the adventures of Tom Sawyer will not sadly be enjoyed by todays average twelve-year-old, but are still sure to be understood and provide amusement to all young people.

It is difficult to compare this novel with Huckleberry Finn, and at times seems to be written by a different author. That said, it typifies much of Mark Twain, and the area of the US in which he grew up, without relating too much to the serious issues that lie just under the surface of Huck Finn.

Overall, it is a book that deserves to be read, preferably as a child, and by those [slightly older people] that remember growing up and getting up to some of Toms adventures as a child, and want to reminisce.


The King Of Torts
The King Of Torts
by John Grisham
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Grisham fan, but just not overly impressed..., 15 Nov. 2006
This review is from: The King Of Torts (Paperback)
This is a story of boom and bust, of making big money and losing it. It follows Clay Carter, a lawyer in a city of lawyers, who gets what he thinks is his big break but then things start going wrong.

I have read many of John Grishams books, and so looked forward with anticipation to reading this one. However, I found that the characters were slightly weak, the ending both a little rushed and predictable and the plot was not as gripping as his other works. The general story is fine, and I stayed with it until I'd finished, so 3 stars.

If you're new to Grisham, or have read this and are looking for another, I would recommend The Client, The Testament or The Runaway Jury. All three are, in my opinion, "classic Grisham", but better written and more exciting that the King of Torts.


The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid
The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid
by Bill Bryson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.99

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't you wish you grew up in the 50s?, 15 Nov. 2006
I started reading this on the bus to and from Uni until I started giggling to myself one evening, and after several looks from other passengers, decided that this was a book to be savoured away from the general public.

Having read Bill Bryson's travel books it was nice to read something a little different, but in the same style. The best thing about Bill Bryson is that he is so down to Earth and ordinary, whilst being completely mad and rather extraordinary at the same time. I didn't grow up in America, and was only born in the 80s, but still managed to thoroughly enjoy reading about a time and place which I began to wish I could have been part of.

This is as much a story about Bryson as it is about an innocent America. If like me, you weren't around at the time, it will give you an insight into an area you will know little about; experiences you won't have come close to; and give you an appreciation of the little things in our childhoods, that when we're 50ish we may look back on and have a good chuckle about.


The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)
by Dan Brown
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant book from start to finish..., 3 Oct. 2005
I found the Da Vinci code at a cheap book store, and at the time, had heard few reviews about it. As soon as you pick the Da Vinci code, the first few chapters have you hooked, and you always want to come back to it to read more.
The plot is well-paced, and there are many different locations and sub-plots that keep you interested. I, at first, was a little worried that Dan Brown couldn't possibly keep up the complex plot and racy tempo of the books' start, but found it riveting all of the way through.
If you're new to the Da Vinci code, its well worth reading, and the style that he lays down in this, continues throughout Angels and Demons, Deception Point and Digital Fortress. Having an interest in history, I knew much of what Dan Brown explains in the Da Vinci code, and found his interpretation had it's base in sound research.
In conclusion, it is a very clever book, into which a lot of hard work has gone in making the locations, artwork and history rich and detailed. Make sure you clear your diary before embarking on the Da Vinci Code.


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