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Sword Song
Sword Song
by Bernard Cornwell
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The story continues, 25 Oct. 2007
This review is from: Sword Song (Hardcover)
4.5 stars really. An excellent fourth book in this series. Continues along the sames theme and this really is very good fiction/history for Iggulden or Scarrow fans. The characters are likeable and believable and tha narative go along at a good pace. My only criticism echoes another reviewer in that it appears too short!, but that only is because you dont want it to stop!. Cornwell has a rich seem here to mine and I expect quite a few more books.


Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and Acquisitions
by Dana Vachon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok trashy read - but little substance., 3 Sept. 2007
While this book is entertaining I found myself wanting to finish this book , so to move onto something else. Its a tale of excess from a character you care very little about. The central character is pretty inept and through nepotism gets hired to work in a thinly disguised Wall Street bank - he then gets onvolved in increasingly bizarre situations with a bizarre group of people. In a trashy way a good time-filler.


The Lost Army Of Cambyses
The Lost Army Of Cambyses
by Paul Sussman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read., 2 July 2007
This is a very well written piece of fiction. Strong interesting characters that are beleivable. The story rattles along at a fair pace and I think woudl hook most people. I was new to Sussman but would definitely read more of his work on the back of this.


The Interpretation of Murder: The Richard and Judy Bestseller
The Interpretation of Murder: The Richard and Judy Bestseller
by Jed Rubenfeld
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.06

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good holiday read, if you are not expecting too much., 27 Jun. 2007
I think some reviewers have been a little harsh on this. This is a good holiday read. It is very similar to the Alienist, but perhaps not quite as well written. The charaterizations could be stronger and quite frankly I got a little annoyed with the phsyco-analysts and Hamlet. But as I say a good holiday read.


Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow
Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow
by David Gemmell
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent fiction/history., 27 Jun. 2007
If you like Iggulden or Scarrow you will love this. Very well written fiction history, with very strong characterizations. Couldn't really put this down and when I saw the sequel bought it instantaneously.


Roma
Roma
by Steven Saylor
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Epic Fiction History, 24 April 2007
This review is from: Roma (Hardcover)
For those interested in Rome and its origins this book is a must. It weaves fiction and history together to add detail to a lot of the history and stories behind the creation of Rome, pretty much from beginning up to Caesar's assasination. My only negative comment is that it is a little thin in places, but a good read.


Imperium (Cicero Trilogy)
Imperium (Cicero Trilogy)
by Robert Harris
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent., 23 April 2007
For me this is probably Robert Harris's best book. Roman political intrigue in a fast paced fiction-history novel. On reading the synposis you may have reserves on the subject matter, but it a book you will not want to put down. Apparently this is the start of a trilogy too.


Wolf of the Plains (Conqueror, Book 1) (Conqueror 1)
Wolf of the Plains (Conqueror, Book 1) (Conqueror 1)
by Conn Iggulden
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping start to a new fiction/history series. 4.5 stars., 6 Mar. 2007
Conn Iggulden fans will not be disappointed by his return on another historical character. The action and intrigue are gripping and just like a good book the further you get into it the more you can't put it down. This book charts the childhood and early life of Genghis Khan, and I will look forward to the next installment. I guess my only criticism is that the character development and types of charatcters are very similar to teh Caesar series.


Match Point [DVD] [2006]
Match Point [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Scarlett Johansson
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £3.74

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Rainy afternoon film!, 12 Sept. 2006
This review is from: Match Point [DVD] [2006] (DVD)
What a strange little film. As a film it is watchable and reasonably gripping. The acting cast is woefully underused, whilst the lead male Jonathan Rhys Myers (sic?) is woefully overused, I am sorry but he is totally anaemic in the role - totally unbelievable. Whilst there is a whole smorgasbord of talent ( especially British) that are used in really tiny roles !!. Scarlett is good but then she is a class actress. The film at first meanders along until finally finding its way as a Shakespeare tragedy in the last third. If like me you paid under gbp5 for an ex-rental - fine, is you payed full price you would feel cheated.


The Eagle In The Sand (Eagles of the Empire 7)
The Eagle In The Sand (Eagles of the Empire 7)
by Simon Scarrow
Edition: Hardcover

8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Macro and Cato romp, but not as good as the previous, 4 Sept. 2006
This book is the next installment of the Macro and Cato series, and is a good read. However I dont think it is as good as its predessors, there is no real character development beyond Macro and Cato ( and strangely here Macor seems a lot more astute than normal) and we are lacking a really decent villain. Also the book lacks any of the political intrigue or plotting from higher up the Roman bureacracy of the other books. I worry that Simon's focus is now very much on his Wellington/Napoleon series, and not on the ongoing struggles of this books heroes!.


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