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The Sense of an Ending
The Sense of an Ending
by Julian Barnes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.84

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought Invoking, 14 Dec. 2013
This review is from: The Sense of an Ending (Paperback)
When I saw the book in the store, I wasn't certain about it as it is only 150 pages and I thought it might be just skin deep - how wrong was I !!! Barnes proves that even in 150 pages you can pack a big punch. This book will make you think about your past, your mistakes, your memories and overall your character. Don't miss it


Unaccustomed Earth
Unaccustomed Earth
by Jhumpa Lahiri
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Blown Away, 14 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Unaccustomed Earth (Paperback)
I was absolutely blown away by this book. I have never read Lahiri before though I have seen The Namesake. She manages to suck you in the lives of her characters very quickly and after that you will not be able to put down the book till you finish the story. Must read !!!


Room
Room
by Emma Donoghue
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Poignant and Gripping - You won't be able to put it down, 13 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Room (Paperback)
I started reading the book with some scepticism as I thought I knew the story already (from a similar real life incident in Austria). But once I started reading it, I could not put the book down. Its well written and very poignant. It will make you think how lucky you are. Buy and read it.


Amazon.co.uk Print Gift Card (generic design)
Amazon.co.uk Print Gift Card (generic design)
Price: £1,000.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice concept, 3 Mar. 2011
Nice card - Print, fold on the dotted lines and give it your mate. Does what it says on the tin !


Entourage Complete HBO Season 6 [DVD] [2010]
Entourage Complete HBO Season 6 [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Adrian Grenier
Price: £6.38

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smashing - Bring it on, 1 Dec. 2010
Doesn't disappoint. Its the usual Entourage with the stars and cars and fashion and friendship and business deals.

Ari is a true legend and they should start a series just for him.

No brainer for Entourage fans - Buy the DVD boxset and enjoy a few hours of your life with the crew


Curfewed Night: A Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir
Curfewed Night: A Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir
by Basharat Peer
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read but hardly worth the praise received from all and sundry, 9 Aug. 2010
It's a difficult book to review, to be frank. Specially for someone who has lived in India for 21 years and always seen Kashmir from a biased point of view (of that of the Indian government and media). It definitely gave me a view of how life has changed for the common man in Kashmir in the last 20 years but where the writer fails is when he blames all the problems of Kashmir on the Indian state and the Indian military forces, and gives the separatists and militants an easy ride. So while there are whole chapters dedicated to incidents which are caused by the Indian state (firing at protesters, etc.), the massacre of Kashmiri Pandits (Hindus) by the militants is hardly given couple of pages. Also the author hardly tries to understand the point of view from the Indian state's point of view, tarnishing most Indian soldiers as murderers, torturers or rapists. Some of the author's opinions are stated as if they are known and accepted facts "All elections in Kashmir are rigged by the Indian state" and so on.

Having said that, it is definitely something which will hold your interest and you will go back in time to question what your understanding of the same situation was.

Like the other reviewer, I fail to understand why this book has got so many recommendations from all and sundry - Maybe a HarperPress thing. William Dalrymple summarises it best - `An excellent account of growing up during the uprising in Kashmir' , but not ground-breaking or spectacular.


Mad Men - Season 3 [DVD]
Mad Men - Season 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jon Hamm
Price: £8.66

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series, 2 Aug. 2010
This review is from: Mad Men - Season 3 [DVD] (DVD)
Excellent TV series based on the advertising world in late 50s and early 60s. More than anything else it provides a glimpse of how corporate life was in that era.

Took me a while to get the hang of it but since then I have been hooked - Just finished watching Series 3.

Buy the boxset, sit back and re-live the old days!!!


Mad Men - Complete Season 1 [DVD]
Mad Men - Complete Season 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jon Hamm
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £7.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series, 2 Aug. 2010
Excellent TV series based on the advertising world in late 50s and early 60s. More than anything else it provides a glimpse of how corporate life was in that era.

Took me a while to get the hang of it but since then I have been hooked - Just finished watching Series 3.

Buy the boxset, sit back and re-live the old days!!!


Mad Men - Complete Season 2 [DVD]
Mad Men - Complete Season 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jon Hamm
Offered by The Happy Zombie
Price: £9.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Series - Enlightening and Entertaining, 2 Aug. 2010
Excellent TV series based on the advertising world in late 50s and early 60s. More than anything else it provides a glimpse of how corporate life was in that era.

Took me a while to get the hang of it but since then I have been hooked - Just finished watching Series 3.

Buy the boxset, sit back and re-live the old days!!!


The Help
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read - Recommended, 29 July 2010
This review is from: The Help (Paperback)
Really enjoyed reading the book. It's written in a very interesting style - through the eyes of 3 characters and keep you interested all along. Takes you to a different world - 1960s in middle America and gives a good snapshot of how life was then.

Would recommend it to anyone wanting a light read.


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