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5.0 out of 5 stars Wrist Anchor, 3 Oct. 2016
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Paperboy
Paperboy
by Christopher Fowler
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A book of two halves, 2 Sept. 2016
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The first half of this book is a sheer delight with the 50s and 60s wryly observed with some excellent and long forgotten references to the people and the times. As a contemporary of the author l was immersed in the witty and sometimes jaundiced views about his schooldays and family life. Sadly the rest of the book turns in to a mawkish and self-obsessed exploration of why he hated his father and a trip through various episodes to justify how he felt, plus a bit of absolution. We end with 'in praise of writing' which is rather obvious from a writer and again self gratifying.
Along the way the wit and style fall apart and it becomes a very ordinary read.
As l lived through the same time and in a Council house, not one owned by my parents, and saw my parents through similar eyes (although they did love each other) l was always trying to be on his side. But Mr Fowler needs to get over himself a bit. Or maybe its because l quite enjoyed doing some of the daft things we were forced to do and its all my fault!


Shiloh And The Western Campaign Of 1862 (American Battle Series)
Shiloh And The Western Campaign Of 1862 (American Battle Series)
by O. Edward Cunningham
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Packed with information, 24 Feb. 2016
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Written as a dissertation and then edited this is packed full of detail and maps for the Civil War junkie


Jutland, 1916: Death in the Grey Wastes
Jutland, 1916: Death in the Grey Wastes
by Nigel Steel
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The last big sea battle, 24 Feb. 2016
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Well written and engaging, as many personal stories are related across of the tapestry of huge events. I love naval history so may not be as objective as other reviewers. But this is well worth the read. The last big sea battle, ably recounted


Prador Moon (Novel of the Polity)
Prador Moon (Novel of the Polity)
by Neal Asher
Edition: Hardcover

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2.0 out of 5 stars Run of the mill, 24 Feb. 2016
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Really a run of the mill story dressed up as space opera. I'd rather re-read Banks or Reynolds


The Skinner (Spatterjay)
The Skinner (Spatterjay)
by Neal Asher
Edition: Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars Better than some from this man, 24 Feb. 2016
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As it goes an okay story from this rather 2nd Rate SiFi author. He has great ideas but is a poor writer and his characters are wooden


Sherman's March: The First Full-Length Narrative of General William T. Sherman's Devastating March Through Georgia and the Carolinas (Vintage Civil War Library)
Sherman's March: The First Full-Length Narrative of General William T. Sherman's Devastating March Through Georgia and the Carolinas (Vintage Civil War Library)
by Burke Davis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.82

4.0 out of 5 stars You feel you are on the march too, 24 Feb. 2016
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Great stuff. A really interesting account of this episode. i only give it 4 stars as writing a bit lumpy. But you do feel involved in the whole march and the with the people who made it. Interesting how Sherman by this stage was super confident in everything he did. A major difference from his early activity in the War


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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Feb. 2016
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The Coldest Winter
The Coldest Winter
by David Halberstam
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Tour de Force, 5 Feb. 2016
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This is a tour de force of a book which not only covers the War itself but the dynamics which led to it and the personalities on both sides who played such a major part in this grim forgotten war. Halberstam is ruthless in his analysis, which is always backed up by evidence or contemporary accounts of others who were there. This is required reading for anyone interested in this and the period which follows. Go buy it now...


Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War
Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War
by Charles Bracelen Flood
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.72

4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and Informative, but is it all True?, 2 Nov. 2015
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so much is written about these two it is quite refreshing to have a different 'angle' on
them. A very readable book in a pacy style. There are some interesting little snippets of information,
For example Grant falling off his horse and turning his ankle and Sherman having
a shot finger, both at Shiloh, which some accounts do not think worthy of mention.
So it is a bit more intimate, while being quite detailed accounts of the action and how these
two interacted. I worry just a little that some bits of 'fact' might be heresay and would want
them to be verified. Reason l say that is the author mentions Simon Cameron in his role as
Secretary of War and in the context of corruption. But not once does he say that Cameron
was moved to be envoy to Russia because he was the most corrupt of the lot! Makes
you doubt some of the other unverifiable 'facts'.
But a great read and worth it for anyone interested in the Civil War era and these great
Generals in particular.


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