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Earth Abides (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Earth Abides (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
by George R. Stewart
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't grab me, 8 Aug. 2017
I feel this book is over rated going on its review score here. It felt somewhat dated and there was nothing special about the writing style. The main character is fairly unsympathetic and boring


Pleasure
Pleasure
Price: £11.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 14 May 2017
This review is from: Pleasure (Audio CD)
Maybe it's a grower but i'm not feeling it
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Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era
Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era
by Charles S. Terry
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £23.54

4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful in places but be prepared for a long haul, 29 Mar. 2017
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Wonderful in places but be prepared for a long haul. After reading it on and off for years i think it really wouldn't have hurt it to be half as long.


Carrion Comfort
Carrion Comfort
by Dan Simmons
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, 5 Nov. 2016
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This review is from: Carrion Comfort (Paperback)
I read 300 pages and then gave up. Mind vampires just aren't scary


Upstream Colour [DVD]
Upstream Colour [DVD]
Dvd ~ Amy Seimetz
Offered by MediaMerchants
Price: £9.49

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Having just seen the movie and read some of an ..., 22 Sept. 2016
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This review is from: Upstream Colour [DVD] (DVD)
Having just seen the movie and read some of an interview with the writer/director, i can confirm that this movie is basically bullflop


Until Dawn (PS4)
Until Dawn (PS4)
Offered by KESEV DEALS
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Also all the characters are kind of annoying so it's a struggle to want to care about ..., 19 May 2016
This review is from: Until Dawn (PS4) (Video Game)
Atmospheric to begin with, but becomes repetitive and unoriginal. Also all the characters are kind of annoying so it's a struggle to want to care about saving any of them


Mr Mercedes
Mr Mercedes
by Stephen King
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.99

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear, 3 Sept. 2015
This review is from: Mr Mercedes (Paperback)
Mr Mercedes... more like Mr Mini Metro. Terrible book. Anyone but Stephen King handing this novel in to a publisher would have got a hasty rejection letter


Sleeping in Flame (Vintage Contemporaries)
Sleeping in Flame (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Jonathan Carroll
Edition: Paperback

2.0 out of 5 stars After a very slow build up things eventually start to ..., 27 July 2015
After a very slow build up things eventually start to get creepy about half way through. Not long afterwards it all goes a bit silly and i just gave up. Not for me


2666
2666
by Roberto Vidal Bolaño
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Simple review, 16 Oct. 2013
This review is from: 2666 (Paperback)
I won't waste too much time reviewing this novel as it seems to me most of its' fame will forever be the argument between the people who claim to 'get it' and those who claim there is nothing to 'get'...
I read it, i enjoyed it (mostly), but in the final analysis it really just takes too long to say something vaguely, like an old relative telling a story they can't completely remember.
Finishing this book does not make you clever. I'm sending my copy to the charity shop , which is where i would advise you buy yours.

It's maybe a year since i read 2666 and i find i'm still thinking about it from time to time... So i have now bought The Savage Detectives


Osama: A Novel
Osama: A Novel
by Lavie Tidhar
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars over rated, 18 Jan. 2013
This review is from: Osama: A Novel (Paperback)
There are lots of gushing comments from people on the inside of this book about how good it is, comparing the author to philip k dick in particular... maybe people want to say nice things about it because it's an anti war/terrorism novel, but i found it all a little boring to be honest, 300 pages of following a chain smoking semi alcoholic to various bars and pubs while he tries (not very convincingly) to find an obscure author. It isn't particularly well written or original, there were quite a lot of cliches rolled out. Apart from the alternate reality angle, the comparisons to PKD are few and far between...


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