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May Contain Nuts
May Contain Nuts
by John O'Farrell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, 21 Oct. 2015
This review is from: May Contain Nuts (Paperback)
Brilliant brilliant book. So funny. Don't read with a scalding hot coffee !! The son's project on the second world war had me laughing out loud.
Germany invading Narnia !! Just read it. you'll see what I mean. It also gets you thinking. About ignorance and bigotry. How ignorance breeds mistrust and suspicion, and how that in turn leads to hostility. Its an uplifting, heartwarming, funny story. Five stars


The Empty Throne (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 8)
The Empty Throne (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 8)
by Bernard Cornwell
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "Game of Thrones, but real" ........ are you sure ??, 13 Jan. 2015
I've read all his Alfred books, (in fact I've read ALL his books), and I didn't find this gripping or exciting like the others, I'm afraid.
Whoever decided to put the above critical comment on the back cover gave the kiss of death to this book, because it is an ok read, but it is nowhere near as good as Game of Thrones. The more cynical side of me is thinking that Mister Cornwell has jumped on the Game of Thrones bandwagon, and decided to push out a similar book while GoT is all the rage.


Those In Peril (Hector Cross)
Those In Peril (Hector Cross)
by Wilbur Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not very good at all, 9 Feb. 2013
Cant believe this is the same person that wrote the Courtney and Ballantyne books.
He's obviously getting on a bit and instead of trying to write a really good book he's going for the 'shock' factor.
The bit where the woman has sex with Hector Cross and is laughing and splashing about in the sea with him a couple of hours after seeing a video of her daughter gang-raped did it for me. I read a couple of pages after that and then gave up.
The dialogue is apalling too. I started to get irritated after the fiftieth cheesy quote. Its rubbish. Dont buy it. Its sad to see Wilbur Smith going the same way as Tom Clancy. ie) not very good anymore


Two Brothers
Two Brothers
by Ben Elton
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding, 17 Jan. 2013
This review is from: Two Brothers (Hardcover)
Ive just finished this book and it is an absolute triumph. Ive got that sinking feeling that i wont read a book as good as this for a long, long, time. I didnt find it 'unputdownable'. I kept putting it down because I didnt want it to end!!
It covers the treatment of Jews in Berlin during the rise of Nazism. Can you imagine being a 13 year old child and seeing your parents abused and beaten up in the street and forced to lick the pavement in front of your eyes?. Ben Elton tells it through the eyes of the child. It is quite simply, magnificent. Its also heartbreaking.
It's very worrying that people can be capable of commiting such terrible acts, but even during those times, human kindness and self-sacrifice is there to be seen. I didnt realise until the end that it was based on Ben Elton's own family history. Incredible book


May I Have Your Attention Please?
May I Have Your Attention Please?
Price: £4.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars surprisingly good, 1 Oct. 2012
I was really surprised with this book. I bought it for a bit of light reading on my holiday. i didnt want anything too heavy or anything i had to think about too much! Ive read some autobiographies lately that have been rubbish, but this was very good. It's funny, engaging and honest. Sometimes painfully honest. I loved the story of the PE teacher at his school who formed the rugby team. James seemed determined to pay tribute to him, and he did it very well.
The book isnt "look. Im dead successfull, me" Its just a genuine account of somebody who knew what they wanted and was determined enough to get it, and the pitfalls, insecurites, and doubts along the way. Hats off to you, james Corden, love to go for a beer sometime


Dragon
Dragon
by Clive Cussler
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars what a yarn !!!!, 19 Aug. 2012
This review is from: Dragon (Paperback)
Cyber-dogs, Japanese terrorists, nuclear bombs, swordfights, Samurai.... Great stuff. Only dont take it too seriously !!! Its a bit Austin Powersish, but hey! just go along or the ride. I enjoyed it


Spartan Gold (Fargo Adventure)
Spartan Gold (Fargo Adventure)
by Clive Cussler
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars same old same old same old....., 8 Oct. 2010
This is the third book of Clive Cussler's in a row Ive read where the plot is basically identical. In fact you can create your own plot and save the time of reading it. First choose a either a priceless historical artefact - or a weapon of mass destruction. Next choose a suitable megalomaniac or shady syndicate trying to get their hands on said artefact/weapon. Next choose a nice showdown at the end where the goodies prevail, and there you have it!! A nice Clive Cussler novel.
I read three in a row and i found that the three books seemed to merge into each other and I lost track of whether the item found was a Trojan artefact or a nuclear bomb, and wether the bad guys were Colombian, Chinese or Serbian. It didnt matter anyway as the outcome was the same in all three.


One Day
One Day
by David Nicholls
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What do you reckon??, 6 April 2010
This review is from: One Day (Paperback)
Who would play the roles of Dexter and Emily if a film was made?? Hugh Grant as Dexter. Maggie Jacobs from Extras as Emily. Any thoughts?


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
by Mark Haddon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.19

5.0 out of 5 stars amazing, 13 Feb. 2010
Ilove books. I love reading. Its my passion. This is a book like no other ive read. It is incredible. The bit where his Dad is desperately trying to explain why he did what he did to the boy is the greatest passage of writing ive come across. To the boy, his Dad is a murderer and he should have nothing more to do with him. Because of his Aspergers he doesnt understand the wider issues and the reasons that drove his dad to do what he did, The dad desperately loves his son, and is frantically trying to explain why he did it, and keep the love of his son.
Just read it. Youll see what I mean


SSN
SSN
by Tom Clancy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars irritating, 30 Oct. 2009
This review is from: SSN (Paperback)
I cant believe that this is the same person that wrote 'The hunt for Red October'.
This is just anti-chinese claptrap. Whilst he certainly knows his submarine technology, that is the only positive thing to say about this book.
Clancy is rabidly anti-Chinese and this becomes more and more apparent throughout the book. This isnt the first time he has done this with regards to the Chinese.
This books tells about a American submarine single-handledly wiping out the entire Chinese navy. Dont waste your money or time.
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