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Friday, 14 October 2016

Review: Last Bus to Woodstock

Last Bus to Woodstock Last Bus to Woodstock by Colin Dexter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have watched and loved the Morse TV series over and over for many years but to my shame this is the first time I have read one of the books.
I was sucked right into the story. Dexter is a master storyteller. His way of setting you and Morse off on the wrong track then bringing you back makes for a wonderful reading experience.
I have the whole box set of these books and am looking forward to many pleasurable hours in the company of Morse and Lewis.

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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Review: Funeral in Berlin

Funeral in Berlin Funeral in Berlin by Len Deighton
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This book just did not happen for me. I got way too confused with the story jumping about between East and West Germany and London. The characters did not seem real and I could not bond with any of them.
I listened to an audio version from my library and the narrator seemed determined to channel Michael Caine throughout which was very off putting as he kept slipping into bizarre other accents.

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Friday, 23 September 2016

Review: Want you dead

Want you dead Want you dead by Peter James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another excellent outing through Brighton and it's environs with Roy Grace and his team.
Never before have I ever felt such hatred for a character as I did with the bad guy in this book. James managed to really push all my negative buttons with this Bryce cretin and from very early on in this book I wanted the absolute worst for him.

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Monday, 19 September 2016

Review: Dead Man's Time

Dead Man's Time Dead Man's Time by Peter James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A return to form from Peter James with this latest outing of Roy Grace.
The story was interesting and engaging and even though I worked out quite early who would be involved there was still a twist in tale which I had never imagined.


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Friday, 16 September 2016

Review: Not Dead Yet

Not Dead Yet Not Dead Yet by Peter James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Had it not been for the peripheral ongoing story of Roy Grace's missing wife and the stunning evil twist right at the end I would only have given this three stars.
I found the story lacking the usual grip these books have over me and was quite happy to put it aside for a few days. What kept me going was as I said the ongoing saga of Grace and his wife and I will keep reading further books in the series to find out what happens.


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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Review: Life of Pi

Life of Pi Life of Pi by Yann Martel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I am not really sure what I thought of this book. On the one hand it was a delightful tale of fiction, on the other it was an introduction to three religions and to how a zoo works. One thing is for sure, it gave me much food for thought.

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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I really wanted to like this book but I got so confused that in the end it was a chore to finish. I did finish it but I am not looking forward to reading any more by this author.

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