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The Sense of an Ending
The Sense of an Ending
Prix : EUR 6,27

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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Much ado about nothing, 13 mars 2013
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : The Sense of an Ending (Format Kindle)
AS one would expect from Julian Barnes, the book is beautifully written but what a disappointment when you finish it. The plot could be written on one small page. It is essentially a commentary on the lives of ordinary people who, like most of us , achieve very little.


History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a Preliminary View of Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes (Illustrated) (English Edition)
History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a Preliminary View of Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes (Illustrated) (English Edition)

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Brilliant and exciting., 26 décembre 2012
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I first read this book in the 1960's and was delighted to read it again. In this exploit, truth is certainly stranger than fiction. I came to it after first reading the Conquest of Peru by the same American historian - written in the precise language of the early 20th century.


Phantom: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 7)
Phantom: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 7)
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Exciting but unreal, 26 décembre 2012
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Phantom: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 7) (Format Kindle)
Jo Nesbo is an indestructible detective who can escape from impossible plights.
I have now read 2 Jo Nesbo books but won't read any more.
While the stories keep you turning the pages, they are detached from the real world.


The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
Prix : EUR 9,69

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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Comprehensive but complex, 26 décembre 2012
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (Format Kindle)
This provides a detailed explanation of economic history starting in 13th century Venice, through the various bubbles with their consequent collapses up to the financial crash of today. The research must have been formidable - 40% of the book consists of footnotes -unfortunately, all at the end.

I found it more difficult towards the end with today's credit default swaps and other financial wheezes designed to part the clients from their money.

It fully lives up to its title and I am full of admiration for the author.


The Snowman: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 5)
The Snowman: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 5)
Prix : EUR 6,27

4.0 étoiles sur 5 Exciting, 18 novembre 2012
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : The Snowman: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 5) (Format Kindle)
My first Jo Nesbo book. It keeps you turning the pages but it's quite far removed from real life- in the realms of fantasy. Harry Hole is a sort of superman - indestructible.


The Face Of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme
The Face Of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme
Prix : EUR 12,18

3.0 étoiles sur 5 Interesting in part., 20 octobre 2012
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : The Face Of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme (Format Kindle)
When dealing with the interaction of soldiers in conflict, the book is very interesting indeed. The author surveys 3 main battles; Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme. In the first two, the armies came into direct contact and the comments are fascinating. On the Somme, great numbers of men were killed without any contact with the enemy so the commentary is different.
There is a great deal of military theorising that is not perhaps so relevant for the lay reader. The author spends a chapter or two on emphasising that he has never experienced a battle personally.


Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland - The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates (English Edition)
Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland - The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates (English Edition)
Prix : EUR 8,49

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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Half Way only, 26 mai 2012
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I thought this book was supposed to describe the author's journey from the Danube to Constantinople but it finishes at the Iron Gate in Bulgaria. I then discovered that he never wrote about that part.
He really lives a charmed life in this part of the trip, spending time at one manor house after another - passed along by friends of friends.


A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople - From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube (English Edition)
A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople - From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube (English Edition)
Prix : EUR 8,49

4.0 étoiles sur 5 The youth of an adventurer, 25 avril 2012
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The author has led an adventurous life in war and peace - this is his start - a walk across pre-war Europe with £20 in his pocket. During the war, he turns up in Albania and Crete behind enemy lines.


History of the Conquest of Peru; with a preliminary view of the civilization of the Incas (English Edition)
History of the Conquest of Peru; with a preliminary view of the civilization of the Incas (English Edition)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 An incredible story., 11 mars 2012
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This is an exciting story of bravery, endurance, cruelty and greed.
A well-ordered Inca civilisation overturned by a small band of rapacious soldiers of fortune. I shall now read the same author's story of the conquest of Mexico.


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