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I Let You Go (English Edition)
I Let You Go (English Edition)
Prix : EUR 5,99

4.0 étoiles sur 5 A moving story, 4 mars 2016
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : I Let You Go (English Edition) (Format Kindle)
A moving and gripping tale with many twists and turns that I enjoyed reading enormously. Brutality in the home is inconceivable yet it does happen. The fear of retribution by the perpetrator if reported and the helplessness of often well-meaning authorities to prevent future attacks means that it is so often not reported.


Started Early, Took My Dog: (Jackson Brodie)
Started Early, Took My Dog: (Jackson Brodie)
Prix : EUR 6,50

2.0 étoiles sur 5 A disappointment., 11 janvier 2016
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Started Early, Took My Dog: (Jackson Brodie) (Format Kindle)
Had I started by reading Kate Atkinson's latest novels, I would not have been tempted to buy her first publications that I found enthralling, especially 'Case Histories', my personal favourite.
If I have only delivered two stars for this one it is precisely because she is such a clever and erudite writer; my expectations were therefore greater. I struggled through this very muddled story, tempted more than once to end the suffering and just give up. To be frank, I felt this to be rather a lazy book and can only hope her future novels will not bore me as much as this one has as she is definitely worth reading.


My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One
My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One
Prix : EUR 8,53

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A gem., 5 novembre 2015
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One (Format Kindle)
Persuaded by an editor friend to read Elena Ferrante's stories, I downloaded the first of the novels that very evening. From then on I was totally hooked, wanting to read them all. Being married to an Italian originally from the same milieu although not from the South, I recognised many customs and expectations of that world that were totally alien to my own upbringing and so brilliantly described by the novelist. One is drawn into an almost cinematic world from black and white to colour as time moves on.
Elena Ferrante is a wonderful story-teller.


The Stand (English Edition)
The Stand (English Edition)
Prix : EUR 7,99

3.0 étoiles sur 5 From a fan of Stephen King's books, 28 octobre 2015
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : The Stand (English Edition) (Format Kindle)
An unusual book by Stephen King that I waded through, with all its rather heavy-handed biblical references (le bien et le mal) in spite of almost giving up several times.
Not one of my favourites by a long chalk but others seem to have been enthralled so I must be in a minority.


Fox Evil (English Edition)
Fox Evil (English Edition)
Prix : EUR 4,92

4.0 étoiles sur 5 A good read with one reservation, 28 octobre 2015
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Fox Evil (English Edition) (Format Kindle)
All of the books I've bought online by Minette Walters have kept me in suspense until the final 'denouement'. That is where I part company with her and disappointment sets in, since, in this particular story, she brings in an outside character at the very last minute.
Another slight criticism is the overly used 'Jesus wept' I have come across in every one of her books. Personally, I have never heard this expression used anywhere so I then find myself looking out for it!


Redemption Blues:  A Crime Thriller (English Edition)
Redemption Blues: A Crime Thriller (English Edition)
Prix : EUR 2,99

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Hard to put down!, 9 décembre 2014
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Redemption Blues: A Crime Thriller (English Edition) (Format Kindle)
At last, an enthralling crime thriller written in good English! After quite a few of my more recent purchases that showed a total ignorance of basic English grammar and syntax it was a joy to read and proof, if proof were needed, that the genre should not be an excuse for anyone, and (it seems) everyone, to pick up a pen and write. Not everyone can although it is now fashionable to think so.
P.D. James was the perfect combination of a good writer and a brilliant story-teller, admired by all. She was the gold standard that crime fiction should aspire to. T.D. Griggs comes close.


Guilt: Department Q 4
Guilt: Department Q 4
Prix : EUR 6,50

3.0 étoiles sur 5 Enjoyable, 23 septembre 2014
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Guilt: Department Q 4 (Format Kindle)
Although the end was somewhat unbelievable, it was a good read so I don't regret the purchase. Revenge with a twist!


As If By Magic (A Jessica Daniel Exclusive) (Jessica Daniel Series) (English Edition)
As If By Magic (A Jessica Daniel Exclusive) (Jessica Daniel Series) (English Edition)
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1.0 étoiles sur 5 Boring!, 23 septembre 2014
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Having been assured the story was a page-turner, once again I felt misled. It wasn't! Although the syntax and grammar are slightly better than the last book I downloaded, there are a few serious mistakes where the English language has not been properly assimilated. This alone would put me off purchasing any other books by the same author. Perhaps I should stick to authors I admire: P.D. James, to name but one, not only writes beautifully, she also knows how to develop a thrilling plot. Writing a good thriller is not as easy as some people seem to think!


Never Look Back
Never Look Back
Prix : EUR 2,19

1.0 étoiles sur 5 Good story line, bad English., 29 août 2014
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Never Look Back (Format Kindle)
There are far too many serious grammatical faults and dodgy syntax for me to be able to enjoy this book. Why haven't the editors done their job, especially as it seems the author has been published by Macmillan! Another of my bugbears is the frequent use of what I presume are Americanisms: "He alarmed his car"? A good thriller has to be well written - too many recent publications are not.


Private: No. 1 Suspect: (Private 4)
Private: No. 1 Suspect: (Private 4)
Prix : EUR 5,73

1.0 étoiles sur 5 A boring, lazily-written read., 13 août 2014
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Private: No. 1 Suspect: (Private 4) (Format Kindle)
Patterson, to my mind, hasn't done himself any favours with this badly written and frankly boring book. Not a 'page-turner' that one might expect, just a waste of money!


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