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T. Dervish

London
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-04-18

A masterclass in good writing

This novel blew me away. The quality of wiring is really what makes it. The story is great and the characters very credible and well weaves but it’s really the astute observations and turns of phrase that make this book work so well.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-18

Brilliant piece of writing

Aalto has produced an excellent piece of work with a good balance of characters and wonderful turns of phrase.
On a negative note, I found many scenes far too long winded and overdone. I think the novel could have been about 20% shorter.
That said, I don’t think there was a single badly written line in the whole novel.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-16

Best gay novel to come out in years

I laughed and cried with the author from beginning to end. Love the way the personal story was interspersed with the Yorkshire ripper saga.
My only criticism is that using words like 'gingerly' and 'sauntered' were incongruent with the tone of the protagonist. Should be edited out.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-05-16

Great observations

Not as good as Oryx and Crake but Atwoods insights and observations are as brilliant and insightful as ever.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-16

Great stuff

Congratulations on some super storytelling. Your reader Matt brought the whole thing to life beautifully.
I would have given it a 5 but I found the ending, though reasonably plausible, a bit grim.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-15

Chopra marathon

Great overview of chopras books especially the best selling ones like Ageless Body and Synchodestiny.
There's a bit of repetition in it so it needs a bit more editing but good overall.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-15

Great story telling

Nicely woven story full of clever twists and turns. There were no superfluous strings or characters to fill the pages. Every element contributed to create a wonderful chill.
Perhaps one small thing was that a couple of aspects of the story were a bit of a cliche. A lonely brutal Hebridean island for one.
The narration of the child's voice was excellent too.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-15

Masterful

Masterful storytelling by Waters. Brilliantly weaved plot with flawless pace and wonderful twists and turns throughout.
Highly recommended for anyone interested in the terrible plight of women in Victorian England.
Wonderfully narrated too.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-15

Inspired

Simmons is such a great talent.
Imaginative
Articulate
Well informed y

Poetic
Just marvellous
Thanks Dan
Science fiction writing at its best

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-15

Superbly written

Apart from the slightly wooden voice of the woman orator, a really well read book. Excellent characterisation and plotting overall.

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