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Blood River - Crossing The Congo

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-06-20

Tim Butcher showed almost foolhardy bravery in taking this journey. I have travelled ( as a heavily armed soldier ) in neighbouring countries and my heart was in my mouth ,reading some of his exploits. A well written , well read book. The state of the Congo is dire and they need help. THIS is what we should be protesting about , how to save the lives of millions of innocent Africans. Tim Butcher has endured and risked his life in highlighting the problems.

THE BODY

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-04-20

An excellent book. Extremely well researched, very informative and some good sub- stories. I gained a lot from this book .

Don't buy Bye

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-04-20

This book was vaguely interesting , well read and very well researched, but a little too lengthy. If , like me , you want Heller to fight gangsters , don,t bother with this. The author relies on endless name dropping of stars and that's about it.

A Rather Strange Book

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-04-19

This book is well researched , well written and very well read. It is a strange mixture of being exciting and then predictable. It's a good read with a unique style but I can't get over the feeling that the whole thing with it's skateboarding ,sadism and lesbian scenes were written with teenagers in view......In summary , a good read but I won't follow the series.

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PAINTING THE SAND

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-18

As an ex-soldier myself, I can state first hand that Kim has captured exactly the feelings and attitude of the British soldier ,wherever he be.
An excellent book which held me riveted from start to finish , although there were parts where his personal experiences were almost too painful to listen to.
Altogether a great book and a tribute to anyone who fought in Afghanistan.

The Making Of A Man

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

This was a strange book. For anyone expecting a Conan Doyle style., it was more a cross between Charles Dickens and Bulldog Drummond. Good in parts , I found it slightly long winded and disjointed but I followed it to the end.

Art in the blood

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-09-18

The style was more Agatha Christie than Conan Doyle. It was saved by being very well read.

The Greatest Story Ever Told...... in such a complicated fashion.

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-12-17

Sorry guys. If like me you are the ordinary man in the street without a degree in physics but trying to improve your understanding of the world around you, then this is NOT the book for you. Ok, it's a complicated subject but his descriptions are way above the understanding of the average person. Stick to Bill Bryson et al. Thank goodness I didn't pay full rate for this book .

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BLIND MAN WITH A PISTOL

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-17

Entertaining, well read but slightly confusing at times. The other Chester Himes books are better

The Heat's On

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-17

A great story , extremely well read. I enjoyed it all. Best of the Coffin Ed stories