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Duvethead

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A very accessible book on a very complex subject.

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Reviewed: 05-05-19

Robert Sapolsky writes in an engaging way, yet manages a thorough over view of current thinking on a very complex subject.

Excellent

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Reviewed: 15-02-19

On all counts I felt this was an excellent audio book. The characters were convincing, the storyline believable yet also compelling and the narration perfect. I rarely enjoy audiobooks as much as I did this one.

Engrossing

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Reviewed: 09-04-18

If you could sum up Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine in three words, what would they be?

A novel that has the capacity to build empathy and compassion in its readers. Incredibly it achieves this feat with a story that is at times joyful and hilarious. Great novel.

Dull

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Reviewed: 09-04-18

What disappointed you about The Lie of the Land?

More of a lecture on the ills of modern life according to the middle classes than a thriller. Tedious and at times irritating.

Would you ever listen to anything by Amanda Craig again?

No

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Beautifully crafted novel

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Reviewed: 11-12-17

I wanted to listen to it all over again once I’d finished. So many profound reflections hidden without the narrative.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

An insightful exploration of mental distress

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Reviewed: 04-02-17

The book was not what I expected and I struggled to remain engaged with the initial chapters... However I felt rewarded for sticking with it, as the book then took me on a nuanced journey into mental distress. I feel the author managed to portray a convincing experience of hearing voices; something which is more common among the general population than most mainstream media would have us believe.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

It will change the way you understand human history.

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Reviewed: 07-01-17

An important book which cleverly turns the tables on the relationship between women and men. Thank you Naomi for writing this.

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A well crafted novel

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Reviewed: 12-10-16

A well crafted novel with a final paragraph which causes the entire book to shift into sharp focus.

Quirky with dark humour.

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Reviewed: 15-07-16

Book has a great pace with tantalising hints about the crescendo of the book, which make it difficult to put down. There is an underlying humour about the foibles in the books characters. I did find the ending of the book a bit too neat and tidy, but I guess others may find this satisfying.

Aggravating

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Reviewed: 27-04-16

One mans opinion on how you should be living your life. Although I'm sure there are various pieces of research that can be cited in relation to statements made this book basically boils down to an opinion piece.