Book Reviews

Jennifer’s Reviews

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
3 of 5 stars
If there was ever a book to show me how little I understand about how to spend an alcohol-ridden, drug-crazed, life-on-the-edge, shoot-’em-up, knock-’em-down, do-whatever-the-hell-you-want, weekend, then this is it!!
It was a fascinating…
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2014

The Princess Bride
4 of 5 stars
Seen the film, read the book (twice) loved ’em both! Who doesn’t love the adventures of Buttercup and Wesley and all their friends and enemies. SO many great lines and so much adventure! A swashbuckler of a novel, great fun, romantic and…
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2014

Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
5 of 5 stars
I’m no mathematician which is what made my deep enjoyment of this book all the more surprising. It’s a fascinating story and so well-written. I couldn’t believe how engrossed I became but it had me on the edge of my seat desperate to kno…
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2014

To Marry a Prince
5 of 5 stars
What a lovely, entertaining read this was and with such a clever, insightful take on a royal romance. I really enjoyed this and so did my daughter who also read it in German (twice!). Sophie Page is a terrific writer and I’d love to read…
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2014

The Secret Scripture
4 of 5 stars
Such beautiful language in the surprising novel. Memorable characters and a twist at the end. I wasn’t quite as satisfied by the ending as I would have liked, however – perhaps just a little too abrupt. But a lovely book.
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2014

Nemesis
3 of 5 stars
Miss Marple is my favourite of Agatha Christie’s detectives and I always had a soft spot for this book – especially after seeing the Joan Hickson television version which is wonderful. I haven’t read Nemesis for years but I have always r…
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2014

Appointment with Death
4 of 5 stars
One of my favourite Christie’s and a great re-read. The setting is what first sparked my interest in Petra but I also love the characters and the mystery. a really good plot and a very satisfying and clever ending.
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2014




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