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Enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 21-02-2019

My only complaint was not story related. The narrator is English and the story protagonist is American, I found myself needing to re-imagine the world I was hearing about as America and not England, which does change the context of language, culture, social norms etc.
An enjoyable story

Fantastic sequel

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

Reviewed: 16-02-2018

Great characters which are explored and developed beyond the 1st book. Some touching moments and also very humerous. Terrific delivery by Dan O'Grady although he could do with some accent training

Many differences from the movie

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

Reviewed: 23-01-2018

Heavily philosophical in parts, and a little preachy, but the storyline is terrific and different enough from the movie to be suspenseful and interesting. I don't know if Speilberg's vision makes it easier, or if it's an impediment to really imagining this incredible world, but appreciating both as separate pieces of art would be my advice.

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Will Crushers it

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

Reviewed: 02-01-2018

Will Wheaton gives a fantastic and engaging performance. The characters are lovable and some there are some (shmaltzy) teary moments. It gets a little too meta at certain points, but still a very enjoyable story

Excellent story

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

Reviewed: 24-02-2016

Sometimes difficult to follow as the narrator struggles to differentiate the collection of characters

Loved it

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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: 28-11-2014

This book was a wonderful surprise. The main character does resemble another character from a popular tv show, which you have to get out of your head if you like that show. Once accomplished, entering the world of Don Tillman is fascinating and hilarious. Highly recommended