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Chris Dunn

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Russia

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

Reviewed: 23-03-2020

A typical Rutherford tome readable in confinement for the occasional insight. How does he do it? Suffers from the repetitive style of most other works.

Forsyth’s Jackal

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

Reviewed: 09-11-2019

Excellent story well told. Typical excessive detailed description but ok style. Problematic description of Kennedy’s killing by an individual, crazed, madman. Suggests inconsistency in author’s intellectual approach.

Grrr

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

Reviewed: 13-05-2019

Excessively long and detailed. Taking what first appeared an interesting concept and plot then reducing the story to a predictable and apparently simplistic storyline. I cannot do justice as I gave up 2/3 of the way.

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Australia Early Settlement

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

Reviewed: 08-02-2019

An excellent account based on the stories by and about the people involved. A sympathetic representation of Arthur Phillip as possibly the unlikely yet ideal governor whose relationship with convicts and aboriginal people promised much understanding and possible reconciliation. Insight into the transformation of rogues and lives in difficult times. Much appreciated.

Not snappy enough?

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

Reviewed: 22-01-2019

A good crisp concept, well told. I lost patience with protracted reveries indulged for main actor, drawn out unnecessarily. Otherwise great believable characters

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Stop!

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

Reviewed: 25-07-2018

Lagercrantz struggles to reproduce Larsen’s story writing techniques such as repetitive chapter scene changes and depth of detail that becomes tedious and boring. Lost the plot.

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Moskova

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

Reviewed: 22-05-2018

Well written. Interesting character development. Intriguing. Maybe too descriptive in parts, but a deep enough storyline to sustain .

The Truth

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-2017

I did not enjoy this book.
The character stereotypes are annoying
The plot line is simplistic as is the central problem. All Harry had to do was go back to New York or anywhere till his girlfriend was 16. Not pursued
The relentlessness 'loving' dialogue was not digestible.