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A disappointment

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

Reviewed: 23-03-2020

I've read many of Tchaicovsky's books, and am normally a big fan... but this one feels like a rushed, lazy job. Disapointing, flat characters, poor voiceover... (just pay someone). It is not what you'd hope for this author. A waste of time, unfortunately.

unusual and captivating

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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: 14-03-2020

Beautifully narrated, with so many fantastical creative voices for a different, unweildy, strange story. Not much of an ending but a very adventurous ride.

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terrible. vapid. destructive. I want the time back

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

Reviewed: 25-01-2020

I wish I hadn't wasted my time, this book makes you give up on humanity. or at least it aims at that. ultimately it's boring and shallow.

Essential reading. no better book on sleep

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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: 06-11-2019

Everyone needs this crucial, scientifically backed information and advice. Told eloquently and read beautifully. This book is life changing, and hopefully will lead to a paradigm shift in society. Fantastic book.

not great

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

Reviewed: 14-05-2019

Predictable, unnecessarily gory, and generally disappointing. It could have gone in so many different ways but it fell short of being much of anything.... Hard to buy into the characters, and hard to believe in their motives and actions.... wouldn't recommend reading.

Terrible main character, shallow boring tale.

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

Reviewed: 27-03-2019

Very disappointing. A shockingly narrow, shallow perspective on life... the characters, especially the main character was so vapid, mainstream, devoid of depth that she felt unbelievable.... Her interests and those around her made it a depressing and incredibly dull read... No sense of self, no development or exploration. . Seemingly no goals other than to follow that of this inane consumerist, patriarchal predictable narrative... I feel sorry for the state of the world if we must see through these limited lenses... I only have wish I could get this time back!

pretty wonderful

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

Reviewed: 14-01-2019

As someone northern Irish, but not having lived there, this speaks to me and intrigues and saddens me. The writer captures your heart. Unique, poetic, charming and gritty. A wonderfully narrated and beautiful book.

Overtold and garrulous

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

Reviewed: 26-10-2018

It had an unusual style but it was hard to get through because of all the superfluous showy language and ideas stretched too far. Tried too hard to be funny, and didn't create depth of character, particularly in the females.

Poignant and delicious, sad and enchanting.

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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: 22-08-2018

Naomi's writing is so incredibly aware, believable and detailed. An addictive adventure that is never predictable, characters with depth and complexity, and a sad gritty undertone that is typical of Alderman. Fantasticly performed.

Gripping but predicable

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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: 10-08-2018

Good entertaining book but easy ending with too many implausible tie ups and cliches. Characters could have been fewer but better developed. Fantastic performance