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Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel
Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel
Preis: EUR 3,07

4.0 von 5 Sternen Enjoyable steampunk romp, 22. März 2014
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I enjoyed this steampunk adventure and I'll definitely be looking at getting some more in the series.
I like the main characters a lot and the story was interesting and original enough, though it is really the interplay between the two agent partners which powers everything.


Reamde
Reamde
Preis: EUR 5,46

4.0 von 5 Sternen Grabbed me and did not let go, 1. März 2014
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Reamde (Kindle Edition)
This Stephenson book really grabbed me and did not let me go till the end. I do however agree with others who have said that it could do with being shorter. Towards the end the story starts to lag a bit, because it just keeps going on where it might have been better to find a quicker conclusion to it all. However all in all, a recommended read to Stephenson fans. For readers unfamiliar with Stephenson I would recommend a shorter book as a Stephenson-starter, for example "Snow Crash" or "Cobweb" or "Zodiak".


The Emperor's Soul (English Edition)
The Emperor's Soul (English Edition)
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Typical Branderson, 1. März 2014
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Great fun for any fan of Branderson: interestingly original magic system, good characters, good story. I can highly recommend this, it is just a pity it is not longer.


The Emperor's Edge (English Edition)
The Emperor's Edge (English Edition)
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Suprisingly good, 1. März 2014
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I can heartily recommend this whole "Emperor's Edge" series of books. The books are driven by the characters, the dialogue and the interaction between the characters. This is what makes the series. Do not expect intricate and original world-building - as the author herself says, this is not what interests her. The story is also not particularly strong. But the characters make the books great fun anyway and help overlook things there the story lags a bit. I devoured the whole series in a couple of weeks.


Hide Me Among the Graves
Hide Me Among the Graves
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Disappointing, 1. März 2014
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Hide Me Among the Graves (Kindle Edition)
Ok, so "The Stress of her Regard" was never one oyf my favourite Powers books anyway, but I made the effort of re-reading it first before starting this loose sequel, "Hide me Among the Graves". It is probably the Powers book i have least enjoyed reading and I was very disappointed. Although a sequel to "Stress" the mythology seems quite inconsistent. I also found the story distinctly repetetive and not particularly engaging.


PLOB - The first THREE books in ONE Hilarious package (English Edition)
PLOB - The first THREE books in ONE Hilarious package (English Edition)
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Just not funny, 1. März 2014
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Any comparison to Pratchet or Monty Python are just misleading. I gave this several chances but eventually gave up. Funny names and funny accents do not necessarily make a book funny.


In the Town All Year 'Round
In the Town All Year 'Round
von Rotraut Susanne Berner
  Gebundene Ausgabe
Preis: EUR 12,30

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Wimmelbuch in English, 10. Dezember 2009
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We have two of these German Wimmelbücher by Rotraut Susanne Berner and they remain favourites, constantly chosen by the kids to be looked at together. The pictures have lots details to find so that on each visit it is possible to find new things and old friends. Highly recommended book for small children (pre-school and primary).


The Court of the Air
The Court of the Air
von Stephen Hunt
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 7,30

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2.0 von 5 Sternen Not really steampunk and too many ideas, 7. November 2009
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Court of the Air (Taschenbuch)
Oh dear.
Well I read this immediately after Neal Stephenson's "Anathem", so I guess anything was going to be a bit of a let down. I almost did not bother finishing the last 20 pages of this book though.
Stephen Hunt had lots and lots of interesting ideas (some very good) and crammed way too many into this story. Perhaps he should have saved some for future books and instead fleshed out the ideas he did use a bit better. Some of his ideas I also found rather unpleasant. The world he described never really gelled together.
The main characters, which started off promisingly, reverted to being rather shallow half way through and I more or less lost interest.
The cover describes this a Steampunk, but it is not by my definition (it is set not in our world at all).


RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe
RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe
von Rob Hume
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen good standard reference book, 11. September 2009
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I bought the English original edition of this book to complement the German edition I bought in a bookshop here in Germany. Both editions are exactly the same in layout, down even to the page number on which a particular bird appears. Good clear drawings and photos of birds and concise descriptions. The book is not too large (can be taken on holiday without any problem).


The Gone-Away World
The Gone-Away World
von Nick Harkaway
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 9,30

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Best book I read this year so far, 11. September 2009
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Gone-Away World (Taschenbuch)
I really enjoyed this book. Quirky, fun, intelligent and original. In many ways the writing style reminded me of Neal Stephenson (perhaps my favourite writer at the moment). I can recommend this book to any fans of speculative fiction and it will be a book I shall be giving as a Christmas present.


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