Simon Gallimore

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (10 of 13)
 

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Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
If you like Da Vinci Code, you'll probably like this, even with the terrible ending. However, if, like me, you hated Da Vinci Code, you'll like this even less. I tried to give Brown another chance, but I could hardly finish this book. More contrived, simplistic story-telling, and a ridiculous ending.
Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
You don't always remember when you first read the work of a particular author, but in this case, I do. Vacationing in Britain, I found the UK bookstores offering a buy 2 get the third one free deal. So I bought this, the Da Vinci Code (yuck!) and a Michael Crighton book. Of the three, "Last Kingdom" was by far the best. The era the story is set in (the time of Alfred the Great and the Viking invasions of England and Ireland) is meticulously researched and the tale simply rolls along. A very easy book to get lost in and read in a single sitting (or trans-Atlantic plane journey in my case).

The story follows Uhtred, a young, disposessed lord of Northumbria as he seeks his revenge… Read more
England Expects by James Corbett
England Expects by James Corbett
"England Expects" is a reasonable look back on the history of England's various international footballing forays. As might be expected, extra attention is paid to the 1966 World Cup winning team as well as to the modern era of footballers, especially under Sven. Nothing particularly new or revolutionary is revealed and perhaps a little too much time is spent dwelling on what happened in virtually every game England has played in the last hundred years. However, it is, on the whole, a good review of England's international footballing history and a decent addition to most libraries.