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  1.  Just the Job!


    Perfect for my Kindle Fire HD, great value and speedy delivery. 8 in a pack should keep me going for quite a while!

  2.  Utterly enjoyable fable about a boy and a journey


    This book has been described as 'a fable'. It is very easy reading and once I started it, I could not put it down. I read it over the course of 1 day! I think that there are clues in the title and in the jacket design, so I'm just going to repeat here what the publishers say inside the book jacket:-

    'The story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some clues about the book on the jacket, but in this case, we think that would spoil the reading of the book. We think it is important that you start to read without knowing what it is about.
    If you do start to read this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy called Bruno. (Though this isn't a book for nine-year-olds.) And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence.
    Fences like this exist all over the world. We hope you never have to encounter such a fence.'

  3.  Interesting memoir of Panzer combat on the Eastern Front


    This autobiography covers the WWII combat career of Otto Carius, one of the most successful, highly-decorated Panzer commanders ever to take a Tiger tank into battle, destroying over 150 enemy tanks during his incredible career. Carius served in several tanks throughout the war, from the small Panzer 38(t) to the mighty Tiger I and briefly, the huge Jagdtiger. He fought against the Russians and the Americans, although the majority of the book is mainly concerned with his 'Tiger' actions against the Russians. It is an interesting book for anyone who likes personal accounts of armoured warfare during the Second World War.
    Personally, whilst I enjoyed the book, I thought it was a bit too sanitized for my tastes, as regards his re-telling of the various actions. He does not go into great detail about them, perhaps in an effort not to seem to be gloryifying his many successes, but I felt that in reading it, I was never really 'there' with him, if you know what I mean.
    Many other memoirs recount the sights, sounds, smells etc., of battle, painting a mental picture which helps to give an understanding of what the author went through and that was what I felt this book was lacking.