Dennis Foxon

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Smashwords book reviews by Dennis Foxon

  • Asperger Diaries: Jamie's New School on April 17, 2012

    Excellent work containing fascinating insights. The diary form made it difficult at times but the content and especially Jamie's voice are excellent.
  • Dust to Dust on July 05, 2012

    This is a well paced Young Adult fairy romance. There protagonist held my interest, Some of the 'law' was a little confusing but there is plenty of action to sustain the readers interst.
  • First Contact (In Her Name: The Last War, Book 1) on Aug. 26, 2012

    Classic military sci-fi. Yes it does have the usual US centric language but it is much less jarring in this book than in many of the genre I have read. And for once, the aliens are really quite alien and interesting.
  • Dead Soul (In Her Name: The Last War, Book 3) on Sep. 16, 2012

    A well constructed continuation of a very readable series. It's good to come across aliens that are not only properly alien but also develop and learn.
  • The Darkest Colors on Oct. 07, 2012

    An entertaining take on the vampires have come out theme. Raina can be a slighly annoying POV figure at times but this didn't get in the way too much.
  • The Darkest Colors: Children of Asmodeus on Oct. 07, 2012

    In my opinion this is the best book of the series, well constructed and tense.
  • Kemamonit Pursued on Oct. 07, 2012
    (no rating)
    I was surprised how much I enjoyed this and the previous book as the theme is not one I expected to really appeal to me. Kem is an interesting character and I look forward to reading more of the same.
  • Miss Calculation on Dec. 23, 2012

    It is great to read a book in which the heroine is a loveable maths nerd and also funny. Outside of the world of maths she gets almost everything wrong but still manages to scrape through to a happy conclusion.
  • Florida Heat on Dec. 29, 2012

    Jo Cazimer and Kate Snow are attractive characters and the story moves along at a decent pace. The teens in the story are well drawn and we see Julie develop from a not very likeable child to someone we care about. I did manage to anticipate the supposed twist at the end but this didn't really spoil the story for me because the characters mattered more than the plot. It is true that the editing is poor and if you are the kind of person who is driven to distraction by that then beware. Otherwise, this is a fine read.
  • Dying to Get Published on Jan. 01, 2013

    I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The plot is fanciful in places but I can't understand how anyone would fail to connect with the characters, not just Jennifer (who every aspiring author will connect with instantly) but also (most of) the supporting cast, not least that bunch of feisty old ladies and the girls of the writing circle. At places, this had me laughing out loud.
  • Two-Hundred Steps Home Volume One on May 10, 2013
    (no rating)
    In this first episode Claire develops from a rather selfish and decidedly unaware woman into someone who is beginning a journey to self awareness. The settings are a delight to anyone familiar with the hostels and the countryside around them. I enjoyed the humour as well. Well worth reading/
  • Two-Hundred Steps Home Volume One on May 10, 2013

    In this first episode Claire develops from a rather selfish and decidedly unaware woman into someone who is beginning a journey to self awareness. The settings are a delight to anyone familiar with the hostels and the countryside around them. I enjoyed the humour as well. Well worth reading/
  • Two-Hundred Steps Home Volume One on May 10, 2013

    In this first episode Claire develops from a rather selfish and decidedly unaware woman into someone who is beginning a journey to self awareness. The settings are a delight to anyone familiar with the hostels and the countryside around them. I enjoyed the humour as well. Well worth reading/
  • Two-Hundred Steps Home Volume Two on May 10, 2013

    The settings in this second episode are every bit as good as the first. Josh adds an element of mystery and Claire is beginning to discover facets of herself she simply wasn't aware of and becoming a good deal more likeable as a result.
  • Two-Hundred Steps Home Volume Three on May 10, 2013

    More complications in Claire's life continue to push her along a path that seems to be good for her. Meanwhile, we learn a good deal about Josh and connections. Claire is beginning to resolve some of her issues under the pressure of troubles affecting members of her family. The attempts by her boss to persuade Claire to resign seem almost unimportant compared to her current experience. Gentle, wryly observed and well written. I'm looking forward to seeing how she copes with her proposed hostelling companion.