24 May 2011

ANGRY KATE'S SEXED UP BOOK BY ITS READERS DISINGENUOUS TOSH .. LEAVES MORE QUESTIONS THAN IT ANSWERS

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Shibboleth (Tel-Aviv, Israel) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Madeleine (Hardcover)
I have this book for my Kindle, because I have been interested in this case for 2/3 years. It is not an easy book to read. It makes Kate McCann no favours; she seems to be very self centered and at times, very nasty. I cannot believe she wrote it for her children to read. It contains swearing, blaspheme, adult themes, and descriptions of graphic scenes that many people will find disturbing. It is only fair that people are warned beforehand, of what they are buying. I certainly would not want for my own children to read such terrible things. I am very sorry for poor little Madeleine and I would love for her to be found safe and well. But I do not think this will happen, and this book will not help. It just makes the mother appear ungrateful and selfish. I would recommend for people interested, to borrow the book first to see what it is like, before committing GBP10.00
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46 of 63 people found the following review helpful:
1.0 out of 5 stars A Flight of fancy.27 May 2011
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S HANCOCK "Enterprise" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Madeleine (Hardcover)
Having read through the book thanks to the suggestion of a friend, I find it almost indescribable that some people really do believe this rather biased and self-centered view of the events of the last four years.

It seems easy to blame others for what you've done wrong, and expect everyone else to pick up the pieces, yet this is the distinct impression you get from the author.

Unfortunately, looking at one version of the 'truth' through rose tinted glasses has become the norm these days.

The very thing this book lacks is one essential quality I've not seen from either of these parents.

That's called humility.
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 Comments (38)162 of 221 people found the following review helpful:
1.0 out of 5 stars Sorry, 18 May 2011
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S. Grace - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Madeleine (Kindle Edition)
Amazon made this recommendation. I just cant accept this books version of events, or the excuses the author makes for leaving young children, babies really alone.
As a former police officer I have my own theories.

And as a father of 2 I never abandoned my kids. Now David Cameron has ordered Scotland Yard to re-investigate the case. What about all the other missing children and young people? If this is the standard the Prime Minister sets then what About Keith Bennett?

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49 of 68 people found the following review helpful:
1.0 out of 5 stars A tragedy, 21 May 2011
This review is from: Madeleine (Kindle Edition)
My kids are 15 and 13 and quite capable of looking after themselves. But when they were little, I couldn't comprehend of me being anywhere but within visual range at all times. Hundreds of yards apart, on the booze, and incredibly drugged their kids... I feel sorry for them, but I also think they were criminally negligent
Madeleine
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64 of 91 people found the following review helpful:
1.0 out of 5 stars pathetic excuses by Kate McCann, 19 May 2011
This review is from: Madeleine (Kindle Edition)
Of course...I want Madeleine found. What happened is truly awful. I've read about 25% of the book and cant go on any further because I'm too angry. Kate McCann's excuses for leaving Madeleine alone the night she was taken are pathetic. Borrow a copy of this book from the library and see for yourself. Dense.
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57 of 84 people found the following review helpful:
1.0 out of 5 stars self indulgent, 19 May 2011
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This review is from: Madeleine (Hardcover)
I promised myself I wuld not read this book as I have felt uneasy since Madeleine's disappearance, regarding her parents view of events. This book raises more questions than gives answers.
Firstly why would two parents who have never left their child home alone, do so in a foreign country? Secondly, why choose a holiday company that provides a baby sitting service but do not use that service? There is one piece in this book that makes my stomach churn, when Kate realises Madeleine is missing she says to her husband "someone has stolen Madeleine, she has been sedated". How on earth would she know this??? Why would Madeleine's dress have made her fall prey to a paedophile? I also find it hard to stomach that parents of a missing child can remain so cold and emotionless. Kate's answer is that the authorities told them not to show any emotion, I would argue that any parent on finding there child missing would find it difficult not to show emotion. Where was the emotion when they were named as chief suspects?
Some parts of this book are irrelevant, like the part about their sex lives taking a back seat, do we need to know this information?
I found this book raises more questions than giving an insight into this tragic event.
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52 of 77 people found the following review helpful:
1.0 out of 5 stars Dribble!, 19 May 2011
This review is from: Madeleine (Hardcover)
What a load of tosh! This is like a fairy story. I didnt believe them before and I certainly dont believe them now. I hope that readers will notice her inconsistent version of what happened the night? This book was planned from the very early stages hence the 'reason why she kept a diary' - The same time as the Madeleine Foundation (which is a registered business at Company House and NOT a charity was set up) See them for what they are and please dont be fooled
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52 of 78 people found the following review helpful:
1.0 out of 5 stars Self-indulgent, without answering any questions, 20 May 2011
This review is from: Madeleine (Hardcover)
I read this book completely objectively, and was hoping the content may include small matters such as:-
1) Why Kate McCan refuse to asnwer 48 questions posed to her the the Portuguese police?
2) Why the Madeleine fund was put into a business account rather than a charity which could then be audited for expenditures
Instead, I got to read how "great" Gerry is, how their sex life went down hill afterwards, which is understandable, yet loses the true focus, or at least what should be the true focus.

I have recently read that this book coincides with the recent decline in the finances for "searching for Madeleine".

A regretable purchase, that I can't help feel cheated by. Thoroughly self-indulgant,with no admissions of at least partial responsibility.
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96 of 144 people found the following review helpful:
1.0 out of 5 stars Disengenious and Contrived, 17 May 2011
This review is from: Madeleine (Hardcover)
This book does nothing to confront the gaping contradictions surrounding this case. Kate McCann could have taken this opportunity to face down her critics and deal with the unanswered questions but instead she writes one long monotone of evasion and self justification. There is much to answer but Kate avoids all, wearing an armour of self ptiy to deflect. The revealing aspects of this book are by chance eg. there is an interesting comment when on the night of the abduction, Kate says she wanted to be just left alone as "my grief was so agoniszing and so personal....". .





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129 of 207 people found the following review helpful:
1.0 out of 5 stars the questions are still there, 13 May 2011
This review is from: Madeleine (Hardcover)
It's a bit rich for Gerry McCann to say 'It is simply not acceptable that the authorities have given up on Madeleine' when a lot of fund's money were squandered on the most dubious private detectives one can imagine. That was one of many puzzles for me, and the book gives no hint as to why it was done, why such lousy detectives were hired. If one wanted to leave no stone unturned why such a deliberate(numerous hiring of reputedly ineffective private detectives) waste of money? If one looks for emotional side of the story this is the book for you. If you expect answers, - at least part of, - it simply doesn't deliver.
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149 of 272 people found the following review helpful:
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh deary me., 12 May 2011
This review is from: Madeleine (Kindle Edition)
Lets face it there probably isn't many people on the planet who does not know about Medeleine going missing and not many people who would not say anything if they knew any information.

I don't know which side of the fence I sit on but I am worried as to why this was written. Will this help to find Madeleine? Really?

I regretted reading it because it pulls at the heart strings and does not stop in a shamelss constant way. Couple that with the angry tones that Kate pours all over the page I felt exhausted.

You have already heard all of the pertinent information you need from the news and most of the rest of the book from the hundreds of TV and newspaper interviews so the question is; do you buy it, falling for a shameless tug at your heart strings, or do you borrow it from the library? Be warned; it is an angry book.
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137 of 251 people found the following review helpful:
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 12 May 2011
This review is from: Madeleine (Hardcover)
After all of the hype I was expecting many questions to be answered in this book but it offers little new information. There are some interesting insights into the personality of Kate McCann but I do not believe that the book will help to find Madeleine. 

47 of 89 people found the following review helpful:
1.0 out of 5 stars Naughty but Nice, 18 May 2011
This review is from: Madeleine (Hardcover)
If you ever wanted to read about the sex life of sexy Kate McCann then this is the book for you! Hopefully the sequel will concentrate on this and ditch the bit about the missing kid. Too depressing.
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238 of 326 people found the following review helpful:
2.0 out of 5 stars Nearly Unreviewable14 May 2011
By 
Graham Chapman (London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Madeleine (Hardcover)
It is impossible to review this book in any useful way. I reviewed another book on Madeleine -
Vanished - which I thought was pretty fair-minded, analysing closely the more lurid suggestions
about the disappearance of the girl, but also holding the parents accountable for their behaviour.
Unsurprisingly, what comes across in this book is a lot of criticism of other people, but not much
of themselves. There were lots of suggestions made about the McCanns which will never be
verified, but the one that they left their very young daughter in the apartment whilst they were out
wining and dining each night is for some people (clearly not all) an uncomfortable fact.

There is a lot of anger in this book and a lot of self-pity, but almost no admission of having done
anything wrong themselves. The McCanns took a hostile approach to any criticism almost from
the start, channeling money into private PR experts, lawyers and detectives, suing newspapers for
vast sums of money. Has the money that people all over the world, but particularly in the UK,
kindly donated been well spent? How has it been spent? How is it accounted for and how much
have the donors been told about it? How much has been spent on public relations, how much on
investigation? For the expensive lawyers and PR people and private investigators it has been a pay
day, for the McCanns it presumably helps towards their expenses, protects them against questioning
and provides welcome positive media coverage, but what are the results in terms of the search for
Madeleine?

Obviously the McCanns are unlikely now to change tack and this book, its content, tone and
marketing are as strident and defensive as one would expect. It will bring in money and readers
will be moved, some by the McCanns' emotional outpouring, all by the loss of the child. There
should be recognition ,though, of why quite a number of people - if the reviews, comments and
internet posts are a measure - feel sorry for the disappearance of Madeleine, but continue to find
the parents unsympathetic.

The book is a very intense and difficult read, whatever one's point of view of the case. The author
shares what she wants to share with the reader. The account has been scripted to be very emotional,
but it is also very guarded.

There should be some common ground in sorrow for what happened to Maddie, but people's views
on her parents are likely to become even more polarised following its publication. In the end people
will believe what they think is true and no amount of suing and paying for PR and book publishing
will change their mind.

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5 comments:

viv said...

I have tried hard in my local shops to find Kate's book on sale without success. I wanted to have a good thumb through it without paying the gruesome twosome for the privilege.

Whether it is because I now live in Leicester I do not know, but I simply cannot find it on sale ANYWHERE!

However, from the bits that are available online, I would say the above comments provide an excellent "summative overview". Sorry Gerry xx

viv said...

I think in general these comments purvey what the public really feel about this, great sorrow for Madeleine and a continuing need to try and understand just why is it the McCanns behaved that way, cannot accept responsibility for the loss of their own child, and, above all, just cannot say they are sorry.

I have always been the first one to admit, had they done so in a heartfelt way and said please, other parents, do not do this, I would have sympathised with them, but suing and demanding sympathy, manipulating public perceptions with media spinners and lawyers, that will never get them sympathy and certainly will not find Madeleine.

And so, I remain convinced, this couple are criminally culpable in the disappearance of little Maddie. I do not need to read the book Gerry and no real person does.

viv said...

Maybe the fraudulent use of this (apparent) big defect in Madeleine's eye is one thing that Scotland Yard find particularly fascinating about the conduct of Kate and Gerry McCann. It was their major marketing "logo" for a massive worldwide fund grabbing campaign and strictly against the advice of Portuguese Police. Gerry described it as a very good marketing ploy but realised it may cause the abductor to do something to her eye (yes I still think he is a psychopath). Now he does not want to talk about it. That is because he knows it has landed him in some really big trouble. The Serious Organised Crime Agency particularly focus on major fraud.

On PJ records it is described as small fleck or something like that.

I believe money was a very major motivation for this terrible crime. - Kate's inability to work with poor mental health and drug abuse a £323000 and a narcissistic need to lead the highlife. These two are not the sort who could be happy in a semi detached just lovingly caring for their kids.

Have people noticed the picture of Kate McCann in Portuguese Resident. She has a seriously drooping eyelid, perhaps even more pronounced than ever, and an angry rash under her mouth, I think she tries to self medicate her poor mental health and it certainly keeps her thin.

The McCanns have really had it now and they know it. They can consult with their Portuguese lawyers all they like, that will not save them. They are not stronger than in 2007, that is just what they would have us believe because they need people to buy that book and pay for their defence costs. Being the McCanns they would not be happy with mere Legal Aid when they are prosecuted.

There is a report on Sky News confirming that the Home Secretary requested the review by London Met and the Prime Minister sanctioned it and the costs. There is no mention of Gerry's silly spinning letter trying to pre-empt what he knew was coming.

I believe British Police are turning the thumb screws on Kate and Gerry McScam. Good!

On Missing Madeleine I am bemused to see no poster seems to think just maybe there were two blue bags, perhaps one they got rid of Maddie in and the one the PJ photographed in the wardrobe. After all, it does not seem the least bit unlikely that a couple would have a matching set of luggage. Additionally, smaller cases fit inside larger ones, maybe they even went abroad with a smaller case inside the larger one they planned to use. Nothing would surprise me, Gerry had those photos to hand to the police and there is no innocent explanation for that. That is "stand alone" evidence!

Gerry is a man who lets himself down by being over controlling, it is what gives him away. He cannot help it.

viv said...

Whoops sorry the damning article confirming the London Met Cold Case Review was brought about by the Home Secretary and the PM, not the McCanns erm pleading letter is on Virgin, not Sky.

I never did think it was a good idea for the McCanns to take Theresa May on or criticise David Cameron for that matter either. ~Silly billies!

viv said...

There are 13 1 star reviews there, and yet when I looked last night on Amazon, there were only 10.

Funny thing that, the McCanns ability to make things just disappear.