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Too many cogs in Natasha Pulley's Watchmaker of Filigree Street

Advantages: Some great ideas
Disadvantages: Far too busy and messy

...Hands up all those that remember Whose Line is it Anyway, that oh-so-clever witty panel programme where comedians of the day created imaginary stories by mashing together different components suggested to them by a studio audience. In the UK the show ran ...

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Review of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street - Natasha Pulley

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A Dance With Dragons - Epic Scales

Advantages: Fantastic story; superb characterisation; unpredictable; epic
Disadvantages: The plot develops more slowly than in earlier books in the series

A Dance with Dragons is the latest in George R R Martin’s epic Song of Ice and Fire series. Already destined to be a classic, the series has gained massive popularity on the back of HBO’s high budget TV adaptation. ADWD, as this fifth instalment in the se ...

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Review of A Dance with Dragons (Book 5) - George R.R. Martin

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The Danger of a Reader's Obsession & Where it Leads.....

Advantages: Fast paced, brilliantly written, easy to follow prose.
Disadvantages: Little character development, fairly short.

Finders Keepers Stephen King Finders Keepers was a book I was very keen to get my hands on as soon as it was released. Following on from King’s Bill Hodges novel Mr Mercedes, this book does not so much pick up where the other left off, but begins with ...

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Elantris; from Gods to Cursed Creatures

Advantages: A compelling read with a wonderful world and well drawn characters...
Disadvantages: The ending is perhaps a little rushed

The capital of Arelon used to be Elantris, a place of glory and majesty that glowed with eternal white light as did its inhabitants. The Elantrians were renowned as Gods with their brilliant white hair, their skin metallic silver, they were near immortal ...

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Review of Elantris - Brandon Sanderson

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Mark Lawrence's fantasy classic - The Liar's Key

Advantages: A good bit of escapism
Disadvantages: You don't want to join the party on the fifth book

...When it comes to fantasy fiction, few do it better than UK author Mark Lawrence. His first trilogy of books, The Broken Empire, was a clever blend of humour, youthful bloodletting and a cute world based in a future Europe fractured into 100 nation states, ...

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