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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 ...

LiveMusicLoverLyn 11.09.2016 · Read full review
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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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This Bizarro was pretty good-o

Advantages: I like zombie stories
Disadvantages: The fly in the ointment is the sex scene, not cool man.

... Introduction I’ve never read a book in the Bizarro genre before I came across Carlton Mellick III’s Zombies and Sh!t. I was drawn to the book by my love of zombie fiction and decided to take a punt with this whole “Bizarro” thing – apparently Car ...

StewwyB 15.10.2015 · Read full review
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We Won't Get Fooled Again

Advantages: It's got the Witches in it
Disadvantages: It's the last one.

Having committed to re-read the whole collection in honour of the author there is an argument for saying I should have held off this one, saved it until the end… especially as it had leaked that one of the ends in the book is that of my favourite characte ...

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Review of The Shepherd's Crown - Terry Pratchett

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A Twisted Masterpiece

Advantages: A classic of British gothic literature
Disadvantages: The third book in the trilogy is best forgotten

There are some novels that stay alive in your memory after reading them. A few are so fitting, so well crafted that they never dwindle into distant memory. Still fewer draw you back to re-read them time and again adding new layers of understanding and ple ...

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Review of The Gormenghast Trilogy - Mervyn Peake

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