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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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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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The book that almost got started!

Advantages: A solid start, and the vivacious Violet.
Disadvantages: Never really got going, some uncomfortable "almost" rape scenes.

...in law, knowing my love for anything vampire related, decided she was going to treat me, in the form of this new book, and as i DO judge a book by it's cover (i know sooo shallow!), was quietly confident it was going to be a great read! Violet ...

sarahbarrow 17.08.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Dark Heroine: Dinner with a Vampire - Abigail Gibbs

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Return to the Dark Side of the Moon...

Advantages: Rejoin Terrel on his adventure - beautifully crafted work.
Disadvantages: None

The Jasper Forest – The Guardian Cycle Book 2 – Julia Gray Why read this one? After reading and thoroughly enjoying the first in this series, The Dark Moon, I had every intention of carrying on with this series. The genre is fantasy and the il ...

dawnymarie 26.03.2013 · Read full review
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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 ...

TrueSatan 12.10.2002 · Read full review
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Review of The Gormenghast Trilogy - Mervyn Peake

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