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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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Rousing rebellion or sandy sentiment?

Advantages: good setting, something a bit different
Disadvantages: bit too much teen romance

Amani is desperate to escape. From the one-pony dustbowl of a town she lives in, from the cruel upbringing by her aunt, and from the local treatment of women as possessions. She’s got a head full of stories. She’s taught herself to shoot better than any b ...

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Review of Rebel of the Sands - Alwyn Hamilton

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Very disappointed, slow start but engaging end

Advantages: Last 70 pages were engaging
Disadvantages: Very slow start, got confused easily

...This is a YA fantasy novel. This review contains mild spoilers. I was really looking forward to reading Rebel of the Sands, Alwyn Hamilton's debut novel. Unfortunately, for me, it didn't live up to the hype or my expectations.... Let's start off by sayi ...

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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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A Sprinkle Of Magic

Advantages: Magical, Beautiful, Dark
Disadvantages: A bit too short, Something felt like it was missing

...I've loved Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell's respective, as well as their collaborative, work for years, both as a reader and as a serial doodler, and they never cease to amaze me. I had heard about The Sleeper And The Spindle through the grapevine, and as ...

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Review of The Sleeper and the Spindle - Neil Gaiman

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