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Not everything is illuminated

Advantages: A complex tale cleverly told
Disadvantages: Perhaps too complex - and clever - for its own good, let alone that of the reader

Towards the end of The Luminaries, one of the main characters, Walter Moody by name, falls in with an Irishman as he sets out on a journey. They agree to tell each other their stories to alleviate the boredom. “Moody was silent for a time, wondering ...

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Review of The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton

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The Chateau on the Lake

Advantages: Plot, mystery, protagonist
Disadvantages: Nothing major

Title: The Chateau on the Lake Author: Charlotte Betts Series: N/A Acquired: Review Genre: Adult - Historical Publisher: Piatkus Release date: 7th May 2015 In 1792 Madeleine Moreou is a teacher at her parent's Academy for Young Ladies and loves her life ...

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Review of The Chateau on the Lake - Charlotte Betts

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Wagon Train

Advantages: Honest to goodness hardship, a slow-burner that will get you in the end.
Disadvantages: It does start very slowly

It was a bit slow was probably my Mam's worst condemnation of film…but I'm going to forgive her for not appreciating slowness, because it was she that got me into appreciating westerns. Of course she preferred the all-action kind, but through watching ...

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Review of Far As The Eye Can See - Robert Bausch

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This lady is for turning.

Advantages: Part historical, part literary,part thriller, part crime with a little romance for good measure
Disadvantages: A bit of a slow start - but worth wading through it.

The Lady from Zagreb Philip Kerr INTRODUCTION ‘The Lady from Zagreb’ is the 10th book in Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series; an 11th is due to be published in 2016. I read the first three books the "Berlin Noir" trilogy several y ...

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Review of The Lady from Zagreb - Philip Kerr

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Excellent Story from Overlooked History

Advantages: Great story, covers unexplored parts of history
Disadvantages: Nothing

Conn Iggulden is one of my favourite authors of historical fiction, previously covering such dynamic and interesting periods/characters as Caesars rise in Rome (5 novels) and Genghis through to Kublai Khan (5 novels). For his latest series he has rather ...

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Review of War Of The Roses: Trinity - Conn Iggulden

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