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India's Conrad

Advantages: Clever use of incorporating author thoughts within a story about a massacre
Disadvantages: Post modernism discourse could've gone further

An Independent Debut of the Year. Publisher: Atlantic Books Release Date: April 2014 Duration: 283 pages - - - The Gypsy Goddess is about the massacre of 44 labour workers, burnt under instruction in a Kilvenmani village in the Tanjore district ...

1st2thebar 18.04.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Gypsy Goddess - Meena Kandasamy

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Few books beat me - this one did

Advantages: I didn't pay for it
Disadvantages: It's practically unreadable.

...My Indian Lit Collection I have a vast collection of books by Indian writers and books set in India and I’m always keen to get anything new, especially if it’s causing a bit of a stir in the media. One such book was added to my collection last summer ...

koshkha 31.03.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Gypsy Goddess - Meena Kandasamy

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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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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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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 ...

pdoyle007 30.10.2014 · Read full review
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Review of War Of The Roses: Trinity - Conn Iggulden

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