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Powerful,Gritty and a great read

Advantages: Great Characters
Disadvantages: None at all

So before I read this book I had never heard of John Williams, but seeing that this was in the Vintage Williams series I thought I ought to know him. From talking to my parents I understand that he wrote the classic novel 'Stoner'. While that book is set ...

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Review of Butchers Crossing - John Williams

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A sequel within a series

Advantages: A great story and characters you know
Disadvantages: None

The 'Harry Hole' series has now reached 10 books based around the brilliant but (former/sometime) alcoholic Oslo detective. The books were originally written in Norweigan, but due to their success have been translated successfully into English. The novel ...

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Review of Police - Jo Nesbo

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Welcome to Rosie Hopkins Sweetshop of Dreams

Advantages: A brilliant read, lively characters and village life sounds idyllic.
Disadvantages: Cannot think of any

Rosie Hopkins is an auxiliary nurse - she does not have a permanent job but picks up shifts wherever she can. Rosie's great aunt has a sweet shop and is apparently not coping as she is elderly. Rosie is dispatched by her family (her mother, Angie, would ...

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Review of Welcome to Rosie Hopkins Sweetshop of Dreams - Jenny Colgan

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A Song for Issy Bradley

Advantages: fantastic read
Disadvantages: Very sad in places

...This is another book that I saw on NetGalley that I liked the look of and thankfully my request for the book was granted.  While I was leafing through the chapter titles, I noticed a few were Biblical references which did put me off slightly as although I ...

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Review of A Song for Issy Bradley - Carys Bray

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Want to freak out your kids this halloween? Give them this

Advantages: Well plotted short story, suitable content for the audience
Disadvantages: bit scary in places, some dialogue felt a bit out of place.

So... I Met a Demon is a short stand alone novel aimed at young adults. This is the third in a loosely linked series of books where a young male central character finds themselves in an unusual and unbelievable situation. Ben's story starts when he is 6 ...

cha97michelle 07.10.2014 · Read full review
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Review of So... I Met a Demon - Paul McAvoy

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