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The man with the big heart

Advantages: Easy, light hearted read.
Disadvantages: Makes you want more from the author

A few months ago, Amazon were urging readers to sample books by authors new to them. They offered quite a wide selection books for 99p each. Being an avid reader, I had already read many of the books on offer. Of the few remaining books, A Man called Ove ...

MAFARRIMOND 12.05.2016 ∑ Read full review
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Review of A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman

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Take a look at this book!

Advantages: Great overall read and characters
Disadvantages: Ending a little disappointing

I first read a book of Miranda Dickinsonís years back now and thoroughly enjoyed it so since then, I have always looked out for her new releases to add to my collection. This book was actually published a couple of years back now and I bought it pretty mu ...

frankiecesca 11.01.2016 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Take A Look At Me Now - Miranda Dickinson

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Not quite Gone Girl, but still very good

Advantages: Interesting enough for you to want to keep reading
Disadvantages: Comparisons to Gone Girl, No major 'twist'

Luckiest Girl Alive is the story of quite the opposite Ė TifAni FaNelli had a rough start in life to say the least. When we are first introduced to her, she is planning her wedding to a rich blue-bood, working at a top womenís magazine in New York and she ...

laurahartleyy 08.10.2015 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Luckiest Girl Alive - Jessica Knoll

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Margaret Atwood's Latest

Advantages: Interesting concepts
Disadvantages: Farcical section

...Margaret Atwood is one of my favourite authors with her classic Handmaid's Tale being my favourite story of all time. When I discovered she had written a new dystopian novel, The Heart Goes Last, I got hold of a copy as soon as I could and devoured it wit ...

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Review of The Heart Goes Last - Margaret Atwood

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Fifty Shades of Shame

Advantages: woke up more of the general population to the idea of "kink" as fun sex play
Disadvantages: poorly researched, badly edited, awkwardly written sex scenes, dangerous sex practices

I deal with erotica on a daily basis. It's no huge secret- I translate Japanese manga and light novels, and the majority of the titles I've worked on have been classified as erotica. I also review many, many titles, both manga as well as prose novels, tha ...

Shroud 03.08.2012 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Fifty Shades of Grey - E L James

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