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Whodunnit? Whydunnit? Oh who cares.

Advantages: A few interesting insights into Benares/Varanasi.
Disadvantages: No mystery and a plodding plot

Death and the Freedom Fighter When Mrs Shoba Popatkar, former government minister and well-known freedom fighter is found dead on the floor of her Bombay flat, the first policeman on the scene is happy to settle for the simple solution. He doesn’t qui ...

koshkha 05.04.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Doing Wrong - H. R. F. Keating

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More Black than Comedy

Advantages: Gripping, psychologically intriguing
Disadvantages: Disturbing, a bit repetitive in places

...Verine Dorricks is visiting her husband, Donald, in a high security prison. As always he greets her with, “I’m innocent, you know.” But Donald has been found guilty of the murder of ten people. Nine of them were psychotherapists and all victims were ga ...

moistbabe 18.09.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Nine Lives - Bernice Rubens

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Sentenced to Life

Advantages: Compelling, dark, complex characters
Disadvantages: May not appeal to you if you don't like black comedy

...On the day of her retirement, Jean Hawkins is presented by her work colleagues with a leaving present, a 5 year diary. Having intended to commit suicide on her return home, this gift rather puts a spanner in the works. Miss Hawkins has spent her entire ...

moistbabe 08.09.2013 · Read full review
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Review of A Five Year Sentence - Bernice Rubens

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The Lines Before the Score (Jaws the original novel)

Advantages: A genuine page-turner and very difficult to put down.
Disadvantages: None, but Spielberg found the character unlikeable.

I recently picked up my copy of “Jaws” and I have to admit that the opening passage is very hard to beat. Consider these very famous lines: “The great fish moved silently through the night water, propelled by short sweeps of its crescent tail. The mo ...

BlackSwan 29.08.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Jaws - Peter Benchley

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Jaws - The Novel

Advantages: Great story, extremely addictive
Disadvantages: EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE

... Peter Benchley's "JAWS" INTRODUCTION Jaws is possibly one of the most famous films of all time, it scared entire generations out of the water. I remember when I was a kid, after watching Jaws I was even concern ...

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Review of Jaws - Peter Benchley

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