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Truly Awful Book

Advantages: mystery draws you in
Disadvantages: pedophilia, abuse portrayed as love, tedious, stilted writing, boring

I absolutely hated this book. The only reason I got through it was that it was the chosen book for a book club I'm part of so I felt I couldn't just abandon it. If it weren't for the book club, I would have abandoned The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affa ...

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Review of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair - Jol Dicker

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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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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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Fifty shades of Grey

Advantages: great characters, makes you feel part of the story, bit of filth
Disadvantages: Sex scenes may be a bit much for some

One night I get a message on my Blackberry from one of my friends that says You like reading right? to which I reply Yes.. wondering where this is all going and she informs me that she has been reading a book which she thinks I will like but it is ...

louisechackett 17.05.2012 Read full review
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Review of Fifty Shades of Grey - E L James

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The worlds most badly written porn

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Disadvantages: Poorly written porn justifying an abusive relationship

...I have decided that for as long as the amusement factor continues at work I will continue to keep a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey in open view on my desk. This book is the only reason I have had a series of completely unsolicited conversations with senior ...

Secre 12.07.2012 Read full review
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Review of Fifty Shades of Grey - E L James

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