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A Love Letter To Humanity - A Quirky, Imaginative Read

Advantages: Quirky, poignant, thought provoking, amusing, nice layout
Disadvantages: Maybe a bit too quirky for some - the math/sci-fi elements may put some off, the ending perhaps

... -- Introduction -- After reading 'Reasons To Stay Alive' recently and realising the author has written numerous novels, I thought I'd see what his novels are like and I'd heard good things of this particular title, which has been referred to as ' ...

IzzyS 11.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Humans - Matt Haig

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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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Your life story is written on your body

Advantages: Interesting sort of detective story tracing cause of the illness
Disadvantages: Not exiting - more interesting really

Crooked Angels by Carol Lee ISBN: 009999416123 The tagline for this novel is :” The story of your life, your history, is written in your body.” Also on the front cover is a quote from Dame Judi Dench “ A truly fascinating read.” ABOUT THE AUTHOR Carol Le ...

catsholiday 16.01.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Crooked Angels - Carol Lee

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