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Guyana back in the early 20th Century

Advantages: Interesting for me as I recognised the places he talks about
Disadvantages: Characters all unlikable and story not that enthralling

...I read this as it was one from my parent's shelf and I kept saving it because it was written by a Guyanese of Indian descent and I was brought up in Guyana. I found the Guyanese elements, talking about going to specific places and mentioning lots of plac ...

catsholiday 13.09.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Shadow Bride - Roy Heath

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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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A timeless tale

Advantages: Great read
Disadvantages: none

I love Lisa Jewell's style of writing and always look forward to her new books with relish. I've just read her latest book, 'Before I Met You', and I have enjoyed it just as much as all her others. What I particularly liked though was the fact that it w ...

kingfisher111 03.08.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Before I Met You - Lisa Jewell

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Deeply Disappointing

Advantages: It's an easy read that won't take long to get through
Disadvantages: It totally wasn't for me - I felt very let down.

The Protagonists When Monika Keller and her husband Jack went to Bombay theywere looking for a charity to support but found more than they’d expected. Laidback Irish-American Jack and ultra-organised German Monika were an unlikely couple – she was con ...

koshkha 01.06.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Speech of Angels - Sharon Maas

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