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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 ...

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Review of Nine Lives - Bernice Rubens

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Like Tron With Jokes

Advantages: Decent sense of humour in many places
Disadvantages: Brookmyre occasionally take his eye off the ball and gets on his high horse instead

The title of Christopher Brookmyre's debut novel, "Quite Ugly One Morning" was enough to make me pick it up, but it was the quality of the content that has kept me reading his work. He writes crime thrillers with a humour that extends beyond the amusing ...

Soho_Black 17.11.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Bedlam - Christopher Brookmyre

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Gaming or the future

Advantages: Game worlds are fun
Disadvantages: A bit complicated in places

...given a book by my father, a big sci-fi fan, that he says he can't finish. So with this in mind I thought that I would crack on with Bedlam and see how it went. It is interesting that in preparing to write this review I had a look at ...

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Review of Bedlam - Christopher Brookmyre

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Love Can Shine Even In Fathomlesss Darkness

Advantages: Gritty, intense romantic thriller with a dark edge. And I just love the wife's reaction to it all
Disadvantages: Pretty intense violence, but then, this is a thriller featuring the Mafia

...If you've followed me on Twitter or read very many of my reviews, you probably know already that I really, really love m/m romance stories that feature Mafia types. Aleksander Voinov's series Dark Soul delivers these men in spades: Stefano Marino is a you ...

Shroud 04.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Dark Soul: The Complete Collection - Aleksandr Voinov

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A Brilliant Beach Read - Unless You Are Stranded On It!

Advantages: Easy and engaging read, cleverly written
Disadvantages: A had a few niggles regarding the conclusion.

I had read one of Emily Barr's previous novels (Baggage) some years ago and been impressed with her writing. It was always in the back of my mind to read something else, but despite my good intentions, I never quite got round to it. I rectified that recen ...

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Review of Stranded - Emily Barr

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