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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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Almost Perfect

Advantages: Deceptively additive, excellent characters, tackles some big issues well, thought provoking
Disadvantages: Some plot lines anti climatic

Rachel Joyce Rachel Joyce is probably more famous for her previous novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, admittedly all the more intriguing sounding than Perfect. This first book was longlisted for the Man Booker prize. Never ...

misspurple7 21.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Perfect - Rachel Joyce

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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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A poem of the wind and the trees.

Advantages: Pretty funny, short
Disadvantages: Non-ending, may be dull to some people, other matters of taste

Haruki Murakami is one of the most famous Japanese authors ever, having achieved fame both in his home country and across the world. The Guardian described him on the cover of Norwegian Wood as "one of the world's most important living novelists". As capt ...

mi_wa 20.04.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Hear The Wind Sing - Haruki Murakami

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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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