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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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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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The Devil Rides Out - Dennis Wheatley

Advantages: A new idea and well put across
Disadvantages: The language made it a little hard to read in places

Although most of the horror stories I read are quite recently written there are some older ones that I enjoy. Dennis Wheatley seems to be well ahead of his time when it comes to scaring the life out of me. Probably his best known book is called The Devil ...

muppetbabe 13.01.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Devil Rides Out - Dennis Wheatley

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Great read, albeit very different to her newer stuff!

Advantages: Story and writing
Disadvantages: Street language may be challenging for some

Author Dreda Say Mitchell is a broadcaster, journalist and educational advisor. She grew up in the East End of London on a housing estate. She took a degree in African History at the University of London and she later obtained an MA in education stud ...

KathEv 22.02.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Running Hot - Dreda Say Mitchell

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LANARK - a review in four parts

Advantages: It's dark, bleak, depressing, oppressive and sad. Apart from that you should enjoy it.
Disadvantages: It's dark, bleak, depressing, oppressive and sad.

It is probably safe to say that Lanark is not very much like any other Scottish novel. At almost 600 pages, it's by farAlisdair Gray's longest, and probably most ambitious work. Although it's his first novel, I wouldn't suggest it as the first ...

proxam 18.12.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Lanark - Alasdair Gray

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