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Love (and its loss) In a Cold Climate

Advantages: A finely written debut
Disadvantages: None

Then: On the farm above a remote Norwegian hamlet, in 1976, schoolgirl Else is waiting for her mother to return through the wind and the snow. She is also clutching at the kitchen table as the contractions worsen. Now: fast forward to 2009. Else now ...

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Review of The Last Boat Home - Dea Brovig

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Blaze of Boring

Advantages: A likeable main character
Disadvantages: In a story that doesn't grip the reader

For years now, it has been fairly common knowledge that Richard Bachman and Stephen King are the same man. Recently, however, it has seemed more and more that the person most reluctant to accept this is King himself. That can be the only reason that “Blaz ...

Soho_Black 22.07.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Blaze - Richard Bachman

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A Blaze of Glory?

Advantages: Nice Cover
Disadvantages: Pricey for a short novel

As a huge Stephen King fan I can often be somewhat biased in a favourable disposition to his work, but I have found it almost impossible to find anything favourable really to say about this new writing. I cannot call it a novel because to me it's too shor ...

kitty17 14.08.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Blaze - Richard Bachman

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Emotions Run Deep

Advantages: Quite a calm book depite the theme
Disadvantages: I enjoyed it all

Clayton Blaisdell Jnr was born with all his faculties. In fact he was pretty brainy for his age and read books with a passion. However one Saturday morning, not long after Clayton Jnr had started school, his father threw him down the stairs three times fo ...

wendybull 12.02.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Blaze - Richard Bachman

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Tragedy is out of Vogue

Advantages: Brings Boring Arthurian Characters to life, Important Genre-setter, Immersive Writing.
Disadvantages: Tragic, Romantic, Neurotic Characters , Internal Plot, "Old Religion", Weird Gender Stereotypes.

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley is an epic fantasy written in the Arthurian Legendscape and it basically re-tells Thomas Mallory’s Le Morte d’Arthur over its thousand pages. However, there is a twist. Rather than switching main-character ever ...

dragonhelmuk 04.03.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley

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