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Not Rounded Enough

Advantages: None
Disadvantages: Style, structure, "voice" (lack of)

As short story collections go, this is a fairly ambition bundle, some 22 stories running to a total of nearly four hundred pages. You'll gather from the fact that I'm starting with the statistics that I didn't instantly fall in love with Bellotte's writi ...

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Review of Unround Circle - Peter Belotte

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A Gentle Hundred Days: small things matter most

Advantages: Life-affirming
Disadvantages: None

...Sometimes Serendipity coerces Fate into making sure you read a particular book. I picked One Hundred Days… of the shelf on the back of the blurb from an author of a book I haven't actually read. I confused the title of their book with one I adored ...

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Review of One Hundred Days of Happiness - Fauzo Brizzi

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Virginia Baily - Early One Morning - War in Italy

Advantages: A very engaging and interesting book
Disadvantages: None for me

...It’s a rare book that has me reflecting and thinking a fair bit during the period where I’m not reading it, but I really did find Virginia Baily’s Early One Morning quite a haunting and clever little novel. The book is very nicely written in style and dec ...

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Review of Early One Morning - Virginia Baily

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No Place to Fall

Advantages: Some good parts of plot, some characters
Disadvantages: Nothing developed enough

Title: No Place to Fall Author: Jaye Robin Brown Series: N/A Acquired: Bought Genre: Young Adult Publisher: Harper Teen Release date: 9th December 2014 People think that Amber Vaughn is a good girl. What they don't know is that she spends her summer even ...

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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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