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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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Just like winter - drawn out and cold

Advantages: Beginning
Disadvantages: Drawn out, narrative, characters

About the book The Winter Witch is the first book in the Shadow Chronicles by Paula Brackston. The book was published by Corsair on 19th September and it is 416 pages long. Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a copy for review. Plot S ...

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Review of The Winter Witch - Paula Brackston

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A value-added murder mystery

Advantages: More than a run-of-the-mill murder mystery, affecting and insightful human interest story
Disadvantages: (For some:) a more demanding murder mystery

...So he takes the dog – Jonathan Buckley Not so much a ‘whodunnit’ as a ‘who-was-it’, this is a mystery with a difference. The title doesn’t give much away, referring to a dog-walker who discovers the body of a vagrant on a beach. The story follows the ...

steves001 18.02.2013 · Read full review
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Review of So He Takes the Dog - Jonathan Buckley

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Profound fantasy

Advantages: amazing concepts
Disadvantages: easy to get lost.

Having just read 'Imajica' for a second time I was left realising that in the first read, I'd missed the point. Many people who enjoy Barker's early and more horror orriented books find this work confusing, incomprehensible or just too weird, so my missio ...

Bryn_Pearson 29.07.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Imajica - Clive Barker

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Epic beyond belief

Advantages: The characters are SO deep, the plot is SO intense!
Disadvantages: Its big. Very big :+)

This is one of the most engrossing, magnificent, fabulous and truly splendid books I have ever read. I have an old version of this, with the whole thing in 1 volume - its very big :+) The publishers have more recently broken it up into 5 bits, which I ...

tatum69 07.04.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Imajica - Clive Barker

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