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Alice? Who the Hell is Alice?

Advantages: Interesting themes, well writeen
Disadvantages: Not much os a plot to speak of

The Trouble with Alice is the debut novel of Olivia Glazebrook. Ms Glazebrook is a journalist as well as a film and book critic, and former columnist for The Spectator. The book has two main protagonists, Kit and Alice, an expectant couple on holiday in ...

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A super read

Advantages: Very compelling read
Disadvantages: A little short

A few people had recommended the Tesseract by Alex Garland to me, and one day I was in a second hand bookshop in Belfast stocking up on some new book when I found a copy for £2. Always being one for a bargain, I bought it, and I'm glad I did, for I bought ...

hugon 30.04.2001 · Read full review
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Better than the Beach

Advantages: You'll look cooler if you are seen reading this rather than the Beach on the Tube
Disadvantages: Uninspiring cover design

...Sultry, thoughtful and to somebody who's never been to the place, particularly evocative of Manila in general and the Phillipines in particular. Impressed by the character development of the street urchins and how they are interwoven into the story. Th ...

crusher 28.07.2000 · Read full review

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An exciting and compelling read!!

Advantages: Different, speedy and exciting
Disadvantages: Fairly complicated plot, needs some concentration

The Tesseract is the second novel written by the brilliant author Alex Garland. You may remember him from his first novel The Beach. I loved The Beach, but I think The Tesseract is even better. His writing seems to have matured and the novel reaches anoth ...

Helcat 22.07.2000 · Read full review
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Not to be compared with The Beach

Advantages: A great effort that will unfortanately, always be compared with his debut
Disadvantages: A touch fast moving for my liking

Having read The Beach and having not been that impressed I never expected much from Alex Garland’s second book. His first was hyped up to the level of a film (which it has now become) so people would read it and think ‘good book’ but wouldn’t stop to thi ...

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