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Steer Clear of the Shark!

Advantages: Stands out from other books
Disadvantages: Difficult to read and dull

I do enjoy looking through the selection of books chosen for the Ciao lottery every month as it gives me the opportunity to discover new books and authors that I might not have come across otherwise. Such was the case with Will Self's novel 'Shark'. T ...

jo-1976 30.08.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Shark - Self, Will

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Requires a lot of work on the reader's part!

Advantages: Interesting style, unique
Disadvantages: Very boring in places, requires a lot of effort to read

There are two editions of How To Be Both: one with George's part first, and the other with Francesco del Cosso's part first. I was fortunate enough to have George's part first, and thank god I did. I'm not 100% sure I would have even continued reading thi ...

laurahartleyy 28.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of How To Be Both - Ali Smith

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The Redemption of Callie & Kayden

Advantages: Character development
Disadvantages: Chemistry

Title: The Redemption of Callie & Kayden Author: Jessica Sorensen Series: The Coincidence #2 Acquired: Bought Genre: New Adult Publisher: Sphere Release date: 30th July 2013 The dark secret Kayden has kept hidden for years is finally out. Worse, he's fac ...

linzee_loulabelle 05.06.2015 · Read full review
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A Beautiful Book About A Horrible Man

Advantages: Treads a delicate line between revolting us and making us feel sympathy
Disadvantages: The issue of the death is never really resolved

...Not one for the sun lounger An Obedient Father by Akhil Sharma is not an easy or comfortable book to read but is one the reader feels compelled to get through. It touches on horrible behaviour but oddly manages at times to make the reader almost feel ...

koshkha 15.05.2015 · Read full review
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What would Mary Berry think of this book?

Advantages: Nice story, good characters
Disadvantages: See Review

While browsing NetGalley recently this book caught my eye as the title was so intriguing. I was happy when I was approved to download the book as it sounded like something I would enjoy.  This paperback was released in the UK on the 31st July, so it is a ...

euphie 01.09.2014 · Read full review
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Review of What Would Mary Berry Do? - Claire Sandy

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