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Pear Shaped

Advantages: A good read
Disadvantages: Too similar to her other book

This is the second Stella Newman book that I had read and felt a strange sense of deja vu when I read it. Main character of this book is Sophie who works for a company producing puddings. She meets James at the beginning of this book and goes out with h ...

jules.34 12.10.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Pear Shaped - Stella Newman

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For The Love of A Son

Advantages: Beautifully written, enjoyable superficially if you want, but with deeper resonance
Disadvantages: None

Paul Leibovitz was a journalist. That was before. Before he had a small child, who did not survive as long as he should have. Before the end of the marriage that did not survive the loss of a child. Now Leibovitz himself, merely survives. He lives in ...

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Review of Whispering Shadows - Jan-Philipp Sendker

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Jaw Dropping!

Advantages: Shaping the 21st Century
Disadvantages: Should've been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014

Publisher: Penguin Group Year Release: 2014 Format: Hardback Duration: 466 pages Dedicated to Nick Mercer - - - 'Shark' is the second book of a trilogy, a purposeful standalone novel following 'Umbrella' which was 'Man Booker Prize' short-lis ...

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Review of Shark - Self, Will

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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 ...

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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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