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Inside every person you know, is someone you don't.

Advantages: Easy enjoyable read with character I could identify with
Disadvantages: None

How well can you really know someone? You might have a best friend you've known for years, attended events with, argued with, shared laughter with, but can you be sure the person they are with you is the same person they are with someone else? Perhaps yo ...

Nymphypig 10.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Oh Dear Silvia - French, Dawn

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Stick Your Neck Out

Advantages: Sweet, sad and funny. All at once.
Disadvantages: Possibly a little too much bad language for younger readers

Mark Haddon's "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time" deserves every piece of praise it received, as a children's novel with plenty to interest older readers and a wonderful way of portraying Asperger's Syndrome through its narrator, Christoph ...

Soho_Black 02.02.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Ostrich - Matt Greene

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Love and death in Stalin's Russia

Advantages: Fascinating setting in terms of place and time
Disadvantages: Quite a lot of loose ends

All men are equal - but some are more equal than others 'One Night in Winter' a group of teenagers who love poetry – and adore the dead writer Pushkin – dress up in costumes and go out in the streets to play ‘The Game’. Shortly after two of them lie d ...

koshkha 09.04.2014 · Read full review
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Review of One Night in Winter - Simon Sebag Montefiore

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What is a Baby Really Worth?

Advantages: Addresses important and contemporary issues
Disadvantages: The reader can feel a bit manipulated and preached at

Simran Singh’s back again ‘Origins of Love’ by Kishwar Desai is the second of her books featuring the social worker and super-sleuth Simran Singh. It’s the third that I’ve read since I’ve taken her books out of order. Her first novel, ‘Witness the Nig ...

koshkha 22.06.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Origins of Love - Kishwar Desai

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Something brilliant is happening in Oz

Advantages: wraps up a lot of story lines, a great conclusion to the series
Disadvantages: here's where the story ends. In theory.

Wonderful My pile of books to be read is a being unto itself. It grows and shrinks and grows again. Sometimes it will shout at me to read something, other times it subtly whispers dirty things in my ear till I give in and grab the next book. One ...

ryanando 28.01.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Out of Oz - Gregory Maguire

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