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Drowning in Chigozie Obioma's first book The Fishermen

Advantages: Just an excellent book - no more, no less
Disadvantages: None for me

...It is often said that those that read will see the world through the eyes of others, and Chigozie Obioma’s The Fishermen offers a wonderful picture of life growing up in a small town in Western Nigeria with an unfamiliar blend of western sensibilities and ...

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The Death of Bees is Glasgow Really like this?

Advantages: Interesting and multi-faceted
Disadvantages: the subject is more adult, whilst the style seems aimed at teens

The Death of Bees Lisa O'Donnell “Today is Christmas Eve. Today is my birthday. Today I am fifteen. Today I buried my parents in the backyard. Neither of them were beloved.” So begins the blurb on the back of this extraordinary book. The blurb contin ...

LiveMusicLoverLyn 23.02.2015 · Read full review
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DELIRIOUSLY GOOD?

Advantages: interesting storyline, great characters
Disadvantages: not as good as "Before I Fall", can be depressing, part of a trilogy (yuck)

About a year and a half ago, I came onto Ciao and raved about a debut novel I had just devoured called "Before I Fall". That book, by Lauren Oliver, was one of my favourite books last year, and based on a pretty unique premise which immediately had me hoo ...

Pmshack99 12.12.2011 · Read full review
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Delirium - Book Review

Advantages: great read
Disadvantages: none

All I can say is wow! This book was fantastic and completely swept me a way. Based on the concept that love is a disease, the story is set in a world where love and emotions have been almost completely eradicated. The laws stating that love is the root o ...

dragon747 31.10.2013 · Read full review
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Amazing dystopia

Advantages: love is poisonous but you can still love
Disadvantages: none

...word: Amazing. I mean nearly every book I have ever read is always cliche in the sense love is always a happy ending. But not this book. Delirium is where love is forbidden. It's a disease. People fear it and want to rid of it; they want to be cured. ...

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