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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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A lovely read from Sheila O'Flanagan

Advantages: Lovely story, great characters.
Disadvantages: Slighty predictable in places, definitely a book for female readers.

While I enjoy reading, I'm maybe a bit slower at getting through books these days. This was one in a pile that I had bought cheap from a charity shop around a year ago and only getting around to reading now. About The Book Romy Kilkenny loves h ...

euphie 26.12.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Someone Special - Sheila O'Flanagan

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Someone Special

Advantages: A great read.
Disadvantages: Some of the characters take a while to warm to.

Roma Kilkenny is an archaelogist, who travels to different places in the world for her work. She loves her job, and she enjoys the travelling. At the start of this book, she is based in Australia, where she has been for a while. She is sharing a house ...

jules.34 08.08.2010 · Read full review
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Love? Perhaps, but not as we know it

Advantages: Shocking, high impact, you'll not put it down once you open it
Disadvantages: It's a very uncomfortable and controversial read

Ouch - that's a heck of a title If you're looking for a controversial title, for a book that you'd maybe not want to open on the bus or the Underground for fear of raised eyebrows, then look no further than Joyce Carol Oates' 2006 book 'Ra ...

koshkha 29.01.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Rape - Joyce Carol Oates

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