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A Flat Pack Novel Filled with Surprises

Advantages: Great fun - but with some serious messages
Disadvantages: Stretches credibility rather too often

...A Fake Fakir? ‘The Extraordinary Journey of The Fakir who got Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe’ by Romain Puertolas is one of those books whose title makes it a little hard to ignore. It’s an interesting technique to intrigue the potential reader with a ti ...

koshkha 28.07.2014 · Read full review
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Light of Amsterdam

Advantages: Well written, well rounded characters
Disadvantages: Some cliches, takes a while for the story to develop

...book a while ago, but as I have a huge pile of books to read, I am only slowly working my way through them now. This book appealed to me because the two locations mentioned in the book really appealed to me. The book is set in bot ...

euphie 15.07.2014 · Read full review
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The Storyteller

Advantages: Well written, interesting characters, engaging read, sensitively handled
Disadvantages: Parts of holocaust section of the novel can be distrssing.

The Storyteller is the latest book by popular novelist Jodi Picoult. I believe the paperback only came out in January 2014, but I read this on the Kindle after it came highly recommended by a friend. I had read one Picoult novel before (Plain Truth) and ...

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Jodi Picoult IS the storyteller

Advantages: Well researched book, compelling story,
Disadvantages: Graphic details of the holocaust, could be upsetting

This is the second Jodi Picoult book I have read and I must say it made me want to go on and read every other one of her books. It is not an easy book to read due to the subject matter and the graphic descriptions given of the Holocaust, however it is wel ...

lucie2511 24.07.2013 · Read full review
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The Devil is in the Details

Advantages: Wonderfully drawn characters and the language matches the era
Disadvantages: Stiffer, more formal writing style and slow pace may not appeal to all

William Golding's ''Lord of the Flies'' is widely considered to be one of the great classics of all time and it's been a personal favourite of mine ever since I was first handed it at school. Reading the copy on the back of William Palmer's ''The Devil i ...

Soho_Black 15.09.2013 · Read full review
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Review of The Devil is White - William Palmer

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