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Northern Lights. A book with an anti-Christian message?
Review of Northern Lights (His Dark Materials) - Philip Pullman by Kitkat4730

Advantages: A literary feast of flying witches and talking polar bears
Disadvantages: The plot can jump from one place to another

Warning: This review contains some plot spoilers! Northern Lights (or The Golden Compass as the film version is known) is a story that has a not so subtle 'pop' at Christianity. The book was very much in the public eye in 2008 when 'The Golden Compass' h ... Read review

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I thought this was a fantastic book and I don't really think it was anti Christian but most definitely has a go at organised religion - there is so much more to enjoy about it than that though. by buzios
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04.08.2014 17:06
A nice, safe read.
Review of The Third Wife - Lisa Jewell by lorriellah

Advantages: Easy enough to read
Disadvantages: a bit lacking compared to other books

I have read quite a few Lisa Jewell books and I usually think they are brilliant. I did enjoy this book but it's definitely not up to her usual standard and so if you haven't read any of hers before, don't let this be your first as you may not want to go ... Read review

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good review by mumsymary
I have read some of hers and enjoyed them by catsholiday

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04.08.2014 14:06
A desperately sad story of young love and loss
Review of Ali and Ramazan - Perihan Magden by koshkha

Advantages: Compelling characters and vivid descriptions
Disadvantages: Will be too shocking for some readers to handle

A Love Story with a lot of Differences ĎAli and Ramazaní, written by Turkish novelist and journalist Perihan Magden and translated by Ruth Whitehouse, is a story of young love. Thatís not an unusual topic for a novel but in this case, itís a very diff ... Read review

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Good review but I do not want depressing reading at the mo by mumsymary
Wonderfully and powerfully written...now I need to figure out if I could cope with he book! by Secre
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04.08.2014 10:05
Rupert Annual for 2015; lots of colourful stories
Review of Rupert Annual 2015 - Stuart Trotter by rolandrat123

Advantages: Cosy family stories, lovable character
Disadvantages: Only one puzzle, no colouring, four stories, slim annual

The Book Rupert Annual published in 2014. This is actually the 2015 Annual. Copyright Express Newspapers, 'Classic Media'. Published 31 July 2014 by Egmont - 'We bring stories to life'. Printed in Italy. Edited by Stephanie Milton and designed by ... Read review

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Excellent review. E x by littleowlski
E - pity they changed origami! by spanielize
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04.08.2014 09:50
The Message
Review of The Message - Julie Highmore by jules.34

Advantages: A great read.
Disadvantages: None

...her work. This book begins in the present day with Jen, the main character, who has rece ... Read review

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Good by mozzie76
Not my kind of book. Nice review x by littleowlski

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03.08.2014 19:43
The big Sleep by Raymond Chandler novel about a tough detective
Review of The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler by jazzy500

Advantages: One of the 1st hardboiled genre novel which changed the novels throughout the world.
Disadvantages: Not for readers who like to be a part of solving process of the mystery.

The big sleep is a hardboiled/crime novel about Philip Marlowe a detective who is called by an elderly General Sternwood to deal with a blackmail attempt made on his wild young daughter by a bookseller. The book is read on first person perspective This ... Read review

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welcome :) by LiveMusicLoverLyn
Nice first review and noting the difference between detective driven and crime drama fiction :-) I think a bit about the plot would make this very helpful for me :-) by ladyofflame

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03.08.2014 18:32
Immaculate Deception
Review of The Immaculate Deception - Gareth Russell by euphie

Advantages: Humourous look at the priviledged existence of Belfast's rich kids
Disadvantages: Darker than the previous book in the series

I had read the first book in this series a while ago, and while I had meant to get round to reading this one, there were just so many books to read and I sort of forgot about it.† When I saw the author was appealing on Facebook for people who would receiv ... Read review

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Well reviewed by eilidhcatriona
An excellent review. John by Coloneljohn
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03.08.2014 10:52
Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Review of An Abundance of Katherines - John Green by totome

Advantages: This book is for the whole family!
Disadvantages: None

I just finished reading this book and I must say that John Green nail this one. It shows the brilliance in all aspects, the plot and its twist is so perfect. He is also the same guy behind the very successful movie ďThe Fault in Our Stars. This is a stor ... Read review

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fine by ishu1492
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01.08.2014 00:12
Richard Hell's Go Now... sex and drugs and rock and roll....
Review of Go Now - Richard Hell by cr01

Advantages: Readable book
Disadvantages: Tired subject matter

...of his first published novel, Go Now, published in 1996. Unfortunately however the plot of the book sounds like an identik ... Read review

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Excellent review by Dentolux
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31.07.2014 18:48
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The Unpredictable Consequences of Love
Review of The Unpredictable Consequences of Love - Jill Mansell by jules.34

Advantages: A great read.
Disadvantages: Cannot think of any.

...and when I heard that the latest one was out, I reserved it at my local library - I probably would have been quicker buying it as it appears that lots of other people had done the same! It was well worth the wait though, as with ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
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30.07.2014 11:12
Legend - Book Review
Review of Legend - Marie Lu by dragon747

Advantages: great read
Disadvantages: none

...to reading her debut novel Legend which, Iím pleased to say was totally amazing. Despite not being quite what I thought it would be Ė it really was a fantastic read with plenty of ... Read review

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nice review by Gozzil
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29.07.2014 06:37
An Alluring, Sadistic Read
Review of Kill You Twice - Chelsea Cain by gothic_moon

Advantages: Intriguing characters, well-written, gripping, keeps you guessing
Disadvantages: None for me

I came across this in the library and was intrigued by the blurb. I wasnít sure whether Iíd read any of her other novels previously (I donít believe I have) so I didnít know what to expect. I had hopped for an engaging, gripping crime thriller; thankfully ... Read review

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great review by sazzydan
Nicely done. by afy9mab
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29.07.2014 06:36
Evenki tales
Review of The Last Quarter of the Moon - Chi Zijian by hiker

Advantages: Insight into an unknown culture
Disadvantages: Doesn't really hold together too well

...has been left alone in the mountain camp. Not totally alone, her grandson An'tsaur has stayed with her, to do the chores that she no longer has the physical strength to do. She deliberately withholds her name from us, but tells us that sh ... Read review

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What a missed opportunity for such an interesting subject. by torr
VH by marymoose99
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29.07.2014 00:00
llama llama holiday drama is a great holiday story for toddlers
Review of Llama Llama Holiday Drama - Anna Dewdney by DarkAngel76116

Advantages: Teaches toddlers what Christmas is really about
Disadvantages: Paper on the cover of the book

Llama llama holiday drama brings the true meaning of Christmas to very young children. I think that Anne Dewdney paints a picture to toddlers of true giving. I have 2 toddlers and they love this story. In my opinion, this story teaches love, patience, and ... Read review

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Welcome - as said below - more detail is needed here. by Essexgirl2006
Gozzil took the words right off my keys there.........R. by RICHADA
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27.07.2014 20:20
What's behind this door?
Review of The Door Into Summer - Robert A Heinlein by Coloneljohn

Advantages: An enjoyable read.
Disadvantages: Some will be put off by the science fiction nature of the story

The advertising copy for this story states:- When Dan Davis is crossed in love and stabbed in the back by his business associates, the immediate future doesn't look too bright for him and Pete, his independent-minded tomcat. Suddenly, the lure of suspend ... Read review

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Excellent write up!x by Chippytarka
Great review! by Pearl58
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27.07.2014 10:22
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