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In Search of Freedom and Fossils
Review of The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry by hiker

Advantages: A surprising read, sharply observed, gently told
Disadvantages: None

...is a local writer, and the book is set in a place not too far away, but that I have yet to explore and which fascinates me: th ... Read review

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Great review by catsholiday
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16.10.2016 12:16
Not The Presidents Men
Review of Palace Council - Stephen L. Carter by hiker

Advantages: Intricate plot, great historical backdrop
Disadvantages: None

A lawyer nervously attends a meeting. 'His host knew people, and the kind of people he knew, knew other people. He was also the kind of man who expected favours to be returned. A sumptuous dinner and the disclosure of a plan. A plan that the lawyer ... Read review

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Great review by catsholiday
Very good. R. by RICHADA
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15.10.2016 12:43
Excellently written - a gripping page turner!
Review of The Widow - Fiona Barton by MsTricia

Advantages: brilliant read from a new author, gripping and intriguing
Disadvantages: I want another book to read now!

...time for, and also diversify the types of authors who’s books I read. However, before I read this, I reverted back to a Patricia Cornwell (Kay Scarpetta) novel and I was so so disa ... Read review

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14.10.2016 15:45
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Girl in circles
Review of The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins by frankiecesca

Advantages: Interesting plot and well thought out characters and it all came together in the end
Disadvantages: Didn't enjoy the flow of the book and seemed too hyped up

I had this book on my unread shelf from when it first came out last year as I saw a few reviews on it and thought it sounded good. I then just kept picking others to read over it until my friend mentioned how good it was and said I should read it next. I ... Read review

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Well reviewed! by CelticSoulSister
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12.10.2016 12:58
How the past & present are connected.
Review of The Haunting - Alan Titchmarsh by CoffeeQueen68

Advantages: A sweet, lovely and calming story.
Disadvantages: None.

The Angels were all singing out of tune, And hoarse with having little else to do, Excepting to wind up the sun and moon, Or curb a young runaway star or two. Lord Byron, 'The Vision of Judgement', 1833 I've never read any of Alan Titchmarsh's b ... Read review

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08.10.2016 20:54
A classic - but the story can be a little bleak in places
Review of Sons and Lovers - D.H. Lawrence by rolandrat123

Advantages: Good characterisation, interesting relationships
Disadvantages: Quite depressing in places

The Product 1913 novel by D H Lawrence There are numerous different editions. Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Wordsworth Editions; Reprint edition (5 May 1992) Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1853260476 Cost £1.99 for an Amazon paperback ... Read review

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Great write upx by Chippytarka
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A Masterpiece
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A Work of Art
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Lawrence's masterpiece
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05.10.2016 09:17
One day can be so very long.
Review of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Alexander Solzhenitsyn by CoffeeQueen68

Advantages: A harrowing insight into the life in a hard labour camp.
Disadvantages: None.

...for books to read. One such book that caught my eye a few weeks ago was One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. I paid just 75p for this book. I love history and reading about it, so this book about life under Stal ... Read review

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vh, sounds interesting. by StewwyB
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03.10.2016 18:56
After this book?
Review of After The Party - Lisa Jewell by frankiecesca

Advantages: Great follow on book, emotional, fab characters and well written
Disadvantages: None

I have always loved Lisa Jewell books and read her first ever book years ago now. This particular book is the follow on from that very first book she wrote all the way back then. I couldn’t wait to buy it when it was released and then for some daft reason ... Read review

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30.09.2016 15:06
Tempe Brennan Rides Again......
Review of Bones of the Lost - Kathy Reichs by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: Fast paced, thrilling
Disadvantages: A few squeamish bits

Bones of the Lost Kathy Reichs Having previously read most of the Tempe Brennan Novels, I snapped this up when I spotted it on the returns trolley in the library. You too may have read some of the Tempe Brennan books or watched the TV adaption Bones? ... Read review

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E-worthy review. A friend of mine can't get enough of Kathy Reichs. by 1st2thebar
greaat. by forpickeup
exceptional

18.09.2016 07:08
A Gripping Read To The Bitter End
Review of The Bitter Season - Tami Hoag by gothic_moon

Advantages: Intriguing premise, intelligently written, atmospheric, flows well.
Disadvantages: Some cliched phrases dotted about.

...novels (and loved them!) On the cover we’re told this is “The hold-your-breath new Kovac & Liska thriller”, along with the tagline, “Deception is her de ... Read review

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I read this after your review and enjoyed the book. It was pretty gruesome in places! by jo-1976
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17.09.2016 10:37
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Too many cogs in Natasha Pulley's Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Review of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street - Natasha Pulley by cr01

Advantages: Some great ideas
Disadvantages: Far too busy and messy

...panel programme where comedians of the day created imaginary stories by mashing together different components suggested to them by a studio audience. In the UK the show ran ... Read review

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Well reviewed by Dentolux
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14.09.2016 09:40
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The Disappointment at the End of the Book
Review of The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman by Soho_Black

Advantages: Some great writing in parts
Disadvantages: Not as good as Gaiman usually is

...ago, I remember hearing that the stories we know of as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, such as Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and others were originally written to be much darker than the modern versions we know better today and much darker than the versio ... Read review

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13.09.2016 20:30
The Danger of a Reader's Obsession & Where it Leads.....
Review of Finders Keepers - Stephen King by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: Fast paced, brilliantly written, easy to follow prose.
Disadvantages: Little character development, fairly short.

Finders Keepers Stephen King Finders Keepers was a book I was very keen to get my hands on as soon as it was released. Following on from King’s Bill Hodges novel Mr Mercedes, this book does not so much pick up where the other left off, but begins with ... Read review

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E - I am currently reading Stephen Kings - Four Past Midnight, which is making for an interesting read.. by flaviamaria
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11.09.2016 18:31
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Very disappointed, slow start but engaging end
Review of Rebel of the Sands - Alwyn Hamilton by marieandrews11

Advantages: Last 70 pages were engaging
Disadvantages: Very slow start, got confused easily

...really looking forward to reading Rebel of the Sands, Alwyn Hamilton's debut novel. Unfortunately, for me, it didn't live up to the hype or my expectations.... Let's start off by sayi ... Read review

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welcome. by forpickeup
Good review, and welcome to Ciao :) by eve6kicksass

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10.09.2016 11:22
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The Name of the Wind - a unique & gripping take on fantasy genre
Review of The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss by monkeyD14

Advantages: Captiviating, thoroughly enjoyable, cannot put it down
Disadvantages: lengthy

The Name of the Wind takes the fantasy genre and puts a whole different spin on it with greatly satisfying results. The author has such a ingenious way of telling a story. Anyone who has read works by Tolkien, George R. R. Martin and similar authors will ... Read review

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08.09.2016 21:13
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