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The formidable imagination of Louis de Bernieres

Advantages: Magical
Disadvantages: Surreal and dark: may not appeal to all

Louis de Bernieres is certainly somewhere near the top of my favourite authors list (a list itself that only extends to six or seven writers – I’ve found so many more good books, but I’ve also found that one good book rarely means anothe ...

butimba 06.01.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord - Louis De Bernieres

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Interesting but not as good as other titles

Advantages: Interesting story
Disadvantages: A little too imaginative at times

This is a well written story, although it is weaker than his other stories. The characters are excellently developed and the story is interesting, with Bernieres giving a good impression of Latin culture and society. The story is also very funny, and I la ...

robertjake 30.09.2000 · Read full review
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Magical Realism/Plagiarism

Advantages: "Fantastic" literature, cracking read
Disadvantages: Plagiarises heavily from Garcia Marquez

They say imitation is the sincerest from of flattery. I wonder how Garcia Marquez reacts to Benieres' blatant plagiarism of One Hundred Years of Solitude? Is he pleased or does he seethe in his Mexican hacienda at the liberties Bernieres takes with his ...

Filosofo 24.01.2004 · Read full review
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Sweet Surrender

Advantages: Parts of it were gripping
Disadvantages: There wasn't a good balance between plot and romance.

Sweet Surrender is the first book in Maya Banks Sweet series. It's a series of D/s (Domination/submission) romance novels. This review is not going to contain anything overtly sexual but if you do find female submission or D/s relationships offensive this ...

Brooke3 06.09.2010 · Read full review
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Love and obsession

Advantages: Superbly written and interesting story
Disadvantages: Obsession can be annoying!!

Synopsis of the book: In 1963 when Dawn Stephens is just 14 her Mum and Dad are killed in an air-crash. Being an only child her nearest family is in Sturvendor in Somerset her Aunt Fran so she makes the trip from Canada to join her. Aunt Fran has a ...

CPTDANIELS 16.01.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Seagull Bay - Janet Tanner

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