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Catherine Chanter: Well Well Well....

Advantages: Umm, nicely written
Disadvantages: A mish mash of a plot

Catherine Chanter’s The Well is nominally at least, the type of book that I might enjoy. It’s a tale of the near future where it’s a very familiar world, but there’s a twist. In this case, the UK is going through a prolonged and severe drought, and Chante ...

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Imagine a world with hardly any water...

Advantages: a bit different
Disadvantages: probably not for everyone

I can't even remember where I picked up this book, probably from a charity table but I do know that I though it sounded right down my alley, set in a new world where water is scarce and it's a bit of a bunfight to stay alive... Slow paced Whilst reading ...

beautybuff 14.11.2016 · Read full review
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Deus vult, Pater

Advantages: Absolutely everything - it is a stunning book
Disadvantages: Not the easiest topics on occasions

...This was a book which was recommended and lent to me by my vicar as he thought it was something which I would really enjoy. Now, I'm never one to turn a recommendation down, particularly one from the vicar, and it did look fairly interesting so I settled ...

Secre 30.04.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Sparrow - Mary Doria Russell

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Learning to fly...

Advantages: Great story, good characters
Disadvantages: -

...Mary Doria Russell's novel, 'The Sparrow', is a truly interesting mix of theology and science fiction. Prior to this novel, Russell had only ever written scientific and technical manuals, which makes her prose style and story telling all the more remarkab ...

frkurt 03.11.2004 · Read full review
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Classical Tragedy with Futuristic Setting

Advantages: Good story, in depth characters and the questions it raises are intensely challenging.
Disadvantages: It doesn’t give any answers.

The front cover of the sparrow includes a quotation stating that the book is ‘compulsive reading and may be the year’s best science fiction novel.’ And declares that it is the ‘winner of the 1998 Arthur C. Clarke Award. This information would normally be ...

Freespirit 01.10.2003 · Read full review
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