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Slow starting, and hard to classify, but I'm glad I stuck with it

Advantages: Well researched, well rounded characters
Disadvantages: slow to start, perhaps could have been edited down to pick up the pace and get the hinted drama

...I picked up a copy of this in the library, being fairly intrigued by the olde worlde style cover, and the title, knowing that Salem is usually a link to stories about witchcraft. The blurb on the back pitches it as a bit of a fast paced novel with secrets ...

cha97michelle 04.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Lost Book of Salem - Katherine Howe

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I Found this Lost Book - and it's a Gem!

Advantages: Brilliant and Gripping
Disadvantages: -

The Lost Book of Salem is a modern novel, set in Massachusetts in 1991, that solves a riddle which has it's origins in events that took place three centuries before. Our heroine is Connie Goodwin, a career academic studying colonial history and her amb ...

Vixterbelle 19.07.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Lost Book of Salem - Katherine Howe

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Deliver us from boredom

Advantages: A page turner, part of the story set in an interesting historical period
Disadvantages: Much too long, heroine is very slow to work things out

...Connie is doing postgraduate research on witchcraft. Although she is initially rather wary of being asked to clear out her grandmother’s old house, the project turns out to lead to lots of exciting possibilities, including romance and perhaps original sou ...

elkiedee 15.06.2010 · Read full review
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A legal thriller thats slow to start with but worth sticking with

Advantages: The child characters, it builds up pace-wise, I liked the outcome, seemed believable/realistic
Disadvantages: It was rather slow to start with, somewhat long chapters (not so easy to dip in and out of)

...Introduction - As I mentioned in a previous book review a few weeks ago, I've been lucky enough to be able to choose from quite a large number of fiction novels we no longer wanted to offer or store as part of our fiction library, at the college librar ...

IzzyS 11.01.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Colour of Law - Mark Gimenez

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A superb debut novel.

Advantages: story telling at its finest, great characters, amazing debut novel.
Disadvantages: leaves you wanting more.

...If you like legal books in the early John Grisham mould then you will love this debut novel which was released in Hardback in March 2006. These days legal thrillers are ten a penny and when you read about a new lawyer turned author you immediately com ...

TheWizardsSleeve 04.02.2008 · Read full review
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