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The Carnival Is Over

Advantages: Engaging, intriguing characters & premise, velvelty smooth writing style
Disadvantages: None for me

...I consider myself a fan, of most works, of Dean Koontz. Having read most of the Odd series, I was eagerly anticipating what appeared to be the final instalment, Saint Odd. Thankfully, I wasn't disappointed as this kept me turning the pages and wanting mor ...

gothic_moon 24.08.2015 · Read full review
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Second Life - That tricky second book

Advantages: Engaging read
Disadvantages: Not as strong as the author's previous novel

...have previously read and enjoyed 'Before I Go To Sleep' - the debut novel by SJ Watson. I was pleased to learn that a second novel had been published by the same author and hoped that it would live up to the promise of its predecessor. I reserved a copy ...

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Inspiration supersedes it's origins

Advantages: Rich in historical muses, anecdotes and very inspirational
Disadvantages: Minor wordage used wasn't present in Shakespearean era

...Author: J L Carrell Published: 2010 The myth When it comes down to historical content and whom it involves, the reader hasn't much of a choice of its origin, if the content stimulates their own creative juices. When this occurs, a creativ ...

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Thrilling Second Instalment

Advantages: Wonderfully orchestrated narrative
Disadvantages: Not as great a page-turner as the first novel

In the summer of 2008, whilst travelling on a coach to Lake Garda in Italy, I read the wonderful J. L. Carrell novel ‘The Shakespeare Secret’ and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I was so enthralled by it in fact that by the time I reached my hotel ...

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Too much history for me - so confusing

Advantages: Lots of historical facts surrounding the Macbeth play
Disadvantages: Did not grip me and was hard to take in all the historical facts

...Every now and then I fancy reading an historical novel and this one had been sitting on my bookshelf for ages before I had another urge to read in this genre. I normally prefer thrillers and crime novels and this one did fit into those topics with the des ...

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