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Review: The Innocent

May 9, 2015 5:00 am0 comments
Review: The Innocent

The Innocent is the fifth novel in the Ryan Lock series written by Scottish author Sean Black. The series is characterized by its fast placed plots, great main character and good premises. I’ve been a fan of this series ever since I read the first book and thoroughly enjoyed the […]

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Harvesting the Heart – Jodi Picoult

March 11, 2014 1:08 pm0 comments
Harvesting the Heart  – Jodi Picoult

Synopsis: Paige’s mother left without warning or explanation when she was five. Although Paige enjoyed a close relationship with her father, his strong religious beliefs lead her to think her only choice after having an abortion at eighteen is to run away. Whilst working as a waitress, she meets Nick, […]

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Book review: “El Maestro Del Prado” by Javier Sierra

August 21, 2013 6:25 pm0 comments

  Madrid, 1990: an art-loving student comes across a mysterious “master” who aims to reveal to him the secrets hidden behind the paintings kept in the Museo del Prado. From Botticelli to Bosch, from Titian to Bruegel, the enigmatic master brings the classical interpretation of the works into question, venturing […]

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Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

June 25, 2013 1:00 pm0 comments
Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman, writer extraordinaire with more awards to his name than the British Library has books, released a new novel earlier this week. This new book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, is unlike any novel of his that has preceded it – it’s much more personal, much […]

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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes: Review

June 21, 2013 1:52 pm0 comments
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes: Review

Winner of the Booker Prize in 2011, it’s safe to say that I expected a lot from Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending. I hadn’t read a bad review of it, and since the novel is only 150 pages, I settled down to read it in a short amount […]

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Book review – Cursed: An Alex Verus Novel by Benedict Jacka

May 19, 2013 9:11 am0 comments
Book review – Cursed: An Alex Verus Novel by Benedict Jacka

This is a book that I picked up at my local library because I was looking for a nice fantasy to get lost in. The key to creating a good fantasy book, I have learned, is to put a unique twist or to view something from a unique angle in […]

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Embedded – Book Review

December 5, 2012 6:00 pm0 comments
Embedded – Book Review

Dan Abnett is one prolific author. He’s worked for the world’s leading comic book publishers, Marvel and DC, and published dozens of books within the Warhammer and Doctor Who franchises, amongst others. What is rare is an original novel, a work of fiction that is pure Abnett. Embedded, published by […]

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‘The Song of Achilles’ by Madeline Miller Review

November 17, 2012 1:00 pm0 comments
‘The Song of Achilles’ by Madeline Miller Review

Historical fiction is baffling in its complexity, and the writers baffling in their academic endurance. True historical writers spend months, if not years, researching their given period in such depth that their world comes alive in magnificent, anachronistic fashion. ‘The Song of Achilles’ is not conventional historical fiction,  yet Madeline Miller spent 10 years researching Ancient Greek […]

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