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Review: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

August 8, 2014 9:15 am0 comments
Review: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy is known for three things above all others: Choppy, simple sentences punctuated with the occasional flowing, complex sentence about war and its relationship with the human soul. Characters that straddle the line between ultrarealistic and horrifying, His obsession with the American West and how it relates to man’s […]

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Khaled Hosseini: A Gifted Writer

May 11, 2014 10:18 am0 comments
Khaled Hosseini: A Gifted Writer

Like a good scotch or whisky, Khaled Hosseini gets better with age. With the publication of And The Mountains Echoed, Hosseini has now published three books. His first book, The Kite Runner was adapted both into a film and a graphic novel (the latter by Hosseini himself), It follows the […]

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The House at Riverton – Kate Morton

February 13, 2014 8:08 pm0 comments
The House at Riverton – Kate Morton

Book Review: The House at Riverton, Kate Morton This compelling gothic mystery focusing on the secrets and intrigues of an upper class family living in a large English country house at the beginning of the 20th Century is told from the perspective of a 98-year-old woman, Grace, who previously worked […]

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Review: Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariely

February 3, 2014 11:28 am0 comments
Review: Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariely

Book Review: Predictably Irrational, Dan Ariely Dan Ariely has a knack for making the science of human behaviour accessible to all. Whilst some books taking on a scientific subject can often be either laborious to read or patronisingly simple, Predictably Irrational cleverly avoids falling into either of those traps. Ariely’s […]

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The Life of Kia Garriques

November 5, 2013 10:00 am0 comments
The Life of Kia Garriques

“It is only in times of desperation and defeat that your full powers will come forth. But you must believe this. To believe is to survive.” Excerpt from Innovera Yakov – The Journey of A Thousand Eyes Innovera Yakov – The Journey of A Thousand Eyes is the first book in […]

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The Fault in our Stars – John Green

January 23, 2013 1:58 pm0 comments
The Fault in our Stars – John Green

I’m here to review a book about a 16-year-old girl (Hazel) with terminal cancer who falls in love with another cancer sufferer (Augustus). Sounds rather cheery doesn’t it? But if there is one thing that you need to know about The Fault in our Stars it is this: Hazel does […]

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The Literary Agent’s Secret Code: What Every Rejected Writer Needs to Know

December 30, 2012 4:36 pm1 comment
The Literary Agent’s Secret Code: What Every Rejected Writer Needs to Know

This post is in response to an agent who recently replied to me asking what exactly is it that I want him to do for me. It’s like a surgeon asking you to tell him what you think is wrong and where the best place to start the incision would […]

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