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Review: Even the Dogs, Jon McGregor

Review: Even the Dogs, Jon McGregor

(Winner of the 2012 International Dublin Literary Award) On a dismal winter’s day, somewhere in the midlands, the police discover a decaying corpse in a derelict apartment. This is Robert.  And so begins our journey through the underbelly of lower class England. Robert is a raging alcoholic whose wife and… Read more »

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Review: The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling

Review: The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling

(Goodreads Choice 2012 Winner) Pagford is a seemingly idyllic town nestled in the picturesque English countryside. It has cobbled streets; a beautiful Victorian church; a glimmering river and is the kind of place where everybody knows your name. But underneath this pleasant façade is the ugly truth: Pagford is a… Read more »

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Review: Twerp, Mark Goldblatt

Review: Twerp, Mark Goldblatt

“Sometimes when you brace yourself for a storm, you get a gentle breeze. The storm only comes when you’re braced for nothing whatsoever” I don’t usually review children’s books, but when I read the premise of Twerp I decided to break the rules. The story is told from the perspective… Read more »

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