Genre: Adult Fiction

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Review: Us, David Nicholls

Review: Us, David Nicholls

If one of us had to go first, I had hoped in all sincerity that it would be me. I’m aware that this sounds morbid, but it seemed to be the right way round, the sensible way, because, well, my wife had brought me everything I had ever wanted, everything… Read more »

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Review: Still Alice, Lisa Genova

Review: Still Alice, Lisa Genova

I am a very emotional TV and movie viewer. If there is an advert about babies or love or puppies I am easily a goner – tears streaming down my face. This trait does not usually carry through to novels though. Yes, I am emotionally involved with the characters and… Read more »

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Review: The Wonder of All Things, Jason Mott

Review: The Wonder of All Things, Jason Mott

Jason Mott introduces us to another fantastic idea. In The Returned he imagined a world where our dead come back to us. Now in The Wonder of All Things he explores the idea of a modern day miracle worker; a healer – and the ramifications that occur when the world… Read more »

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Review: The Zone of Interest, Martin Amis

Review: The Zone of Interest, Martin Amis

There was an old story about a king who asked his favourite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn’t show you your reflection. Instead, it showed you your soul – it showed you who you really were. But the king couldn’t look into the mirror without turning away,… Read more »

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Review: Barracuda, Christos Tsiolkas

Review: Barracuda, Christos Tsiolkas

Out of sheer curiosity I sorted my Goodreads TBR list (all 106 of them) by descending order based on the average rating. Right at the very bottom was Christos Tsiolkas’ controversial The Slap with a measly 3.11. This did not bode well for my next ARC by the same author… Read more »

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Review: Fool’s Assassin, Robin Hobb

Review: Fool’s Assassin, Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb is one of the authors that properly got me into epic fantasy. Right from the mid-nineties with Assassin’s Apprentice, she’s been one of my favourite authors and I have a rather large portion of shelf space devoted to her books. It’s been quite a long time since I… Read more »

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Review: Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty

Review: Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty

Oh what a decadent and dangerously addictive book this is! It is your every guilty pleasure between two covers. I warn you, you will not be able to put it down. Thanks to Liane Moriarty I lost hours of much needed sleep and woke up cranky but still wanting more… Read more »

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Review: North Star Guide Me Home, Jo Spurrier

Review: North Star Guide Me Home, Jo Spurrier

Please note: this is my review of the third book in the Children of the Black Sun trilogy and so contains spoilers for books one and two. You may prefer to read my reviews for Winter Be My Shield and Black Sun Light My Way instead. After the defeat of… Read more »

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