Genre: Adult Fiction

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Review: Perfect, Rachel Joyce

Review: Perfect, Rachel Joyce

This is a story about time. How a few seconds can alter lives forever. Byron Hemming is concerned after his friend James tells him that two seconds are going to be added to time. He becomes convinced that this is unnatural and is sure to result in some disastrous consequences…. Read more »

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Review: City of Lost Dreams, Magnus Flyte

Review: City of Lost Dreams, Magnus Flyte

At a nearby table an Englishman ranted about the poor curation of the Freud Museum, while his wife did a crossword and complained of “Platz fatigue.” “This café was the favorite place of Dr. Freud,” Alessandro said to Sarah. “How do you think Freud would have interpreted a dream of… Read more »

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Review: Save Yourself, Kelly Braffet

Review: Save Yourself, Kelly Braffet

Ok, so if you read the jacket blurb on this book it sounds like nothing much happens. I will try to sum it up without giving too much away. Patrick turns his alcoholic father in to the police after he is involved in a hit and run, killing a young… Read more »

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Review: City of Dark Magic, Magnus Flyte

Review: City of Dark Magic, Magnus Flyte

Prague. Praha. The name actually meant “threshold”. Pollina had said the city was a portal between the life of the good and … the other. A city of dark magic, Alessandro had called it. Sarah Weston is a musicologist and scholar of Beethoven at a Boston college. She is surprised at an invitation to study some… Read more »

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Review: The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch

Review: The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch

Once again, it’s time for an adventure with the always gentlemanly but rather dangerous Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen! Please note: This is a review for the second book in the Gentleman Bastard series, and so contains spoilers for the earlier books, The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies…. Read more »

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Review: The Book of Someday, Dianne Dixon

Review: The Book of Someday, Dianne Dixon

Never judge a book by its cover. We all know the idiom well. However, I am afraid, that on this occasion I did judge the book by its cover. A beautiful and interesting image and a title that really appealed to me: The Book of Someday. How much possibility lay… Read more »

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Review: The Returned, Jason Mott

Review: The Returned, Jason Mott

“People and events of wonder and magic are the lifeblood of the world.” Imagine if someone you loved very dearly; someone who had died and who you miss with every fibre of your being; imagine they came back from the dead. Not as a zombie (which seem to be the… Read more »

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Review: A Serpentine Affair, Tina Seskis

Review: A Serpentine Affair, Tina Seskis

After reading this novel the first thought that came to my mind was a quote from Hamlet: “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark”. Only with A Serpentine Affair, something is rotten in Hyde Park! The story follows seven university friends over a period of 25 years. Since graduating,… Read more »

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Review: Crystal Venom, Steve Wheeler

Review: Crystal Venom, Steve Wheeler

In Burnt Ice, the veteran crew of the Basalt were sent to investigate a far-away planet where they uncover a few different strange, new and rather dangerous life forms. They are effectively abandoned there by the Games Board but become instant celebrities once they limp their way back into the Sphere. Now, after a… Read more »

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Review: Happy Hour in Hell, Tad Williams

Review: Happy Hour in Hell, Tad Williams

Please note: This review is for the second book in the Bobby Dollar series and so contains spoilers for the first, The Dirty Streets of Heaven. You might prefer to read my review of that book instead! Hell is a pretty horrible place, designed to be eternal punishment. Somewhere you’d ideally avoid,… Read more »

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