Tag: adult fiction

Review: Beautiful You, Chuck Palahniuk

Review: Beautiful You, Chuck Palahniuk

This is a silly book. I understand it is meant to be a satire on sex, the role of women in society and consumerism, but really, there is only so far Palahniuk can push the envelope. The thing is that this book is pretty well written (I finished it after… 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: 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: The One Plus One, Jojo Moyes

Review: The One Plus One, Jojo Moyes

I haven’t read a chick-lit book like this for a long time. I must be honest and say that I usually prefer a humorous take on romance (a-la-Bridget Jones) and steer clear of the soppy ‘you-are-the-love-of-my-life’ drivel (a-la-Danielle-Steele). I had never read a Jojo Moyes novel before, but had heard… Read more »

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Review: Kinder Than Solitude, Yiyun Li

Review: Kinder Than Solitude, Yiyun Li

“Though her life lacked the poignancy of great happiness and acute pain, she believed she had found, in their places, the blessing of solitude.” The premise of this story sounded so promising. A murder. A mystery. A secret. All ingredients for a intriguing and exciting read, yet after reading it… Read more »

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Review: The Emperor’s Knife, Mazarkis Williams

Review: The Emperor’s Knife, Mazarkis Williams

Please bear with me as this is my first written book review in months. Exciting! But also a little scary. I have on the other hand continued blogging in some form or another so I hope that my writerly-side is still intact. Right, so, The Emperor’s Knife. I’m calling it… Read more »

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Review: The Turning, Tim Winton

Review: The Turning, Tim Winton

“Time doesn’t click on and on at the stroke. It comes and goes in waves and folds like water; it flutters and sifts like dust, rises, billows, falls back on itself.” Tim Winton is a beloved Australian author. I have only read one other novel by him (Breath), and I… 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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