Tag: adult fiction

Review: Shift, Hugh Howey

Review: Shift, Hugh Howey

“Predict the inevitable”, she said, “and you’re bound to be right one day.” Shift is the second book in the Silo trilogy and the prequel to Wool.  It shows us the events that lead up to Juliette taking her ‘long walk to freedom’, how and why the silos were built,… Read more »

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Review: Mrs Poe, Lynn Cullen

Review: Mrs Poe, Lynn Cullen

“Madness spreads like a drop of ink in water. Soon one does not know who is mad and who is not.” I have a confession to make. Despite studying English literature for 3 years, and being an obsessive reader, I have not read any Edgar Allan Poe. I was obviously… 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: One Step Too Far, Tina Seskis

Review: One Step Too Far, Tina Seskis

What would make a woman with a successful career, a happy family and a devoted husband leave it all behind to start a new life? Emily Coleman is running away. She leaves Manchester with nothing but a small suitcase and a little money. Her family receives no explanation. In fact… 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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