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Julian Barnes, The Noise Of Time review

Julian Barnes, The Noise Of Time review

Julian Barnes' The Noise Of Time is as much a homage to Russian composer Shostakovich's low level rebellion of traditional form and populism as it...
Stephen King, The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams review

Stephen King, The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams review

Stephen King anthologies are always cornucopias of random stories, curios and mind messing novella and in his latest wild ride, The Bazaar Of Bad...
Ali Smith, How To Be Both

Ali Smith, How To Be Both review

There's a thick line between confident self awareness and uncontrolled arrogance and for the characters that grace Ali Smith's How To Be Both unfortunately...
Marlon James, A Brief History Of Seven Killings review

Marlon James, A Brief History Of Seven Killings review

Booker Prize 2015 winner, Marlon James, annihilates the top-ranking competition with his third novel, A Brief History Of Seven Killings, and with a sharp...
Anthony Horowitz Trigger Mortis

Anthony Horowitz, Trigger Mortis review

Taking on the challenge of Ian Fleming's James Bond, written in the modern day, but set in the original 1950s timeline, was never going...
Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight

Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight review

In the rush and excitement to start reading The Shepherd's Crown, Terry Pratchett's final Tiffany Aching book, and Discworld novel for that matter, we managed...
Terry Pratchett The Shepherd's Crown

Terry Pratchett, The Shepherd’s Crown review

It's with a heavy heart that we bid a very fond farewell to Terry Pratchett with his final Discworld book, The Shepherd's Crown, which...
Terry Pratchett, Wintersmith

Terry Pratchett, Wintersmith review

Continuing our bid to catch up on the Tiffany Aching series of the Discworld in a reasonable time to read the most recent release,...
Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full Of Sky

Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full Of Sky review

With the recent release of The Shepherd's Crown, Terry Pratchett's final discworld novel following his death earlier in 2015, we're playing catch-up on the...
The Long Utopia

Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett, The Long Utopia review

The latest installment of Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett's multi-world sci-fi odyssey arrived on hardback in June 2015, and as with the previous three...
The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, The Long Mars review

Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter returned to their sci-fi multiverse odyssey in 2014 with The Long Mars, the third book in the series, which...
Harper Lee, Go Set A Watchman review

Harper Lee, Go Set A Watchman review

The eagerly anticipated and somewhat controversial release of Go Set A Watchman, Harper Lee's precursor to her 1960 classic, To Kill A Mockingbird, has finally come...
Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter The Long War review

Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, The Long War review

Following up on their 2012 collaboration debut, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter's The Long War continues the sci-fi thought experiment into the realms of...
Donna Tartt, The Little Friend

Donna Tartt, The Little Friend review

For anyone that read Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, with its deeply absorbing plot of an inadvertent art thief with a drug problem, you may...
The Farm, Tom Rob Smith

The Farm, by Tom Rob Smith review

Tom Rob Smith sideswipes you with casually delivered "facts", false leads and revelations in his new thriller, The Farm, bringing the mystery of a...
Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant review

Kazuo Ishiguro's new novel, The Buried Giant, is a mind blowing allegory set in the early part of the dark ages, and as it...
Michaelbrent Collings, Twisted

Michaelbrent Collings, Twisted review

Twisted is the latest spine shivering novel from indie horror writer, Michaelbrent Collings, and it's one hell of a contorted beast of a read,...
Donna Tartt The Goldfinch review

Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch review

If you've looked at the prospect of reading Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch previously and been a little fazed by the fairly significant reading mass of...
Leaving berlin by Joseph Kanon

Joseph Kanon, Leaving Berlin review

There can be a lot of shallow reading when it comes to espionage thrillers, but in Leaving Berlin Joseph Kanon has built up...
Stephen King Revival hardback

Stephen King, Revival review

Stephen King stormed back into the hardback book charts with the release of his latest dark novel, Revival, in late 2014 and while it's...

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