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Fiction book reviews, looking at some of the best new literature publications, including hardback and paperback releases, new authors and the review of existing classics.

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...
Paula Hawkins Girl On The Train

The Girl On The Train, by Paula Hawkins review

If we had to boil our review of Paula Hawkins' debut novel, The Girl On The Train to a short and to the point...
The Miniaturist

The Miniaturist review – Jessie Burton falls short of debut novel class

With a lot of media attention and both the Specsaver and Waterstones Book Of The Year awards under its belt, we were hoping for...
The Narrow Road To The Deep North

Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road To The Deep North review

At an award ceremony London’s Guildhall in October last year, Richard Flanagan was named as the 2014 Booker Prize winner for his stunning historical drama,...
J by Howard Jacobson

J by Howard Jacobson review

Howard Jacobson's J is about as difficult to like as it is to finish, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it isn't worthy of...

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