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Meena Kandasamy, The Gypsy Goddess

Meena Kandasamy The Gypsy Goddess review

It's not often for us to read a new novel and not wish we could change one element or another, but in Meena Kandasamy's...
Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall review

Though we're a little late to the party in our review of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, we can't help but add our take on...
Laurent Binet HHhH review

Laurent Binet HHhH review

By Martin Leese The first and most important thing to mention about HHhH is that despite it's location in the fiction department of your local...
Terry Pratchett Snuff review

Terry Pratchett, Snuff review

Terry Pratchett's Snuff is the latest novel in the brilliant City Watch series featuring the impassible Commander Samuel Vimes as he's sort of forced...
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy review

Swimming Home, Deborah Levy review

As the name suggests, Swimming Home by British writer Deborah Levy is a submerged plunge into the refracting light and pockets of darkness of...
James Patterson Mark Sullivan Private Games review

James Patterson & Mark Sullivan, Private Games review

It's not necessarily meant to be a comedy, but there's definitely a few laughable moments in James Patterson's latest crime thriller, Private Games, co...
Mette Jakobson the Vanishing Act review

The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobson review

Mette Jakobson's The Vanishing Act is well written, interesting and very different from a lot of other novels that look at love, relationships, family...
The Long Earth, by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter review

Combining the fantastical imagination of Terry Pratchett with the sci-fi skills of Stephen Baxter, The Long Earth is a great new addition to the...
I, Partridge, We Need To Talk About Alan, by Steve Coogan

I, Partridge by Steve Coogan review

Steve Coogan has been a comedy legend for more than 20 years and I, Partridge brings the entire length and indeed breadth of his...
Jonny Gibbings, Malice in Blunderland review

Malice in Blunderland by Jonny Gibbings review

Review by William Stack The darkest funny you will ever read. Malice in Blunderland was an unexpected find. It is also an extra pleasure in that...
A.D. Miller, Snowdrops artwork

A.D. Miller, Snowdrops review

Shortlisted in the 2011 Booker Prize and the CWG Gold Dagger 2011, A.D. Miller's Snowdrops got very close to pulling off a couple of...

Room, by Emma Donoghue review

Longlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2010, Emma Donaghue's Room lives up to the expectations of...

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