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Martin Amis, The Pregnant Widow

From the look of the front cover, you might be fooled into thinking that Martin Amis’ The Pregnant Widow is a fun holiday read,...
Ian McEwan, Solar

Solar, by Ian McEwan – book review

Ian McEwan's Solar is darkly comic, interesting and absorbing in parts, but overall a bit unfulfilling unless seen as a warning against selfish egoistic...

Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons

Cold Comfort Farm, published in 1932, is a satirical novel by Stella Gibbons. The book is a blatant parody of the rural novel, a...

The Wilderness, by Samantha Harvey

The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey is an interesting insight into the nature and reality of Alzheimer’s disease, the degenerative and most common form of...
Terry Pratchett, Wee Free Men

The Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett's books kept us occupied for hours on end when we were kids and returning to the brilliant Discworld with The Wee Free...

The Pleasure of My Company, by Steve Martin

The man with two brains. The Pleasure of My Company gave me a whole new appreciation for Steve Martin. Having faded out of the limelight,...
Hans Fallada, Alone In Berlin

Alone in Berlin, by Hans Fallada

Apart from the brilliantly interwoven storyline and the strength of the characters, what’s truly amazing about Alone in Berlin is that Hans Fallada wrote...
Kraken by China mieville

Kraken, by China Mieville – Book review

By Martin Leese I found out about this novel after reading an interview with the author in the free Metro newspaper, having previously been a...
Paul Auster, The New York Trilogy

Paul Auster, The New York Trilogy review

Dark, hollow and introspective! If you haven't heard the name Paul Auster before, you will know it well by the end of the book. Featuring...
Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

The old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway review

The perfectly written novella I picked up The Old Man and the Sea because I’d never read any of Ernest Hemingway’s books before and the...
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson

Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson review

Loaded with a wave of highs and a backwash of dark depths! In Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart...

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