Category: Reviews

Dec 16

Book Review: Things We Never Said by Susan Elliot Wright

Book Review:Things We Never Said by Susan Elliot Wright   I liked the book, The Things We Never Said’by Susan Elliot Wright, although at first I was unsure as there seemed to be two totally distinct plots set in two, different periods. I was finding it a little difficult to move between the two for …

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Dec 02

Book Review: Blood Tithe by Glen Soucy

Book Review: Blood Tithe by Glen Soucy   In a fast paced opening sequence we meet Jeremy Davis high in the girders of an unfinished building and quickly realise that he has supernatural abilities, though clearly he is not immortal as he heads for  the hospital emergency unit after being shot! Fans of Dean Koontz …

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Nov 10

Book Review:The Wrong Side of the Tracks

Book review: The wrong Side of the Tracks                                                                    Book Review: The Wrong Side of the Tracks             …

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Oct 21

Book Reviews Bee Season by Myla Goldberg and 11.22.63 by Stephen King

Book reviews Bee Season by Myla Goldberg and 11.22.63 By Stephen King   Book Reviews Bee Season by Myla Go ldberg Eliza, an ‘unremarkable’ nine year old discovers an aptitude for competitive spelling. Her success undermines the dynamics of the gifted Naumann family. Father, Saul absorbed in mysticism, her mother, a distant but brilliant lawyer …

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Oct 10

Book Review – ‘The Universe versus Alex Wood’ and ‘How We met’

Book Review – ‘The Universe versus Alex Wood’ and ‘How We met’ The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence A strangely compelling, coming of age, book with an unusual but empathetic main character. Alex is an outsider, because he is bookish and his mother is a Tarot Card Reader, so he is a natural …

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Sep 17

Book Review – The Free World

Book Review – The Free World – Writers’ End by David Bezmozgis A strange book, I had trouble deciding whether I liked it or not. It took too long to get to know the characters, nearly half the book. They were not vivid or well drawn. In the end I decided I did not like …

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Aug 29

THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak

THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak I was not prepared for this book. I did not expect it to be such an emotional read! Death, as the narrator, is very effective. I liked the bulletins and summaries and the unusual use of language which works brilliantly to evoke meaning through quirky use of vocabulary and …

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Jun 24

Reviews

Reviews THE GOOD FATHER By Noah Hawley This is a very thought provoking book which has a great deal to say about the lasting effects on children of traumatic experiences and what parents inflict on them, even with the best of intentions. When they are too busy, when they justify spending too little time with …

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May 19

Book Reviews By Creative Writing Group Members

Book Reviews By Creative Writing Group Members As a writing exercise members of my Creative Writing Groups were asked to write a book review. It is intended that we publish a selection here, starting with: THE ESSENTIAL JUNG: Selected writings introduced by Anthony Storr (paperback). A superb intellectual insight into the hidden region of the …

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May 07

Writing Reviews

Reviews It is intended that we regularly add book reviews to this page and we invite visitors to submit their reviews for inclusion. We reserve the right not to include any material that we do not think is appropriate. Writing Reviews The purpose of a book review is to inform, and to help the reader …

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