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Little Failure
Gary Shteyngart is best known for his prolific blurbing; they even did a documentary about it. Few people may know that when he isn’t blurbing books h...more
Jan 06, 2014
Dec 24, 2013
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists follows the story of the Pirate captain and his unorthodox crew. On their adventures they meet Charles Da...more
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 12, 2013
Heart of Darkness and Other Tales
When you think of books required to consider yourself ‘well read’ one book that is often in that list is Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. I’ve been...more
Mar 08, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
Heart-Shaped Bruise
Emily Koll is awaiting trial at the Archway Young Offenders Institution, and she is going to tell her side of the story. They say she’s evil, they alw...more
Feb 19, 2013
Dec 24, 2012
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Recently, I read Stephen King’s book, ‘On Writing’, which I found thoroughly enjoyable. The book starts off with parts of Stephen’s life which lead hi...more
May 27, 2010
Jul 16, 2010
Cat's Cradle
John (Jonah) is an everyman, he tells us about the times he planned to write a book about America and the importance of what they did the day Hiroshim...more
Jul 26, 2010
Jul 20, 2010
The Deep Blue Good-By (Travis McGee #1)
I’ve never read a John D. MacDonald book before and I’ve read a lot of good things about his Travis McGee novels, so I thought I might start at the be...more
May 30, 2012
May 15, 2012
Talulla Rising (The Last Werewolf, #2)
Glen Duncan’s back with the follow up to the brilliant 2011 novel The Last Werewolf. I’ve been looking forward to see how the story continues as I per...more
May 04, 2012
Apr 01, 2012
Crooked Little Vein
Michael McGill, is a former Pinkerton detective, now burned out and trying to jump start his career as a self-employed PI. A self-described ‘shit magn...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 14, 2013
The Gospel of Loki
If you’ve been on the internet (especially Tumblr) in the last few years, chances are that you would know who Loki is. Popularised by Marvel Comics an...more
Feb 26, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
The Machine
Beth lives in a remote village by the sea, a desolate place where she can rebuild her life following the return of her husband after the war. Vic is h...more
Aug 22, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
War and Peace
When people thing of big books often War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy is mentioned. This Russian classic depicts the French invasion of Russia in 1812. Tr...more
Feb 18, 2014
Oct 10, 2013
There was so much to like about this book but there were also some things that really bugged me as well. Driver is a mysterious protagonist but I felt...more
May 08, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
Black Wings Has My Angel
Elliott Chaze’s Black Wings has my Angel reminds me of a typical James M Cain book; no that that’s a bad thing, in fact; it’s a perfect format for a N...more
Aug 07, 2011
Jul 28, 2011
The Handmaid's Tale
I kind of felt like Margret Atwood spent too much time on trying to explain the dystopian world in which The Handmaid’s Tale is set rather than the st...more
Dec 19, 2011
Nov 17, 2011
The Hunter (Parker, #1)
One of the rare times where the movie (Payback) is better than the book. It could be that I've seen the movie first but in my opinion the movie had a...more
Oct 26, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
I can’t believe it took me so long to read this book. It’s the Sci-Fi version of Monty Python, weird humour that will stick with you for years and yea...more
Sep 26, 2011
Jul 20, 2010
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
Told through the eyes of Thomas Cromwell, Wolf Hall is a wonderful take on Tudor history. Hilary Mantel sets out to write a fictionalised biography of...more
Jun 08, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
The Name of the Star (Shades of London #1)
I was excited to start this book, I won a copy and I was always interested to see how Maureen Johnston writes. This book was obvious the best choice f...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
The Novel Cure, An A-Z of Literary Remedies
“Sick? Tired? Lost your job? Take one dose of literature and repeat until better.”

I would like to be known as a Bibliotherapist; it is on my twitter p...more
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Jan 15, 2014
Cop Town
Karin Slaughter is a prolific crime writer whose novels mainly are in the Will Trent or Grant County series. She is a writer I never thought about pic...more
Jun 14, 2014
Jun 04, 2014
Big Bad Wolf
After finishing The New York Trilogy I needed something light, something I didn’t have to analyse. I picked up Big Bad Wolf because I enjoyed Snow Whi...more
Mar 17, 2014
Mar 07, 2014
When Jeffrey Eugenides set out to write Middlesex he wanted to “[tell] epic events in the third person and psychosexual events in the first person”. H...more
Mar 27, 2014
Nov 22, 2012
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I’ve seen the movie; Death Race and Gamer so it was interesting to read a book where last man standing/fight to the death for entertainment was the ce...more
Jun 18, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
Longbourn follows the daily lives of the servants of the Bennet house. Sarah is an orphaned housemaid who spends her day doing laundry, polishing the...more
Sep 10, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
House of Leaves
Johnny Truant searches an apartment for his friend and finds an academic study of a documentary film called The Navidson Record. This film investigate...more
Nov 23, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

The beautiful and reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre first met Lieutenant Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald at an Alabama country club dance in 1918; she

Feb 18, 2013
Dec 21, 2012
Geekomancy (Ree Reyes, #1)
I’ve never really been able to get into Fantasy too well but occasionally I find an Urban Fantasy novel that I really enjoy. Geekomancy tells the stor...more
Aug 18, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
A group of strangers arrive in the woodland borders and put up a make-shift camp. That same night a manor house is set on fire. Following that the har...more
Nov 04, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
The Informers
I don’t know why I keep coming back to Bret Easton Ellis, I never seem to overly enjoy his vacuous characters but something keeps drawing me back. The...more
Jul 22, 2012
Oct 05, 2011