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Life After Life
What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?

Ursula Todd is born in a snowstorm in England in 1910 but
Apr 09, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
Crime and Punishment
While I often find it hard to review a classic novel because we already know it’s stood the test of time, it is even harder to review one that has bee ...more
May 22, 2012
May 10, 2012
Before I Go To Sleep
I was recommending this book by one of my trusty Goodreads friends and while I wasn’t too sure about it I decided to give it a go. I was thinking this ...more
Jun 21, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
Into the Darkest Corner
Cathy’s relationship with Lee seems good to begin with, but as his true self starts to emerge, the more she is pushed into the darkest corner. This is ...more
Apr 11, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
The Slap
At a suburban barbeque, one slap will change the lives of these people. Christos Tsiolkas unflinchingly looks at domestic life in the Australian subur ...more
Sep 28, 2011
Sep 24, 2011
Gone Girl
I’ve been trying to review this book for a while now and it has become a real struggle. I don’t want to give any spoilers for this brilliant book so I ...more
Jun 22, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
The Twelve (The Passage, #2)
I recently read The Passage this year so I was lucky I didn’t have to wait as long as everyone else for book two; The Twelve. I was privileged to win ...more
Sep 03, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
Frankenstein; Or, the Modern Prometheus
This truly is a classic tale of social insight, a story of one seeking acceptance and desiring companionship but being rejected and branded a monster. ...more
Aug 10, 2011
Jul 16, 2010
Lolita is the highly controversial novel of Humbert Humbert, a middle-aged literature professor and his obsession with twelve year-old Dolores Haze. O ...more
Mar 12, 2013
Jul 20, 2010
Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas is a really hard book to review; it starts off as a Journal circa 1850 documenting a voyage home from the Chatham Islands, then it’s a ser ...more
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
The Tell Tale Heart
The Tell-Tale Heart is a story about an unnamed person who insists on their sanity after murdering an old man with an evil eye. The murder was cold, c ...more
Aug 11, 2010
Aug 11, 2010
Burial Rites
In a small town in northern Iceland 1829, Agnes Magnusdottir is waiting her execution for her part in the brutal murder of two men. District Officer J ...more
Apr 26, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Clay Jannon is a 26 year old who finds himself looking for a new job thanks to the economic meltdown. He finds it at Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, ...more
Nov 11, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
The Night Circus
The atmosphere and imagery for this dream like novel is spectacular. The Night Circus reminds me of that TV show Carnivàle; full of unimaginable wonde ...more
Nov 11, 2011
Oct 05, 2011
The Red House
It’s hard to review a book like this; Mark Haddon is a very talented writer and he has some brilliant techniques employed into this novel. However, I ...more
May 16, 2012
May 10, 2012
The Silver Linings Playbook
Pat Peoples is a former history teacher who moves back home after spending some time in a neurology hospital. He has a theory that every life is like ...more
Jan 21, 2013
Jan 09, 2013
Juliet, Naked
I went into this book thinking "Who would Hugh Grant play in the movie adaptation" and who would play all the other characters. I’ve settled on Emily ...more
May 04, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
The Master and Margarita
I’m going to be honest; I have no idea how to review about like The Master and Margarita. I was looking forward to reading another Russian classic but ...more
Aug 09, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
This book is a bit too excessive; like most other people I think it could have had at least 300 pages removed without affecting the story. At times it ...more
Apr 21, 2012
Dec 06, 2011
Yevgeny Zamyatin wrote his seminal dystopian novel We (1921) based on his personal experiences during the two Russian revolutions (1905 and 1917) and ...more
May 28, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life
It is no secret that I am a fan of books about books; I especially enjoy a bookish memoir. The idea of reading and learning about someone’s bookish li ...more
Aug 19, 2014
Jun 01, 2014
The Bell Jar
Esther Greenwood is a young woman from Boston who gains an internship at a prominent women’s magazine in New York City. We follow her personal life an ...more
Oct 15, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
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 Shadow of the Wind
Barcelona, 1945; Spain is still dealing with the aftermaths of the Spanish Civil War. An antiquarian book dealer’s son, Daniel, who is mourning the re ...more
Mar 19, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
All That I Am
I wanted to read this book before the Mile’s Franklin award for 2012 is announced as I’m predicting this book will win. All That I Am by Anna Funder i ...more
Jun 06, 2012
Sep 17, 2011
The Great Gatsby
Nick Carraway moves in next door to the young and mysterious millionaire,Jay Gatsby. Nick is soon following the dramas of Gatsby’s quixotic passion fo ...more
May 05, 2013
Jul 16, 2010
When two tourists drop dead, it peaks neurologist Lauren Furrow’s interest and seeks out indie bookseller Richard Anger to help her uncover this myste ...more
Jan 10, 2014
Nov 27, 2013
The Trial
I decided to read The Trial was because I saw that next week’s lecture made reference to this book as well as Orwell’s 1984. These books weren’t requi ...more
Jul 26, 2012
Jul 24, 2012
Seating Arrangements
Winn Van Meter and his family head for a retreat on the New England island of Waskeke. While this is normally a haven of relaxation for Winn, now it’s ...more
Feb 17, 2013
Jan 09, 2013
Black Vodka: Ten Stories
Swimming Home was one of my favourite books of last year, so when I saw she released a collection of ten shorts stories, I knew I had to read them. St ...more
Jan 11, 2013
Dec 26, 2012
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