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Less Than Zero
A large part of this book is boring and the characters are all just horrible people but the overall effect is amazing. It races along full of boring d...more
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 07, 2012
The Last Runaway
What I always enjoy about novels from thisauthor is her ability to take an entirely different but fascinating part ofhistory, from anywhere in the wor...more
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 01, 2013
Madame Bovary
This book is truly beautifully written and I enjoyed the character of Charles but urgh! Emma is just so frustrating and dislikable. Perhaps a reason f...more
Apr 13, 2014
Oct 28, 2010
Breakfast at Tiffany's
I loved this book. It is one that I have wanted to read for a while. I can see what they were doing with the film and I think it was good but once you...more
Dec 04, 2012
Nov 29, 2012
The French Lieutenant's Woman
Well this is a tough one. I haven't read anything like it before and constantly changed my mind about it over the course of the book.
It's written ver...more
Apr 04, 2013
Dec 29, 2012
The Master and Margarita
This book is like a magic trick and once I realised that, the whole wonder of it hit me in one go. Bulgakov uses the fifth dimension in this story to...more
Feb 21, 2013
Jan 27, 2011
Peter Pan
I wish I had read it as a child but I loved it as much as an adult. I can't wait to read it to my children. There are many complexities hidden about i...more
Jan 21, 2012
Jan 25, 2011
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
I loved this book because it is beautiful and strange and a little scary in an odd way. The characters are really interesting and so well developed fo...more
Jan 02, 2012
Jan 01, 2012
I loved loved loved it. It was so rich with imagery and the story surrounded me completely. It was page turning exciting and romantic and unexpected....more
Jun 17, 2011
Oct 28, 2010
Rosemary's Baby
I actually really enjoyed reading this book. The writing wasn't great at all, the dialogue pretty awful and the characterization dreadful and stereoty...more
Apr 22, 2013
Feb 19, 2011
The Yellow Wallpaper
This is perfectly creepy, the way it keeps subtley and slowly turning on its side until it is upside down makes your eyes wide and your skin tingle.
Jul 06, 2011
Jul 01, 2011
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
I have been drawn to this book for a while and then finding a copy for £3 in HMV, I had it and read it immediately.
I liked it, but I didn't love it as...more
May 04, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die. Steve Davey
This book is bad for you if you suffer from wanderlust! It is a very exciting book to read and kick starts all manner of trip planning. Honestly I wan...more
Mar 28, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Never Let Me Go
I can't decide if the writing in this book is poor or very clever. I didn't much care for the writing but the fact I have given it five stars in spite...more
Nov 13, 2011
Nov 10, 2011
I thought this was an interesting read, I was slightly intimidated by Tracey Emin before but this has softened her a bit i think. I wasn't too keen on...more
Oct 12, 2011
Oct 05, 2011
The main thing I really loved was the characters and the main characters I really loved were the elderly. The character of Gladys was hilarious and so...more
Jan 09, 2012
Jan 01, 2012
Watership Down
This is one of my very favourite books. I could read it in a field on a summer's day, on the bus, curled up on a grey day with a cup of tea, in the li...more
not set
Oct 28, 2010
Burial Rites
Jan 13, 2014
Dec 25, 2013
The Story of My Life
I really wanted to read this because I volunteered a quote from Helen Keller to use on the flowers at my Grandmother's funeral, "What we have once enj...more
Jun 12, 2011
Jun 04, 2011
The Collected Dorothy Parker
This collection of Dorothy Parker wit and wisdom, insight and lark that I read was not the well known 'Portable Dorothy Parker' which I had been after...more
Oct 26, 2011
Oct 15, 2011
Diving Belles
I bought this book, almost entirely because of how beautiful its presentation is. The illustration on the cover, the script of the title and most of a...more
Mar 28, 2012
Mar 11, 2012
Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants
Not finishing this book was just a case of reading too many books at once, getting about half way through and then leaving it too long to then be able...more
not set
Jul 05, 2011
I'm impressed that I did this. It was hard but completely worth it. Amazing, genius, mad, insane, hilarious, gross, dirty, beautiful..... All that. An...more
May 13, 2014
Oct 28, 2010
Beatrice And Virgil
'Beatrice and Virgil’ is the interestingly formatted story of a successful writer called Henry who moves his life to a foreign country in order to hav...more
Jan 2012
Dec 27, 2011
How To Be a Heroine
Feb 02, 2014
Jan 24, 2014
Pretty: The NYLON Book of Beauty
I love this book and it's quite addictive. It's a different kind of beauty book, full of iconic beauty products for real women that I would actually u...more
Mar 09, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
My review can be found here: http://afternoondirtycoffee.blogspot....
Dec 26, 2013
Oct 28, 2010
Northanger Abbey
I finally made it through a whole Jane Austen book and I'm still not a convert, a step further though!
I was actually enjoying this book for the first...more
Feb 12, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
The Snow Child
Jan 08, 2014
Jan 17, 2012
The Pumpkin Eater
Wow, quite frankly. She can certainly write!
May 10, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
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