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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
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
Apr 04, 2013
Dec 29, 2012
The Easter Parade
This book was absolutely not what I was expecting. I'm not actually sure what I was expecting but this was not it. My only experience of Richard Yates ...more
Apr 18, 2012
Aug 13, 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
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
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 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
Travels with Charley
I just love John Steinbeck's writing and I can't say too much more, he is absolutely my favourite.
This was my first of his nonfiction and I enjoyed h
Jan 12, 2013
Dec 01, 2010
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
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
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
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
Half Blood Blues
Feb 04, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
The Song of Achilles
I completely disappeared into that book!
Mar 31, 2015
Mar 27, 2013
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
Last night I stayed up late and finished The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell. It was the first book I had read by this author and it ...more
Oct 23, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
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
May 04, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Legend of a Suicide
It is clearly a very good, interesting and unique sort of book and I did enjoy it. Some of the imagery was beautiful and clear by only being indicated ...more
Feb 15, 2012
Jul 11, 2011
Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die
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
A Room of One's Own
This is not a book I feel quite up to the job of reviewing in depth. I found it really interesting and as always I really enjoyed Virginia Woolf's wri ...more
Feb 21, 2012
May 27, 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
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
Half of a Yellow Sun
This book is amazing, it smacks you right in the face. It is realistic; the characters are so realistic - Adichie doesn't hold back from their faults, ...more
Feb 04, 2013
Jan 25, 2013
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
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