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Waiting to Be Heard by Amanda Knox
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Pigeon Pie by Nancy Mitford
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The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
The Gargoyle
by Andrew Davidson (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2010
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This begins very ell indeed, although the detail of being treated for extensive burns is fairly horrific.

However... increasingly diminishing returns, until finally I was speed reading just to get to the end which was entirely evident from about half
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One Man's Justice by Akira Yoshimura
One Man's Justice
by Akira Yoshimura
read in August, 2010
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A wonderful novel. Morally complex, no easy solutions, no easy moral choices. Of course I read it in translation but the prose style has a Tolstoyan directness. It never draws attention to itself but everything is there, before the reader's eyes. 4Su ...more
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
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Truly awful. He rides on the back of Jane Austen's original; his additions are few and centre around a single joke; his contributions are badly written (with lousy grammar - doesn't he even have an intelligent editor?)

The book is riddled with mistake
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Charles Dickens by Michael Slater
Charles Dickens
by Michael Slater
read in May, 2010
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Just got this in the post today. Slater is not only a brilliant Dickens' scholar, he is one of the few who is almost as entertaining as the 'Inimitable' himself.
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American Studies by Mark Merlis
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Interesting meditation on being gay, aging, dealing with problems of acceptance. Not nearly so powerful as his later novel Pyhrrus but a good read.
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Tout Bach by Rinaldo Alessandrini
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Written in French. An essential book for any music lover who reads French well! A wonderful dictionary relating to all aspects of Bach, his life and music.
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Breakfast on Pluto by Patrick McCabe
Breakfast on Pluto
by Patrick McCabe
read in May, 2010
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The transvestite Irish, occasional prostitute narrator is wholly convincing. The novel has a camp charm which also easily encompasses much of the sadness and brutality of Ireland in the late 60s and 70s.

Quite different from the film - which is recomm
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