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Byzantium: The Su...
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"Disjointed but fascinating introductory overview of Byzantine history, culture and society. Pity about the shoddy proof-reading..." Jan 22, 2010 12:03AM

 
Bleak House
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Martine Martine said: " This is my third attempt to finish Bleak House. I actually really liked the book on my previous two attempts, but had to abandon it owing to lack of time, and somehow never picked it up again. Let's see if my third attempt is more successful. "

 

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Dracula by Bram Stoker
Dracula
by Bram Stoker
read in December, 1995
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'Welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely. And leave something of the happiness you bring!'

These are pretty much the first words spoken to Jonathan Harker, one of the heroes of Bram Stoker's Dracula, upon his arrival at Count Dracula's castle in T
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The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 2 by Diana Wynne Jones
The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 2 (Chrestomanci #3-4)
by Diana Wynne Jones
recommended for: Harry Potter fans
read in June, 2008
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The second Chrestomanci volume features two novels which have only two things in common: they both feature magic, and Chrestomanci shows up in both of them. However, the great wizard only makes brief appearances in the book, leaving centre stage to c ...more
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
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The Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker
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Martine is on page 70 of 392 of Byzantium: Disjointed but fascinating introductory overview of Byzantine history, culture and society. Pity about the shoddy proof-reading...
Byzantium by Judith Herrin
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" 'Absorbed in her own shallowness and mistaking it for depth' is a pretty fair assessment, Meredith. So is 'self-indulgent', which is how I would descr ...more "
A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
" Kelly wrote: "Oh, Wheel of Time. Now there is a series that lost me with meandering, whiny, ridiculous 1000s of pages of nothing. I threw Book 6 at th ...more "
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Byzantium by Judith Herrin
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The Ghost Road by Pat Barker
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The final instalment in the Regeneration Trilogy struck me as a bit unfocused and heavy-handed in its use of symbolism and parallel storylines. However, certain scenes were very powerful, and the ending packed a punch.

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