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Bag of Bones by Stephen King
"I have a backlog of Stephen King novels to read. I read this one in particular as The Guardian's 'Rereading Stephen King' series said that along with 'Misery', 'Bag of Bones' showcased King's best writing. To a certain extent this is true. There a..." Read more of this review »
How to Eat by Thích Nhất Hạnh
" I just checked. Actually it was a Buddhist monk who was a pupil of Gelshe Kelsang Gyatso. Thich Nhat Hanh probably a bit big for Newport! "
Affinity by Sarah Waters
" I have most of them. I'll read them in order. I'll start with Tipping the Velvet. I love Victorian novels and everybody raves about her! "
Country Dance by Margiad Evans
"a strange, gothic, compelling story set in 1850 on the welsh-english border. the writing is great - lots of mundane everyday stuff about baking and looking after sheep... which sort of lulls the reader into a false sense of security...

(nice introd..." Read more of this review »
Among Others by Jo Walton
"I really loved this, and it felt quite different to other books and pretty special. It's a coming-of-age story about a girl called morwenna in south wales in 1979, who goes to stay with her father whom she's never met after her mother goes insane/..." Read more of this review »
On The Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin
"this was the second time round for me. I'd previously read this about 15 or 20 years ago and remembered enjoying it then, or maybe it was more that I read a great chunk of Chatwin back then and enjoyed 'Songlines' and kind of lumped this in with i..." Read more of this review »
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
" I enjoyed it. Especially the cool girl bit. "
Death & the Girls. Donya Todd by Donya Todd
" "May I be struck by a 1000 dicks if I'm wrong" Great quote. Book sounds bonkers. "
Light Boxes by Shane Jones
" got a proof of this that i've been meaning to read for years. "
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The World of Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
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A great introduction to the Jeeves books. Theses short stories are wonderfully inventive, witty, and clever, with characters that engage your interest as they make you laugh. The stories are a bit samey sometimes, but overall this is a refreshingly f ...more
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