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The Thursday Murder Club
4.03
did not like it
Full review can be found at: https://talesfromabsurdia.com/book-re...

I wanted to love The Thursday Murder Club. I really did.

Like most people, I was d
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Aug 2020
Aug 09, 2020
 
The Sound Mirror
4.25
it was amazing
The Sound Mirror is a first-rate piece of fiction.

If you haven't yet read it, do yourself a favour and pick up a copy.

The novel is about three central
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May 29, 2020
May 29, 2020
 
In Absurdia
4.00
liked it
REVIEW (read the full review on Tales from Absurdia)

In Absurdia is a trip.

It's a dizzying, disorientating piece of absurdist fiction that’s harder to
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Aug 27, 2020
Aug 16, 2020
 
Seven Nights at the Flamingo Hotel
4.47
liked it
Full review published at: https://talesfromabsurdia.com/book-reviews/review-seven-nights-at-the-flamingo-hotel/

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Leave any assumptions about S
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Jan 22, 2021
Dec 12, 2020
 
Inside Story
4.03
liked it
Inside Story, Martin Amis’s latest autobiographical novel*, is brilliant at times.

It’s well written and a sombre ennui pervades his entries on late fa
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Sep 17, 2020
Aug 26, 2020
 
A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea
4.24
it was amazing
I'm going to need a few days to process what I've just read.

We're often prone to looking upon North Korea through the lens of our perspective of Kim-J
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Apr 24, 2020
Apr 22, 2020
 
The Girl from the Attic
3.96
liked it
The Girl in the Attic is a charming tale, but I think it probably should have been a short story.

There's a decent narrative here, and Octagon House is
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May 23, 2020
May 15, 2020
 
1984
4.19
it was amazing
Full review available at: https://talesfromabsurdia.com/book-re...
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Nineteen Eighty-Four is one of those timeless novels and a testame
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Feb 16, 2021
Jan 31, 2021
 
The Playmaker Project
3.80
really liked it
Who’d have thought that the worlds of sci-fi and soccer could collide?

Well, author Daniel Peterson has done a remarkable job in bringing these two see
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May 19, 2020
May 15, 2020
 
Ico: Castle in the Mist
3.65
liked it
I was cautiously optimistic about ICO: Castle in the Mist, with a strong emphasis on 'cautiously'.

On the one hand, ICO is one of the more memorable vi
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Apr 11, 2020
Aug 14, 2012
 
A Tale of Two Cities
3.85
really liked it
A Tale of Two Cities indeed! The first two parts of this three-part text, located in England for the most part are a slow read. The book has a very st ...more
Jun 24, 2015
Aug 14, 2012
 
And Then There Was No One
3.23
liked it
I enjoyed And Then There was No One.

I wasn't entirely convinced at first - Adair came across as pompous and overly wordy, but that's all part of the j
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Jul 27, 2020
Jul 19, 2020
 
The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
4.06
really liked it
An excellent piece of investigate journalism.

Hitchens is no doubt motivated by his antagonism towards organised religion, but the sources included in
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Apr 12, 2020
Apr 12, 2020
 
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter #1)
4.48
it was amazing
Over 20 years later, J.K. Rowling's debut is still absolute magic.

Accessible to all, with rich lore, humour, and memorable characters, The Philosopher
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Apr 19, 2020
Apr 14, 2020
 
The Alchemist
3.88
did not like it
Pretentious, contrived and pretty poorly written.
Jul 22, 2013
Aug 14, 2012
 
Artemis
3.67
None
not set
Aug 13, 2020
 
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1
3.94
it was amazing
None
Mar 03, 2015
Mar 02, 2015
 
Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times
4.36
liked it
None
not set
Aug 14, 2012
 
Beowulf: A Verse Translation
3.46
liked it
None
Oct 2013
Oct 28, 2013
 
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya
3.96
None
not set
Jun 16, 2020
 
The Colour of Magic (Discworld, #1)
3.98
liked it
None
May 21, 2014
Dec 12, 2013
 
The Great Gatsby
3.93
it was amazing
None
not set
Aug 14, 2012
 
Dubliners
3.85
really liked it
None
Jul 26, 2016
Jan 12, 2015
 
Titus Andronicus
3.70
liked it
None
Feb 09, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
 
Machinal
3.84
liked it
None
Feb 07, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
 
And When Did You Last See Your Father?
3.90
liked it
None
Jan 2016
Jan 12, 2015
 
A Sicilian Romance
3.37
really liked it
None
not set
Aug 14, 2012
 
The Count of Monte Cristo
4.26
it was amazing
None
Jun 24, 2016
Aug 14, 2012
 
V for Vendetta
4.25
liked it
None
Dec 05, 2020
Nov 23, 2020
 
The Anti-Christ
3.92
liked it
None
Jul 20, 2019
Jul 09, 2019
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