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Gatsby's Smile
3.96
There was a time when I would've called Harry a minute or two after I'd seen the body. While I was still seeing, in fact.I'd be stood there, staring d ...more
not set
Oct 13, 2013
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.80
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Blew my mind. Same as it did when I was a teenager - only now I'm worried that I've become one of those phonies coming in the goddam ...more
not set
Sep 04, 2013
 
The Reviled (The Dark Fey Trilogy #1)
4.07
really liked it
Dark Fey: The Reviled by Cynthia Morgan

I don't recall having ever read a Mystical Fantasy story before and, for sure, I've never read a Mystical Faeri
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not set
Apr 03, 2015
 
On A Small Island
3.72
really liked it
On a Small Island by Grant Nicol

Written entirely in the first person from the point of view of one of three sisters, you're drawn immediately into the
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not set
Apr 30, 2015
 
BloodMarked
4.40
really liked it
BloodMarked wasn't at all what I'd anticipated. I'm, in the main, a stranger to paranormal stories so didn't quite know what to expect - but BloodMark ...more
not set
Mar 02, 2015
 
The Mistake
3.36
really liked it
The Mistake by Grant Nicol

Fine lines separate truth, justice and vengeance…

Grant Nicol's 'The Mistake' finds Gunnar Atli Davíđsson passed out in the s
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Jan 29, 2015
 
Classic Science Fiction Stories
4.04
it was amazing
I read all these stories when I was a kid. I'd forgotten that I'd read them. Reminded me of my dad. He loved Science Fiction, too. Probably where I go ...more
not set
Feb 12, 2016
 
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
3.86
really liked it
Nine short stories. They're fab - but there's that short story thing going on (that usually happens in film school short films) where the stories just ...more
not set
Nov 03, 2016
 
Kept: Book Two (2nd book in Kept Series)
4.33
really liked it
Kept: Book Two - by Tracey Lampley

Although Kept: Book Two is, in itself, a standalone novella, it picks up a couple of years or so later from where Ke
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not set
May 11, 2015
 
Kept
4.00
really liked it
Kept: Book One - by Tracey Lampley

When her married lover refuses to 'put a ring on it', Kate realises she's no longer in love with him and, though pre
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not set
May 11, 2015
 
The Outsider
3.97
it was amazing
I often wonder why I do things, as well. Must be the sun.

The Outsider
not set
Jun 07, 2015
 
A Little Life
4.29
liked it
This book. It brought me down.
not set
Jun 06, 2016
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray
4.07
it was amazing
“Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in ...more
not set
Jan 19, 2016
 
Infinite Jest
4.30
it was amazing
"...almost nothing important that ever happens to you happens because you engineer it. Destiny has no beeper; destiny always leans trenchcoated out of ...more
not set
Aug 21, 2018
 
It Had to Be You
3.38
liked it
A story about grief - and about your relatives being a bunch of self-centred bastards. Didn't seem mortifyingly dark or melancholy enough for Reggie P ...more
not set
Aug 07, 2016
 
Self's Murder. Bernhard Schlink
3.51
liked it
"It's a shame one can't chose one's last case. A high point, a finale, one that rounds off with a flourish everything one has achieved. Instead, the l ...more
not set
Aug 19, 2016
 
How to be both
3.64
really liked it
What a lovely book; warm and funny - but made me feel so lonely and sorrowful.


How to Be Both
not set
Nov 04, 2015
 
Wailing Ghosts
3.15
really liked it
"...Which all goes to show that although foxes may be capable of getting hold of objects from a very long way away, they do not hold on to them for ev ...more
not set
Jan 09, 2017
 
A Spool of Blue Thread
3.40
really liked it
A story that made me feel so sad; about the transience of life; about how I ought to tell the people I love how much I do love and cherish them - befo ...more
not set
May 17, 2016
 
History of Wolves
3.41
liked it
"Two loons, of course. I should know that. I should know."
not set
Oct 22, 2017
 
Fragile Things: Short Fictions & Wonders
4.01
really liked it
This man's imagination is bonkers. And scary.
not set
May 19, 2016
 
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
3.08
it was amazing
Very, very funny - theologically and especially atheistically so. And sort of reminded me of Joseph Heller's Catch 22 - my favourite book before comin ...more
not set
Dec 01, 2014
 
J
2.92
really liked it
A bleak dystopian retro-future effloresces a sinister argument to restore humankind's requisite 'equilibrium of hate' in order to avoid/precipitate WH ...more
not set
Oct 13, 2014
 
The Lives of Others
3.64
really liked it
An arduous read of unrelenting inhuman cruelty - with neither salvation nor redemption at the end.

The Lives of Others
not set
Sep 30, 2014
 
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
4.01
really liked it
Man's inhumanity to man. Inexorable loneliness. Then you die. (In sh*t).

The Narrow Road to the Deep North
not set
Oct 31, 2014
 
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
3.72
really liked it
They fuck you up, your mum and dad.


We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
not set
Nov 25, 2014
 
Franny and Zooey
3.98
it was amazing
“Your heart, Bessie, is an autumn garage.”
not set
Sep 04, 2013
 
Gatsby's Smile
3.96
None
not set
Mar 21, 2017
 
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction
4.12
it was amazing
None
not set
Sep 04, 2013
 
I, Robot (Robot, #0.1)
4.18
really liked it
None
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Sep 04, 2013
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