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Double Indemnity
4.12
really liked it
When small time insurance man Walter Huff meets Phyllis Nirdlinger, her beauty quickly seduced him. The wife of a wealthy oil executive convinces him ...more
Jun 27, 2015
Apr 12, 2011
Jun 25, 2015
 
Mercy (Department Q, #1)
3.98
it was ok
I often get worried when I pick up this Scandinavian crime novel but I recently read The Dinner and I thought I might try another Dutch author; turns ...more
Aug 24, 2012
Aug 18, 2012
 
The Teleportation Accident
3.44
really liked it
Egon Loeser is an avant garde theatre set designer on a quest to recreate the perfect stage trick. A trick the great Lavacini’s called the Almost Inst ...more
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 05, 2012
 
The Bone People
4.06
liked it
It was a gloomy and stormy night, a mute 7 year old boy, Simon shows at the hermit Kerewin’s tower. The next morning his adoptive father, Joe came to ...more
Nov 25, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
 
And the Mountains Echoed
4.03
it was ok
Abdullah and Pari are close, very close; Pari idolises her older brother and there is nothing he wouldn’t do to keep he safe. But at the age of three ...more
Jul 09, 2013
Jun 08, 2013
 
When She Woke
3.67
liked it
When She Woke is in essence a modern version of The Scarlet Letter, but instead of the letter A, her skin is turned bright red. The book is set in the ...more
Nov 11, 2011
Oct 05, 2011
 
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
4.17
really liked it
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is a political/sci-fi masterpiece. The book tells the story of Lunar (used to exile criminals and their families, once yo ...more
May 29, 2011
Oct 14, 2010
 
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
3.93
really liked it
I have to say this was such a joy to read; as a book lover I really appreciated all the weird things customers say in bookstores. I would love to be a ...more
May 17, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
4.20
really liked it
I can’t believe it took me so long to read this book. It’s the Sci-Fi version of Monty Python, weird humour that will stick with you for years and yea ...more
Sep 26, 2011
Jul 20, 2010
 
I Don't Want to Kill You (John Cleaver #3)
4.22
liked it
I’m a little sad to think the John Cleaver series is now over. I was really enjoying the socially awkward teenage sociopath and his struggle through h ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Oct 29, 2010
 
Provenance
3.89
liked it
For those that don’t know, a provenance is a document (or documents) that chronologies the ownership of a historical object. In the art world, the pro ...more
May 27, 2014
May 11, 2014
 
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
3.91
really liked it
I thought I would read Anne Brontë before reading Charlotte Brontë; Why? Because I didn’t want to go with the most popular of the three; before explor ...more
Apr 23, 2011
Aug 08, 2010
 
The Name of the Star (Shades of London #1)
3.90
did not like it
I was excited to start this book, I won a copy and I was always interested to see how Maureen Johnston writes. This book was obvious the best choice f ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
 
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
3.88
it was ok
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists follows the story of the Pirate captain and his unorthodox crew. On their adventures they meet Charles Da ...more
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 12, 2013
 
The Story of a New Name (The Neapolitan Novels #2)
4.36
really liked it
Following directly after the events of My Brilliant Friend comes the next novel in the Neapolitan series. Lila is now married and Elena’s own attempts ...more
Oct 29, 2015
Oct 14, 2015
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray
4.06
it was ok
I feel perplexed about The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. On one hand, the story is well written about a young man being moulded and shaped. O ...more
Aug 22, 2010
Jul 20, 2010
 
The Lifeboat
3.20
liked it
In the summer of 1914 the Empress Alexandra sinks; this elegant ocean liner suffers from a mysterious explosion and all the passengers scramble for sa ...more
Dec 27, 2012
Dec 16, 2012
 
Gun Machine
3.83
liked it
Warren Ellis reimagines New York City as a puzzle with the most dangerous pieces of all: GUNS.

After a shooting on Pearl Street claims the life of Dete
...more
Feb 04, 2013
Feb 01, 2013
 
Joyland
3.90
it was ok
Devin Jones has gotten a job working as a ‘carnie’ in a small North Carolinian town. The amusement park Joyland was a site of the legendary unsolved m ...more
Jun 28, 2013
Dec 01, 2012
 
The Dark Path: A Memoir
3.87
it was amazing
If I was Catholic, I would want to be a Jesuit; they seem to be the most pretentious of all the Catholic congregations. Not that I would want to be a ...more
Feb 23, 2014
Jun 25, 2013
 
Room
4.03
really liked it
Jack is rather smart for his age, he has a curious mind and always wants to know the answers to everything; but Jack doesn’t know much about what is i ...more
Dec 07, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
 
By Blood We Live
3.68
really liked it
It’s a sad day for me; Glen Duncan’s Bloodlines trilogy has finally come to an end. This series has been a favourite of mine and I have been desperate ...more
Mar 05, 2014
Feb 23, 2014
 
The Meursault Investigation
3.50
really liked it
One of the key components to philosophy is the ability to argue your point, this is done in many different ways and Albert Camus’ novel The Stranger d ...more
Aug 24, 2016
Apr 25, 2016
 
Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1)
4.20
it was ok
Humanity has colonised the solar system; the Moon, Mars and even the Asteroid Belt. With the colonisation tensions is on the rise, will conflict erupt ...more
Jul 28, 2012
Oct 08, 2011
 
The Machine
3.65
it was amazing
Beth lives in a remote village by the sea, a desolate place where she can rebuild her life following the return of her husband after the war. Vic is h ...more
Aug 22, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
 
The Buried Giant
3.42
liked it
The Buried Giant is set in a post-Arthurian Britain that is covered in a strange mist…a mist of unknowing. Axl and Beatrice have not seen their son in ...more
Feb 25, 2015
Dec 01, 2014
 
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
3.75
liked it
I have been recommended the Dublin Murder Squad by Tana French multiple times, not sure why. So I finally decided to pick up the first book In the Woo ...more
Dec 18, 2015
Dec 08, 2015
 
Aquarium
3.73
really liked it
Caitlin is a twelve-year-old leaving with her mother in subsidised housing next to the Seattle airport. Every day after school she visits the local aq ...more
May 05, 2015
May 02, 2015
 
Addition: A Novel
3.57
liked it
Grace Lisa Vandenburg is obsessed with numbers; she counts everything. Her whole life is centred around numbers; how many banana’s to buy, how many bi ...more
Mar 06, 2013
Aug 25, 2012
 
War and Peace
4.11
it was amazing
When people thing of big books often War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy is mentioned. This Russian classic depicts the French invasion of Russia in 1812. Tr ...more
Feb 18, 2014
Oct 10, 2013
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