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Sometimes I Lie
3.83
did not like it
I appreciate psychological thrillers require a certain suspension of belief but sorry, if you are in a coma you are unconscious and it would take the ...more
Apr 04, 2017
Apr 03, 2017
 
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
3.82
really liked it
An engaging pastiche of 19th Century novels - the kind that I usually eschew due to their relentless obsession with the mundane aspects of British ...more
Mar 11, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
 
Absurdistan
3.31
it was ok
It read like the author thought he was writing a very arch political commentary. Unfortunately he seems to have interpreted absurdity as either:

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...more
Oct 16, 2019
Sep 10, 2019
 
For The Most Beautiful (Golden Apple Trilogy #1)
3.71
it was ok
I am a massive fan of 'The Iliad' and was excited to read something that fleshed out the female characters of the poem a bit more and gave them a bit ...more
Apr 05, 2016
Feb 20, 2016
 
Room
4.06
liked it
I'm never one for misery literature, fiction or otherwise, and I often find attempts to turn horrific acts of human behavior into enjoyable literature ...more
Apr 13, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
 
Eleanor & Park
4.08
liked it
**spoiler alert** Rainbow Rowell is the darling of the young adult world at the moment, rapidly gaining acclaim from readers and reviewers who have ...more
Dec 23, 2013
Dec 22, 2013
 
Swamplandia!
3.24
liked it
Karen Russell's "Swamplandia" is an intriguing and sometimes surprisingly bleak novel that follows the various members of the Bigtree family, who run ...more
Mar 23, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
 
The Damned Busters
3.42
it was ok
Lured in by the intriguing premise of Hell on strike and the dynamic cover art, I bought this book to read on holiday. Sadly, I felt it didn't live up ...more
May 28, 2011
May 28, 2011
 
Pygmy
2.97
it was ok
Lacking some of the dark wisdom as his previous works, Pygmy follows a similar narrative to Fight Club, with its terrorist infiltration by the ...more
Apr 06, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
 
George
4.05
it was amazing
People look at George and think they see a boy. But she knows she’s not a boy. She knows a girl. George thinks she’ll have to keep this a secret ...more
Sep 05, 2015
Aug 30, 2015
 
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
3.86
liked it
An earnest and thought-provoking dystopic YA novel, Uglies presents a world where at 16 every teenager is given an operation to "correct" their ...more
Aug 12, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
 
Hearts of Stone
3.90
really liked it
Simon Scarrow’s writing most likely needs no introduction. His bestselling Eagle series, which focuses on the Roman Empire, is clearly very popular ...more
Jul 12, 2015
Jun 09, 2015
 
The Game of Love and Death
3.77
it was amazing
The Game of Love and Death is a supremely crafted standalone offering from Martha Brockenborough that lures the reader back to the heart of 1920’s ...more
Jun 05, 2015
Mar 22, 2015
 
The Miniaturist
3.60
it was ok
I had such high hopes for The Miniaturist, lured in by its intriguing premise of mystery and feminism unfolding from a tapestry of 17th-century ...more
Nov 27, 2014
Sep 28, 2014
 
The Merciless (The Merciless, #1)
3.61
really liked it
Much like with cinema, sometimes in life you want a subtle story with reflecting characters filled with nuance and a plot that builds and stay with ...more
Jul 21, 2015
Jan 20, 2015
 
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
4.04
it was amazing
Following the grief and healing of 14-year-old June Elbus, who loses her beloved uncle to AIDS in the late 1980s when awareness of the disease was ...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
 
If You Liked School, You'll Love Work
3.36
it was ok
Found this on a bookshelf while on holiday years ago and read it solely because the cover looked interesting. The contents of the book were, however, ...more
Jul 2008
Mar 14, 2011
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.66
did not like it
Just no, on every level. Poorly constructed and creepy with an ineffable air of fan-fiction that even the most scrupulous editor couldn't counteract. ...more
Aug 20, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
 
The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)
4.06
really liked it
I loved this and wanted to hurl it across the room in almost equal measure.
May 11, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
 
The Shepherd's Crown (Discworld, #41)
4.36
really liked it
It made me cry on a train. It probably should not have made me cry on a train.
Nov 10, 2015
Nov 07, 2015
 
The Priory of the Orange Tree
4.18
None
not set
Sep 14, 2016
 
Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street
4.21
really liked it
None
Sep 20, 2012
Feb 26, 2011
 
A Clockwork Orange
3.99
really liked it
None
not set
Feb 26, 2011
 
River Teeth
4.04
None
not set
Sep 04, 2011
 
Are We There Yet?
3.49
None
not set
Sep 07, 2011
 
This Is Push: New Stories from the Edge
3.62
None
not set
Sep 07, 2011
 
Ten Things I Hate about You
4.11
None
not set
Sep 07, 2011
 
Songs of Innocence and of Experience
4.11
liked it
None
not set
Feb 26, 2011
 
Blue Noon (Midnighters, #3)
3.85
None
not set
Sep 07, 2011
 
Season of Mists (The Sandman, #4)
4.54
it was amazing
None
not set
Apr 27, 2012
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