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The Girl with All the Gifts
3.93
it was amazing
May not be for everyone but I loved this book. Very few characters, very tight window of time but a massive back story. Brilliantly fast paced and eve ...more
not set
Mar 10, 2017
 
Australian Autopsy: The Gory Details of How England Dissected Australia in the 2010/11 Ashes
3.73
really liked it
Jarod is a very entertaining journnalist who coveres Australia's recent ill fated series loss to England - a record breaking series. The book is from ...more
not set
Oct 01, 2011
 
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
3.75
it was amazing
Great novel, superb characters, wonderful plot.... onto number 2, Don't let me down Tana!
Mar 27, 2016
Mar 06, 2016
 
On Pietersen: The Making of Kp
3.40
it was ok
I wasn't too impressed by this account of KP's career and life as I don't think it went deep enough into the character of Pietersen or indeed shared a ...more
Aug 31, 2014
Sep 06, 2014
 
Damned (Damned, #1)
3.38
it was ok
I was disappointed by this book , the repetitions, the poor progress of a story and the inconclusive ending. pygmy was more structured, Haunted a work ...more
not set
Feb 11, 2012
 
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
4.04
really liked it
The Passage was an awesome (and I mean that in the dictionary defined sense) book.
I was lucky enough to have a copy of the Audiobook which was read b
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Jul 18, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
 
Slade House
3.82
it was amazing
Fantastic Ghost story!
Jan 29, 2016
Dec 18, 2015
 
Talulla Rising (The Last Werewolf, #2)
3.77
liked it
A bit of a departure from the dark melancholic brilliance of the first book. This sequel somehow manages to straddle popular shock fiction and young a ...more
not set
May 08, 2012
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.31
it was amazing
A brilliant novel, worthy of all the accolades. Characters that steal your heart and a plot that refuses to conform.

Written in short, simple chapters
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not set
Apr 17, 2017
 
American Gods (American Gods, #1)
4.11
did not like it
I couldn't get into this book, found the characters to be shallow, the protagonist dull and the storyline in deep need of pace, one of those books whe ...more
not set
Jun 10, 2012
 
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
4.04
it was amazing
Fantastic book that defies a genre - the absolute best kind. Claire North's pace of the narrative simply perfect. One of this books that could literat ...more
Oct 10, 2015
Oct 10, 2015
 
The Boy on the Bridge
4.08
it was amazing
A follow up that was just as good as the first book. M.R Carey once again drags you through a brilliantly fast paced story that keeps you gripped righ ...more
not set
Jul 21, 2017
 
Fellside
3.56
really liked it
A little slow to start but once it gets going Fellside is a real treat. M.R. Carey continues to impress with genre bending compelling narritive.
If yo
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not set
Mar 26, 2017
 
A Day and a Night and a Day
3.72
really liked it

A very good book that asks some interesting questions. All the ingredients of a Glen Duncan novel are thrown together brilliantly. Deep connectable em
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Jun 06, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
3.98
it was amazing
Another brilliant book by Lindsay Faye. I enjoyed the brilliant perspective of Watson throughout this delicately and wonderfully crafted tale. As you ...more
not set
Mar 19, 2013
 
The Last Werewolf (The Last Werewolf, #1)
3.47
it was amazing
Loved this book! I do like Glen Duncan's agility when it comes to writing. First person Satan and post dead ordinary man were two tough subjects to wr ...more
not set
Apr 26, 2012
 
Gone Girl
4.03
really liked it
not a bad book I've given it 4 stars as it manages to maintain high intensity despite only a handful of characters. There are many plot turns and its ...more
Feb 02, 2013
Jan 12, 2013
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.45
it was amazing
A brilliant book, written by a master of dark fantasy. When I realised there are another 6 books to go I got a warm, fuzzy feeling. The complexity, th ...more
not set
Jul 10, 2012
 
Ghostwritten
4.06
it was ok
Struggled with this one, go 2/3rds of the way through and gave up. Nowhere near the connection that Cloud Atlas has and reads quite self indulgently.
Feb 09, 2013
Feb 02, 2013
 
The Nix
4.12
it was amazing
A classic modern American fiction. Deep, funny and hugely entertaining.
not set
Mar 03, 2017
 
Omnitopia: Dawn (Omnitopia, #1)
3.73
it was ok
Nothing is wrong in this book which is precisely what is wrong with it.
Apr 02, 2013
Apr 05, 2013
 
The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break
3.76
it was amazing
Quite brilliant book, amazingly crafted, wonderfully told. A must read.
Jan 12, 2011
Jan 05, 2012
 
Geek Love
3.98
it was amazing
What's not to love about this book?
The characters, the uniqueness of the story, the perfect prose, the dramatic start, the compelling middle and the b
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Aug 26, 2011
Aug 09, 2011
 
The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2)
4.05
really liked it
A good read, nice to see Tana French's ability to create both a unique story and tell in under the guise of another character. Very happy the author a ...more
Apr 18, 2016
Mar 28, 2016
 
The Gods of Gotham (Timothy Wilde, #1)
3.87
it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book, a good caper with some very interesting characters. Pace and wit coupled with historical and political context.
Jan 26, 2013
Jan 12, 2013
 
Ready Player One
4.31
really liked it
This was a whole lotta fun. Having just read a Martin Amis novel I found this to be a very different style of writing, kind of junk food really but as ...more
not set
Dec 11, 2011
 
The Book Thief
4.36
it was ok
I must admit I found this book a little underwhelming. One of my pet hates is a book that tries to cleverly build the ending into it and it just didn' ...more
not set
Sep 16, 2011
 
Unwind (Unwind, #1)
4.18
liked it
Due to the fact that this is a young adults book there are no prizes for prose or any real depth in the story line but the story itself is quite an en ...more
not set
Aug 30, 2011
 
The Sisters Brothers
3.83
really liked it

This was a solid book with some very nice dialogue and the great feeling of history. The intimacy that Patrick deWitt creates between the narrator and
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May 18, 2012
Nov 13, 2011
 
Infinite Jest
4.31
really liked it

I got about half way through and had to give up.. Amongst the flashes of brilliance (and I dont use the term lightly) there was just too much self ind
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Feb 2014
Aug 21, 2011
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