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message 1: by Rebecca, The Constant Reader (new)

Rebecca (rebeccas_books) | 340 comments Mod
Read a great Fiction book but can't decide which Genre it fits into? Post your reviews here.


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Rebecca (rebeccas_books) | 340 comments Mod
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - 5 Stars

'These were the lovely bones that had grown around my absence: the connections-sometimes tenuous, sometimes made at great cost, but often magnificent-that happened after I was gone. And I began to see things in a way that let me hold the world without me in it. The events that my death wrought were merely the bones of a body that would become whole at some unpredictable time in the future. The price of what I came to see as this miraculous body had been my life.'

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David Brian (davidbrian) | 44 comments Rebecca wrote: "The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - 5 Stars

'These were the lovely bones that had grown around my absence: the connections-sometimes tenuous, sometimes made at great cost, but often magnificent..."


It's good to see you have given this book 5 stars, because I have been wondering about it for a while now and couldn't quite decide whether I wanted to read it or not.
I saw the movie, which was one of those 'really good' films, but I wouldn't want to watch it twice. If that makes sense?


message 4: by Rebecca, The Constant Reader (new)

Rebecca (rebeccas_books) | 340 comments Mod
David wrote: "Rebecca wrote: "The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - 5 Stars

'These were the lovely bones that had grown around my absence: the connections-sometimes tenuous, sometimes made at great cost, but o..."


I know what you mean, there's some films that don't really stay with you enough to make you want to watch them again.

I've not actually seen the film but I'd like to at some stage. I loved the book, but quite often when I love the book, the film disappoints me.

I definitely recommend reading this though :)


message 5: by Cora, Tea Party Princess (new)

Cora Tea Party Princess (corazie) | 661 comments Mod
In Too Deep is a new debut, just released. It was great!
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message 7: by Cora, Tea Party Princess (new)

Cora Tea Party Princess (corazie) | 661 comments Mod
I've just finished This Northern Sky and... Wow. It's amazing and beautiful and haunting.


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message 9: by Paul (new)

Paul | 21 comments License Renewed (John Gardner's Bond, #1)
by John E. Gardner

3 stars
When I saw this on the shelf, I was pleased that someone had taken up Ian Fleming's mantle and continued the Bond adventures. I guess I've been out of it for a while, since the book was published in 1981. Gardner writes well and offers and a quick, engaging action story. Unfortunately, it has not stood up well to the test of time. The cold war is over, the futuristic gadgets look stone-age, and men and women have re-defined how they interact.
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message 12: by Paul (last edited Jun 30, 2013 08:33AM) (new)

Paul | 21 comments Helsinki Blood (Inspector Kari Vaara, #4)
by James Thompson 3 stars

Helsinki Blood is an engaging thriller -- a genuine page turner -- that features Kari Vaara, a good-hearted cop who has gone rogue in spite of himself. Helsinki and Finland come alive under Thompson's pen, but the violence is over the top. Trop noir pour moi!

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message 14: by Paul (last edited Jul 03, 2013 05:47PM) (new)

Paul | 21 comments The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman 4 stars

A seven year old boy is befriended by the girl down the lane who, along with her mother and granny, is more ancient than the universe and more powerful than anything. He becomes entangled in the conflicts of elemental beings, to his great peril and dismay. A good deal of the charm in this short novel is Gaiman's adherence to the point-of-view of a naive child whose sense of wonder thrives equally in the face of (what we grown ups would find) both the ordinary and the mind-blowing. The women down the lane present as humble farmers, nonchalant in every crisis. Characters who are simultaneously mundane and cosmic, along with the lure of Gaiman’s clear, spare prose, make this story fall somewhere at the intersection of psychological novel, magic realism, fairy tale, myth and Bildungsroman. A lovely read.

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Paul | 21 comments Maskerade (Discworld, #18)
by Terry Pratchett -- 4 Stars

Pratchett's Discworld novels are my favorite light reading. He takes bits of our society -- and our language -- and turns them upside-down, inside-out (and sometimes backwards in time) so he can hold them up to the reader with a conspiratorial grin. Pratchett's satire is exuberant, good-humored and, although it is wildly irreverent, doesn't feel disrespectful. Most of all, Pratchett is funny. I often find myself, well, not exactly laughing out loud, more like snorting noisily through my nose (sntmn?) at his outrageous twists and turns.

Maskerade, not new, but the latest to fall under my hand, doesn't disappoint. The sacred cow that Pratchett milks for this novel -- with the help of Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg -- is the world of opera and musical theater. Great fun.

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message 16: by Rebecca, The Constant Reader (last edited Jul 15, 2013 02:13AM) (new)

Rebecca (rebeccas_books) | 340 comments Mod
Lovely Lies by LaShanta Charles 4 stars

'His scent assaults my nose. Someone should seriously bottle it up for me. His voice gives me goosebumps. He's much taller than I thought. I'm 5'7" and wearing heels and I still have to tilt my head to look at him. I finally manage to croak out, "I'm fine." He smiles at me. I feel faint. If it were possible, I'd melt.'

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message 21: by Rebecca, The Constant Reader (new)

Rebecca (rebeccas_books) | 340 comments Mod
4/5 stars to Lightpoints by Peter Kassan

'The sense made her feel different from everyone else, estranged from them. She felt as if she were living in a different, parallel universe, like a ghost. It filled her with a gnawing loneliness.'

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message 24: by Rebecca, The Constant Reader (new)

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5/5 stars to Fractured by Dani Atkins

'All the facts and characters were present but the details and events were twisted into such a bizarre parallel reality. It was my life, but not as I knew it, for here it was all so much better.'

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message 25: by Paul (new)

Paul Alkazraji ‘The Boy Who Loved Rain’ has just been published by Lion Fiction. Here's what I thought.

'Gerard Kelly’s debut novel ‘The Boy Who Loved Rain’ revolves around a mother’s struggle to find a road forwards for her adopted son Colom, as she faces up to her own part in his present brokenness. Though it begins in an uneasy place of crisis, with foundation stones of their family history long-hidden, the arc of the story is one of redemption, not easily-achieved, that leaves the reader ultimately warmed with a sense of hope. The two principle locations of Portivy in Brittany and Amsterdam are evoked with telling details: a poet’s command of prose and a painterly awareness. There is a mounting ‘emergence into dawn’ as the cast moves towards Amsterdam, with obstacles to seeing a key character from Colom’s childhood there, Amy, ratcheting up the tension. There is too the sense of a greater work of Providence having been wrought, bigger than just Colom’s life, involving those around him, as the ‘Weaver’s Fingers fly through the loom’. With many layers and allusions, I found myself very satisfied with the novel’s coherence. A good read, artistically rendered.'The Boy Who Loved Rain

By this reviewer: The Silencer


message 26: by Candace (new)

Candace (candywilliams) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6...

My review of 600 Hours of Edward. This was recommended to me by a fellow book club member. I adored this book, and its sequel!


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Souvik Jana (souvikj) | 7 comments The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

My Rating:- ★★★★★
In a contest of kites one kite cut another and the beaten kite with string cut flies out of control. Now someone have to run after the kite to collect it as a trophy. He is the Kite Runner.

Author Khaled Hosseini believes in humanity, to the purest form of it. In his novels he creates a character that represents the pillar of truth or flawless simplicity and sensibility. They are illiterate but understand more than the literates, read the mind of others so easily. Their simplicity makes them vulnerable to attacks from the evil, they get destroyed; but the idea of humanity is passed through generations. This novel is named after this character only, The Kite Runner.

Others get baffled by the simplicity of this character. They make mistakes but this pillar of truth, his unconditional love makes their senses burn them. As an act of self consolation they wants to deny everything, wants to get away from this character and that gives way to the rise of the monster.

But the strength of the simplicity is too powerful to be denied. It’s realized that the burning can be forgotten for sometime but it can’t be healed permanently. Redemption becomes so necessary and there’s always ways to be good again. Ideas from that pillar of truth only show the path to redemption. The healing is started with utmost patience. And thus humanity and sensibility takes over again, riding the line,
“For you, a thousand times over.”

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message 40: by Tamara (new)

Tamara Agha-Jaffar Beauty Is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan
Beauty Is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan, Annie Tucker (Translator)

My review
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message 41: by Aneta (new)

Aneta | 4 comments Hello Everyone

I would like to invite you to visit my blog where I review books. Hope you will enjoy the reading.

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All the best
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message 42: by Jagriti (last edited Feb 06, 2017 03:21AM) (new)

Jagriti (Abhinita) | 10 comments Aneta wrote: "Hello Everyone

I would like to invite you to visit my blog where I review books. Hope you will enjoy the reading.

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All the best
Aneta"


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Tanima (nerdtanima) | 2 comments Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Just finished Lolita (review). It was a little overwhelming to be inside the mind of an obsessed lover, but overall it was intriguing!


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