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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
" Caroline wrote: "I kept waiting for something to happen. For such an intriguing premise, the story sure is a whole lot of blah. "

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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
"Before my review, let me make it clear that I do know the difference between plot driven and character driven. I understand that most serious literature is character driven. I have read and enjoyed many, many character driven books. However, I als..." Read more of this review »
A Short History Of Tractors In Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
"Am I missing something? I love to read and rarely don't finish a book, but the second half of this one remained unread. It seemed tedious and plotless. I could not identify with the main characters and found the book dull and unfunny."
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
"#68 on the Guardian's best selling books of all time (986,115 copies sold). I think perhaps I have had a sense of humour bypass as this book which is described as "uproariously funny" failed to raise a smile for me. Absurd characters in an absurd..." Read more of this review »
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
" But what is considered "accessible" these days? Remember that novels like Robinson Crusoe used to be considered children's books. Many adults nowadays ...more "
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
"*Disclaimer: this novel was sent to me for free by Penguin in exchange for an honest review.* 

Despite the excitement I had going into this book, I found this novel a struggle to get through. Throughout, I felt that the ideas were amazing and, if e..." Read more of this review »
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A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
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With hindsight, it should have tipped me off that the verdict “outstanding” on the front cover came from the Daily Mail. The Times also finds it “extremely funny” but at the point where I gave up, after 200 pages, I had not come across anything even ...more
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A House for Mr Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
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The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
" The mystery is lame, though, the tension arc is flat, the character's actions are random and obscure, the ending is unrewarding. Not sure why anyone w ...more "
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The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
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So pleasant to find a book that is dazzling and deep, virtuoso, mysterious, witty, imaginative and all in all a pleasure to read. I only wish there might have been more about Pilate and Yeshua…
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