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A Column of Fire by Ken Follett
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I have enjoyed Follett's novels before, and in this one he still spins a good yarn, but I found his language too modern and this irritated me.
It is some years since I read one of Follett's books- either his writing has changed or I've become more dis
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The Dry by Jane Harper
The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1)
by Jane Harper (Goodreads Author)
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A good murder story set in a small town where everyone's history is intertwined. It's written with easy style, and just enough characters to feel you know them, but they provide more than enough suspects to keep you guessing about who killed the Hadl ...more
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In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott
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A book that's good in the middle.
The subject is interesting for sure, but made tedious by too much detail on dull facts...and to begin with chapter after chapter about her historic forbears nearly made me give up.
The end was similarly less interestin
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In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott
"I must admit I don’t understand the hype with this book.
The premise of life in a cult could have been so interesting , but this was boring and lacked character in the telling.
I don’t feel that I got to know the father , the narrator or much abou..." Read more of this review »
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In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott
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A book that's good in the middle.
The subject is interesting for sure, but made tedious by too much detail on dull facts...and to begin with chapter after chapter about her historic forbears nearly made me give up.
The end was similarly less interestin
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A 1950s Housewife by Sheila Hardy
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There's a lot of detail in here about really quite mundane things and reading three ladies take on what they had in their 'bottom drawer' can be a bit dull. However, as a chronicle of the times and a window on just how much things have changed, it is ...more
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Thinner by Richard Bachman
"And I thought the Atkins Diet sounded unhealthy…

William Halleck is a successful lawyer living in upper middle class splendor in a Connecticut suburb with his wife and daughter, and his biggest problem is that he’s overweight. His perfect life is u..." Read more of this review »
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A Natural by Ross Raisin
A Natural
by Ross Raisin
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Football isn't a matter of life and death...it's far more serious! Even in lower league clubs!
There is no world more competitive - for a club and each individual player in it. The constant peer comparing, evaluations...from self and manager, the soc
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He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly
He Said/She Said
by Erin Kelly (Goodreads Author)
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I made the mistake, at first, of taking this book seriously.
My advice is, treat this as a 'beach' read, and on that level, with a couple of twists, it's quite enjoyable.
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White Tears by Hari Kunzru
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It's a book that started (very well) as one thing and turned into another genre, inhabited by ghosts.
Some hard hitting lines that stay with you though. You may not be racist at all,but you will never know what it's like to BE a black man/woman.
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