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Review: The Famished Road – Ben Okri

I’ve never been a massive fan of fantasy genre books (Ahem… with the exception of Harry Potter) but the Famished Road is well off the scale on the fantasy realms. Telling the story of Azaro, young spirit child, in a … Continue reading

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Review: Moon Tiger – Penelope Lively

Moon Tiger is the story of Claudia, a woman coming to the end of her life, reflecting and drifting back and forth from the past to the current time, both consciously and subconsciously. The book tells the story of “the … Continue reading

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Review: The Ghost Road – Pat Barker

The Ghost Road is the last part of a trilogy about World War One, I’ve not read the first two but decided to jump straight in with number 3. It’s set in the final months of the war and follows … Continue reading

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Review: Rites of Passage – William Golding

William Golding has to be best know for his famous novel ‘Lord of the Flies’, a novel I’ve not read since school, but is a story of savagery in an isolated and trapped environment not dissimilar to the ship in … Continue reading

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Review: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha – Roddy Doyle

 To me this novel is a growing up story, one that starts very much in the peak of childhood, old enough to be allowed to roam the streets to play with friends but blissfully unaware of the challenges of adult … Continue reading

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Review: Bring up the bodies – Hilary Mantel 

I’ve been dreading reading this book ever since I failed to complete reading Wolf Hall and a part of me wasn’t sure what to do as this is the sequel to Wolf Hall which I hadn’t learnt the end of! … Continue reading

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Review: A brief history of seven killings – Marlon James

When a book starts with a four page long list of characters you get an early sense of the level of complexity that’s going to follow – and in the case of this novel its 686 pages of it! This … Continue reading

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