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Assassination Classroom, Volume 6 by Yusei Matsui

Following Volume 5, the pace doesn’t slow down in the sixth volume of Assassination Classroom! We get a chance to look into the backstory of one of the characters, new characters are introduced, other characters return and it’s all topped … Continue reading

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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of Oliver Twist (it is, after all, one of the most well known novels by one of the most well known authors in history) but who really knows much about it, other than perhaps the … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Cat’s Cradle: Time’s Crucible by Marc Platt

Coming fresh off the heels of the exciting finale to the four-part Timewyrm series, I was really keen to find out what the next of the Doctor Who New Adventures would be. Since the title doesn’t give anything away, all … Continue reading

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The Stranger by Portia Da Costa

Unlike, say, Pride and Prejudice or To Kill a Mockingbird, The Stranger is not a title which will instantly stand out as a well known book. So what exactly is it? Well, it’s an obscure piece of erotica from several … Continue reading

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare

If you don’t know the story of Macbeth, you’ve probably still heard of it – at least through reputation. This is, after all, “The Scottish Play” which some actors feel so superstitious about it (due to its dark themes and … Continue reading

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On Love and Barley by Basho

I’m not somebody who goes out of their way to buy poetry. Sure, I have been bought some in the past or had to buy some for school or university, but I never could quite understand the appeal in the … Continue reading

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Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams

I love the five Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy novels written by Douglas Adams. He has such a beautifully unique writing style which is both completely absurd and also somewhat profound. That this was the last one he could write … Continue reading

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Asexual Perspectives by Sandra Bellamy

A lot of people aren’t even really aware that asexuality exists, so I have the utmost respect for Sandra Bellamy for creating a book specifically to help people understand it. Essentially, what she’s done is ask forty-six different asexual people … Continue reading

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Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

A lot of people might be put off of reading Les Misérables due to two things: the fact that it’s from the 19th century and the fact that it is one of the longest novels ever written. But I implore … Continue reading

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Batman: Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison

Imagine you’ve been reading a few Batman comics late into the night and then when you go to sleep, you have a nightmare. Since the last thing you read was a Batman story, elements of the comics start bleeding into … Continue reading

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