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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

This book is (to use a cliched term) the explosive finale to the Harry Potter series of books. Don’t read this review unless you’re familiar with everything that happens up until this book, as there may be spoilers. If you’re … Continue reading

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Assassination Classroom, Volume 2 by Yusei Matsui

The second volume of Assassination Classroom picks up right after the end of the first, which I suggest you read before picking up this one. The opening contains many important things and is a good read, so don’t skip it! … Continue reading

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Tokyo Ghoul, Volume 2 by Sui Ishida

The second volume of Tokyo Ghoul picks up exactly where the last one left off. I would advise against starting to read the series here and I also wouldn’t advise reading this review if you haven’t read volume 1, as … Continue reading

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Anno Dracula by Kim Newman

Anno Dracula is a very interesting alternative history novel about what would have happened if Dracula had been successful with his plans, in the original novel. As I am very interested in the original, this was naturally a novel I … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen by George Mann and Cavan Scott

I often felt that the Cybermen came across as a somewhat pathetic race. While the concept behind them is very creepy, the execution rarely lived up to their potential. Supremacy of the Cybermen, however, managed to make them seem much … Continue reading

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Life, The Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

Life, The Universe and Everything is the third book in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series (here’s a link to my review of the second.) Spoiler alert, it continues directly on from the ending of the previous book and … Continue reading

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Assassination Classroom, Volume 1 by Yusei Matsui

I have a general rule that I like to read stories before I watch their adaptation, but I had already seen the Assassination Classroom anime when I started the manga. This means that my impression of the first volume is … Continue reading

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Batman: The War Years by Roy Thomas

Not everybody will know this, but Batman has actually been around for a very long time indeed. The first Batman adventure was in 1939, which of course was also the year that the Second World War started out. Not that … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth book in the J. K. Rowling’s excellent series of fantasy novels. The previous book was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and I felt that that had been my … Continue reading

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A Dance With Hermes by Lindsay Clarke

I think I should preface this review by making something quite clear: I do not know very much about poetry. I don’t read that much of it and I am terrible at writing it. With that in mind, this review … Continue reading

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