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Ethics by Aristotle (translated by J. A. K. Thomson)

Aristotle was the student of Plato, who was the student of Socrates and I feel that the knowledge and wisdom had really refined itself by the time it got to Aristotle. By all means, they all have a lot of … Continue reading

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Marked for Life by Paul Magrs

In the introduction to this book, Paul Magrs jokingly describes himself as the creator of the Queer Working Class Magic Realist genre. It was a good start, because it certainly piqued my interest and now that I’ve read the whole … Continue reading

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Assassination Classroom, Volume 7 by Yusei Matsui

Volume 6 ended with the cliffhanger of looming exams and Volume 7 starts with those exams taking place. Once again, these are represented as epic battles between the students and large monsters. Though I generally don’t find exam storylines to … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

After the first two novels (which were both very good), Arthur Conan Doyle started writing short stories about Holmes and Watson. Despite my love for the full length novels, I actually feel that short stories are a better format for … Continue reading

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John Dies at the End by David Wong

On one hand, I want to say that this novel is a “comedy horror” but on the other hand, I worry that describing it as such would put people off, because things like the Scary Movie franchise have made comedy … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Cat’s Cradle: Warhead by Andrew Cartmel

The ‘New Adventures’ range of Doctor Who novels has a reputation for being very adult and very bleak – Cat’s Cradle: Warhead is the first in the series which fits that description to a tee. However, while Timewyrm: Genesys, for … Continue reading

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

There’s one thing that people probably know about this novel before going in, because there’s one single feature which seems to have resonated in our public consciousness: the idea of a man who does not age, because he has a … Continue reading

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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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