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Mort by Terry Pratchett

Upon reading Mort, the fourth of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, I felt that the series had reached a new height. I’d enjoyed the three books which came before it, but this one felt like it had a little more heart … Continue reading

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

If you’re after a classic nineteenth century adventure novel, then this is one book I heartily recommend. I’m happy to say that this is one of my very favourites of its kind. The story follows a group of three people … Continue reading

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The Prime Minister’s Cat by Alice Guile

I always like the opportunity to read and review the novels written by people know, and The Prime Minister’s Cat is an example of this. Perhaps knowing as many writers as I do, perhaps I should make a special section … Continue reading

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Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

I’ve always thought that short stories were an excellent medium for the horror genre. Often things are creepier when they’re more mysterious and in these stories, M. R. James follows this philosophy perfectly. Each one gives you just enough information … Continue reading

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The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

This novel is the holocaust as seen through the eyes of a child. It’s as harrowing as I’m sure you are imagining it to be. Thankfully, it’s entirely fictional, but it does a good job of highlighting the very real … Continue reading

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The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell

If you’ve ever seen The Room, you’ll know it’s just about the most bizarre movie ever made. Supposedly a serious drama, you’ll find it full of extremely oddball humour born out of the fact that all of the character are … Continue reading

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Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Growing up, I had quite a fondness for foxes and I was also very fond of the few Roald Dahl novels I was aware of. As such, I was pretty intrigued by Fantastic Mr. Fox, but for whatever reason, I … Continue reading

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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo

My first Victor Hugo book was Les Misérables – a truly beautiful novel. I didn’t really know much about The Hunchback of Notre-Dame going in, but I thought I might enjoy it in the same sort of way. As it … Continue reading

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Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott

It turns out that what most people think of as the book Little Women, is actually both it and its sequel Good Wives published together as one – so I was quite shocked when I thought I’d finished the book, … Continue reading

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

I’m a big robot fan. I always find myself drawn to them as characters and enjoy stories about them, so I was keen to try Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? due to it being an earlier exploration of the … Continue reading

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