Things I read in 2009 (part two)

A Listmania! list by Snorkmaiden (Cornwall)
 
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: or the Murder at Road Hill House
1.  The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: or the Murder at Road Hill House by Kate Summerscale
The list author says:
  "Fascinating, if gruesome story about the murder of a child and the subsequent investigation. The first real life 'whodunnit'."
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Persepolis
2.  Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
The list author says:
  "Graphic novel come biography. Clever stuff and very interesting."
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Little Face: Culver Valley Crime Book 1
3.  Little Face: Culver Valley Crime Book 1 by Sophie Hannah
The list author says:
  "Funny old book. Really intriguing to start with but doesn't really have a strong plot and the ending is very weak."
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Cupid's Dart
4.  Cupid's Dart by David Nobbs
The list author says:
  "Great read. Really touching little story and terrifically funny in parts."
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Tipping The Velvet (Virago V)
5.  Tipping The Velvet (Virago V) by Sarah Waters
The list author says:
  "Well, I know it's had many a good review but it wasn't my cup of tea at all. I'm just not a fan of historical novels."
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Q &  A
6.  Q & A by Vikas Swarup
The list author says:
  "Terrific read. I liked it more than the film actually."
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Shantaram
7.  Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
The list author says:
  "Self indulgent, egotistical, pseudo-philosophical twaddle. Hated this book - or more accurately, the author!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (678 customer reviews)

My Sister's Keeper
8.  My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
The list author says:
  "Yeah, it was quite a good read but this American school of writing style really bugs me."
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The Wilderness
9.  The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey
The list author says:
  "Longlisted for the Booker. Don't think it made the short list. I loved this so much I read it twice. Marvellously well drawn characters and lovely writing."
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The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
10.  The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin by David Nobbs
The list author says:
  "Brilliant."
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The Return of Reginald Perrin
11.  The Return of Reginald Perrin by David Nobbs
The list author says:
  "Also brilliant."
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The Cranes That Build The Cranes
12.  The Cranes That Build The Cranes by Jeremy Dyson
The list author says:
  "Interesting collection of macabre stories. Some excellent, some patchy."
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Jasmyn (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
13.  Jasmyn (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Alex Bell
The list author says:
  "Gripping and unusual tale. I couldn't put this down even though it was not my usual kind of read."
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The Solitude of Prime Numbers
14.  The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
The list author says:
  "Didn't live up to the hype, unfortunately."
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Tribe: Adventures in a Changing World
15.  Tribe: Adventures in a Changing World by Bruce Parry
The list author says:
  "Disappointing. This offered no more insights than the TV series. Shame. I really like Bruce Parry too but this book was poor."
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Girl Missing
16.  Girl Missing by Tess Gerritsen
The list author says:
  "My first Tess Gerritsen and I won't be rushing to read more. Genre fiction can be so formulaic and dull."
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The Earth Hums in B Flat
17.  The Earth Hums in B Flat by Mari Strachan
The list author says:
  "Another slightly disappointing book that left me feeling a bit unfulfilled."
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The Wasted Vigil
18.  The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam
The list author says:
  "Splendid book."
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206 Bones: (Temperance Brennan 12)
19.  206 Bones: (Temperance Brennan 12) by Kathy Reichs
The list author says:
  "Can't even remember much about this and I only read it a few months ago."
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Rebecca (VMC)
20.  Rebecca (VMC) by Daphne Du Maurier
The list author says:
  "Stunning. Up there with my favourite ever reads. Loved every minute of this book."
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