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The Tesseract
The Tesseract
by Alex Garland
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.80

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 27 Jun 2011
This review is from: The Tesseract (Paperback)
If you want to read about a bunch of drugged up students on a gap year then read The Beach. Instead if you want a complex, engaging, multilayered novel which deals with the socio-economic and political problems of a society then The Tesseract is a must read.

Garland accurately captures the chaos, corruption and inhumanity which engulf the city of Manila. A criminally under rated novel.
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My Brother's Gun: A Novel of Disposable Lives, Immediate Fame and a Big Black Automatic ("Rebel Inc")
My Brother's Gun: A Novel of Disposable Lives, Immediate Fame and a Big Black Automatic ("Rebel Inc")
by Ray Loriga
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars My Brother's Gun bang on target, 14 July 2006
I first read this book in 1998 and to be honest I didn't really know what to make of it. Was "My Brother's Gun" a work of genius or a load of trash. I've just re-read it and I can honestly say that "My Brother's Gun" is without doubt a work of genius. Brooding and intelligent. Horrific yet at times humorous. "My Brother's Gun" is a true cinematic work of art. If there was any justice in the literary world Ray Loriga's "My Brother's Gun" would leave many professional crime writers blushing with envy.


Morbo: The Story of Spanish Football
Morbo: The Story of Spanish Football
by Phil ball
Edition: Paperback

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phil Ball scores with Morbo, 5 May 2006
Morbo by Phil Ball is the fascinating story of Spanish football. Erudite yet easy to read, full of the quirky characters which inhabit the Spanish game. This book highlights the contradictions and misconceptions which inhabit the heart of the Spanish game and Spanish society. Essential reading for anyone with even the most remote interest in all and any things Spanish.


Gospel Singer
Gospel Singer
by Harry Crews
Edition: Paperback

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars On song with Harry Crews, 19 May 2005
This review is from: Gospel Singer (Paperback)
This is a wonderful novel containing everything that southern gothic should. A classic Crews book not for the faint hearted. It is hard to believe that this is a first novel.


Prague Pictures: Portrait of a City
Prague Pictures: Portrait of a City
by John Banville
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fine Development, 5 May 2005
Autobiography. Travel Log. History. Paean to a city. Prague Pictures is all this and more. Through out it is obvious the Banville has a great love Prague, which reveal as much about the author as it does about magical Prague. All in all, this little gem is enough to make you want to jump on the next flight over.


Dreams from Bunker Hill
Dreams from Bunker Hill
by John Fante
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five star Fante, 27 July 2004
"Dreams From Bunker Hill", is the last in the Bandidi series of novels. On this occasion Antonio Bandini is seeking to build on his success after one of his short stories is published. We follow the young Bandini as he lands spiritually dead but well paid jobs in Hollywood. He falls in and out of love. Fante's descriptions of Terminal Island and the effect it has on the young Bandini are amazing. Because of the pace, the language, and the emotional bravery in this book it is hard to appreciate that John Fante wrote it when he was almost 70, blind and suffering from diabities. For any young writer encountering the ups and downs of the profession this is an essential must read.


A Star Called Henry
A Star Called Henry
by Roddy Doyle
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.20

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A bright shining star, 27 July 2004
This review is from: A Star Called Henry (Paperback)
In my opinion this is Roddy Doyle's best book so far. A herd of sacred cows are taken out and slaughtered. As well as being a biography of fictional character Henry Smart it is also an alternative look at the founding of the Irish state. It echoes Strumpet City in the way it tells a social story seldom told.


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