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Perfidia
Perfidia
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb opener to New LA quartet, 15 Mar. 2015
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This prequel has a familiar cast of characters who appear in the later novels. Dudley Smith, Kay Lake, Scotty Bennett and numerous others play their part in this noir tale that opens with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour.
This is a strong opening to the planned quartet, written in Ellroy's trademark staccato style.
It delivers just what you'd expect from an Ellroy novel.


Wayfaring Stranger
Wayfaring Stranger
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5.0 out of 5 stars From strangers to friends, 6 Feb. 2015
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This is Burke on top form, creating a set of characters who you care for deeply as they confront their foes and inner demons.
His vivid descriptions bring Texas to life & by the end of the book, Weldon Holland & his world seem as real as Robicheaux's New Iberia


Why Are We The Good Guys?: Reclaiming Your Mind From The Delusions Of Propaganda
Why Are We The Good Guys?: Reclaiming Your Mind From The Delusions Of Propaganda
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sham of media objectivity exposed, 27 Jan. 2015
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Drawing on work of Chomsky & Curtis, this book details the biased world view propagated by corporate media & political/business elites they serve.


Revival
Revival
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5.0 out of 5 stars No happy ever after in King's latest chiller, 24 Jan. 2015
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This is King's homage to Lovecraft and one of the bleakest books he has written. There is a nod to Frankenstein along the way too.
Excellently written & paced, the tension builds to a frightening climax. Not a book for those seeking a happy ending.


The War of the End of the World
The War of the End of the World
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brazilian history brought to life, 22 Jan. 2015
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An utterly fascinating account of a forgotten tragedy that occurred in late 19th Century Brazil.
It recounts the quixotic rebellion of a motley crew of former bandits & religious fanatics who reject the newly founded Republic & instead aim to set up their own commune.
Llosa brings the story to life and resurrects a myriad of characters from obscurity.
One of the best novels to come out of Latin America.


Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Part 2: More Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Part 2: More Ghost Stories
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic collection of ghost stories, 19 Jan. 2015
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Anyone with a taste for ghost stories should read M R James. Elegantly written, frightening &very influential on later writers.


The Case of Comrade Tulayev (New York Review Books Classics)
The Case of Comrade Tulayev (New York Review Books Classics)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bleak but compelling, 29 Dec. 2014
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This novel is a superb evocation of life in Stalin,s Russia, written by a participant in the revolution & an eyewitness to the purges.
Highly recommended


Berlin Noir: Penguin eBook (Bernie Gunther Mystery 1)
Berlin Noir: Penguin eBook (Bernie Gunther Mystery 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dark, dangerours and clever, 23 Aug. 2013
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Superb noir thrillers and Bernie Gunther stands out as one of the most original detectives in crime fiction. These 3 books offer a great introduction to the Gunther series.


Tales of Horror and the Supernatural
Tales of Horror and the Supernatural
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic horror, 10 Feb. 2013
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I came across Arthur Machen through reading Lovecraft & T.E.D Klein's superb, The Ceremonies. I'm glad I did as I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of tales, particularly The Great God Pan and The White People.


The Emperor Series Books 1-4
The Emperor Series Books 1-4
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4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive Emperor series, 10 Feb. 2013
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I was very impressed by this series of historical novels. A fast paced and well researched look at the rise & fall of Julius Caesar.


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