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The Damnation Game
The Damnation Game
by Clive Barker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Neither Fish Nor Fowl, 8 Jun. 2015
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The first novel-length tale published and it's not a bad little horror story by any means. On its own it stands well as a decent, imaginative, albeit middle of the road horror novel by fresh talent. Still, it's not quite as polished as the tales in the books of blood and nowhere near as good as Weaveworld/Imajica/Cabal.

For readers new to CB, this is the one to start with (it only gets better), for long time fans, worth a reread - it's certainly better than some of his more recent work. For those who have read Barker, but never picked this one up, read but don't expect the best he produced in his middle years.


Point Blank (Parker 1)
Point Blank (Parker 1)
by Richard Stark
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece, 7 Jun. 2015
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Absolute brilliance - a worthy successor to Dashiell Hammett.


The Invention of Hugo Cabret
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.48

3.0 out of 5 stars overrated?, 7 Jun. 2015
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um...maybe I just wasn't the right age for the book.
or maybe the movie ruined the book for me.
either way, I ended up giving it to pre-teen son and he thought it was 'ok'.


Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian, 8
Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian, 8
by Eoin Colfer
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.99

3.0 out of 5 stars closure, 7 Jun. 2015
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bittersweet endings, maybe a little too happy.
Not the best, the law of diminishing returns meant after book 4 the series was limping, with a slight spike in story at book 6 but does what it says on the tin.


Rules of Civility
Rules of Civility
by Amor Towles
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars if busby berkeley wrote novels, 7 Jun. 2015
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and if bing crosby wrote books and george gershwin told tales...this would be it.
Told through a modern viewpoint (the leads are gay) but definitely still a screwball comedy.


A Hard Day's Knight (Nightside)
A Hard Day's Knight (Nightside)
by Simon R. Green
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £5.60

5.0 out of 5 stars in the nightside..., 7 Jun. 2015
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one of the earlier ones, if you've never read the series, not the first one to pick up but if you know of the series, get it


The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny (Nightside)
The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny (Nightside)
by Simon R. Green
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars slight blips, 7 Jun. 2015
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in continuity an almost a filler for some odd reason but still worth it is you've stuck with the series for this far!


The Atrocity Archives
The Atrocity Archives
by Ken MacLeod
Edition: Paperback

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3.0 out of 5 stars quirky, 7 Jun. 2015
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a book of 2 halves cobbled together a bit unevenly as 2 separate tales but worth enjoying each part


Roma (Rome 1)
Roma (Rome 1)
by Steven Saylor
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars emptio celeritor, 7 Jun. 2015
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or, buy quickly!


Speaks the Nightbird
Speaks the Nightbird
by Robert McCammon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Financial Woes, 7 Jun. 2015
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I recall reading somewhere Mr McCammon quit writing for over decade because he thought he had made enough to retire, and his publishers foolishly felt he wasn't selling enough.
Luckily for us he's back and this massive doorstop which launches a new series is pure McCammon magic in the best Southern Gothic tradition.
Whatever the reason for his return, be grateful for it.


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