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Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas
by David Mitchell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A terrific Russian doll of a book and a witty dabbling in genres., 27 Jun. 2011
This review is from: Cloud Atlas (Paperback)
Brilliant. Towards the end I was reading slower and slower. I didn't want it to end.
A terrific Russian doll of a book and a witty dabbling in genres.


The Lacuna
The Lacuna
by Barbara Kingsolver
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like three, four or maybe five books in one, 27 Jun. 2011
This review is from: The Lacuna (Paperback)
Halfway through this long book. I've just seen an exhibition of the two Mexican artists and that really made it all feel more personal. Barbara has a light touch.


There are Little Kingdoms: Stories by Kevin Barry
There are Little Kingdoms: Stories by Kevin Barry
by Kevin Barry
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A terrific collection of mad cap short stories, 27 Jun. 2011
A terrific collection of mad cap short stories that will make you laugh and gulp in the space of a few pages. Great use of language and dialogue. Love it


The Elegance of the Hedgehog
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
by Muriel Barbery
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't grip at all, 27 Jun. 2011
Couldn't be bothered to finish it. It really didn't grip at all. Couldn't see what all the fuss was about


No One Belongs Here More Than You
No One Belongs Here More Than You
by Miranda July
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Adored it, 27 Jun. 2011
I adored it until the last couple of stories when the voice and the wackiness felt a bit contrived. Maybe I read it too fast.


Tomorrow
Tomorrow
by Graham Swift
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too much introspection, not enough action, 27 Jun. 2011
This review is from: Tomorrow (Hardcover)
Finding this hard going. Too much introspection, not enough action. Plus I don't really care about the main character. Why is that?


Skippy Dies
Skippy Dies
by Paul Murray
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars witty, great boy characterisation and sad too, 27 Jun. 2011
This review is from: Skippy Dies (Paperback)
Enjoying this - witty, great boy characterisation and sad too. Not 100% convinced by the girl characters, too many problems, not much normality. Longlisted for the Man Booker prize and others.


Ghost Light
Ghost Light
by Joseph O'Connor
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars the wingeing and complaining a bit much, 27 Jun. 2011
This review is from: Ghost Light (Paperback)
Lyrical writing. Interesting Characters but I found the wingeing and complaining a bit much. It's chosen as the One City One Book this year in Dublin which will do wonders for sales.


The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
by David Mitchell
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes me want to give up writing., 27 Jun. 2011
Brilliantly written. Great story. 18th century Japan from the point of view of Dutch traders. Makes me want to give up writing.


Mrs Tim of the Regiment (The Bloomsbury Group)
Mrs Tim of the Regiment (The Bloomsbury Group)
by D. E. Stevenson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful, witty early 20th century fun, 27 Jun. 2011
Delightful, witty early 20th century fun. Mrs Tim is a no nonsense wife of Tim of the Regiment. Moving about in regimental circles, poking fun at convention.


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