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A Possible Life
A Possible Life
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3.0 out of 5 stars Another Life, 3 Dec. 2013
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It's like a week in December with different characters` stories being totally separate but somehow intertwined. But the ties are loosened by jumping in time and across the Atlantic and it feels like lots of short stories rather than a fully integrated novel. Makes you daydream and wonder about the fragility of life and what might be next for you. If you like Faulks you'll like this.


The Back Road
The Back Road
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dinner Party Murder Mystery, 8 July 2013
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Let's you make assumptions throughout but it keeps you guessing and a good twist at the end, although it doesn't fully resolve all of the threads which is a bit frustrating. The dinner party scene sets up the whole book and it does feel like you've gone to a dinner party yourself and are doing a murder mystery game. Good page turner.


Thursdays in the Park
Thursdays in the Park
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dull, 20 Jun. 2013
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Uninspiring drivel seems a bit harsh as it is readable, but it's pretty lacklustre. Won't be reading more by this author.


Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4)
Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but forgettable, 18 Jun. 2013
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Dan Brown always writes in such a way that you finish the book before you know it because you can't stop reading it, however once you know the twists and turns you don't really want to read it again. This book tackles the topic of overpopulation and has similar themes to the recent Utopia drama series on Channel 4 (well worth watching), but it never really concludes and the excellent twists come a bit too far from the end so when you get to the end it does seem a bit of an anticlimax. I'll grab the next Dan Brown novel and read it straight away but I won't read this again.


Burnt Shadows
Burnt Shadows
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bittersweet, 12 Jun. 2013
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I enjoyed the coverage of so many important events throughout modern history, but sometimes the links seemed a bit forced and the jumps were too big to really stay with the characters. The end seemed such an anticlimax and I was a bit disappointed. A good read but nothing special.


The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
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4.0 out of 5 stars Strange but thought provoking, 25 Jan. 2013
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My first go at a Murakami book, so it took me a while to get used to the style and the pace of the book. Full of strange meetings with strange people and lots of graphic violence and sexual experiences at unexpected points. Mr Wind Up Bird is someone hard to connect with, but someone you feel sorry for and someone you want to know more about. I think I'll have to read the book again to get a better understanding of what actually happened, but it really gets you thinking. Give it a go if you've not tried Murakami but be ready for the unexpected!


Ninepins
Ninepins
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3.0 out of 5 stars So so, 12 Dec. 2012
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The scenery seems to overcome the characters in a book that was only ever heading one way. Enjoyable to read and thought provoking in parts, but not a book I'll remember for a long time.


The Expats
The Expats
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4.0 out of 5 stars Expect the unexpected from The Expats, 27 Nov. 2012
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The plot develops all the time and seems to speed up so much it's a shock when it ends. A well written book that keeps you on your toes and between reading each chapter has your mind racing with different theories and possibilities.
It takes a bit of getting used to the jumping about in time, but once you get used to it it is easy to follow and makes the plot work a lot better.
A very enjoyable read.


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