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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regen&hellip by Jane Austen
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I love Jane Austen and I cannot begin to count the number of times I have read and re-read the original Pride and Prejudice.The expansion of the original story to include a zombie-ridden Meryton is a brilliant idea, even if it only tempts those who find Austen's original style a bit "old fashioned" or to begin introducing teens to the Classical genre or even for those who want a change from the original work. The original format of the novel is block prose, but Grahame-Smith spices up the format by introducing sketches of the Bennet sisters in action, killing zombies and fighting well-known Austen characters.

While reading the novel, I actually found myself laughing out loud at… Read more
Furnace by Wayne Price
Furnace by Wayne Price
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Furnace, 6 Feb 2012
Price really has reinvigorated my love of the short story with this brilliant collection. His characters squirm beneath his scrutiny, forced to re-evaluate their hopes, dreams and often less than altruistic motives. Heat and pressure brings the best and sometimes worst out in each protagonist, while Price always remains sympathetic, despite his fearless portrayal of their frailties. Intense and often touching, Furnace will inspire lovers of fiction to rediscover the short story in all its beauty and power.
Killing the Messenger by Christopher Wallace
Killing the Messenger by Christopher Wallace
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The new Malcolm Tucker, 29 Nov 2011
Killing the Messenger is like the evil spawn of The Thick of It, House of Cards and Mad Men. If you can imagine the love child of Malcolm Tucker, Francis Urquhart and Don Draper then it would be Calum Begg - equally fouled-mouthed as Tucker, although less imaginative - an ad exec working on big government advertising campaigns and the book's main character. Begg's success is intertwined with that of Greig Hynd, a political rising star going places. This is Christopher Wallace's fourth novel. It's fast paced and has the energy of The Thick of It and shadowy goings on of Michael Dobbs's House of Cards. The reader never really knows who's playing who until the final pages and it portrays a… Read more

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