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Knowing Me, Knowing You by Brian Finnegan
Knowing Me, Knowing You by Brian Finnegan
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I've just finished Knowing Me, Knowing You, Brian Finnegan's second novel and homage to all things Abba, and I found it to be a thoroughly enjoyable read: entertaining, amusing and uplifting, with well-drawn and believable characters, and storylines with plenty of twists. Brian doesn't shy away from the dark side - his themes include spousal abuse, transgenderism (if such a word exists), breast cancer and bullying - but his touch is light, with plenty of comedic moments to lift the mood, and the overriding theme of enduring friendship will have you turning the last page with a smile on your face. Highly recommended (as is Brian's first book, The Forced Redundancy Film Club).
The Hollow Heart (The Heartfelt Series Book 1) by Adrienne Vaughan
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, 13 Jan 2013
The Hollow Heart, Adrienne Vaughan's debut novel, is a delightfully fun read. Its heroine, Marianne, is feisty, humorous and believably flawed, and the love interest is...hmmm, interesting. In a story that covers such diverse themes as terrorism, forced adoption and natural disasters, Vaughan manages to maintain a light touch that keeps the reader smiling. The action moves from the bustle of a London newspaper office to a small Irish island, providing a lovely contrast - and there's plenty of steamy action...oh yes. Well done on a nicely-put together debut.
And The Angels Cried and other stories by Nettie Thomson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Scotland in the dark, 8 Dec 2012
I read the first few stories of And The Angels Cried from behind my fingers. The themes went from dark to darker, featuring psychosis, infanticide, violent death, more psychosis, another violent death...and then, just when I thought they couldn't get any scarier, they didn't. They got more poignant and thought-provoking - and while most of them kept firmly to the dark side of normal, a few even made me titter nervously. And The Angels Cried is a collection of very original and extremely Scottish-flavoured stories, peopled with characters you probably wouldn't want to encounter in a dark alley - or even a bright one - but who will stay with you long after you turn the last page (whether you… Read more