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The Serial Killers Club by Jeff Povey
The Serial Killers Club by Jeff Povey
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2.0 out of 5 stars Missed opportunity, 21 Mar 2011
The author of this book has come up with a great idea for a story, but unfortunately couldn't come up with the goods as far as the telling. All the way through this book I kept thinking what a missed opportunity it all was and that I'd loved this to have been in the hands of a more experienced writer. The characters never developed past their two dimensional devices and I never at any point really cared either way what happened to the book's anti-hero. I almost didn't finish it, but forced myself to read on under the suspicion the author might pull something interesting out of the hat in the final chapters. He didn't. I'd give it a miss.
Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs
Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs
4.0 out of 5 stars Kept me smiling, 22 Dec 2010
Sellevision is the first of Augusten Burroughs books I have read and I'll be looking out a few more after this. There was nothing taxing about either its plot or characters, but it was a great beach read and kept me smiling on holiday.
Florence of Arabia by Christopher Buckley
Florence of Arabia by Christopher Buckley
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracked me up, 28 Sep 2010
This is the most wonderful antidote to the old "political correctness gone mad" cliché. Buckley throws caution to the wind and lets rip on the misogynistic politics of the Middle East with his razor wit. There are plenty laugh out loud moments that I suspect most other writers would fall shy of putting their name to through fear they might end up spending the next couple of years in hiding. FOA takes what is in essence a very dark and serious subject and shines the light of comedy onto it. Long may he rip to shreds.