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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Magic!, 1 Sep 2012
This is a wonderful escape into a beautiful and magical world, but also a wonderful example of how magic can be a metaphor for the life we live and how we live it - heads and shoulders above other bestsellers around at the moment - has a place in my top 10 books from the moment I very sadly finished this book.
Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James
Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James
86 of 91 people found the following review helpful
Truly awful! Avoid purely for the gratuitous use of the word 'panties' a word reserved for dirty old men. Erotica is the word used to describe this book - erotic it is not - its basically written in the style of porn mag literature (an oxymoron in itself). The sex in Birdsong by Sebastian Faulkes is erotic and beautiful. Fifty shades is not. The underlying idea of a young women who turns out to be a virgin - quel surprise!, meeting a charismatic, rich, beautiful man who wants to hurt and humiliate her to achieve sexual satisfaction is another example of violence against women moving insidiously into the mainstream. What's amazing to me is that the book is written by a woman, the… Read more