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Randall by Jonathan Gibbs
Randall by Jonathan Gibbs
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Six stars, 2 Aug 2014
That rare thing - a literary page turner. Randall evokes a poignant sense of nostalgia, is chock full of vibrant characters (not least Randall himself) and is funny as much as it is heartbreaking. I would give this six stars if I could. Bravo!
The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A cut above the rest, 1 Mar 2014
A beautifully written story with a clever twist on a well explored premise - what if you're fighting for survival in a world gone to pot? What sets it apart from the rest are the wonderfully conceived characters. Carey lets us into the minds of all of them, laying bare their feelings and motives, but it's done so deftly it doesn't get in the way of the plot and the constant sense of menace and threat that keeps you reading, desperate to find out what happens to them in the end. The 'girl' of the title is one of the best character treatments in a genre novel that I have ever read and through her eyes the reader sees the world anew.
The Frog Prince (A Romantic Comedy) by Elle Lothlorien
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It's been a very long time since I read a romantic comedy (Bridget Jones may well have been the last one) but I enjoyed The Frog Prince very much.
A refreshing, light read that pulled me along and kept me turning the pages, with some genuine laugh out loud moments along the way. It's a good sign that I ended up staying up late last night to finish it. That doesn't happen very often.
I won't say much about the plot, as I don't want to give away any spoilers, except to say that it's a love story that will warm the cockles of your heart.
Elle Lothlorien handles the exposition deftly. When explaining European royal history and conventions, she gives enough to provide context and… Read more

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