Daniel Brouiller

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Annabel by Kathleen Winter
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Rose Tremain covered slightly similar territory to this book in her novel, 'Sacred Country'. While that novel portrayed the life of a trans-sexual person, this one tells the story of a child born neither fully male nor female, but both at once.

One of the things that makes this book quite different, though, is that it is set in remote, coastal Labrador, in the far north-east of Canada. The evocation of the ways of life of the trappers and the women in this community is excellent as is the wonderful sense of place. Also brought vividly to life, is the time period (the novel begins in 1968) and this is often done through reference to contemporary television programmes, food… Read more
Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End by Leif G W Persson
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Crime fiction really does not get much better than this. Complex, multi-layered and intricately plotted this novel grabs you from the outset and keeps you turning all 550 pages right through to the end. All the strands come satisfyingly together and there are some surprises as the denouement plays out. The final little twist at the end hits you like a punch to the solar plexus.

Leif Persson is a great stylist and one of the things that distinguishes this book is it's mordently black humour. This is usually achieved by making us party to his characters' inner most thoughts which are often at ironic variance with what they actually choose to say. There is not a lot of descriptive… Read more
Niche: The missing middle and why business needs t&hellip by James Harkin
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Lively, enoyable and fascinating stories of businesses, big and small, illustrate the main thesis of this book. Accounts of behemoths such as General Motors and Woolworth's demonstrate how the middle ground - where companies tried to be all things to all people - no longer holds. Contrasting with these are the tales of organisations such as Moleskine or Southern California Motorcyles who have created a unique, specialised offer and then courted and built up a loyal and dedicated fan base for their products.

One of the great things about this book is that it ranges so widely; from retail to politics; from the film industry to arts organisations and from on-line dating sites to… Read more