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Mr Blue: Memoirs of a Renegade by Edward Bunker
5.0 out of 5 stars An extraordinary life, 22 Feb 2013
Simply put, this was an excellent book about the misdeeds and misadventures of a former juvenile criminal. What is more surprising is that Bunker writes with such eloquence.
Recommended highly.
The Cold Six Thousand by James Ellroy
The Cold Six Thousand by James Ellroy
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Elroys style has always been so distictive that You could recognise it on a dark night.The cold six thousand however sees his prose at the far end of even his own out-there spectrum.
The first time I attempted T.C.S.T I have to admit that the writing style put a barrier between me and enjoying the work,and I put it away for a few months.
Returning afresh however and with a few chapters under my belt,It finally clicked and I was well and truly hooked.
What Elroy has done is create an experience that is not unlike literary crack.Short,sharp exchanges that neither try to overly explain a situation but moves so quickly and with such utter style that You cannot help but to keep… Read more
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Achingly beautiful., 16 Mar 2006
So many of the other reviews here have summarised the plot of Alias Grace,and far more succintly than I could do.
I wanted just to reiterate that Atwoods book is utterly marvelous.
So many works of fiction substitute characterisation and emotion for a "thrilling"plot,with endless plot twists (are You listening Dan Brown).Atwood however,writes characters that not only do You care for whilst reading the work,but also that live with You for some time after.Grace Marks is a complex,sensuous creation that feels as well rounded as any character I have ever read.
In summation,urge You to read this book,to experience fiction at its very best from a masterful authoress at the height… Read more

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