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The Crossing (Border Trilogy)
The Crossing (Border Trilogy)
by Cormac McCarthy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars This is so good., 19 Feb. 2014
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Without doubt, Cormac McCarthy is my all time favourite writer. I think he's better than Faulkner, but only just. This book is not quite as good as Blood Meridian, or The Road, or indeed All The Pretty Horses. Nevertheless, it's a cracking five star read. If you like McCarthy, then you won't be disappointed.


The Sportswriter
The Sportswriter
by Richard Ford
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 19 Feb. 2014
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A great book by a great writer. Surprisingly, I know people that don't like this book; they have no taste.


Stone Junction: An Alchemical Pot-Boiler
Stone Junction: An Alchemical Pot-Boiler
by Jim Dodge
Edition: Paperback

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't enjoy it., 19 Feb. 2014
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This book was recommended to me. I could not finish it. I gave it away after carefully removing several pages.


Different Seasons
Different Seasons
by Stephen King
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

5.0 out of 5 stars 'king great read!, 19 Feb. 2014
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I've been meaning to read this book for years. I was not disappointed. This is King at his very best.


The Great Book of Cardboard Furniture
The Great Book of Cardboard Furniture
by Kiki Carton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Card to beat., 19 Feb. 2014
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I bought this book before going on a cardboard furniture course. Very inspirational. It concentrates on one particular technique of construction. A good starting point.


The Big Sleep and Other Novels (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Big Sleep and Other Novels (Penguin Modern Classics)
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad., 19 Feb. 2014
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Quite enjoyable in a fast and witty kind of a way. There are some great lines. It's pulp fiction at its finest.


My Uncle Oswald
My Uncle Oswald
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read., 19 Feb. 2014
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A great read from a great writer. Put on your slippers, light your pipe, pour yourself a large glass of whatever you fancy, and then settle back in your favourite armchair with this book. On a cold winter's evening, I can't think of anything better.


How Fiction Works
How Fiction Works
by James Wood
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice., 19 Feb. 2014
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This book encouraged me to read more books. A series of concise and clear lessons on how to appreciate the creative process of writing.


Story Engineering
Story Engineering
Price: £7.59

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Constructive, 19 Feb. 2014
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A good explanation of how to construct a novel. Very informative and helpful. A little verbose in places; hence the 4 and not a 5.


My Gun Was as Tall as Me
My Gun Was as Tall as Me
by Toni Davidson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Tour de force, 17 Sept. 2012
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Toni Davidson's My gun was as tall as me is a tour de force that surprised and delighted me in equal measure. He deals with the starkness of persecution in the jungle of Burma and trauma of child soldiers with a tenderness and warmth that demonstrates both his humanity and literary skill.


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