Category Archives: fiction

Out There

Out – Natsuo Kirino – Book Review  Out is a literary crime novel by Natsuo Kirino. It was first published in Japan in the late nineties and the English translation by Stephen Snyder came out in 2003. I found my copy … Continue reading

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There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

The Dark Room – Rachel Seiffert – Book Review ‘I think that there is no punishment for what I did. Not enough sadness, and no punishment.’ (Josef Kolesnik, in ‘The Dark Room’) The Dark Room was the first novel by … Continue reading

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Curiosities

Remarkable Creatures – Tracy Chevalier (Book Review) Mary Anning is nowadays acknowledged as one of the founders of paleontology.  Born in 1799 in Lyme Regis, Anning was responsible for many important discoveries which included finding the first fossilised skeletons of … Continue reading

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Just Another Girl

Watch Me Disappear – Jill Dawson – Book Review “You could go to the moon…discover the gene for autism…or a new seahorse species that no-one in the world has seen before; but for God’s sake, if you’re a girl you’d … Continue reading

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We Need to Talk About Louis

Book Review: The Ninth Life of Louis Drax – Liz Jensen Louis Drax is a precocious nine year old boy who has experienced a suspicious number of accidents culminating in a clifftop plunge during a family picnic. His father disappears … Continue reading

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If I Were to Condone the Burning of Books……

The Shop on Blossom Street – Debbie Macomber – Book Review ‘Carol smiled at the dreamy look on Jacqueline’s face. “I thought I’d died and gone to heaven the first time Doug kissed me,” she recalled.’ This is not the … Continue reading

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