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Book Review: Heat Rises by Richard Castle

This is the third installment in the Nikki Heat series, the tie-in novels for the TV show Castle. The premise of the show is that novelist Richard Castle shadows Kate Beckett an NYPD detective and turns their crime solving adventures into the fictional Nikki Heat. 426 more words

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Book Review: A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmondson

Amazon have this thing where you get to pick one of four new books for free for a month, this month I picked this one. I’m glad I did, because I’m not sure I’d be happy to pay for this book. 394 more words

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Book Review: The Con Man by Ed McBain

I’m really getting into McBain’s 87th Precinct series now, and this, the fourth installment, may be my favourite so far. It follows the standard formula, dealing with the same bunch of detectives and moving on the strands and subplots from the previous stories. 290 more words

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Book Review: Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Having bought an omnibus of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom stories I decided to continue with this one, and was pleasantly surprised by how much it strays off the formula of the adventures thus far. 439 more words

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Book Review: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

A few years ago I went to see the Matthew Vaughn movie Stardust and was thoroughly charmed by it. It was a sweet, funny and engaging fantasy story and when I found out it was based on a Neil Gaiman book it was mentally added to my “to read list”, however, this list is now so long that it wasn’t until now that I actually got around to reading it. 436 more words

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Book Review: The Pusher by Ed McBain

This third outing for the men of the 87th Precinct is a fantastic read, with McBain continuing to show his skills as a tough, witty writer of punchy crime fiction and he boasts a fine ear for dialogue. 327 more words

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Book Review: The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

I’m not going to lie I was pretty keen to read this because the previous installment in the Barsoom series ended on a massive cliffhanger, with John Carter being separated from his love, Dejah Thoris who as the time sealed vault closed was being attacked at knife point by a woman Carter had spurned. 381 more words

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