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Review | Reasons To Stay Alive - Matt Haig

  • Hardcover (Canongate, 266 pages)
  • First published March 2015
  • Rating on Goodreads: 4 stars
  • Buy the book here

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Review: Reasons to Stay Alive - Matt Haig.

To call this a review seems rather unjust. I had to put a disclaimer on my Goodreads to say  a full response to reading the book would appear here, but I suppose I should take a moment to review it before giving credence to my statement over there that his book is not only excellent, but important. 995 more words

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