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Adam Bede: the spark of George Eliot's creative genius

What distinguishes a truly great classic for me is that no-matter how many times I read it, I can still discover something fresh within its pages. 977 more words

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Three Faces of Crime

I don’t read a lot of crime fiction but now and again I get a hankering for something in that line. I am clearly not destined to be a detective however because  I invariably pick the wrong person as the perpetrator and miss the significant clues along the way to their exposure. 1,026 more words

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Kovu Review

Kovu is a web-novella by freelance author Kenneth Fultz Jr with illustrations by Aline Diniz (Nidoriko). It is a story set in a fantastic world of kings, monster and magic with a mythological theme. 704 more words

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The Pursued by CS Forester - a 1930s crime novel

C. S Forester isn’t a name I associate with crime fiction. I know him mainly in connection with naval and historical novels, in particular the Hornblower series. 467 more words

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'The Woman in Black: Angel of Death' by Martyn Waites

Who doesn’t love ‘The Woman in Black’ and by that I mean the superb novel by Susan Hill as opposed to the film that was not only incredibly slow and poorly acted by Daniel Radcliffe, but also changed the ending of the novel entirely thus destroying its atmosphere and impact. 623 more words

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'Us' by David Nicholls

I loved David Nicholls’ ‘One Day’ and so began ‘Us’ with great expectations. Sadly, I was disappointed. ‘Us’, which is ironically titled, tells the story of Douglas, a scientist whose wife, Connie, wakes one morning and announces that their marriage is over. 825 more words

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'Elizabeth is Missing' by Emma Healey

‘Elizabeth is Missing’ is the huge bestselling novel by Emma Healey that stormed the book charts earlier this year. The premise itself is interesting – Maud is an aging pensioner who lives alone and whose world is slowly crumbling around her as Alzheimer’s takes its bitter hold over her body. 780 more words

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