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Review: Happiness for Humans

In brief ★★★

This madcap tale of love, artificial intelligence, human nature and adventure is the sort of book you should pick up when looking for a fun escape from life. 155 more words

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Satanism, Piracy, and Playing well with Others

Satanists and pirates share a surprising amount of common ground, both in the real-world and the fictionalized romantic versions of each. Both, too, have significant trouble from time to time playing well with and getting along with others. 96 more words

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Review: The Diary of a Bookseller

In brief ★★★★

Bythell’s diarised account of running Scotland’s largest second-hand bookstore, The Book Shop, is a riot – filled with quirky personalities, idiotic customer questions and the honest, hard grind of competing against major online retailers, this is a must read for anyone who has dreamed of owning a book shop. 184 more words

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Back catalogue: Stay With Me

In brief ★★★★

Stay With Me tells of the complexities and pressures of Yejide and Akin’s childless marriage, and the extremes they are pushed into to begin a family. 170 more words

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Review: The Book Ninja

In brief ★★★½

If you’re looking for a funny, light-hearted, book-nerdy read, pick this up ASAP. The Book Ninja is a fabulous romp through both Melbourne and the complexities of romance, with lots of literary allusions. 541 more words

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Review: Girl Waits With Gun

In brief ★★★

While not as lively or vivid as Kerry Greenwood’s Miss Fisher series, Girl Waits With Gun introduces historical personages the Kopp sisters with a good dose of drama and action. 453 more words

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"Holding Your Breath" by Kemal Onor

My brother had claimed once that he had held his breath for a full twenty-four hours. If it was true, it was quite a feat. He had bested the German record holder by over twenty-three hours. 89 more words

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