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Caroline de Costa, Double madness (Review)

I’m not a crime reader as most of you know, and in fact most of the crime novels I’ve read here have been review copies sent to me. 985 more words

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Emily Bitto, The strays (Review)

Let me start by saying I really enjoyed reading Emily Bitto’s The strays. It was scheduled for my reading group the day after my return from Tasmania, and I suddenly found myself in the last day of my Tasmanian holiday without having started the book. 1,196 more words

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Danielle Wood, Mothers Grimm (Review)

If you thought from the title of Danielle Wood’s latest novel, Mothers Grimm, that it comprises a retelling of fairytales you’d be right – and wrong. 1,229 more words

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Hanif Kureishi, The buddha of suburbia (Review)

The first thing to say about Hanif Kureishi’s 1990 Whitbread award-winning novel The buddha of suburbia is that it’s pretty funny. It’s a comic satire – over-the-top at times, confronting at others. 1,171 more words

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Alice Robinson, Anchor point (Review)

I love it when the book I’m reading picks up ideas explored in my previous book. Alice Robinson’s debut novel Anchor point is, in reality, far removed from Mark Henshaw’s… 979 more words

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Mark Henshaw, The snow kimono (Review)

I wasn’t far into Mark Henshaw’s The snow kimono before I started to sense some similarities to Kazuo Ishiguro. I was consequently tickled when, about halfway through, up popped a secondary character named Mr Ishiguro. 1,030 more words

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Wendy Scarfe, Hunger town (Review)

A little over halfway through Wendy Scarfe’s novel, Hunger town, one character says to another that “kindness needs to be a political way of life”. 1,104 more words

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