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Book review: <i>After You With The Pistol</i> by Kyril Bonfiglioli


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If this was written by a middle-class douchebag with all the observational skill but zero percent of the humour, it would be any Ian Fleming book.

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Book review: <i>The Dead Zone</i> by Stephen King


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Stephen King examines themes of predestination, fate, love and evil in his classic fifth novel, The Dead Zone.

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Book review: <i>Vile Bodies</i> by Evelyn Waugh


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If this was a dance, it would be the Charleston.

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Book review: <i>The Summons</i> by John Grisham


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A disappointing and not overly enthusiastic delve into a relationship between a father and two sons... the struggles, sadness, selfishness, and attempts to do what's right.

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Book review: <i>Poe: Illustrated Tales of Mystery and Imagination</i> by Edgar Allen Poe


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This volume brings together thirteen of Edgar Allen Poe’s short stories and poems and couples them with the visual art of thirteen talented and engaging artists.

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Book review: <i>Dialogues of the Dead</i> by Reginald Hill


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The fat man of crime is back - in a tale of word games, murder, mayhem, and divine intervention.

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Book review: <i>The Great Gatsby</i> by F. Scott Fitzgerald


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If this was a dance, it would be the Lindy Hop.

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Book review: <i>Blind Faith</i> by Ben Elton


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When did Ben Elton go from funny social commentator with a penchant for satiric wit to a bitter, bitter old man? Even if you've been in denial for a while, Blind Faith is terribly disappointing.

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Book review: <i>Homecoming</i> by Caren Gussoff


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Katey Bruscke is deliberately lost, running away from her home town to try and find something else. But when her older sister is killed and Katey is the one the police call, she is compelled back to her home town, where the tragedy and love story that is her family is played out.

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Book review: <i>Native Toungue</i> by Carl Hiaasen


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When you're trying to compete with Florida Disney for your place in the developers market, everything's fair. Right? Even the invention of an endangered species?

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Book review: <i>Cultural Amnesia</i> by Clive James


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If this was one of its crisp, aphoristic sentences, it would be: "The lessons of history do not suit our wishes. If they did, they wouldn't be lessons, and history would be a fairy story."

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Book review: <i>Tuxes</i> by Scott Fivelson


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An exciting tale of love, betrayal, money, high fashion, and an unexpected cave man deep in the heart of Texas.

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Book review: <i>Isle Of Dogs</i> by Patricia Cornwell


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If I were going to be quoted on the front cover of the next edition of this book, I would want my quote to say "Mind-blowingly appalling. Words simply cannot do justice to how low Patricia Cornwell has sunk."

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Book review: <i>Skinny Dip</i> by Carl Hiaasen


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Joey Perrone wants revenge on her husband for trying to kill her for no good reason. Her husband, Chaz, wants to get rich and stay that way, by keeping his dirty little un-environmental secret. Can Joey get her husband back and save what's left of the Florida Everglades?

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Book review: <i>Divine Secrets Of The Ya Ya Sisterhood</i> by Rebecca Wells


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Divine Secrets Of The Ya Ya Sisterhood is a book that every daughter should read - an explosion of friendships, lies, honesty, despair, raw emotion, and the complex relationships between generations of women.

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Book review: <i>Call Waiting</i> by Michelle Cunnah


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America's answer to Bridget Jones flops spectacularly, in a book that is an embarrassment to read for any fans of the Chick lit genre or Helen Fielding.

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Book review: <i>Hoot</i> by Carl Hiaasen


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When Roy sees the strange boy running away from the school bus on a school day, he has no idea that soon, he and an unlikely collection of friends will be desperately trying to save an endangered species from near extinction via pancake house...

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Book review: <i>Miss Smilla's Feeling For Snow</i> by Peter Hoeg


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A rather lovely blue-green photograph of a body silhouetted in water, under some understated silver text. Nicer than the library's hardcover, which was a bland white thing with cartography and so forth.

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Book review: <i>The Dice Man - A Novel</i> by Luke Rhinehart


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Instead of killing himself, Luke Rhinehart decides to give up his life in a different way - to the roll of a dice. The Dice Man challenges the notions of psychiatry, psychology, and how people live their lives.

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Book review: <i>The Best A Man Can Get</i> by John O'Farrell

Book review: The Best A Man Can Get by John O'Farrell


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If this was a razor, it would be a Gillette Mach 3 disposable.

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