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Book review: <i>'Salem's Lot</i> by Stephen King



The second novel of Stephen King—the phrase “classic seventies horror” isn’t necessarily a bad thing!

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Book review: <i>Choke</i> by Chuck Palahniuk



Ever wondered about the motivations of a screwed up sex addict with a penchant for making people feel needed and a need to be loved? Choke is a tale of addiction, mothers, best friends, faking the eighteenth century, and weird doctors—with a little bit of religion thrown in.

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Book review: <i>Mostly Harmless</i> by Douglas Adams



Here it is, Mostly Harmless, the final book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy trilogy... as Douglas Adams neatly ties up a huge confusion of space-time anomalies. In the best way it could possibly be done.

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Book review: <i>So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish</i> by Douglas Adams



The earth was indisputably demolished forever back in The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, and Arthur has been a homeless wanderer ever since. Or was the whole thing just mass hallucinations caused by a dead CIA agent in the drinking water? Arthur is back, on earth, six months after it was demolished... and he has a lot of catching up to do.

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Book review: <i>Survivor</i> by Chuck Palahniuk



Flight 2039 has a couple of hours before it crashes into the earth. And on that flight is a man, recording his life story into the black box.

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Book review: <i>Survivor</i> by Chuck Palahniuk



Flight 2039 has a couple of hours before it crashes into the earth. And on that flight is a man, recording his life story into the black box. Chuck Palahniuk at his finest.

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Book review: <i>Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows</i> by J. K. Rowling



Here it is, the moment thousands of eager adults and children alike have been awaiting for the last seven or so years... the conclusion of the Harry Potter story. Avid fans and even just mildly interested parents have followed Harry and co through the trials and tribulations of being "the boy who lived"... and the question on everybody's lips is, does he?

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Book review: <i>Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows</i> by J. K. Rowling



Here it is, the moment thousands of eager adults and children alike have been awaiting for the last seven or so years... the conclusion of the Harry Potter story. Avid fans and even just mildly interested parents have followed Harry and co through the trials and tribulations of being "the boy who lived"... and the question on everybody's lips is, does he?

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Book review: <i>Fugitives and Refugees</i> by Chuck Palahniuk



If this was a Lonely Planet guide to Portland, Oregon, it would be the SHEEZY.

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Book review: <i>The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe</i> by Douglas Adams



Zaphod, Trillian, Ford and Arthur return to participate in some even more unlikely deep-space situations than those that occurred in the first installment of this trilogy in five parts; The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.

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Book review: <i>Don’t Get Too Comfortable</i> by David Rakoff



If this was a twenty year old man with Dad issues, too much money and half a pound of coke up his nose, it would be Brett Easton Ellis.

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Book review: <i>Tourist Season</i> by Carl Hiaasen



If this was a film, it would be Miami Blues, starring Sir Alec Baldwin.

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Book review: <i>Chart Throb</i> by Ben Elton



If this was about Big Brother, rather than UK Idol, and marginally less sucky, it would be called Dead Famous, the author's previous literary nadir.

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Book review: <i>Culture Club</i> by Craig Schuftan



If this was a radio station, it would be Triple J—fun and youthful yet respectful to age (it’s owned by the ABC, let’s remember) but occasionally frustrating in its equanimity while bringin’ the bad local hip-hop at seven AM.

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



Perhaps having read Patriot Games recently has given me a certain intestinal fortitude/high tolerance for pulp. Whatever the case, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I didn’t hate The Firm anywhere near as much as I thought I would. Not that I’m advocating the reading of John Grisham as such, but it really wasn’t as bad as all that.

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Book review: <i>You Shall Know Our Velocity</i> by David Eggers



If this was litter, it would be a hundred American dollars in a filthy wad with half an East-European Snickers glued to it.

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