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Book review: <i>The Stone Angel</i> by Katherine Scholes


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How do you know it's going to turn out exactly as you think it will down to the last painful ellipses? Probably the proud "international bestseller" label, partially covered by the "$2 Kmart" pricetag. Redeeming feature? It was purchased by someone else.

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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>Map of Bones</i> by James Rollins



Poor James Rollins. He wanted to be the next Dan Brown with this little historico-conspiracy-theory set in the Vatican and a host of other exotic locations, impossibly laden with handsome brave protagonists. And so many plot twists your head will spin—while the rest of your mind thinks “how do they DO it in just four days?”. I’ve never read Mr Rollins before... he was the least offensive selection in the book exchange at the hostel I was staying in at the time, and while he didn’t inspire feelings of nausea in me the way James Patterson does, I still don’t think I’d leap at the chance to purchase any of his previous six novels for more than a dollar.

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