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Book Review – The Making of Us

by Lisa Jewell (Century) ISBN: 9781846055744 Lisa Jewell wrote 31 Dream Street, one of my favourite chick lit novels. The Making of Us begins in a disjointed fashion. I wasn't sure which character was which and I wasn't sure if I wanted to carry on reading. I'm glad I…

Book Review – The House At Sea’s End

by Elly Griffiths (Quercus) ISBN 978-1-64916-365-1 Ruth is an archaeologist whose career is interrupted by the birth of a baby girl. Ruth is torn between her demanding job and looking after Kate. Bones are unearthed in the sea at the foot of a sheer Norfolk…

Book Review – Last Man In Tower

by Aravind Adiga (Penguin) ISBN: 9781848875173 In 2008 Adiga won the Man Booker Prize for his debut White Tiger. His new book is set around the depilated building, Tower A of the Vishram Society in the heart of Mumbai. The residents have learned to live with…

Book Review – This Is Not The End Of The Book

by Carrière and Eco (Harvill Secker) ISBN: 978-1-846-55451 Book lovers the world over are debating whether the printed book will survive the digital revolution. Jean-Claude Carrière and Umberto Eco are avid book collectors and writers. They are qualified to debate this issue. This they do…

Book Review – Next To Love

by Ellen Feldman (Picador) ISBN: 9780330544504   After her success with Scottsboro, shortlisted for the Orange Prize, and The Boy who Loved Anne Frank, Feldman has written a story about three friends, Babe, Millie and Grace, in a small city in Massachusetts. It starts in a promising…

Book Review – The Eleventh Day

The Ultimate Account of 9/11 by Anthony Summers & Robert Swan (Doubleday) ISBN 978-0-385-61282-1 The whole world watched as the twin towers in America were attacked by daredevil aeroplanes that destroyed each building, leaving thick smoke and fire in their wake. People were shocked as workers…

Book Review – Funny Business

by Gus Silber (Zebra) ISBN: 978-1-77022-089-8 What is funny about business? According to Ronnie Apteker, entrepreneur and stand-up comedian, a lot. Firstly you should not take yourself seriously and secondly, like a comedian you have to close a deal every 15 minutes. Gus Silber, award…

Book Review – Midwinter Of The Spirit

by Phil Rickman (Corvus) ISBN: 9780857890108 Midwinter of the Spirit, the second in the Merrily Watkins series, starts with a chill, a small shiver of apprehension. A woman stands in an unlit back room of an old chapel looking for the imprint of a ghost…

Book Review – The Devotion Of Suspect X

by Keigo Higashino (Little Brown) ISBN 978 1408 703 250 I don’t know if this book is good. Let’s examine the facts. It is written well. And this is almost always good but there’s not much to say about well written books. The plot is interesting…

Book Review – The Vuvuzela Revolution

Anatomy of South Africa’s World Cup by Richard Culland, Lawson Naidoo and Andrew Whaley (Jacana) ISBN 978-1-77009-971-5 South Africa embraced its role as host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Although there were many challenges, the “gees” prevailed and the depth of the citizens’ patriotism…
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