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Book Review – Kiss Carlo

Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani (Simon & Schuster) ISBN: 9781471136399 In 1949 America, Nicky Castone is going through life doing everything that everyone expects of him. Working for his uncle as a cab driver, engaged to Peachy DePino he can’t shake the feeling of wanting…

Book Review – The Snowman

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo (Vintage) ISBN: 9781784704759 Jo Nesbo has the most enviable CV I’ve ever read. He is a military man, a musician, a financial expert and an internationally acclaimed crime thriller author as well as the creator of the star of this…

Book Review – The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (Random House) ISBN: 9781524733155 The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is the much-anticipated second novel from the author of The God of Small Things (1997), which won the Booker Prize. Roy again demonstrates her literary prowess in her…

Book Review – The Break

The Break by Marian Keyes (Michael Joseph) ISBN: 9780718179731 I admit that I have read nearly all of Marian Keyes’ books and I’ve enjoyed most of them. The last few have been hit and miss, especially The Woman Who Stole My Life, but The Break…

Book Review – Believe Me

Believe Me: A Memoir Of Love, Death And Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard (Michael Joseph) ISBN: 9781405922029 Eddie Izzard is an internationally acclaimed comedian, actor and transvestite. This memoir is written in his smart and simple style with more self-deprecating humour than cake or death.…

Book Review – A Stranger In The House

A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena (Bantam Press) ISBN 978-0-5930-7741-2 Tom Krupp arrives home to an unlocked house, half-cooked dinner and no wife. When he receives a phone call informing that his prefect, predictable, stable wife was involved in a car crash in…

Book Review – The Locals

The Locals by Jonathan Dee (Corsair) ISBN: 9781472151933 I found The Locals to be relevant and disturbing because of its honesty. It was a bit disjointed at times, but it delivers some serious punches. When 9/11 happens, Phil Hadi, a wealthy billionaire spirits his family…

Book Review – The Children of Jocasta

The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes (Mantle) ISBN: 978-1-5098-3616-1 Natalie Haynes’ take on the tales of Oedipus and Antigone will thrill those interested in Greek classics. Elements of Greek tragedy interwoven with her effort to tell these stories from a female perspective make this…

Book Review – The Book of Dust Vol 1: La Belle Sauvage

The Book of Dust Vol 1: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman (David Fickling Books) ISBN: 9780857561084 The Book of Dust introduces us to an alternate universe, where human souls reside outside their bodies, in animal form called daemons. Intrepid young Malcolm Polstead and his…

Book Review – If I Die Tonight

If I Die Tonight by A.L. Gaylin (Century) ISBN: 9781780896373 If I Die Tonight is a suspenseful crime thriller set in a secretive small town. Jackie Reed remembers a time when her sons told her everything. Now both Connor and Wade seem to be slipping…
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