Monthly Archives: July 2016

Classics are class?

I enjoyed this classic detective novel. It was evocative of the era, well executed, if a little predictable, and sufficiently complex to keep the reader entertained. If anything, I thought it a little ahead of its time. There were elements … Continue reading

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M

This book follows the parallel stories of Carmel and her mother after they become separated at a festival. Each deals with the separation in different ways and this remains consistent throughout which is testament to the ability of the author. … Continue reading

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Meta fiction

Brookmyre shoes he is fantastically comfortable with the thriller genre in this  Scottish-noir novel. I probably invented that phrase but it sorta fits.  This novel opens with a courtroom scene involving Diana Jager, a dedicated career surgeon who, we understand … Continue reading

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The view from

Matt Haig delivers a sidelong look at society and how we define ourselves and how relationships develop. A truly brilliant book. Professor Andrew Martin of Cambridge University finds himself naked and wandering the city but unable to explain why. What … Continue reading

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