Category Archives: proper writing

Catch up

I’ve read a few books recently but I don’t have a lot of time to review them properly so here they are in no particular order : Room is excellent and I now have no desire to see the film. … Continue reading

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Black dog

   I’m going to be honest, I don’t normally read short stories and,in part, this is because my wife doesn’t usually like them. I read these because I was given the book as a birthday present and it was a … Continue reading

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Killing time

   This is one of those books which crops up time and again on those lists of : books-which-you-ought-to-have-read. I finally got round to doing this. The story follows “Scout”, the daughter of the lawyer Atticus Finch from a small … Continue reading

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Holy war 

   I read this book in October and realise that it was written some time before recent events had started to swamp our collective conscious. I’m not one for the mawkish sentimentality of the ‘je suis’ movements or seeking to … Continue reading

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Through the letterbox

  I’m always intrigued by the ‘quirky’ novel. This book falls into that category. I do, however, wonder about all the books which never get published at all. What happens to them? What happens to those which are published but … Continue reading

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Peeling back the layers

  This book has a rather unique premise which I liked tremendously. The story is traced via the lives of various inhabitants of a London Street. We meet and follow a few of the characters and delve deeper into their … Continue reading

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Choice

This book is about choices. It is about how we explore ambition and the drive to succeed and the rationalisations we use in our pursuit of that success. The book is full of complex and well observed characters and this … Continue reading

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