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September book reviews

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The Fault in Our Stars, John Green Hazel has terminal cancer but she’s not dead yet. She thinks a lot about death until she meets Augustus at a cancer support group and he accuses her of being defined by her cancer. He shares her sense of humour and love of […]

August book reviews

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A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth The ‘word of thanks’ to the reader at the start of this mammoth novel jokes that you’ll sprain your wrists reading it. At 600,000 words — almost 1500 pages in soft cover — the length would be prohibitive for most people, but the problem for […]

May book reviews

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Insurgent; Allegiant, Veronica Roth These are the second two books in the Divergent series. I reviewed the first one last month. I generally find sequels in dystopian worlds a little disappointing because the shininess and intrigue of discovering the new world has worn off, and that was true for these […]

April book reviews

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Divergent, Veronica Roth Now a Hollywood movie, Divergent‘s world is one in the wake of a great war. Humanity has realised that it’s not race or resources that cause conflict, but the human heart, and they have formed 5 factions according to what they blame for the war, and therefore […]

March Book Reviews

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The Midnight Rose, Lucinda Riley The Midnight Rose is a story within a story. Anahita is 100 years old and has written her life story for a son everyone else believes died at the age of 3. She refuses to believe this and gives the story to her great grandson […]

February book reviews

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A New Name, Emma Scrivener Emma Scrivener’s memoir of her battle with anorexia opens with the author, a 27 year old talented Bible college student blacking out as she suffers the effects of her condition. She asks this confronting question: is anorexia sickness or sin?┬áHer answer is that Jesus came […]