Monthly Archives: December 2013

Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford

This is a very sad story of sad things happening to unlucky people. Just the sort of novel I do not usually like. I would not have picked this up ordinarily, but not one but two of my book clubs … Continue reading

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Save Yourself by Kelly Braffet

  I will struggle to summarise this novel.  It’s kind of a coming-of-age story with a bit of thriller thrown in.  It is not “young adult” in the sense that has become popular recently – ie aimed at young teens, … Continue reading

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Perv by Jesse Bering

I picked this book up because one of my heroes, Derren Brown, endorsed it. I actually read Bering’s earlier book, The Belief Instinct, before I read this one, because it sounded more like my cup of tea, but this was … Continue reading

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The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

According to the subtitle this is the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl. A member of the Las Vegas Non-Fiction Book Group suggested we read and discuss this. Being a non-American I had never heard … Continue reading

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