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The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey

This is a zombie novel. I do love a post-apocalyptic futuristic story but I am usually fairly indifferent to zombies. I would say that this is different because the writer goes some way to explaining what has caused the zombification … Continue reading

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A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

This is a “companion piece” to Atkinson’s completely wonderful Life After Life. There was no way she could possibly top that. Our protagonist of Life After Life, Ursula, lived many possibly lives in the novel, and this is the story … Continue reading

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

I read this for a book club but so many people had recommended this to me that I probably would have read it anyway. I was told by several people that if I liked Gone Girl then I would like … Continue reading

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Making History by Stephen Fry

I like a bit of time travel, and I like a bit of history, and I like a bit of comedy, so this book ticks a few boxes for me. This is the story of a history postgraduate student who … Continue reading

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Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

I am not Ian McEwan’s biggest fan. I like him, but I find his characters a little too introspective and there just is not enough action in his novels. I am going through a bit of an “England, dear England” … Continue reading

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