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Book Review: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Title: Brave New World Author: Aldous Huxley Genre: Science Fiction / Dystopian Fiction / Classics Date:2007 (1932) Publisher: Vintage Classics Pages: 229 Started: 10th June 2016 Completed: 11 June 2016 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs,… Continue reading Book Review: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

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Book Review: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Title: The Man in the High Castle Author: Philip K. Dick Genre: Alternate History / Science Fiction Date:2001 (1962) Publisher: Penguin Classics Pages: 249 Started: 6th October 2016 Completed: 7th October 2016  Rating: 5/5 Summary: ‘It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the… Continue reading Book Review: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

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Book Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray Author: Oscar Wilde Genre: Classics / Social Critique / Philosophical Fiction Date: 2003 (1890) Publisher: Penguin Classics Pages: 253 Started: 8th July 2016 Completed: 8th July 2016 Rating: 5/5 Summary: ‘The horror, whatever it was, had not yet entirely spoiled that marvellous beauty’ Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian… Continue reading Book Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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Top Ten Tuesday – ‘Scary’ Books on my TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. So, this is my second TTT post of the day. I posted the first about twenty minutes ago and that’s because I wanted to do last week’s topic too. However, I’m back on track now so I can talk about this… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – ‘Scary’ Books on my TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Characters I’d Name A Child After

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. I didn’t get to do last week’s topic because I had awful jet lag but I really liked the topic so I thought I’d just post it this week instead. I’ll post this week’s TTT today too. Last week’s… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Characters I’d Name A Child After

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Book Review: Echo Burning by Lee Child

Title: Echo Burning Author: Lee Child Genre: Thriller Date: 2011 (2001) Publisher: Bantam Press Pages: 576 Started: 29th May 2016 Completed: 25th June 2016 Rating: 3.5/5 Summary: Jack Reacher, adrift in the hellish heat of a Texas summer. Looking for a lift through the vast empty landscape. A woman stops, and offers a ride. She is young, rich and beautiful. But her husband’s in… Continue reading Book Review: Echo Burning by Lee Child