A book for Easter

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The Shack by William P Young The most striking thing about this novel is its vivid description and profound insight. Mack’s story is told by a friend, presumably to give objectivity and authenticity... Read More

Glyndwr University

An Uncommon Attorney by Miles Craven All indie authors take a risk when they stick their head above the parapet, but when you teach creative writing for a living it is even more of a risk. You risk yo... Read More

A German perspective

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Set in Germany during the Second World War this book is narrated by death. Not the vindictive stealer of life we assume, but a more paternalistic purveyor of souls. Like... Read More

Traditional publishing

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Island of Secrets by Patricia Wilson I can’t help feeling aggrieved when I read books like this. This person has the privilege of an editor and publishing house willing to publish her book, yet it i... Read More

Complex Characters

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While My Eyes Were Closed by Linda Green Readers who enjoyed Gone Girl will love this book. A slow psychological thriller about what happens when a child goes missing. It is frightening to think how e... Read More