Book Review: Blow by Bruce Porter

Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

‘Blow: How a Small-Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellin Cocaine Cartel and Lost It All’ by Bruce Porter tells the real story of George Jung, who was the largest importer of cocaine to the United States in the 70s and 80s.

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Book Review: First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

Posted on Friday, October 5th, 2012

‘First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers’ is the true story and autobiography of Loung Ung, who’s childhood ended abruptly when Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge seized power over Cambodia in april 1975. Loung Ung was just 5 years old at the time and living a worry free life in Cambodia’s capital Phnom [...]

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Book Review: The Miracle of Wild Oregano by Dr. Cass Ingram

Posted on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

The Miracle of Wild Oregano is a non-fiction book that will teach you everything about the wild oregano plant (also called origanum vulgare), a very powerful natural medicine. This plant should not be confused with the more common oregano plant (Origanum marjoram) which is mainly cultivated and will rarely be found in the wild.

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Book review: Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

Posted on Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Esi Edugyan is a renowned Canadian author of Ghanaian descent. Her newest novel Half-Blood Blues was published earlier this year and has found itself on the short lists of many celebrated awards from the Man Booker Prize to the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and it walked away with one of Canada’s leading literary [...]

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Book review: We, The Drowned by Carsten Jensen

Posted on Friday, January 28th, 2011

The author and political commentator Carsten Jensen hails from the Danish town of Marstal, in the South of Funen Archipelago, and it’s the people of this coastal town, and their relationship to the sea, that forms the central thread of the novel.

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Free books friday!

Posted on Friday, January 7th, 2011

Isn’t friday the perfect day to start reading a book? It absolutely is, especially if it’s a free book! That’s why we want to start a new concept here on Frontlist – Every friday we will introduce you to a website where you can order or download free books online. This can range from free [...]

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Book review: Roseanna, A Martin Beck Police Mystery

Posted on Friday, November 19th, 2010

Written in 1965, this is the first of ten novels centred around the Swedish detective inspector Martin Beck. But don’t let the date put you off: the book has aged beautifully, the writing still feels fresh, and the finish stays with you long after turning the last page – it’s like a good quality claret.

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Book Review: The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

Posted on Monday, November 1st, 2010

The book is the fifth in the Harry Hole detective series to be translated into English. Jo Nesbo (50) is a Norwegian novelist and musician who is fast becoming one of the bigger names in the competitive and crowded marketplace for Scandinavian crime fiction.

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Book review: Freedom, a novel by Jonathan Franzen

Posted on Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Starred Review from Publishers Weekly – Nine years after winning the National Book Award, Franzen’s The Corrections consistently appears on “Best of the Decade” lists and continues to enjoy a popularity that borders on the epochal, so much so that the first question facing Franzen’s feverishly awaited follow-up is whether it can find its own [...]

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Book review: The Passage

Posted on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

The Passage, a novel by Justin Cronin – The Passage is not just another ‘vampire’ thriller. In fact, you don’t have to be a fan of vampire fiction to love this remarkable tale. Cronin is a master story teller and brings depth and vitality to this captivating epic about a virus that nearly destroys the [...]

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