Book review: Broken by Karin Fossum

Posted on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Karin Fossum’s Broken is blessed with weird locations, insightful art knowledge and a fantastic heroin addict personality. On the downside, the main character, Alvar Eide, is a tad dull and the plot is thin.

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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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Book review: The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)

Posted on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Rick Riordan is the author of the New York Times bestselling ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ series for children. Now he released his first book of ‘The Kane Chronicles’. The adventure begins with ‘The Red Pyramid’.

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Book review: Matterhorn, A Novel of the Vietnam War

Posted on Monday, May 10th, 2010

Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2010: Matterhorn is a marvel–a living, breathing book with Lieutenant Waino Mellas and the men of Bravo Company at its raw and battered heart. Karl Marlantes doesn’t introduce you to Vietnam in his brilliant war epic–he unceremoniously drops you into the jungle, disoriented and dripping with leeches, with [...]

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Book review: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

Posted on Sunday, May 9th, 2010

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is the third and last novel in Stieg Larsson’s world famous Millennium Trilogy. However, this novel is more than merely the final volume in the trilogy.“Millennium III” is the last novel completed by Larsson before his sudden death in 2004. There are rumours of an unfinished work, but [...]

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Book review: Island Beneath the Sea

Posted on Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Island Beneath the Sea, written by New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende, tells the story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny. Allende, four years after Ines of My Soul, returns with another historical novel ranging from the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish [...]

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Book review: Deliver Us from Evil

Posted on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

David Baldacci was born in Virginia, in 1960.  He earned a Bachelor degree of Arts in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. Baldacci practiced law for nine years in Washington, D.C., both as a trial and corporate attorney.

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Book review: House Rules

Posted on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

House Rules is written by New York Times bestseller author Jodi Picoult. She studied writing at Princeton University to earn her bachelor’s degree. She completed her master studies at the Harvard University.

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