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: The Pawn by Steven James

Posted on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

In today’s book review we are talking about The Pawn, a book written by Steven James. The pawn is a Psychological thriller and the first of a planned trilogy, called ‘The Patrick Bowers Files’. Special Agent Patrick Bowers is the main character in this book. He’s an FBI agent specialized in environmental criminology, tracking lawbreakers [...]

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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 Last Child

Posted on Monday, May 31st, 2010

Everybody will still remember John Hart’s New York Times bestselling debut “The King of Lies”. His only dream is to become a good writer and to get published. In 2008 he is rewarded for this talent by winning the Edgar Award for this novel “Down River”. Two years later he’s back with “The Last Child”.

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Book review: Strength in What Remains

Posted on Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Strength in What Remains is New York Times bestselling author Tracy Kidder’s finest work so far and it is praised by many reviewers for being one of the best books of 2009 overall.

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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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