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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Amazon launches Kindle for the Web

Posted on Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Amazon recently introduced a beta version of ‘Kindle for the web’, which allows you to read and share book samples or first chapters through your web browser.

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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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Free Kindle books on your computer or smartphone

Posted on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

As you may be aware, Amazon is offering quite a lot of free books which you can download to the Kindle , their electronic reading device.

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Stieg Larsson’s early work found

Posted on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Good news for Stieg Larsson fans. According to Sweden’s National Library several unpublished science fiction stories have been found, written by the bestselling author who died too soon.

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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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