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Description: The writing is well summed up by the book's title - it's hard and it shimmers. A powerful...


2006-02-22

 


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Description: Readable and remarkably fast-paced, but a little lightweight.


2006-09-08

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Description: Fun and occasionally engaging novel that explores ideas of family through a fairly bizarre...


2006-06-01


 


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Description: A long and winding autobiography covering Oz's childhood and youth - as much as the humour...


2006-06-01

 


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Description: The first reading for my new job in alcohol research. It gives a pretty thorough review of...


2006-08-18

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Description: Some good ideas pop up every few chapters, but there's something a little self-concious...


2006-08-18


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Description: Fairly disappointing by McEwan's standards - I didn't really care enough for the ending...


2006-06-22

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Description: A well-researched true-crime type novel - like all of Barnes' books, it's elegantly...


2006-06-01

 


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Description: Shot through with some brilliant ideas, the book as a whole is, unfortunately, nonsense. Worth...


2006-09-18


 


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Description: An exploration of the night time economy in England and, in particular, the struggle between...


2006-09-04

 


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Description: A portrait of obsession dressed up as a bird watching book. Great


2006-01-27

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Description: Wonderful series of sketches that focus on a year in the life of a 13 year old boy. Less self-conciously...


2006-07-11


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Description: Entertaining campus novel trying to tackle some big themes (power, political correctness, feminism...


2006-07-17

 


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Description: Funny and scathing look at high finance. Bears a huge debt to Catch 22.


2006-12-06

 


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Description: Another good book about alcohol and British night-life. Focuses on the role of bouncers in...


2006-09-27



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