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The writing is on the wall

“Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate” or “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here”. The opening line of American Psycho, taken from Dante’s Inferno when he passes through the gates of hell, “scrawled in red blood lettering” on the wall of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Codex

After having put together a brief synopsis of Codex for my 2010 Christmas books list, I felt that this book deserved a more detailed review. I must admit that I tend not to read many thrillers as they often seem … Continue reading

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Christmas books

I’ve been forcing books on people for Xmas for as long as I can remember, which to be fair is only the last six years or so, but still, it feels like an eternity (I was a bloodshot and bleary-eyed … Continue reading

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Book review: Coconut Unlimited

Unlike most people (at least so I’m told), what I read is often influenced by who the publisher is. Needless to say when indie publisher Quartet Books agreed to send me a complimentary copy of Coconut Unlimited for ran$om note, … Continue reading

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The 2010 Man Booker Prize shortlist

So it’s that time of year again: the Man Booker Prize List has been announced. This is probably the most distinguished literary award of the world. The Oscars, Mercury Prize or [insert another award of your choosing here] of books. … Continue reading

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