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The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist by Adrian Tomine

I bought this book off the back of an entertaining interview with the author in The Observer a couple of weeks ago, and I’m...

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Just Like the Other Girls by Claire Douglas

This is a twisty little tale where you’re never quite sure where the story is heading. Una has just got a job as a live-in companion to...

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The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Richard Osman’s first novel is as delightful as it is unexpected. Writing a crime novel didn’t seem like the obvious next thing for...

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The Chalet by Catherine Cooper

The Chalet is a debut thriller, and it’s a great ride. Told from several vantage points, and from two timelines, we are taken to an...

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Fair Warning by Michael Connelly

Of course I’m going to read a new Michael Connelly book, and it’s interesting that he’s one of the relatively few authors...

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Just Like You by Nick Hornby

This is the first Nick Hornby novel I’ve read in a while, although I’ve certainly read most of his more famous work. I couldn’t quite...

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Reading in a Time of Covid

Since the world went to the dogs earlier in the year, and many of us have been stuck largely in our homes, our lives have basically been...

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Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener

I knew that I wanted to read this book almost as soon as I heard about it. There were at least three podcasts featuring Wiener in my queue,...

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Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Good Omens is one of those books that has somehow slipped past me for thirty years… until now. The book was published in 1990, and at...

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Silver by Chris Hammer

Having just read and loved Scrublands, I was delighted to discover a sequel has just been published. Once again, we follow Martin Scarsden,...