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Favourite Books #1: Coelho, Paulo: The Alchemist (1993)

So…does anyone remember how I announced the start of a Favourite Books series…two effing months ago? Well, I do, and I’m hereby finally keeping my word. I started reading The Alchemist yesterday while I was having my morning coffee, and I finished it over a cup of hot milk and honey in the evening just before going… Continue reading Favourite Books #1: Coelho, Paulo: The Alchemist (1993)

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King, Stephen: End of Watch (2016)

Before the promised favourite books fun can begin, there’s one more thing I need to do and that’s review the last part of Stephen King’s Bill Hodges trilogy. I already reviewed part one and two. Here are the links in case you missed them: King, Stephen: Mr. Mercedes (2014) King, Stephen: Finders Keepers (2015) If… Continue reading King, Stephen: End of Watch (2016)

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Oates, Joyce Carol: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been (1966)

Well hello! It’s been entirely too long since I last wrote a blog post! I actually felt I was doing well for a while – nothing compared to the relentless posting schedules other bloggers manage to adhere to, but OK enough by my standards. And then…well let’s just say life happened – as it does. Since… Continue reading Oates, Joyce Carol: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been (1966)

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Baldacci, David: The Last Mile (2016)

You might remember (although you probably don’t) my review of the first instalment of David Baldacci’s (then) new Amos Decker series. If you don’t: here’s the link: Baldacci, David: Memory Man (2015) I really enjoyed part one of the series and – as promised – picked up part two soon after it hit the shelves.… Continue reading Baldacci, David: The Last Mile (2016)

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McBride, James: The Good Lord Bird (2013)

Do you know the feeling when you finished a book, but you just want to keep holding it for a little while? The Good Lord Bird is a book that made me feel just that. I tend to be sceptical when a novel is advertised with terms such as “outrageously entertaining”, “altogether original”, “imaginative” and “magnificent”.… Continue reading McBride, James: The Good Lord Bird (2013)

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Klay, Phil: Redeployment (2014)

Redeployment is a collection of short stories I picked up recently. The collection won the National Book Award 2014. It deals with an interesting subject: the Iraq war, a topic one doesn’t often come across in fiction. The author, Phil Klay, participated in the war himself as a US marine and I assumed that his first… Continue reading Klay, Phil: Redeployment (2014)