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Book review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

August 16, 2014

Published by Harvill Secker It's been three years since Haruki Murakami's last novel, the epic IQ84, and fans of the celebrated Japanese author have been eagerly awaiting his next work, with the number of pre-orders surpassing his last novel. Unlike the hefty two-part IQ84, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage comes in at under 300 pages. Like his previous novels, his latest offering tackles the Kafka-esque theme of loneliness and alienation, perhaps more directly than before.

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Book review: Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

July 26, 2014

Published by Century Kate Murphy’s first day as an Atlanta police officer couldn’t get off to a worse start. She’s despised by the women, lusted after by the men and disregarded by the public she has sworn to protect.

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Book review: Doctor Who: Engines of War by George Mann

July 26, 2014

Published by BBC Books Author George Mann has been given a plum job here, to write the first ever novel about a brand new Doctor, one who we have only seen in one story on TV. So basically, it’s a blank canvas as we didn’t get much information about this incarnation of The Doctor (played on TV by John Hurt) in the story in which he appeared.

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Book review: The Night Hunter by Caro Ramsay

July 26, 2014

Published by Severn House Scottish author Caro Ramsay has to be admired. Not only does she still work as an osteopath and acupuncturist but devotes much of her time to the complementary treatment of animals – and has still found the time to pen another page-turner.

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Book review: How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran

July 12, 2014

Published by Ebury Following the massive success of Caitlin Moran’s bestselling memoir and feminist call-to-arms How To Be A Woman in 2011, Caitlin Moran has now penned her debut novel on a subject which will seem instantly familiar to her fans.

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Book review: The G File by Hakan Nesser

July 12, 2014

Published by Mantle Inspector Van Veeteren, Hakan Neesser’s hero of a series of crime novels, should be putting his feet up after decades of service. But one case haunts the determined detective like no other and even retirement can’t keep this dog from its metaphorical bone.

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