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    [REVIEW] The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne.

     Set in World War 2 from a 9-year-old boy’s point of view. The beginning is just run-of-the-mill descriptions of family, life and friends, set in the early 1940’s. Nothing really happens except moving to new house in first 100 pages.  The part where it starts to get interesting is when the boy Bruno moves with his family to what he calls “Out-with” because of his father’s connections to the “Fury” which we know it as Auschwitz and the Fuhrer – IE. Adolf Hitler. It starts to get eerie & unsettling as an adult reader because we understand a lot more than Bruno. You can tell this book was aimed at children…

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    [REVIEW] #ad The Wrong Suspect – Leigh Russell

    GIFTED* The third in the series of an investigative reporter. The characters are interesting to read but it takes the reader a while to feel comfortable hearing about them. Amelia is very odd to read about but you still want to know more. Lucy is both clever and holds your attention but towards the middle, you start to wonder what is the point of your investigation? Her colleague, Benoit, seems to be the voice of reason throughout & although he is mentioned a lot he is not a main part of the storyline. There are numerous other characters that pop into the book to say hello but not really worth…

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    [REVIEW] Deal Breaker – Harlan Coben

    A fast-paced amateur detective novel. This book is based in America, surrounding a sports agent and part-time detective Myron Bolitar. A girl has gone missing over a year ago and her current partner at the time is signed to Myron’s agency. He rings and says he has information regarding the girl (Kathy)’s disappearance and so Myron sets up an investigation. This book is just under 400 pages long and is a decently paced book that keeps the attention for long periods of time. There is enough suspense that makes you wonder what is going on and gets you to read more. The main parts of the story that draws you in aren’t…

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    [REVIEW] Sherlock Holmes & the Titanic Tragedy – William Seil

      You can thoroughly absorb yourself in the real people involved. as well as enjoy meeting new and old Sherlockian fictional characters from both A.C.Doyle’s world. It is set in 1912 and although this is an original story by another author, it still maintains a similar sound to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s infamous mystery series. You read through Watson voice and point of view, which makes it interesting. It is also based when both Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are ageing up into their 60s, semi-retired but still as sharp and quick-witted as they always were. The contrast between the two females Miss Norton and Miss Storm-fleming are interesting. One; being more masculine…

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    [REVIEW] The Colour of Magic – Terry Pratchett

    The basic idea of this book was good but I found it hard to get my head into it. It is aimed at the fantasy and science fiction genre. This is a brilliant book that starts off the Disc-world series by Terry Pratchett. It is the book you are meant to start off reading and divulge into his world; of some normal, some extraordinary characters, that are in various books, throughout the series. The book shows you the events that take place around a dopey wizard called Rincewind and his merry bunch of people he meets along the way. The person, if you want to call it/him/her that, who comes…