Tag Archive: England

May 15

Book Review: Rebecca

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Sometimes when I want a palette-cleanser from some tepid books, I look through “classics I’ve never read” hoping I’ll find a gem. This is regarded as one of the best books of a greatly-admired author and I figured it would be worth a listen. It was. The first thing I …

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May 09

Book Review: In a Dark, Dark Wood

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware The author of this book also wrote The Girl in Cabin 10, which I read earlier this year and quite enjoyed. This psycho-thriller combines the well-known horror trope of a cabin in the woods, and the equally horrifying (but for a different reason) event of a bridal …

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Apr 27

Book Review: Me Before You

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes I’ve never read this author, and generally eschew anything with “romance” in the genre description, but I have to say I loved this book. It’s got everything I want from a novel: drama, tension, a compelling plot, and believable, likeable, complex characters. The audiobook version is nearly 14 hours …

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Mar 18

Book Review: Silver: Return to Treasure Island

Silver: Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion There are two kinds of classic novels. One is the kind you’re hit over the head with in high school, (or forced to read it a few years too early, if you went to an aggressively academic school), and as an adult, if you remember the book …

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Mar 12

Book Review: Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris This book starts out kind of clumsily, with Jack and Grace pretending to be the perfect couple. I think the word “perfect” was used probably a dozen times in the opening scene. But the tension is there from the first moment. Jack is beautiful, Grace is thin, the souffle …

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