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Paul O’Leary: Trouble on the Farm (Boys’ Own)) – by Michael Mardel – Review

This is quite a nice, feel good adventurous book on farming, written in present tense to keep you tensed throughout. I like the way the family members worked with one another, which, although at...

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Walkabout Dreaming: A Short Introduction – by Michael Mardel – Review

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This author is an Australian native, and he makes his aim pretty clear on the very first page of this book: "1. To give non-indigenous an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal Dreaming...

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Rose’s Sin: A Prequel – by Nancy Glynn – Review

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Then everything in the sequel would have made much more sense: esp. why the characters and situations were like the way they were. Anyway, now that you know it, don't do what I did and buy this...

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Black 21: (Golden Hills Legacy Series, #1) Occult Supernatural – by Nancy Glynn – Review

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This is one book which does not bore you with overlong, descriptive passages of natural sceneries or atmosphere. This is the kind of my book which, after giving you just the bare minimal tidbits...

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When the Serpent Bites – by Nesly Clerge – Review

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I was quite impressed with this book overall. The very first thing I liked is the adroitness the author showed in conjuring an atmosphere that seems quite relatable yet somewhat layered in mystery,...

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From a to Zoe: A Chick Lit Mystery – by Marie-Jo Fortis – Review

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I wonder if it is the author's autobiographical novel. Albeit I found the prologue to be a tad disheartening, it is great to see how the narrator finally settles in with her not-so-perfect life by...

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Break Point – by Kate Rigby – Review

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One of the most striking features of this book is the abundance of humor elements present in it. In fact, humor in this book makes it easy for the reader to trudge along even when the going...

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Cut – by Erin O’Riordan & Tit Elingtin & Beth Coney Smith – Review

That the authors can create rich and somewhat chilling atmosphere is proved by this book. At the very beginning, atmosphere is what sets the tone for the rest of the novel. Notice how rich and...

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Murder in Kathmandu – by Pepi Vilana – Review

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I ask this because it almost reads like a true crime story. I am commenting on the amount of realism included in the story, of course. If it is not based on any real event then the fact that the...

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The Force of the Universe – by Lars Andersson – Review

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I bought this one on a whim and little did I know that I would find so many gold nuggets in it; given the low price I was not expecting much but when I actually started reading it, I was in for a...

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Lost Seoul – by John Mayston – Review

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You may or may not like the guts of this book, but the fact remains that John Mayston spares no details to tell you that life can sometimes be hard, indeed very hard. You may hate the raw language of...

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Capering on Glass Bridges – by Jessica Hernandez – Review

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Believe it or not, you won't want to live in the world that the book is based on; at one time, it feels quite familiar, while at other times, its grotesqueness comes around to strike you with awe and...