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The Reviewing Reel: The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Hold on! (Hah hah... Get it?) But seriously. Hold on. This is about to get good. Holden Caulfield is probably one of the most quintessential unreliable narrators of all time, along with Humbert Humber from Lolita and the omnipresent overhead voice from the Harry Potter series. He is the phony to end… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: The Catcher in the Rye

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The Reviewing Reel: The Color Purple

The Color Purple by Alice Walker Corblimey. Before I get into the bulk of this review, I'll be nitpicky and say that I'm having an internal struggle with typing 'colour' as 'color'. I need that 'u' in the word - yes, I know Alice Walker is American, and Americans spell 'colour' like 'color', but I've… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: The Color Purple

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The Reviewing Reel: Pygmalion

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw What a book. What a play. What an everything. I will be honest when I say that I love musicals. I'm not just saying that to sound cool, I genuinely love musicals. So much that I sometimes think that I was born to be a Broadway star, I wasn't. I… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Pygmalion

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The Reviewing Reel: Asking For It

Asking For It by Louise O'Neill (Spoiler Free! - also this book does contain triggers for mental health and rape, so be aware of that before reading this review.) The second book I read in February 2017. And by god... It was good, but not in the conventional sense. It's one of those books that… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Asking For It

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The Reviewing Reel – The Best of Adam Sharp

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion - spoiler free! - this book is an ebook ARC from NetGalley I read The Rosie Project not too long ago, which left me incredibly excited for Simsion’s latest novel. I could see parallels to that book in almost every line of the story - Adam’s life… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel – The Best of Adam Sharp

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The Reviewing Reel – All The Light We Cannot See

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - read for my sixth form's Book Club I read this quickly. Considering it's such a big book, that's a definite achievement. However, the thing about this book is that the chapters are wonderfully short. I had this pointed out to me before I actually read… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel – All The Light We Cannot See

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I’ve Got 99 Problems And Books Are Almost All Of Them (But I’m Only Listing Seven So You Don’t Hate Me)

I have to self-impose book buying bans. And even then, they don't work. I did a book haul about two weeks ago, which consisted of about fifteen books. Due to limited space, I promised I wouldn't be buying any more books until after my birthday in March. And I got two more literally the day after… Continue reading I’ve Got 99 Problems And Books Are Almost All Of Them (But I’m Only Listing Seven So You Don’t Hate Me)

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The Reviewing Reel: Fever

Fever by Dee Schulman - I own this book in paperback I fucking despised this book. And I'm not afraid to say it. This book was a pile of fucking shite. I got it back when it was first released, in 2012, as part of a magazine subscription I had to Puffin Books (which was ace, by the… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Fever

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The Reviewing Reel: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

No Spoilers! I'm very lucky to be a part of a group that sends advance copies of books you want to read - that is if you email back quickly enough. So, in November 2016, I was sent a copy of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman, which looks really nice from the 'uncorrected proof' copy… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

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The Reviewing Reel: Noteworthy

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate - finally, a spoiler free review! When I first saw the cover of this book, I immediately recognised the title as being a pun. As an aficionado of that brand of humour myself, it immediately endeared me to the story, without even having turned the first page. That doesn't often happen, so… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Noteworthy