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The Reviewing Reel: Room

Room by Emma Donoghue All I’d heard about Room before beginning to read it was that it was devastating, emotional, and thought-provoking. After having read it, I only really found it one of those things. Maybe I was just numb, as, after all, the events that the novel covers are truly horrific, but I honestly… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Room

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The Reviewing Reel: Juliet, Naked

Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby I've reviewed at least one other book by Nick Hornby on here (see: Funny Girl) and I've also read a few others of his books - so I can safely say that he's quickly becoming one of my favourite go-to 'I can't be bothered to read anything else right now'… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Juliet, Naked

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The Reviewing Reel: A Taxonomy of Love

A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen This book had its high points and its low points. Although, overall, the low points won out on the high. A lot of the reviews on Goodreads are overwhelmingly positive about this novel - mostly because it has a main character (Spencer) with Tourette's Syndrome and a cute… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: A Taxonomy of Love

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The Reviewing Reel: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz This book has been repeatedly recommended to me. Over and over and over again. I've also been reluctant to read it - mostly because I've read a few negative reviews that say it doesn't live up to the hype that surrounds it.… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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The Reviewing Reel: Carrie

Carrie by Stephen King Carrie is Stephen King's debut novel, so I was interested in seeing how his style has changed over his career. I've read Bag of Bones and The Shining, before, and I'm currently struggling through IT, so I'm no stranger to him, either. What immediately struck me about this book was how strange it was set… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Carrie

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The Reviewing Reel: Monsters of Men

Of Monsters and Men by Patrick Ness Here we have it. Finally, I manage to keep up a 'series' of sorts, or at least a series of three reviews all pertaining to a book series. I'm running out of things to say about this series that aren't just 'it's amazing!', 'it changed my life!', 'Todd… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Monsters of Men