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I had some good years writing content for carra-lucia-books.co.uk and then more funny things for theferkel.co.uk. I decided to ditch both and go all-in-one.

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Nicholas Sparks – The Choice

Horrifyingly, Nicholas Sparks returns with yet another tearjerker romance novel designed for the masses. I’ve seen the Notebook (haven’t read it yet) and had a go at the The Guardian. Soppy, sad, romance novels where the hero is a sensitive hunk (in this case a lean veterinarian who likes water sports) and the girl isContinue reading “Nicholas Sparks – The Choice”

Stasi 77 * David Young

Karin Müller of the German Democratic Republic’s People’s Police is called to a factory in the east of the country. A man has been murdered – bound and trapped as a fire burned nearby, slowly suffocating him. But who is he? Why was he targeted? Could his murderer simply be someone with a grudge against the factory’s nationalisation, asContinue reading “Stasi 77 * David Young”

Stoner * John Williams (1965)

‘A beautiful, sad, utterly convincing account of an entire life’ Ian McEwan William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at nineteen to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father’s farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman. His life is quiet,Continue reading “Stoner * John Williams (1965)”

The Nemesis Worm * Guy Haley

A standalone novella featuring the 22nd century’s greatest detectives, The Nemesis Worm sees Richards & Klein involved in another high stakes investigation. Corpses are showing up all over Old London, and the finger of suspicion points right at Richards himself. Forced to clear his name, Richards and Otto uncover a fanatical group whose actions threaten the relationshipContinue reading “The Nemesis Worm * Guy Haley”

Toxic Heart * Theo Lawrence

The second MYSTIC CITY novel . . . it’s Romeo & Juliet in a dystopic Manhattan. A city in flames. A trust betrayed. A perfect love destroyed. Has Aria lost Hunter, her one true love? Ever since rebellion broke out in Mystic City, pitting the ruling elite against the magic-wielding mystics, Aria has barely seen her boyfriend.Continue reading “Toxic Heart * Theo Lawrence”

Atinahika (supraorganism)

Şi-am murit fără să ştiu,Parcă-i adormire,Căci nu eram nici mort, nici viu,Simţind o nesimţire.Apoi o clipă n-a trecutŞi două firi depline,Doi “eu” întregi s-au desfăcutDintr-un singur mine. Eram un “eu” încremenitJos, cu condeiu-n mână.Sus, “eu” celălalt priveam uimitLa faţa-i de ţărână.Şi mă-ntrebam cum de putuiSă-ndur, o, Doamne Sfinte!Cincizeci de ani în pielea “lui”“Eu” – inimăContinue reading “Atinahika (supraorganism)”

Beach Town * Mary Kay Andrews

Greer has been given one more chance, if she can find the perfect undiscovered beach hideaway for a big-budget movie. She zeroes in on a sleepy Florida panhandle town called Cypress Key. There’s one motel, a marina, a long stretch of pristine beach and an old fishing pier with a community casino-which will be perfectContinue reading “Beach Town * Mary Kay Andrews”

Tim Powers * Declare

A mesmerising, award-winning, daringly imaginative, multi-levelled thriller for fans of John le Carre or Neal Stephenson An ultra-secret MI6 codename, a deadly game of deception and intrigue – Dark forces from the depths of history. It is the terrible secret at the heart of the cold war. Operation: Declare London, 1963. A cryptic phone callContinue reading “Tim Powers * Declare”

Dark Harbor by David Hosp

Dark Harbor showcases a superb new talent. Following in the footsteps of bestselling writers David Baldacci, John Grisham, and Scott Turow, David Hosp is an attorney living in the city where his book is set, and he imbues his story with unique authenticity. Like heralded bestsellers by Dennis Lehane, Dark Harbor shows Boston’s many aspects,Continue reading “Dark Harbor by David Hosp”

Rosewater * Tade Thompson

Part cyberpunk, part post-colonial noir, full-blown weird: telepaths, implants and aliens in a future Nigeria? I’m sold. Rosewater is a fine blueprint upon which future science fiction stories should be written.

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