2016 in review

Oh my goodness, where has the year gone? As 31 December 2015 rolled into 1 January 2016, I made my only serious resolution: to maintain a book review blog for an entire year. I love being able to read back on my old reviews and opinions, but have never been good at keeping up with […]

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Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

Alas, Moriarty was nowhere near as good as its predecessor, The House of Silk. While the first book resounded with the ring of Holmesian authenticity, from Watson’s narration to the fiendishly clever plot, Moriarty fails to deliver an authentic Conan Doyle experience. It’s clearly not the case that Horowitz can’t pen a Sherlock story, as […]

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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects was such a fun, fast read. I loved Gone Girl (and privately gnash my teeth every. single. time. publishers tout their thrillers as ‘totally the next Gone Girl! Or maybe The Girl on the Train! Or, you know, one of those other ones. Please buy our mediocre thriller, please.’). I was less enamored […]

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Horns by Joe Hill

I “discovered” Joe Hill last November, listening to the excellent Audible production of Locke & Key, and in the intervening year have devoured most of his back catalogue. I enjoyed his first novel, Heart-Shaped Box, was less keen on NOS4R2, and fell crazy, painfully in love with his most recent novel, The Fireman. I wasn’t […]

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