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    The Understudy – David Nicholls

    OK so a few weeks ago I read Starter For Ten by David Nicholls, not sure now if I blogged about it but my word it was awesome and hilariously funny! having heard already that it was deeply hysterical I also bought The understudy and One Day by the same author. I read SFT and although couldn’t wait to read another Nicholls book I know there can be too much of a good thing so started reading something else. When I finished reading The Story Sisters I realised that I needed to read something that I know would be good just because that was so awesome so I picked up The Understudy.  Having always heard good…

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    Watchmen – Alan Moore

    Last night I finally finished a book I have wanted to read for years. I kept meaning to buy Watchmen or borrow it from the local library and every time I had money or was near the library I forgot. However my workmate, who seems like a very cool guy as he likes reading and graphic novels too, mentioned it a few weeks ago and insisted on my borrowing of his copy! the next day he brought it in but obviously I didnt want to damage it by carrying it to and from work everyday so I only read it at home, which means it took longer than my usual books! All I can say…

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    The Story Sisters – Alice Hoffman

    When I picked up The Story Sisters in the supermarket I did so with the intention of it being a quick simple read, something to tide me through in-between more complex reads such as Welsh or Dickens. Instead I got something completely different, expecting a throw away novel that would be skim read and then posted to the nearest charity shop I actually experienced an amazing novel that grabbed me and pulled me into the world that belonged to The Story Sisters. The sisters are Elv, Meg and Claire who grew up in a beautiful house with a hawthorn tree in the garden. They were teenagers when the book began…

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    Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh

    Wow.  I just finished Trainspotting (finally, I know I need to read faster!) and it’s incredible. It’s a bit of a head trip in places, and some of the time you find yourself thinking “who’s this?” but you soon realise from the subtle changes in spelling and name references which character is speaking. One thing’s for sure though, after reading it I never want to touch any drug that’s mentioned in that book!  It’s a book that’s not for the faint hearted. “Rents” who you get the main story through is constantly on a rollercoaster ride of drug taking. The terrifying thing for me is how real it’s all made.…

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    Slam – Nick Hornby

    Slam is a very in depth look at what its like to be a 15 year old boy who fathers a child. The novel follows Sam on his journey through growing up. If you can call it that! Finding out his girlfriends pregnant and learning how to cope with it through to finding out that he cant cope living with her and his own mum falling pregnant so that his sister is 4 months younger than his son. Its Hornby’s attempt at young fiction and it works, to an extent. I love Hornby, which is no surprise if you read my earlier blogs. However I think Slam is a bit…

  • Discussion Post

    Five favourite books

    Unfortunately I was hoping to write a review of Trainspotting by now but alas I do not believe my boss would be happy if I read it during work hours and I haven’t had time to fit it in to my nights what with scott pilgrim and a hectic (haha) social life. So instead I thought I’d include a little list of my favorite books just so you could get a little insight (please note its difficult to narrow it down to 5 and I will probably change my mind!): 1) The Noughts and Crosses set, Malorie Blackman. These books are amazing, they offer a world as we know it…

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    Scott Pilgrim – Movie

    So as I mentioned in my blog the other day I hadn’t seen the movie yet. However me and the other half went tonight and if you haven’t seen it yet… Get gone!!! It’s amazing! Obviously like with everything else I’ve read as well as seen it’s not as good as the books but I’m gunna say that, I’m a book geek! It doesn’t follow the story exactly but I liked what it did with it! And they kept in most of what I love about the books! One bit that I really loved was the body outlines of coins when Scott sliced all the guys at the end just…

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    Scott Pilgrim

    OK, so I know it’s what everyone is talking about like its the only that makes the world go round but I have to have my say on Scott Pilgrim too!  I am, unfortunately, yet to see the movie (I’ll update you on my views when I have seen it) but during the weeks after my birthday (I love free money!) I bought all six volumes of the comics and loved them. Scott is the best protagonist, he’s like so stereotypical as a lazy bum 20 odd year old but I did find myself questioning where the hell he got any money from throughout most of the volumes! The whole…

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    Juliet, Naked

    Below is my review of Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby. Its a bit rushed but it was posted minutes after I finished reading the book and is a bit more like a discussion than a review. Please feel free to discuss my ideas if you’ve read the book!  Juliet, Naked is another of Hornby’s books in which music frequents the storyline. The main characters are all combined through Tucker Crowe, a has-been of a musician who is spending his life in hiding living off various wives and girlfriends, the latest of which is Cat, mother to the apple of his eye, Jackson. The story forms around Annie and Duncan, a…