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Summer book releases show what the readers crave

Summer book releases show what the readers crave

Arts, Books October 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm Comments

WHATEVER happened to reading a book about a nice girl meeting a nice guy? A hero defeating a villain? The antagonistic, the undead and sociopathic are what readers crave; influencing publishers and writers to ask: whatRead More

Literature: The Casual Vacancy

Literature: The Casual Vacancy

Books October 17, 2012 at 2:19 pm Comments

PRIOR to its release, The Casual Vacancy was almost as well-guarded a secret as J. K. Rowling’s previous books; but while this may have worked well with the Harry Potter series, in this case it mightRead More

Literature: Swimming Home by Deborah Levy

Literature: Swimming Home by Deborah Levy

Books September 18, 2012 at 10:05 am Comments

AS THE SHORTEST title on the recently announced Man-Booker Prize shortlist, Deborah Levy’s Swimming Home is not exactly an off-putting tome to look at from the outside. It doesn’t even qualify as a tome. The novel,Read More

Fifty Shades of Grey – or The Moment Your Soul Died?

Fifty Shades of Grey – or The Moment Your Soul Died?

Arts, Books July 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm Comments

No matter where you go, you will see someone reading it. It’s taken the New York Bestseller List by storm and old ladies read it at bus stops. Luckily, Alex Davies has read it so you don’t have to.