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There is an implicit disclosure in the title of this post. Here is the explicit version: I am the subject of Chapter 5 of Heather LeFevre‘s book called Brain Surfing. I have a small reputational (not financial) vested interest in this book doing well. But there are much more important, non-vested reasons to buy this […]

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“C” by Tom McCarthy

I managed to get to the end of “C” without anyone asking me what it’s about. Which is just as well because it’s not a question that lends itself to a short answer. The answer to that question is usually a prĂ©cis of the story and/or the high concept theme of the book. But “C” […]

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I’m reviewing this book before I’ve finished it. I’ve read just four out of thirty four “stories about people who know how they will die” but I can’t contain myself. Machine of Death is a book of revelations. In all sorts of ways. Firstly I don’t read short stories or anthologies. Mainly because I instinctively […]

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So you think you’ve got a community, huh? How much does your community care about you? To what extent does your community get off on the idea of working together to realise a dream? Would this community of yours rally round and propel your book to #1 on Amazon on a given day? Machine of […]

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I always complete my own review of a book before I read anyone else’s. Hopefully that stops me sounding like a book reviewer. Sometimes, if another reviewer agrees with me, but expresses my feelings better than I could, I’ll quote and link to them in an edited version. Or I’ll quote and link to someone […]

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This is a review of the Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The Girl Who Played With Fire. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest. Millenium is a monthly magazine, based in Stockholm, with a reputation for investigative journalism whose purpose is to expose corporate wrong-doing. The principal investigative journalist […]

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The Other Hand by Chris Cleave

This book moved me. I read a lot and derive some form of pleasure from the vast majority of books. But to be moved is unusual. This book made me reconsider my views on an important contemporary issue. This book made me laugh on several occasions. Particularly the exchange early in the book between one […]

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