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Love and Summer by William Trevor


2010
08.20

“When a married convent girl meets a hansome lost soul of a man, set in the west of Ireland 1950, you know it’s not going to end well.
But Trevor’s skill is in the journey and creation of characters.
I really could imagine all the scenes, the farm house, the old manor etc.
Very good and yes I must read more by him.

Score 6.5/10

Date read August 2010

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Seafire by Bill Knox


2010
08.20

“Thriller written 40 years ago and showing its age.
Looking back it’s clich├ęd…the sexy woman drives an MG etc
Cold war and nuclear subs in Scottish waters, a mystery and believable.
Back then they also wrote short novels, only 270 pages. But a murder mystery without any swear words…flip me!

Score 3.5/10

Date read August 2010

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The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave


2010
08.20

“His second novel, and his first for twenty years.
Wonderful black comedy and I though very funny.
A sex obsessed door to door salesman spins out of control. His wife commits suicide and Bunny and Bunny Jnr go on the road in Brighton.
At times very sad, shocking, bizarre.
I totally recommend this, but careful don’t lend it to your Granny.

Score 7.5/10

Date read August 2010

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The Way Things Look to Me by Roopa Farooki


2010
08.20

“Three siblings living in London and making their way into life.
The youngest has Aspergers, which makes for a different read. My problem was though…all of them seem to have issues. I think there was enough in the story to keep me happy, it could have stayed a bit simpler maybe and still had the same effect.

Score 5/10

Date read August 2010

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