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The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

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February 2, 2017

Sahota’s second novel is a sweeping, lyrical epic that traces the lives of four young Indians of varying legality as they struggle to make their way in an England that is less welcoming than they expected. It tells their stories: what they have run away from, who they...

October 24, 2016

When Autopsy Bliss writes an open letter inviting the devil to come to the small town of Breathed, no one expects him to be a little boy, whose arrival coincides with a heatwave intense enough to drive the town mad, riled up into a violent mob by extremists. Autopsy’s...

July 20, 2016

There’s nothing better to read on a hot summer day than a spine-chilling, bloody thriller. Rivaling Psycho for gore, but with the feel of a Wes Anderson hotel, Security is definitely one of the biggest hits of the year. I can’t believe this is Gina Wohlsdorf’s debut no...

May 12, 2016

On Day Zero, the collapse of civilization was as instantaneous as it was inevitable. A South African man finds himself trapped on a beach, with the vague and haunting vision of his son.

March 3, 2016

Pulitzer-prize winner Elizabeth Strout has done it again with this heartfelt gem of a book. It’s one of those books where nothing really happens but that’s not what’s important. It’s a captured moment that reflects a lifetime of complexity in the relationship between a...

January 17, 2016

A novel set in Hong Kong, about the lives of three expatriate women, will most likely attract readers because of its exoticism. However, for someone who actually is an expat in East Asia that’s ordinary life, so I was eager to see if it lived up to the reality of my ex...

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