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John Fowles – The Collector

What is your worst nightmare? Being held captive by some psychopath? Well, that’s what John Fowles – one of the great English writers of the 1960s – focuses on in The Collector. You might think this plot line has been done to death, but this classic from 1963 probably invented this now-cliched storyline. Continue reading

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What would make a society burn all its books? Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

“Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns.” Guy Montag knows this only too well. He’s a fireman, tasked with burning any books that Americans are hiding in this alternative future, for the good of humanity. Continue reading

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Let’s play ball! Summerland by Michael Chabon

Pulitzer prize-winning author Michael Chabon creates an incredible fantasy world where an unlikely hero has to save the world … with baseball. This is on my list as a must-read for young and adult readers. In Summerland, Chabon sets his literary sights on creating an American fairytale, it’s like a modern American version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe featuring the greatest of all American sports, baseball. Continue reading

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Jennifer Fallon – The Demon Child Trilogy

Jennifer Fallon is another one of those authors, who I’ve heard of but yet to sample. Over Christmas I got seriously stuck in to her first trilogy:- Medalon, Treason’s Keep and Harshini. If you’re looking for some quality medieval magical … Continue reading

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