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Isabel's Skin

A quiet London book-valuer visits rural Somerset, and makes a nightmarish discovery that immediately alters his life. This is a quirky, psychological, gothic novel that has enough suspense to make your skin crawl, although unusually short for this descriptive style of genre.

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The Son

A three-strand narrative drives this epic novel about a Texan family dynasty, cutting to and fro across five generations. Initially I found the different viewpoints jarred, interrupting an otherwise fascinating story, but I soon became absorbed. Graphically recounted scenes of rape, murder and torture make a strong constitution essential to read this story.

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The Ghost Bride

I really enjoyed this book and its enthralling mix of history, culture, and the supernatural. Set in 1890's Malaya (modern day Malaysia) the vividly described places and characters drew me in to the story and I felt as if I was journeying with the main character, Li Lan, as she tries to navigate life not just in the real world, but also in the spirit world. The resulting adventure was both thrilling and ingenious.

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A Tale for the Time Being

A Zen novel about quantum mechanics, travelling across time, experience, geographical locations, and a whole range of ethical questions which will make you pause for thought more than once. If only so that you can be sure that you understand what is going on. But if you stick with this story, you will learn something about the world in which you live, and the possibilities that may arise from the decisions that you take on a daily basis.

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