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reviewed: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was very different to what I expected. I guess I expected the length of the book ...
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson, Vladimir Nabokov, Dan Chaon
BookLikes Reading Challenge: The Classics Companion wants to read 100 books in 2014.
The Classics Companion has read 19 book(s) out of 100 books in
2014 Reading Challenge
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reviewed: Middlemarch (Vintage Classics)
I must admit, I haven't read a Victorian novel in such a long time. This was the first in a long list of Victorian novels tha...
Middlemarch - George Eliot
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reviewed: Oryx and Crake
It's weird how much you can love one author. In your mind, they're miles beyond anything you've ever read, and for me, this i...
Oryx and Crake  - Margaret Atwood
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reviewed: The Book Thief
I was very weary of reading this book. While odd narration/narrators has proved amazing in several books, it has let many boo...
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
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reviewed: Rebecca (Virago Modern Classics)
Honestly, I'm not sure why I decided to read this book. I was at a loose end after finishing Catching Fire, so I thought I'd ...
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier, Sally Beauman
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reviewed: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2)
I haven't read a Young Adult book in over a year, so for me, this was a weird experience. I decided to read Catching Fire bec...
Catching Fire - Suzanne  Collins
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reviewed: Never Let Me Go
I'm not going to lie, this book confused the hell out of me. And I'm not sure what to think about it. I expected it to be a t...
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
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reviewed: The Woman in Black
This book was first brought to my attention through the film, and the critically acclaimed play that is the second longest ru...
The Woman in Black - Susan Hill
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reviewed: Crime and Punishment (Everyman's Library)
Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment: A Rewarding Mammoth of a Book For me, Crime and Punishment was my introduction to Russian ...
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
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reviewed: The Time Machine
HG Wells' The Time Machine: Politics and Time Travel Mixed After reading The War of the Worlds over the summer (In my 'classi...
The Time Machine - H.G. Wells
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reviewed: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Penguin Modern Classics)
Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest I'd heard this referenced many a time in other books and TV shows, so for me, it was ...
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
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reviewed: Digital Fortress
Really enjoyed it. Definitely lived up to Dan Brown's other works. If you're at all into computers, it's also a really good r...
Digital Fortress - Dan Brown
reviewed: The Escape (Henderson's Boys)
If you liked the CHERUB series, this is a really interesting way of continuing it.
The Escape - Robert Muchamore
reviewed: Cirque Du Freak #1: A Living Nightmare: Book 1 in the Saga of Darren Shan (Cirque Du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan)
Really interesting concept. Definitely one to read if you like Young Adult books.
A Living Nightmare - Darren Shan