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Review supplied by Alix Wright The picture of Dorian Grey is by far the most intelligent book I have ever read. Wilde’s victorian London is vivid and entrancing, seedy and sickening all at once. The characters have some of the most honest, achingly funny dialogue I have ever come across in any novel. Cant be [...]

Review by Jack Henry Collings Blood Fever has immense over your brain and I couldn’t put the book down until I had finished it. I am now looking out for the next book called Double Or Die by the same person, Charlie Higson. However back to the point these books have increased my knowledge by [...]

Review supplied by Mel Lovegrove. Superb book about this elderly lady who has three grown up children who she does not really get on with. She knows she is at the end of her life and is choosing to please herself at last instead of pleasing her family. It is a lovely book full of [...]

Review supplied by Marian Corbett. An impending short visit to Belfast sparked my interest in re-reading the novels of local author Brian Moore. I first stumbled across his book The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne some years ago and was profoundly moved by it. That a man could so far enter into the mind of [...]

Review supplied by Dan This is a very good read, and very gripping. This is the first book of Patterson’s that I’d read (although not the first of the Alex Cross series) and I have already begun on another Patterson book. Pop Goes the Weasel is the story of a serial killer, but is much [...]

This is the first book I’d read of Mary Stewart’s and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is an interesting story telling the attempts of the main character, Mary Grey, to impersonate Annabel Winslow (missing, presumed dead) in order to influence the Will of Grandfather Winslow and to alter who he leaves Winslow Farm to, (namely [...]

This looked a really interesting book. It is set in New York in 1909, around the time of Sigmund Freud, and also the time of the creation of several famous New York structures. The main character/investigator is one of Freud’s colleagues, called Stratham Younger. After one murder is committed and another attempted, which results in [...]

Dissolution by C J Sansom

This is quite an unusual book, and I really enjoyed it for that reason. It is a murder mystery set in Tudor times, so there is a gripping story yet also a fascinating history lesson. The murder mystery aspect was very good with lots of twists and turns, and plenty to keep the reader guessing. [...]

  

Classic Book Club

Please leave your reviews and comments about any books you have read, whether they be old classics such as Bronte, Austen or Dickens, or modern-day classics such as Dan Brown, Cathy Kelly or Marian Keyes.