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Dracul – Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker (Mrs Y)

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October 19, 2018

As part of our Halloween Special, The Reading Desk is delighted to welcome Mrs Y as our Guest, to provide us with her wonderful review of Dracul.
In October of 2018, something came into my life that I didn’t know I needed so badly. Someone did something so marvellous that it was both…


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Horror

Dracul – Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker (Peter)

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October 19, 2018

Malignant

The comparisons and connections between Dracul and Bram Stoker’s Dracula are inevitable and unavoidable. After all, this is the story of Bram Stoker’s early life, his family and what may have been the catalyst for his classic vampire story. Dracula has become the most popular monster figure ever, spawning…


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Literary Fiction

Milkman – Anna Burns

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October 17, 2018

 
Man Booker Prize Winner 2018
The Reading Desk is pleased to welcome Barbara De Garcia as our Guest, to provide us with her wonderful review of Milkman.
An unconventional book about an unconventional girl, living in times where life was highly conventionalized within the respective communities (working class Catholic and working-class Protestant). The vision…


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Literary Fiction

Skin Deep – Liz Nugent

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October 17, 2018

Narcissism

Beauty is only Skin Deep! But to what extent can it mask the evil that lies beneath?

Skin Deep is a breath-taking, expressive and ultimately heart-breaking novel. The title reflects on the ever-increasing preoccupation we have on image over substance. The story portrays the lack of normal reciprocal human relationships, masked…


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Crime Mystery Thriller War

I Am Pilgrim – Terry Hayes

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October 15, 2018

If you want to be free, all you have to do is let go.
An incredible debut novel from an author better known for their screenwriting work such as Mad Max 2 and From Hell, Terry Hayes has delivered a gripping and genuinely unpredictable story that refuses to be boxed…


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Romance Thriller

Why A Complicated Love – Daniel Kemp

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October 14, 2018

Esoteric
Francis is a man who has previously suffered an extremely vicious attack which has left him twisted, broken and deformed, and that’s his mind I refer to. His body is in a similar state of injury and he’s no longer able to have sex with Sammy, his wife. What…


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Literary Fiction

The Misremembered Man – Christina McKenna

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October 13, 2018

Serendipity 

The Misremembered Man is a captivating and very endearing story of 2 mature people dealing with a harsh past, a lonely present and a hope for a renewed future. Jamie McCloone and Lydia Devine are, both strangers, both seeking companionship, and both hoping for something meaningful in their autumn years….


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History

The Bastard Princess – Gemma Lawrence

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October 12, 2018

The Bastard Princess chronicles the early life of Elizabeth I from birth in 1533 to the age of sixteen and the beginning of the reign of her sister Mary I, the first queen of England. Having a keen interest in history, particularly the Tudor period, I was enthusiastic to read…


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Crime Mystery

The Ruin – Dervla McTiernan

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October 12, 2018

Dereliction

The Ruin is a fantastic crime murder mystery with multiple fascinating plot threads that the brilliantly drawn characters get to weave in and out of. Each and every character adds intriguing suspicion, hidden agendas and background to the story. The plotting is very clever and delicate layers of deceit from…


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Business Personal Development

12 Startup Success Secrets – Eddie Yu

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October 10, 2018

Insight

This could be the book that changes your life. It is written with passion, empathy, knowledge and direction. It has a purpose that puts you into the driving seat of starting and growing an internet business. Get the foundations right from the start and the business functions can be…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

Founder of The Reading Desk, supporting readers, authors, publishers and book industry. Top Reviewer on Amazon, Goodreads, and NetGalley peter@thereadingdesk.com

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