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Firing Blancs – Peter Stafford-Bow

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18 September 2020

Maneuver

The exploits of wine aficionado Felix Hart continue in his latest satirical novel of the wine industry. Firing Blancs, is a colourful adventure where uncompromising situations seem to follow Felix and humour drips off every page. Felix Hart is the head wine buyer for Gatesave Supermarkets and sources wines from…


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Humour Literary Fiction

The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov

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20 June 2020

“The devil went down to Georgia Moscow, he was looking for a soul to steal.”—Primus

Phew! I needed a margarita after finishing The Master and Margarita! What a magnificent, turbulent read!

This extravagant Russian allegory is an adult Alice in Wonderland, bursting at the seams with mischief, darkness and rambunctiousness. The ghosts of Faust…


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Mr Wizard – Jeff Wallach

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5 May 2020

Misdirection

Jeff Wallach’s debut novel, Mr Wizard is a light-hearted and highly entertaining story of family secrets and the adventure of discovering new family connections. The last words Jenny Elliot mentioned to her son Phillip before passing away, was about an Irish golf pro in Ballydraiocht, Ireland. That cryptic message made no…


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Contemporary Fiction Humour

Logging Off – Nick Spalding

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19 April 2020

Rebalancing

In our world of instant communications, information overload, connected devices and online communities have we become slaves to the relentless appetite of the internet? Are we addicted to data? Nick Spalding has a formula for taking many of these real-world (and often sensitive) issues and building an entertaining and…


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The Minotaur’s Son: & other wild tales – Kevin Ansbro

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6 February 2020

Imaginative

The Minotaur’s Son: & other wild tales is a book of short stories that is unbounded in its imagination and entertainment. A collection of tales that I want to imagine being told around the metaphorical campfire, late at night, when the teller want to enthral and beguile their listeners. Stories…


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The Absolutely Useless Guide to… Travel – Sean Dalton, Sean Kelly & David O’Rourke

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13 December 2019

Exploits

The Absolutely Useless Guide to… Travel is a parody of travel guides that try to use personal stories to illustrate the culture or sights of a new country – often failing miserably. Sean Dalton, Sean Kelly, and David O’Rourke are very witty guys and I imagine would keep a crowd…


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Fantasy Humour Literary Fiction Reviews

There and NEVER EVER BACK AGAIN: A Dark Lord’s Diary by Jeff Mach

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31 October 2019

Welcome to the week of All Hallows Eve, and for this spooktacular book time of year, I offer you a review on something a little different. Today I am reviewing “There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN: A Dark Lord’s Diary:” (A Memoir and Manifest for Villains and Monsters) By…


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Crime Humour Literary Fiction

The Sisters Brothers – Patrick deWitt

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28 October 2019

Satirical

The Sisters Brothers is an exceptional novel that is absorbing and delightfully original. While it’s a traditional Western with cowboys and gold-mining, it feels like a retelling with a modern atmosphere. The writing style is lyrical and the dialogue flows so effortlessly with its satirical interweaving of humour, brotherhood, loneliness,…


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Don’t Bank on it Sweetheart by Michael N. Wilton

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30 September 2019

I know this is going to sound so silly, but this book was fun for me to read. Today I am reviewing “Don’t Bank On it Sweetheart” which is written by Michael N. Wilton and came to me thanks to the friendly people at BooksGoSocial. I get their emails…


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Scoundrels – Victor Cornwall, St. John Trevelyan

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25 April 2019

Reprobates

Major Victor Cornwall and Major Arthur St John Trevelyan are two stereotypical English aristocrats, from an era when they had servants dealing with all the details that every activity required. They exhibit that air of confident superiority yet often lack common sense. They hold an undiminished belief that anything…

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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