Simon's bookshelf: read

The Satanic Verses
really liked it
Rushdie demands your full concentration. If your mind wanders, you'll find yourself winding back pages, trying to recapture the thread. The truth is that this is a complex, sometimes confusing novel, held together by prose so eloquent t...
The Red Door
liked it
On the whole, I found this a really enjoyable story. The plot was complex and intriguing, and I found myself wanting to keep picking up the story. In the end I was creating time for myself to read it. I enjoyed the style of writing too...
The Thomas Berryman Number
did not like it
I'm really surprised. I've never read a James Patterson book before and having been given this one, and being in between books, I thought I'd give it a go. It must be good, right? I mean he has sold more books than anyone, ever. And this...
Kinnara
it was amazing
Refreshing, Rewarding and Riveting. Ansbro has a way about him, an impish, irreverent style. His prose is witty and unique, his characters deep and engaging. Add all this together, overlay it with vivid locations, both exotic - and, er ...
Unclaimed Baggage
it was amazing
Touching and thought provoking. If you have ever lost a parent, then as well as utter sadness at their passing, you’ll have felt profound regret that you just never knew them as a person. You knew their role, you knew that they would do...

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