Book Reviews

11 Scintillating Films Based On Stephen King Stories

March 6, 2013
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If you’re a fan of classic horror films, or maybe prison stories, chances are you’ve seen some of Stephen King’s work immortalized on the big screen. While 11 films aren’t nearly enough to showcase his extensive work, we’re picking the creme de la creme, the cream of the crop, the best of the best. Here…

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5 Stephen King Books for the Uninitiated

March 4, 2013
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There are way too many Stephen King stories you can enjoy and eventually grow to love. But for those of you who haven’t yet delved into King’s phenomenal mind, these are five books you will thoroughly enjoy. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find yourself a new favourite author. cheap Wedding Dresses This is one of King’s…

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6 Actors Who Have Played Sherlock Holmes

March 4, 2013
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6 Actors Who Have Played Sherlock Holmes

When it comes to literary figures who have had screen avatars, there are few who have had as many as the legendary occupant of 221B Baker Street. A number of actors, some illustrious, others less so have tried their hands at being the most famous detective in literature with varying levels of success. Here in…

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Book Review: One Shot by Lee Child

March 1, 2013
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In a building in  an Indiana city, a sniper meticulously prepares himself. And guns down five people in the street, missing just one shot. The police investigate and track down a person towards whom the evidence points. It is an open and shut case, so strong is the evidence against the man. He, however, insists…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Jack Reacher

March 1, 2013
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He is back. The man with the Holmesian sense of deduction and muscles like Arnie. There are few characters in the history of popular fiction like Jack Reacher, the former military policeman with a penchant of stumbling into–and sorting out–trouble.  Not surprising when you look at his skill set.

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Book Review: Death Comes to Pemberly by PD James

March 1, 2013
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Death Comes To Pemberley

What do you do when you are uncrowned queen of crime fiction, have won multiple awards, been given a life peerage, and are nearing a hundred years on the planet? Well, in the case of Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, or plain PD James, as millions of readers know her, you pick…

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Book Review: A Brief History of the Great Moghuls by Bamber Gasciogne

March 1, 2013
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A Brief History of the Great Moghuls

Mention the words “history” and “Mughals” in the same sentence and  the image that springs to mind is that of “magisterial” tomes, contained detailed accounts of India’s former rulers – perfect for history lovers, just a bit forbidding for more mainstream readers who just want a flavour of the period and its personalities. Well, if…

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Review Round Up: Return of a King by William Dalrymple

March 1, 2013
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  Take one of the most troubled lands in the world. And get one of the world’s best writers to write about one of its most turbulent times. Well, that is exactly what has happened in Return of a King, in which renowned travel and history author turns his gaze on Afghanistan in 1839 and the…

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Pride and Prejudice: 7 Books That Also Tell The Story

March 1, 2013
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She may be the latest author to add to the Pride and Prejudice saga, but PD James is certainly not the first. In fact, more than a hundred books have been written around the Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. Here’s a look at a seven of the best: 1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth…

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Review Round Up: The Racketeer by John Grisham

March 1, 2013
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He has been unusually prolific of late (this is his fourth book since 2010) and also showing a penchant for moving beyond the legal thriller genre that most people identify him with. In the racketeer, however, he is back in the legal thrill business, as he takes the reader into the mystery surrounding the death…

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