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The BookWag List 4: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

March 22, 2013
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Road of Bones

1. Road of Bones by Fergal Keane When it comes to great battles of the Second World War, most people tend to focus on the likes of Dunkirk, Okinawa and Kursk. What not too many people know is that one of the most bloody battles of the conflict was actually fought in Kohima in 1944, over control…

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Review Round Up: The Oath of the Vayuputras by Amish Tripathi

March 20, 2013
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Amish Tripathi’s conclusion of his Shiva trilogy has been one of the most discussed books of the year. But does it live up to the hype surrounding it? Well, Bookwag’s own review of The Oath of the Vayuputras will be up shortly. But in the meantime, some reviews of the book  have been coming in and…

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The BookWag List 3: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

March 15, 2013
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The Perfect Murder

  1. Comandante: Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela by Rory Carroll His recent death shocked and delighted people in equal measure. Love him, or hate him, you could not ignore the irrepressible Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela. Some would have us believe he was a revolutionary, others that he was a dictator. Rory Carroll tries to tread…

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The BookWag List 2: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

March 8, 2013
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Wondering what to read? Allow the weekly BookWag List to help you out. It is a compilation of some of the greatest books ever written – carefully curated by our editors. Go, take your pick. And watch out for a new list every Friday. 1. Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong by David Walsh He…

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11 Scintillating Films Based On Stephen King Stories

March 6, 2013
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The Shawshank Redemption

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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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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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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6 Scandinavian Thriller Authors To Check Out (Apart From Stieg Larsson)

March 1, 2013
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JoNesbo

Stieg Larsson might have made thriller lovers turn their attention to the Scandinavian region with his ‘Millennium Series’ but he certainly is not the only author to have come from thence (and unfortunately wrote only three major titles). Indeed Sweden, Norway and Finland have produced a fair crop of thriller writers, many of them as…

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5 Must-Read Books By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, That Don’t Feature Sherlock Holmes

March 1, 2013
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He may be best known as the creator of the legendary Sherlock Holmes, but Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was also a master story teller who wrote a number of books on other subjects. In fact, he even ‘killed’ Holmes for a while to be able to do so. And five of his best  ‘non-Holmesian’ books…

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