The intent and original groundwork of the story were spot on but, the ability to capitalize on this and keep the story on this route was something to be desired for.    2/5 14+

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Cards on the Table

TEEN RATING: Agatha Christie’s mind has created an amazing piece of murder mystery fiction. The setting is so enticing, the crime so blatant, yet the assailant completely unknown… Cards on the Table is a wonderful novel with such a complex and unsuspecting plot. Agatha Christie’s writing draws readers into a world of their own and does not them go easily…    4.7/5    12+ Continue reading Cards on the Table

Ender’s Game

Teen Rating: An incredibly written story, with plenty of twists and turns along the way to, to keep us guessing,at what the final destination may actually be. If written differently Ender’s Game could easily have become incredibly boring, forgettable story. Fortunately for us, however and Orson, of course, Orson’s writing technique and his ability to leave us all in the dark makes Ender’s Game and sensational read. Leaving you lost for words, deep in thought and wishing for more. Continue reading Ender’s Game

The Innocent Mage

Teen Rating: Hilariously funny. However strangely (when in comparison with other novels in general) Miller built up the tempo and intensity of the book, only to have the resulting climax in the subsequent novel.  However unorthodox the approach to writing a novel or short story, the lingering uneasy effect it had on me changed over time. I was now fully capable of seeing the whole story for what it was made of and not the route it took. In other words by stepping off the beaten track, Miller as avoided any sense of ‘déjá vu’ by avoiding creating a cliche story line, which would take away from the mastery of her ‘build up’ to the climax and the actual content of her novel. As strange as it sounds, it’s effect actually seems to have worked, for me at least! Does it work for you?     4.7/5      14+ Continue reading The Innocent Mage

Uncommon Type

TEEN RATING: Tom Hanks’, unique and comedic approach to writing fiction stands alongside his greatest films as testament to what he has accomplished in his career. Uncommon Type is a great read for when you’re too busy to be fully immersed in a long fictional novel. It covers many genres, each with a unique twist. A must read for summer holidays or even cosied up indoors during the winter! This novel has something for everyone.    14+    4.1/5 Continue reading Uncommon Type