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A reader would expect a novel about the Holocaust, written from the point of view of a concentration camp inmate, to be shocking – but perhaps not in the grotesque, noir-comic style of A Man Lies Dreaming.  Told from the alternating perspectives of two m

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Writing sequels and prequels to classics has become common nowadays, but the results are variable. When a much-loved author is imitated, even by the most skilled of writers, there is always the danger of never being able to live up to the original.

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This is the Barcelona of the early 20th Century, where the streets are filled with anarchists and ordinary people live in fear of a monster, who may be a vampire.

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Unmanned is a topical, complex and multi-layered exploration of the world of surveillance and bureaucratic paranoia.

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Spark is yet another riveting dystopian novel from the dedicated "off-gridder" John Twelve Hawks.  The main character, Jacob Underwood, is a man who should have died in an appalling motorbike accident but survived - although with such severe brain damage

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Weird things are happening at the Cleveland branch of the Orsk furniture store where Amy works. Stock is getting ruined overnight when the place should be empty and she’s sure she saw a customer in the shop before opening hours.

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Joe Goldberg is a twenty-something New Yorker working in an East Village book shop. Aspiring writer Guinevere Beck is a Brown alumnus, living on the fringes of privileged New York society.

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Samantha Harvey's third novel Dear Thief is notable for the bravery of its structure. The entire book consists of a letter, composed over six months (from Boxing Day 2001 to June 2002) to a woman whose whereabouts are unknown.

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Author Lauren Oliver won acclaim for her books for young adults and children, but her novel Rooms unequivocally marks her first foray into adult fiction.

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Andrew Marr, according to the publisher’s blurb, "has long wanted to write a political satire". One can understand why.

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