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Vulpes Libris Reviews 2011

You can find a list of my 2011 Vulpes Libris reviews below:


Still Missing by Beth Gutcheon: a very well written novel about missing children

Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler: an elegaic book about families and being alone

Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard: a long drawn-out and ultimately dull crime novel with a few good lines

Seeker by Andy Frankham-Allen: a magnificent fantasy novel and a great start to a new series

Serena by Ron Rash: a brave and interesting reworking of Macbeth, but it doesn't quite achieve its potential

The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy: an okay collection of romantic short stories which are fluffy enough but won't keep your attention for long

London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp: a rather mediocre novel containing a great deal about pimps, prostitution and pornography

Vivaldi and the Number 3 by Ron Butlin: a collection of musically-inspired short stories that are a mixture of delight and disillusionment

The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian: a magnificent and deeply clever crime novel

The New Uncanny: Tales of Unease, ed Sarah Eyre & Ra Page: a creepy collection of short stories ideal for winter

The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory: a sadly below-par historical novel by the Queen of Fictional History

The Sisterhood by Emily Barr: an inspired but lunatic novel about the peculiarity of families

We're Gonna Be Famous by Graham Sclater: an enjoyable children's novel which shows that music really can save lives

In My Father's House by E Lynn Harris: a flawed novel about the Beautiful People

The Maid by Yasutaka Tsutsui: a fascinating picaresque novel about the unique powers of one special maid

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