Popcultureboy’s #CBR5 Review #92: The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín

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Colm Tóibín gives Mary centre stage for 104 beautiful grief filled pages. Religious or not, this quick but by no means easy read is worth your time. Full review on my blog here.

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Popcultureboy’s #CBR5 Review #91: Capital by John Lanchester

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A delightful and sprawling novel, centring on a handful of residents of one street in London. Engrossing, beautifully paced, just a touch too predictable, the full review is on my blog here.

Popcultureboy’s #CBR5 Review #90: More Than This by Patrick Ness

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Hard to believe that a year ago, I couldn’t have picked Ness or his books out of a line up and now I can’t get enough. His latest, a YA novel about a teenager whose suicide does not go according to plan (to say the least) is epically gorgeous and you should all read it. Full review is on my blog here

Popcultureboy’s #CBR5 Review #89: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison

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The book equivalent of a Chinese takeaway meal. Looks super tasty, but it’s quickly devoured, somehow not as satisfying as you’d hoped and then quickly forgotten. The full review is on my blog here.

Popcultureboy’s #CBR5 review #88: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

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Long awaited, hugely anticipated and freaking brilliant. King writes his first ever sequel to a previous standalone with wonderful results. This is the second review of Doctor Sleep on CBR5, after Lady Cordelia’s, but I doubt it will be the last. The full review can be found on my blog here.

Popcultureboy’s #CBR5 Review #86: The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

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There isn’t really anything I can say about this seriously fantastic book that hasn’t been said either at the time or in the months following Banks’s cruelly premature death. But don’t let that stop you reading the full review. You can find it here.