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Reviews from Lord Taylor of Glencoe

The Grownup

The Grownup: Gillian Flynn, January 17, 2017 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ The last published book from Gillian Flynn (to date) needs to be savoured, but as a single-chapter short story, it’s hard. The … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects: Gillian Flynn, April 5—17, 2016 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ Up-and-coming reporter Camille Preaker returns to her hometown to cover two potentially linked child murders in Flynn’s debut novel. Returning to her … Continue reading

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dark Places

Dark Places: Gillian Flynn, March 29—April 8, 2015  My rating: ♦♦♦♦♦  Let’s get the elephant out of the room first of all. This isn’t Gone Girl, and they shouldn’t be compared. … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Gone Girl

Gone Girl: Gillian Flynn, March 26—April 4, 2014 My rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ Gone Girl is a dark thriller and a work of genius. On her fifth wedding anniversary, Amy Elliott Dunne goes … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 7 Comments

Author Cloud

@Queen_UK Adolf Hitler agatha christie Alan Clements Alastair Campbell Aldous Huxley Aleksandr Orlov Alex Shaffer Andrew Neiderman Anthony Burgess Arthur Miller Bateman Ben Brooks Ben Elton Bram Stoker Bret Easton Ellis C.J. Cherryh Carolyn Jess-Cooke Charles Dickens Chuck Palahniuk Dan Brown Dante Alighieri dashiell hammett david baldacci David Brin David Glattauer David Kirkpatrick David Line David Tennant David Wolstencroft Dylan Jones E.L. James Edgar Allen Poe Emilia Fox Eoin Colfer Erica Spindler Frank Peretti Gabrielle Lord Gareth Roberts Geoff Ryman George Orwell George R. R. Martin George W. Bush Gillian Flynn Gillian Slovo Graham Greene Guy Piran Harper Lee Harriet Lane Herman Koch Ian Rankin J.K. Rowling Jack Thorne Jacqueline Rayner James Herbert James Patterson Jasper Fforde Jeff Green Jeff Kinney Jeffrey Archer Jem Lester Jenny Robson Jeremy Clarkson Jerry B. Jenkins Jim Thompson John Crowther John Green John Grisham John Tiffany John Verdon Jonas Jonasson Judith Kerr Juliana Foster Justin Richards Kaci Hill Karen Levine Keeley Bolger Louis Walsh malorie blackman Marissa Meyer Mark Haddon Mark Z. Danielewski Martin Sixsmith Mary Higgins Clark Mary McNamara Matt Haig Matthew Ravden Michael Berry Michael Connelly Michael Morpurgo Michael Quirke Miguel de Cervantes Mike Lancaster Morris Gleitzman Morton Rhue Neil Sinclair Nick Hornby Nick Page Patricia Cornwell Patricia Stotley Patrick Ness Paula Hawkins Paul Johnston Peter James Phil Allcock R.J. Palacio Rachelle Dekker Raymond Chandler Richard Bachman Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Ludlum Robin Cook Robin Kirkpatrick sandra brown Sebastian Beaumont Sharon Osbourne Stella Rimmington Stephen Cole Stephen King Steve Lookner Steve Lyons Stuart MacBride Sue Townsend Suzanne Collins ted dekker Terry Pratchett Tim LaHaye Tim Randall Todd Strasser Tom Avery Tom Bower Tom Cain Tom Hoyle tony blair William Golding William P. Young William Shakespeare
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