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Smoker

Author: Mel Odom Smoker is a short story, only about forty-five pages, but it represents one of the great things about eBooks. In days of yore, its length it would have always made it cost prohibitive to print. Unless it popped up in an anthology, or in a magazine, this story would have gone unread, […]

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London Irish Punk: Life & Music… Shane MacGowan

London Irish Punk: Life & Music… Shane MacGowan Author: Joe Merrick Publisher: Omnibus Press Published: 2001 I know this is probably one of the most obvious and stupid things I have written here on P2K, but life is subjective. We all live our lives with a myriad of external forces pulling us in one direction […]

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The Man With the Iron-On Badge

Author: Lee Goldberg Publisher: Five Star Publishing Published: 2005 2010 has been a good reading year for me. After people have read some of my reviews, and noticed the generally positive slant to them, I get a few comments along the lines of “What, you like every book you read?” Well this is how it […]

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Velocity

Author: Dean Koontz Published: 2005 Velocity is the first Dean Koontz novel that I have read, primarily because he writes in a genre I am not particularly fond of. Actually that’s not really true – I like a good thriller, but I am a pretty squeamish kind of guy, and Koontz (or so the book […]

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Portrait of a Killer

Portrait Of A Killer: Jack the Ripper Case Closed Author: Patricia Cornwell Publisher: Little Brown Books Release Year: 2002 Here’s a quick one. Those of you who have read quite a few of my film reviews will know that I am pretty squeamish. I am not a big fan of serial killer or ‘stalk and […]

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You’ll Never Take Me Alive

The Life And Death Of Bushranger Ben Hall (2005) Author: Nick Bleszynski ‘I might as well have the game as the blame’. As a bright eyed youngster, all of nine years old, I remember at school, every Thursday afternoon we’d listen to the ABC radio’s musical school program. Every week they’d teach kids from all […]

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Peepshow

Author: Leigh Redhead Publisher: Unwin & Allen Release Year: 2004 For this review, I am going to look at a bit of local fiction. When I was younger (so much younger than today), I used to live in Richmond, which is a inner-city suburb of Melbourne. Richmond is also the home of the M.C.G. or […]

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Ratcatcher

Author: James McGee Publisher: Harper Collins Release Year: 2006 You don’t send a gentleman to catch vermin. You send Hawkwood. Ratcatcher while being quite enjoyable is a ‘Goldfinger’ book. Have you ever watched Goldfinger? Have you noticed that James Bond doesn’t really do anything. He falls into nearly every trap, and in the end, one […]

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