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    The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau (A review)

    I was given a review copy of this collection by Bee Books in exchange for an honest review. “You might as well say that whenever two people meet it’s strange. Our meeting is no stranger than any other meeting between two people who don’t know each other.” The quote describes The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau better than you would think at first glance. In the sleepy, provincial, transitory border town of Saint Louis, more people know each other by face than not, and yet, as the book shows us, it’s possible for people to harbour secrets, for murders to stay…

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    Nocturnes: Kazuo Ishiguro (Review)

    Ishiguro, K. (2009) Nocturnes. London: Faber and Faber. Up until 3 years ago, I have to admit that I hadn’t really heard of or read any of Ishiguro’s work. And then suddenly, within the span of a month, I ending up buying Never Let Me Go (novel) and the then recently released short story collection, Nocturnes because I liked what I read in the blurbs and the parts I’d briefly browsed through. I read the novel first and though it took me a few chapters to become really engrossed with the meticulously created world and its characters, I was hooked…

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