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Review: The Famous Union by Michael Meyer (4 stars)

A fast-paced and frequently hilarious tale of life in academia, Michael Meyer’s The Famous Union actually reminded me a little of Tom Sharpe’s Wilt, with one important exception: I actually found The Famous Union to be funnier, more biting and more inventive. The Famous Union is the story of Alexander Smith and William Ferris, who … Continue reading

Review: The Survival of Marvin Baines by Michael Meyer (4.5 stars)

Marvin Baines has two problems: he just turned forty, and he can no longer distinguish fantasy from reality. As his life starts to unravel, Marvin starts to realise that what he thought he wanted – a new, more exciting life – might turn out to be a mixed blessing. The Survival of Marvin Baines takes … Continue reading

Review: Take the Monkeys and Run by Karen Cantwell (3 stars)

Your view of the world ‘zany’ will probably inform your view of Take the Monkeys and Run. If you like zany, madcap adventures with a dash of humour, you should probably go and buy this book right now. However, as you might have guessed, I have my reservations. I felt that the book never really … Continue reading

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