Boston Mob

Like anyone who grew up with movies like Scarface and The Godfather, or who heard the stories of the Kray Brothers and Al Capone, the Mob has always held a macabre fascination. Portrayed as an honourable crime institution while being openly reviled as a despicable group of violent bullies, thieves and murderers….

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Less Than Zero

Definitely not for the faint of heart, Less Than Zero is so typically Ellis that you know as soon as you turn the first page that at some point he is going to leave you huddled in the foetal position or rocking back and forth on your heels in a corner.

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Blitzed

If you have ever wondered what happens when a nation becomes addicted to pharmaceutical speed, then Blitzed is the book for you. Essentially the story of drug-use in Germany (possibly with some dramatisation according to Ohler’s critics) and within the German army throughout the Second World War…

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Watership Down

Richard Adams is an absolute master at giving animals human traits, and personalities that are so perfectly aligned you don’t realise that you’re seeing life through the eyes of a rabbit or a dog – you simply become lost in the story, facing the adversity these animals often have to overcome as they try to live side by side with human beings in an ever shrinking world.

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The Trouble with Lichen

In all honesty I picked up this book in a second hand store simply because the author is John Wyndham, and I love his works, which includes the famous The Day of the Triffids. I’m happy I did because I love this story! First published in 1960, the copy I have was re-printed in 1971 and does have the coolest cover I must say.

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