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Les Miserables: A Book Review

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Les Miserables: The Long Masterpiece “We can only suppose that its new life as a musical – and what an appropriate fate for that most operatic novelist – will help to bring Les Miserables to the attention of a new generation of readers, reminding them perhaps that the abuses Hugo catalogues are still alive elsewhere, awaiting their own […]

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Civil War II – A Graphic Novel

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What is Civil War II and what happened to Civil War I? Civil War II is one of the latest events in the Marvel Comic Book Universe. Following on from the events of the Secret Wars and all the new characters being introduced into the current continuum (such as Ms. Marvel and the Miles Morales version of Spiderman). […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Adjectives and Adverbs

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Adjectives and Adverbs The most common complaint or issue that authors have when it regards adjectives and adverbs is their overuse. Overusing adjectives or adverbs can lead to a form of ‘telling’ writing in which the writer is ‘pigeon holing’ the reader into their world. Look for example at the following sentence: The dark blue […]

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Vicious by V.E. Schwab Book Review

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Vicious is one of those novels that is like a delicious but tough piece of steak: difficult to chew, but appetising to the palette. It begins slowly, with  segment of the novel out of chronological order, a writing tactic that is both frustrating for easy reading, but also intriguing. Intriguing, because the incorrect sequencing of the […]