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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

The Dirk Gently Omnibus (Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul) Douglas Adams Heinemann £9.99, pp501 In 1979, on an insignificant planet in a downmarket end of t ...

KIRKUS

Bridget Jones's Diary

Newspaper columnist Fielding’s first effort, a bestseller in Britain, lives up to the hype: This year in the life of a single woman is closely observed and laugh-out-loud funny...Fielding’s diarist ra ...

KIRKUS 5

An Abundance of Katherines

There are tender tearful moments of romance and sadness balanced by an ironic tone and esoteric footnotes along with complex math. Fully fun, challengingly complex and entirely entertaining.

KIRKUS 4

High Fidelity

Fast, fun, and remarkably deft: a sharp-edged portrait that manages at once to be vicious, generous, and utterly good-natured.

KIRKUS 3

Tell Me Where It Hurts

Trout brings up some interesting ethical issues, but readers looking for a heart-warmer will be bored by these tangents, and intellectuals will feel belittled by the tongue-in-cheek prose and frenetic ...

KIRKUS REVIEWS 4

Notes From a Small Island

The spelling is American, the writing is English (fat folk are seen to "Hoover up" their comestibles), and the wit is genuine. A diverting travel journal, for Anglophiles especially.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 3

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Told through several narrative vehicles and traveling through space and time from Depression-era Louisiana to present-day Seattle, this novel attempts to wed a folksy homespun tale to a soul-searching ...

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Breakfast of Champions

All of this is told in Mr. Vonnegut's appropriately discontinuous fashion from deceptive non to as the crow flies sequitur and there are magic marker pictures comic-stripped in throughout the text inc ...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 4

James and the Giant Peach

As with many of Dahl's books, the pure-of-heart child prevails while wicked, dimwitted adults get their due. Dahl fans, Anglophiles and even those new to audio will likely delight in these proceedings ...

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As You Like It

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An Abundance of Katherines

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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

True Love

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