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666 Charing Cross Road

666 Charing Cross Road

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Erschienen am 30.09.2011
Verdigris

Verdigris

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Erschienen am 01.07.2000
Exchange

Exchange

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Erschienen am 05.02.2007
Hell's Belles!

Hell's Belles!

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Erschienen am 01.04.2010
Never the Bride

Never the Bride

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Erschienen am 03.05.2007

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Rezension zu "Welcome Home, Bernard Socks (Obverse Originals)" von Paul Magrs

Bringing home a cat
Alaisvor einem Jahr

This book is the sequel to "The Story of Fester Cat" in which Paul Magrs related his happy life with Fester, a stray cat, who one day decided to adopt him and his partner Jeremy, their long battle against Fester's illness and the horrible day they had to let him go...
Just as this first book, "Welcome home, Bernard Socks" is told from the viewpoint of Fester who lingers as a cat ghost to make sure that his boys are ok.
It is a story of opening your heart again after a terrible loss. To adopt a sucessor who, of course, could never be a replacement. As Fester put it "So the lesson of my love is for you to be alone? [...] I am dead. I have no choice. But you do. You simply must give your heart again. You must look after another. And let another look after you." (p. 10)
I suppose that everybody who has ever loved and mourned a cat can relate to this complicated situation, of dealing with grief and trying to go on, experiencing this magic moment and pure joy of adopting a cat while at the same time being so sad and still (always will be) having a beloved dead cat in your heart. I am going through this right now and, although I had to stop very often to cry a bit (my little lady cat resembled Fester in so many ways, she died from cancer but she, too, had thyroid disease and had to take pills for years and she was so incredibly tiny compared to my new feline companion), I have found it soothing and reassuring.
Also, I just love Paul Magrs fluent, eloquent writing style. My favourite of the two books will remain "The Story of Fester Cat" but this book is definitely an important sequel.

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Rezension zu "666 Charing Cross Road" von Paul Magrs

A witty modern tale about a sinister grimoire...
Alaisvor 4 Jahren

New Yorker witch Liza loves antique books and is thrilled when her friend Jack shows her an advertisement of a bookshop in London specializing in vintage and antique books. She quickly places an order but among the books she receives from overseas is a very unwelcome guest - a "grimoire", an old book of magic hiding something that is waiting to bite... To get rid of it, she passes it on to Daniel, the posh new boyfriend of her niece Shelley. But that was a very bad idea and soon Shelley and her aunt have to deal with an effigy, the centrepiece of Shelley's museum show, that comes into life and a wannabe vampire king trying to build an army...
A very weird and dark tale that is fun to read. It is entertaining and yet quite intelligent. I loved following the twists and turns of the story and the way the author uses his imagination.

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Rezension zu "Doctor Who: Sick Building" von Paul Magrs

Rezension zu "Doctor Who: Sick Building" von Paul Magrs
Valkyrie Kanevor 9 Jahren

**SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER**

A new DW adventure, once again wonderfully narrated by Will Thorp. I still can’t get over how damn much he sounds just like David Tennant when he wants to. Amazing, really.

As for the story itself... yeah, well. It’s a nice idea and pretty captivating, but the solution... It kind of sucks out loud. I mean, REALLY? A huge, “multi-voiced” burp to indicate that there’s an even bigger predator than the one that’s already coming at you? And you couldn’t have thought about that earlier?

No. Sorry, but... just, no.

Plus, I’m completely against letting people like Mr./Dr. Tiermann SURVIVE a story like this. Sorry, I just am.

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