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    The front cover described this book as 'Welcome to MI5 for wizards' and generally that's the whole premise of it. A secret British government agency that has a staff with supernatural powers.

    Very entertaining and a fairly original premise. I did start to get a little confused by the number of characters and actually why some were even there ( the sister for one) and to be honest the book could have been 3/4 of the length it was as it had a plot that kind of went on and on but really didn't need to.
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    This book was an excellent read. It was gripping from the beginning, and included all the twists and turns that you'd expect from a modern thriller.

    It was well written whilst being easy to read.

    This is book is a must for all lovers of a good thriller! The only criticism ...
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    This is my first attempt at a book review on here so bear with me until I get the hang of what on earth I am doing.

    I read Sticks and Stones by KJ Larsen and on the whole it was just OK. The plot surrounds a private investigator called Cat Deluca who runs the Pants on Fire Detective Agency and gets drawn into a murder enquiry inadvertently.

    The book is set in Chicago but I must confess I kept forgetting that as it seemed to be a better fit to set in New York. The story was rather formulaic and unoriginal, there we one too many male characters that we not essential to the story that kind of confused me trying to keep track of who was what and where they were!

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    Please bear with me on my first book review!!

    This book is based on a love story (or two!) told through letters alone.

    The first part is letters sent between a poet and a fan, that blossoms into love, through the period of the first world war. Then you see letters between a mother and daughter throughout World War II.

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    Dan Brown has that wonderful knack of a novelist of antagonising both sides of an argument! His books are always controversial, not so much because of what he writes but because he is dealing with issues that certain establishment bodies feel is their own purview; it is not for Brown to mess with the Masses minds – that is their job! His books polarise opinion and he is liked and hated in almost equal measure, which in my opinion is no bad thing for a novelist. Some say his books are puerile, lacking depth and poor characterisation yet still have a huge following, so he can’t be doing all that badly! He has the knack of getting under the skin of peoples’ beliefs and therefore generates acres of column inches which is pure gold to him in advertising.

    Anyway, as I seem to be getting close to antagonising with my own interpretation, I will get on with what the book is about!

    The ‘Inferno’ referred to is that described by Dante in his epic poem “Devine Comedy” about the decent into Hell. Yet in itself this is a bit of a sideline to the actual story which begins with Brown’s usual hero Dr Langdon waking in hospital with no recollection of what happened and where he is. The medical staff talking over him are speaking Italian, which as his last recollection was being in America seems a tad strange. As he is waking and asking questions an attempt is made on his life by a gunman forcing their way into the room, killing the doctor and trying to kill Langdon.

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