Category Archives: doug johnstone

THE DEAD BEAT is Kobo Daily Deal Today!

The Dead Beat is Kobo’s Daily Deal today. I Love Kobo. Dx

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THE JUMP Launch Party

Please come!

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My review of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins in The Independent on Sunday

OK, so this ran in the paper a while ago, but here’s my review of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train in the Independent on Sunday. It’s a much talked-about book, but I found it solid rather than exceptional.

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Top Ten Books of the Year

Ho ho ho, etc. Here are my favourite books of 2014. I haven’t written too much about them here, as the book covers below link to my reviews that either appeared in The Independent on Sunday or The Big Issue … Continue reading

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My review of The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak in The Independent on Sunday

And here’s my review of The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak. Full of life, so it is. And elephants.

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Lots of Big Issue book reviews

  Totally behind with posting these AGAIN, but here you go: Here is my column reviewing Favel Parrett and Helle Helle. Here is my column reviewing Peter Carey and J Robert Lennon. And here is my column reviewing the wonderful … Continue reading

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Book Week Scotland Write Up – Thanks!

Well, that was a blast! Spent last week travelling around the country doing events for Book Week Scotland. Had an amazing time. Thanks to EVERYONE who came along, all the fantastic library staff who made me very welcome, and the … Continue reading

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