BY SEAN CLARK

We’ve been swamped lately, so January was a bit content-light. If you missed any of these reviews though, here’s their bite-sized samples.

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Drinking Closer to Home

sprawling family tale

Great Read kicks off the new year

warm humour abounds

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The Call

book about a vet

uncommon presentation

some great writing here

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Live Free or Die

not a brain-buster

sometimes gets too housewife-y

but a pleasant read

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Nocturnes

5blends King and Gaiman

ranging horror collection

stories spook, not scare

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Robopocalypse

shallow, no diving

does what it sets out to do

like the title? read

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The Big Sleep

hard-boiled sleuth book

seminal gumshoe novel

mystery fans: read

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We The Animals

more a novella

love your family, and hate them

library check out

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