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By: Kate | September 24, 2015

In my day job I work with people struggling with addiction, childhood trauma and mental health issues. So when it comes to my leisure time, the last thing I feel like is difficult or depressing reading. Nothing will see me put a book down quicker than a blurb promising to 'explore searing emotional pain' or 'plumb the depths of human grief'. 

However, I also hate crappy writing. I hate clunky sentences, ill-formed or stereotyped characters, and illogical or clichéd storylines. This creates a dilemma, as most 'serious writers' lean towards serious subjects. Far too often the choice is between painful story / good writing or entertaining story / rubbish writing. 

Consequently I am always on the look-out for books that provide a rollicking story...

Category: Books 

Tags: Art Books 

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