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Octave seems to have everything going for him—a good mind, a great job in advertising, a lavish apartment, girls, and a cocaine habit he can afford. But it soon becomes clear that he also has a serious problem with his life. From the moment when he storms out of the offices of a lucrative client after daubing the word pigs all over the walls with his own blood, things begin to spiral dangerously out of control. The top men in advertising? They’ve already started the third world war he claims. This belief inevitably spurs him on from violent words to violent deeds, stopping at nothing—not even murder.


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Book Review: The Alice Network

The latest by Kate Quinn is a departure from Roman intrigue, be it during Antiquity or Renaissance, but not from her masterful gripping storytelling. The Alice Network is a wartime novel about daring female spies, a determined American socialite on a rescue mission and a lot of damaged souls on a quest for redemption.

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Status: writer, blogger, designer, reader, connoisseur of sorts
Here to: talk books, talk writing, start a book club

I read, write, design and obsess over movies and TV shows.

I am passionate about stories, because they are about people – about the way people interact with each other, with the world, with what they do and do not comprehend. People matter and voices matter.

Above all I value authenticity and self-expression. I am moved when I see basic instincts crushed by compassion and fake sophistication crushed by true nature.

The length of my to-read list is a growing frustration and my reading speed is laughable. I got a soft spot for good historical fiction and zero tolerance for poor writing.

I love to talk books –  not sure my friends like me much for it, but they are being tolerant. I get a lot of tolerant discussions on books and book-related stuff, but what I need is less tolerant and more passionate.

In other words, pleased to welcome you in my online reading space!

For starters, this is what Pretty Doesome is about – a lifestyle with books, words and storytelling at its core.