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Book Reviews: Glitz + Supernatural Companion 2 + The Dimension Next Door

Glitz by Louise Bagshawe

Four spoilt trust fund brats are shocked when their bone idle, spend thrift lifestyle comes under threat. Their trust fund provider Uncle Clem is getting married and he is cutting them off from their unearned wealth.

The brats are shocked. They've no savings, no job skills and no concept of a budget. They spend all their lucre on shoes, jewels, face cream, dresses and eyebrow pluckers. They decide they cannot live without their trust fund and decide to sabotage Uncle Clem's engagement.

Life Lessons Learnt From This Novel: Spending £15,000 in one day on clothes is a good thing. A makeover will make people respect you, get you friends, a lover, a purpose and marriage. Greed is good. Budgeting is for poor people. Unearned wealth is bad but then again it is also good. Being entitled and bone idle is a good thing.

This is a good, juicy 80's style read but are we seriously supposed to like this people? Are we supposed to go 'you go girl!' at this pack of spoilt brats?

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Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 2 by Nicholas Knight

The guide to season 2 in which John died, Dean made a deal and Sam got possessed by Meg. This is an interesting if barebones read, the
Jo/Roadhouse/psychic kid dumping uproars are played down. TPTB complain about how 'on the internet' people point out that the show is all about Sam. Maybe if they did something about that people would stop complaining. TPTB lavish praise on the season ender 'All Hell Breaks Loose 1&2'. That two parter was lame, yet it is given a major tongue bath in this companion.

With background info and lots of nice pictures this is a worthwhile buy for 'Supernatural' fans. The season 3 guide should be very interesting to see how they deal with the whole Ruby/Bela uproar.

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The Dimension Next Door Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Kerrie Hughes

This readable DAW anthology contains various stories about other realities.

Stories like:

The Trouble With The Truth, a featherlight tale in which two college
students have magical abilities.

wwwkarmassistcom, a nasty moral fable in which an office drone gets other worldly help in avenging himself on those who annoy him.

The Avalon Psalter, a wonderful story in which a psychic recreates the lost works from the age of King Arthur.

Shadows In The Mirrors, a creepy story in which a woman hunts for her
missing child.

The Silver Path, an interesting tale in which a man serves Elizabeth I in his own unique way.
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