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Book Reviews: Apartment 16 + Unseen Academicals

Apartment 16 by Adam Nevill

This is an excellent and genuinely creepy novel about Barrington House, an upmarket apartment block where something malign lurks.

Seth the night-watchman explores Apartment 16 that has been vacant for 16 years and his experiences in there change him. Meanwhile Lillian an elderly resident dies and her great-niece arrives to claim her inheritance.

Apryl reads her great aunt’s diaries and learns of the evil that inhabits not only Apartment 16 but the whole of Barington House. This is a downbeat tale full of nightmare imagery. It is best read in daylight.

Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett

Football is the coming thing in the city of a Ankh-Morpork. The wizards of the Unseen University are to play a football match against a gang of street toughs, what could go wrong?

Well a lot and what does this all have to do with the mysterious Mr Nutt who works in the basement of the Unseen University? This was very good, very funny and with some cameos from much loved characters and characters who aren't really loved but show up anyway.
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