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'Never Eat Blue Food' by Malcolm Rigby (21 July 2011)

The unusual tale of boy meets girl and girl meets slug...

Okay, I’m a slug. Not brilliant, I grant you, but I do have my hobbies like television and people watching. When I slither my way up through the floorboards I find the human race in disarray; there’s Jenny, mother of two, with her emotional and sexual shortfalls; then on one side of the terrace is Frances who just wants to be who she used to be if she could remember who that was; and on the other is a young professional couple who have aspirations, white carpets but perhaps not enough emotional bravery

They need my advice; I give them my advice because I know that life is all about sex and survival. But no one listens to a small slimy creature. I wish I was human...

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'Objects of Desire' (Kindle edition) by CJ Emerson (12 August 2011)

A new life in Wales has not turned out to be the rural fantasy that social worker Jess imagined when she left London. Having put the memories of her previous harrowing cases behind her, she had hoped to embark on a simpler, more fulfilling future, but it seems there's no escape from evil ...

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