Some brief remarks on the books I have read this month.
Three cracking good science-fiction novels, two so-so detective ones and a surprising (and accidental) missiology discovery.
Two military biographies, one dreadful novel, one good novel, one amazing novel and book about running silly distances: my take for this month.
You may already have read The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Trilogy), or perhaps seen the first film in the series (the second one is just out) and so you know what the story is all about. For those who are not aware of it, the story is set in a dystopian future with a repressive government […]
Over the past few weeks, during a dose of shingles, I’ve been raiding the Kindle store for cheap or free books to give me something easy to read. Here are my brief thoughts on a few of them. Death of a Snob (Hamish Macbeth): the pick of the bunch. A pleasing Agatha Christie like mystery […]
I’ve mentioned previously that I’m a huge fan of Peter Robinson’s Inspector Banks novels. In fact, after I read the last one in the series (Watching the Dark), I went back and read all 20 of them in chronological order. Having previously read the books in a rather haphazard fashion – depending on what I […]
I think this is a first for me; I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie and then decided that I really wanted to read the book it was based on. I have to say that I wasn’t disappointed by Cloud Atlas; I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and thoroughly enjoyed the novel, even though I only […]
This is the follow up to Little Brother, which I read last year, but didn’t mention on the blog. In short, it is a science-fiction novel set in the near future which deals with the way in which governments and big corporations are able to use the internet to keep tracks on what we are […]
In my first year of senior school, one of the books we read in English lessons was The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner. I suppose it was a bit like a bleaker version of one of the Harry Potter novels. In any case, my friends and I loved it and couldn’t wait to get our […]
Sins of the Father is currently available on Kindle for less than a pound. It’s not a bad thriller, not great, but perfectly good for reading by the pool or while watching the rain fall in Skye. It is a bit gruesome at times and won’t be to everyone’s taste. Also the central theme of the […]