Books I’ve Read: Stalin’s General

If you are a military history buff or have an arcane interest in the internal workings of the Soviet Union you may well enjoy Stalin’s General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov. If not; you probably won’t! I found it interesting and informative and I learned a good deal more about Zhukov than I already knew (which […]

Books I’ve Read: Homeland

 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 […]

Books I Have Read: Au Revoir Europe

Those who know me well, know that I’m fairly strongly opposed to the European Union. Not out of any barmy reading of Revelation that claims that the EU is the beast of Babylon or some such, just simply because I believe it to be a highly undemocratic and corrupt institution. So, when Kindle were offering Au […]

Books I Have Read: The Moon of Gomrath

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 […]

Books I Have Read: Soldiers

If you want to read a detailed history of the British Army, then Soldiers: Army Lives and Loyalties from Redcoats to Dusty Warriors should be your first port of call. The book is well written and makes a great read for anyone interested in military history. I really enjoyed it. However, it is exhaustive – or perhaps […]

Books I have Read: The Meeting Of The Waters

 OK, let’s get the important stuff out of the way. Currently, The Meeting of the Waters: 7 Global Currents That Will Propel the Future Church is available for Kindle for £1.99 (it was free until yesterday). At that price it is an absolute steal and if you are involved in Church or mission leadership you should buy […]

Books I have Read: Sins of the Father

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 […]

Books I Have Read: Murder in Malmo

I read Murder in Malmö shortly after reading and enjoying Meet me in Malmö by the same author. All I can say is that if Torquil MacLeod wants to keep on churning out mystery novels with alliterative titles, set in Sweden, I’ll keep reading them. Especially, if they stay relatively cheap on Kindle. This post is more than a […]

Books I Have Read: Meet Me in Malmö

There are lots of books available for the Amazon Kindle at very low prices, or even for free. All too often, it becomes obvious quite quickly why they are not being sold at full price. I normally make it a point of finishing any book that I start reading – but I make an exception […]

Books I’ve Read: Gentlemen and Players

 I’ve never read anything by Joanne Harris before, but looking round our local lending library, I came across Gentlemen & Players and thought it might be worth a look. There are a lot of interesting, amusing and engaging scenes in the book, but overall, the story which is set in a small private school failed to grip. […]