book review

In contemporary Western society, the concept of female self-starvation is something that most of us would have encountered, whether it is through popular diet plans that make claims on how to achieve the ideal svelte figure broadcast by fashionable celebrities, to the other end of the spectrum, where girls and women seek to self-regulate their… Read More

You have to get to a certain age to really be able to appreciate a book like this. You have to be able to look back on your childhood with a few years of perspective to be able to understand and articulate your reading habits and the effect that they may have had on your… Read More

Miss Ona Vitkus has lived unobtrusively, her secrets fiercely protected for over a century. A boy, with his passion for world records, changes all that. He is eleven. She is 104. He makes her feel like she might be really special after all. Only it's been a fortnight since he last visited and Ona is… Read More

I'm having a full Sanderson throwback month. Over the next 4 weeks I'm going to be looking at the three books in his first Mistborn trilogy, then reviewing the trilogy as a whole. Sit tight folks, it's going to be a long ride out on the Sanderson Avalanche. Brandon Sanderson must be one of the… Read More

Ernest Cline is a massive nerd, and oh boy are we lucky to have him. Ready Player One was his first published novel, and at the time of writing this review he has published one other novel by the name of Armada. He is also known for his screenplays, such as 2009’s Fanboys. For a… Read More

Joe Hill is a very clever man. Let’s start with that. Why is he clever? Well for one thing he’s published under the pseudonym Joe Hill instead of taking his birth name, Joseph King, a name given to him by his father, Stephen King. Yes, That Stephen King. This was a shrewd move by Joe… Read More

First up, I must say that I’m a big fan of Alex Miller’s novels, with my favourites being Landscape of Farewell and Lovesong. This new book contains both short fiction and true stories about the inspiration for these novels and in particular the characters that inspired the stories. It also tells me lots about Miller’s… Read More

There have been some rave reviews about I Am Pilgrim, the novel by Terry Hayes. With the author’s use of narration and intrigue, the book is definitely very effective. Unfortunately, my enjoyment of the book is not as profound as other book lovers. If you’re still unsure about what I Am Pilgrim is about, the… Read More

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