Recommended Read: Seven Eves – Neal Stephenson

Seven Eves – Neal Stephenson Notes: So what would happen if the Moon exploded? This novel spends getting on to about 900 pages (867 in the hardback according to GoodReads) pondering just that. On the whole, it does it rather well, dividing into three main parts. First, the immediate aftermath of the Moon’s explosion andContinue reading “Recommended Read: Seven Eves – Neal Stephenson”

Recommended Read: The Boy on the Bridge (The Girl with All the Gifts #2) – M.R. Carey

The Boy on the Bridge (The Girl with All the Gifts #2) – M.R. Carey Notes: Although, this book is classed as the second book in the Girl with All the Gifts series, this story precedes The Girl with All the Gifts (TGWATG) by around 20 years. The great thing about the original TGWATG storyContinue reading “Recommended Read: The Boy on the Bridge (The Girl with All the Gifts #2) – M.R. Carey”

Recommended Read: The Siege of Trencher’s Farm – Gordon Williams

The Siege of Trencher’s Farm – Gordon Williams Notes: The first time I read this – many years ago, probably in the late 1970s – I had no idea that this was the book that infamous film of my youth Straw Dogs was based on. I saw the film before I read the book, andContinue reading “Recommended Read: The Siege of Trencher’s Farm – Gordon Williams”

Free Kindle Sci-Fi Thriller Novel: What Dreams May Come

FREE for the next five days: What Dreams May Come Click below to download now: Universal link UK link US Link   Dreams are dangerous things. After a mental collapse forces him to sell his software company, entrepreneur Stephen Parker retreats to the quiet coastal village of Stoneyhaven, hoping to rebuild his life. Soon ParkerContinue reading “Free Kindle Sci-Fi Thriller Novel: What Dreams May Come”

Book Review: Black Wood – S.J.I. Holliday

Black Wood (Banktoun #1) – S.J.I. Holliday Synopsis: Something happened to Claire and Jo in Black Wood: something that left Claire paralysed and Jo with deep mental scars. But with Claire suffering memory loss and no evidence to be found, nobody believes Jo’s story. Twenty-three years later, a familiar face walks into the bookshop whereContinue reading “Book Review: Black Wood – S.J.I. Holliday”

Recommended Read: Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

Catch-22 (Catch-22 #1) – Joseph Heller Notes: “There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask;Continue reading “Recommended Read: Catch-22 – Joseph Heller”

Book Review: Fools and Mortals – Bernard Cornwell

Fools and Mortals – Bernard Cornwell  Synopsis: A dramatic new departure for international bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, FOOLS AND MORTALS takes us into the heart of the Elizabethan era, long one of his favourite periods of British history. Fools and Mortals follows the young Richard Shakespeare, an actor struggling to make his way in aContinue reading “Book Review: Fools and Mortals – Bernard Cornwell”

Recommended Read: The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury Notes: When I first read this book – sometime in the late 60s/early 70s – as a teenager, the copy I borrowed from our village library was titled The Silver Locusts. I still think of it by that, which I think is a better, title. The Silver Locusts capturesContinue reading “Recommended Read: The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury”

Book Review: Children of Time – Adrian Tchaikovsky

Children of Time – Adrian Tchaikovsky  Synopsis: A race for survival among the stars… Humanity’s last survivors escaped earth’s ruins to find a new home. But when they find it, can their desperation overcome its dangers? WHO WILL INHERIT THIS NEW EARTH? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate toContinue reading “Book Review: Children of Time – Adrian Tchaikovsky”

Recommended Read: 1984 – George Orwell

1984 – George Orwell Notes: I regard this as the most important novel of the 20th century. It’s very title has entered the lexicon to stand for the worst of all possible dystopias, so much so that even people who have not read the book – or seen any of the films made about itContinue reading “Recommended Read: 1984 – George Orwell”

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