Recommended Read: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos – Jordan B. Peterson

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos – Jordan B. Peterson Notes: Since I first heard of him, a few years ago now, Peterson has since become something of an internet and media sensation. So any encounter with this book is bound to be coloured by what preconceptions the reader has of him fromContinue reading “Recommended Read: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos – Jordan B. Peterson”

Recommended Read: Beneath the Ink – Kath Middleton

Beneath the Ink – Kath Middleton Notes: This is a fascinating book. It starts simply enough with a couple both getting tattoos. But something goes wrong with the tattoos. From there develops a story that has elements of science fiction, horror, political thriller and other genres within it. Not being too enamoured with genre divisions,Continue reading “Recommended Read: Beneath the Ink – Kath Middleton”

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: How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking – Jordan Ellenberg

How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking – Jordan Ellenberg Notes: This is an excellent and thought provoking book about mathematics and its application to everyday life. It begins with a fine example of its subject matter when Ellenberg describes how a mathematician, Abraham Wald, helped the US air force solve aContinue reading “Recommended Read: How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking – Jordan Ellenberg”

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”

Book Links 20/09/2018

A miscellany of recent book related links: Can we understand other minds? Novels and stories say: no for… 21 Ways to Organize Your TBR Pile French Booksellers Lose Their Shit Over a Self-Published Book Being Considered for the Prix Renaudot Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Your Discworld Reading Order: This Is How ToContinue reading “Book Links 20/09/2018”

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”

New Kindle Novel Out Now: What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come Available here (UK) or here (US) Special Low Launch Price: £0.99/$1.57 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 Parker discovers how dangerous dreams can be, asContinue reading “New Kindle Novel Out Now: What Dreams May Come”

New Kindle Cover: Dance on Fire

 Above – the new Kindle cover for one of my earlier novels: Dance on Fire: I have updated the Kindle cover for one of my earlier novels: Dance on Fire  Dance on Fire – available here (UK) or here (US) Description: What do you do when sex and drugs and rock and roll are noContinue reading “New Kindle Cover: Dance on Fire”

New Kindle Novel Out Now: Juggling Balls

Juggling Balls available here (UK) or here (US) Martin Laws hates mysteries. So why has someone sent him a bag of juggling balls? Why has he no memory of buying a new computer? Why has that new computer decided Martin needs to go shopping? Why does a hairstylist he’s never met before keep saluting him?Continue reading “New Kindle Novel Out Now: Juggling Balls”

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