Book Review – The Woman in Black by Sandra Hill

The short version of my review of The Woman in Black: Well, it didn’t shit me up as much as the film did! In one way, that encapsulates most of what I want to say about the book. Because I had watched the film when it came out in the cinema, I was expecting something more directly…

Book Review – Out of Chingford by Tanis & Martin Jordan

Since first seeing the wonderful cover of this book I felt sure that I would enjoy it. I am of course, an adventurer myself, and so to read a book about such amazing exploits as those undertaken by Martin and Tanis was wonderful. At first their approach to their whole life amazed me. I have trouble actually getting…

Book Review – Lord Foul’s Bane by Stephen Donaldson

Let’s start this review by saying that Lord Foul’s Bane is a really good book. I tweeted and wrote progress updates on goodreads while I read the book and while suffering from bouts of descriptive amnesia, “it’s good” was all I could muster. OK, maybe not the most in depth descriptions in the world, but…

Book Review – The good man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ – Philip Pullman

This is going to be the shortest book review I have ever done. Very little comment and not a huge amount of opinion! The Good man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ was disappointing. I won’t beat around the bush, it could have been so much and it really wasn’t. It sums to a pretty basic…

Book Review – The Man in the Water – Ali Sparkes

Well now, this review is a little over due as I finished reading The Man in the Water on the 16th Dec. That was last year!!! The book took me 2 days to read and 2 weeks to get round to writing a review. I have read and reviewed Tuesdays with Morrie since then, and…

Book Review – Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom

This is a VERY quick blog post! My family and I stayed in Kew, London last night as a treat between Christmas and New Year. Our hotel room had various nice things in it, including a basket of books :) A quick look at its contents bought me to Tuesdays with Morrie by MitchAlbom. I…

Book Review – The Sword of Shannara – Terry Brooks

I suppose that it would be best to start this review by describing my decision to buy The Sword of Shannara in the first place. I have read a lot of fantasy in the past and quite a bit of what I still have in my bookshelves is fantasy based, this is a hangover from when fantasy…

Book Review – Altered Carbon – Richard Morgan

I suppose that to start with I have to say that Altered Carbon is a very very good book. And that concludes the review. Thank you very much. Good night. “Why, why?” I hear you cry. Harumph, Oh OK then. I really got caught up in it’s pace , and since finishing it, I am having…

Book Review – Raven – Charles L. Grant

I finished Raven by Charles Grant last night and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I didn’t really know what to expect when I started the book, but given the genre and the cover picture, I think I more or less got it! My only criticism is that I think the story…