Tuesday, 9 May 2017

The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman Review

The Graveyard Book

By: Neil Gaiman
Rating: 4 Star

I have read several Neil Gaiman books over the years and have so far always enjoyed them.

This is a story about Nobody Owens, a boy who grows up in a graveyard with only ghosts for company after a mysterious stranger murders his entire family.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

The Phoenix Project: D.M. Cain review

The Phoenix Project

Rating: 4 Star

The Phoenix Project is set in a future where the government has come up with an innovative solution to keep prison populations down. 

A new type of prison is currently on trial in Salverford where prisoners fight to the death, on television, as public entertainment.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Wool: Hugh Howey review


By: Hugh Howey
Rating: 5 Star

Wool and its follow on novels, Shift, and Dust enjoy a huge following. Wool is the first of the series.

Set in an unspecified future, Wool follows the story of a group of people forced to live permanently inside a gigantic Silo.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

See You in the Cosmos: Jack Cheng review

See You in the Cosmos

By: Jack Cheng
Rating: 4 Star

Alex Petroski is a space-obsessed eleven year old who narrates his story via a series of recordings on his iPod.

He plans to launch this into space on a rocket so that aliens can one day learn what life is like on Earth.

His faithful companion is his dog Carl Sagan (named after the famous astronomer) and they are about to embark on the adventure of their lives, covering Colorado, Las Vegas, New Mexico, and Los Angeles.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Spoils: Brian Van Reet review


By: Brian Van Reet
Rating: 5 Star

Spoils is the debut novel from author Brian Van Reet.

The story is set in the early stages of the Gulf War in 2003. The plot centres around US Specialist Soldier Cassandra Wigheard and her deployment in Iraq. During her deployment, Cassandra is captured by mujahideen fighters and held hostage.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Written in Bones: James Oswald review

Written in Bones

By: James Oswald
Rating: 3 Star

Written in Bones opens dramatically with the gruesome murder of Bill Chalmers, an ex-policeman turned drug kingpin who is found dead high up in a tree in the Meadows, Edinburgh.

Detective Inspector McLean is called in to investigate the murder and the more immediate question of how the body ended up being dropped from the sky.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Theodore Boone: The Fugitive: Theodore Boone: John Grisham review

Theodore Boone: The Fugitive: Theodore Boone 

By: John Grisham
Rating: 3 Star

I didn't initially realise until recently that John Grisham had a new series of books aimed at a young adult audience.

When I first started reading The Fugitive though, I could immediately tell that it had been written for a totally different audience than 'A Time to Kill'.