Category Archives: LITERATURE

AN INTERESTING-ISH, ETHICAL McEWAN, BUT NOT A HIGHLY ENJOYABLE ONE! ‘The Children Act’ by Ian McEwan: a review.

Having enjoyed Solar by renowned author Ian McEwan and then really enjoyed his spy thriller novel Sweet Tooth, I thought it was nailed on that The Children Act would be another high quality piece of work by him.  However, for … Continue reading

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I NOW PREFER THE BOOK! ‘THE CASUAL VACANCY’ -EPISODE TWO REVIEW.

After watching the first episode of The Casual Vacancy last week I did a blog about how I preferred this TV version to the J.K Rowling book it is based upon.  I watched the second installment last night and have … Continue reading

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A STRANGE SHEEP SHEARING, SHAGGING SHEILA….WHO FAILED TO FULLY SATISFY ME! ‘ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING’ BY Evie Wyld – A Review.

ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING by Evie Wyld – A Review. After a tricky start(the writing style took a bit of getting used too), I found myself in the day really looking forward to reading more of this book whenever I next … Continue reading

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A NEAR PERFECT STORY, THAT NEARLY MADE ME CRY! ‘PERFECT’ by Rachel Joyce – A Review.

Perfect by Rachel Joyce – A Review. One of favourite books of last year was THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY by Rachel Joyce(see an earlier blog). Whenever reading it, it was like coming home from a hard day at the office and … Continue reading

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A RIGHT PRICK WHO YOU CANNOT HELP BUT BECOME FOND OF…..BY THE END! ‘STRAIGHT WHITE MALE’ by John Niven – A Review.

STRAIGHT WHITE MALE by John Niven – A book review. “THIS IS A SERIOUSLY FUNNY BOOK” , a quote from Melanie McGrath from The Scotsman in 2013. I look at this quote from the Scotsman and essentially this explains why I bought … Continue reading

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FORGIVE ME FATHER FOR I HAVE SINNED…..I LOVE ‘THIS WICKED WORLD’ ‘THIS WICKED WORLD’ by Richard Lange – A Review.

THIS WICKED WORLD by Richard Lange – A Review. Two months ago I had never heard of the American novelist Richard Lange. Fast forward two months and two novels later, and he is fast becoming one of my most favourite authors … Continue reading

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SEX, STIRRUPS AND SECOND RATE STORYTELLING! ‘TAKING THE FALL’ by A.P.McCoy – A Review.

A review of TAKING THE FALL by A.P.McCoy – As a big horse racing fan I’ve been wanting to read a novel based around this sport for ages. I recently bought and read D J Taylor’s Derby Day because of … Continue reading

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