Category Archives: LITERATURE

Murder and laughter! The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. A review

A humorous whodunit that keeps you guessing right until the end.  This is the verdict of Richard Osman’s, The Thursday Murder Club.  As the novel states at the back this therefore is, ‘his first and, so far, best novel.’ How … Continue reading

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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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THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE OK- MY 2013 Review of some of the books I came across. A REVIEW OF – 1.’MAYA’ by Alastair Campbell. 2. ‘A CASUAL VACANCY’ by JK Rowling. 3.’THE ART OF FIELDING’ by Chad Harbach. 4. ‘THE YELLOW BIRDS’ by Kevin Powers. 5.’THE GAFFER : THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A FOOTBALL MANAGER’ by Neil Warnock. 6. ‘JIMMY – MY STORY’ by James Anderson. 7. ‘THE CUCKOO’S CALLING’ by Robert Galbraith. 8 ‘SWEET TOOTH’ by Ian McEwan. 9. ‘THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY’ by Rachel Joyce. 10. ‘UNEXPLODED’ by Alison MaCleod. 11. ‘GONE GIRL’ by Gillian Flynn. 12. ‘AN ENDANGERED SPECIES’ by David Gower. 13. ‘DERBY DAY’ by DJ Taylor. 14. ‘ALEX FERGUSON :MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY’ by Sir Alex Ferguson. 15. ‘KISS ME FIRST’ by Lottie Moggach. 16. ‘ANGEL BABY’ by Richard Lange.

So I just finish this amazing book a few days ago called Angel Baby by Richard Lange, and thought to myself I need to shout out loud just how good this book is and do a review of it. Then the … Continue reading

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