The Dark Tower 4 – The Wizard and Glass

In the fourth powerful novel in Stephen King's bestselling fantasy quest, The Dark Tower beckons Roland, the Last Gunslinger, and the four companions he has gathered along the road. Roland and his band have narrowly escaped the city of Lud and boarded Blaine, a train that will take them to, of all places, Kansas, where … Continue reading The Dark Tower 4 – The Wizard and Glass


Blindness – José Saramago

The winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature, a novel about the survival against all odds. A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and raping women. There … Continue reading Blindness – José Saramago

House Martell of Dorne – I would sooner be flesh and blood than silks and jewels

She was that, beyond a doubt. Seeing her there upon the featherbed, smiling that wicked smile, toying with her breast . . . was there ever a woman with nipples so large or so responsive? He could hardly look at them without wanting to grab them, to suckle them until they were hard and wet … Continue reading House Martell of Dorne – I would sooner be flesh and blood than silks and jewels

The edible woman – Margaret Atwood

I have read Oryx and Crake earlier this year and I could not resist the pull of Margaret Atwood. I saw a tattered paperback smiling at me from a charity window, £1 for a great classic. I paid the price and I got back more than I bargained for. Witty, funny, deeply cutting, a book … Continue reading The edible woman – Margaret Atwood

The Dark Tower: Song of Susannah (6)

The pivotal sixth instalment in King's bestselling epic fantasy saga provides the key to the quest that defines Roland's life. Song of Susannah begins with Roland, Eddie, and Jake wondering how they are going to find Susannah, after her escape through Doorway Cave. Fortunately, Roland knows that the Manni know how to use the remnants … Continue reading The Dark Tower: Song of Susannah (6)

Frankenstein: Dead And Alive

As a devastating hurricane approaches New Orleans, Victor Helios, once know as Frankenstein, has unleashed his benighted creatures onto the streets. As New Orleans descends into chaos, his engineered killers spin out of control, and the only hope rests with Victor's first and failed attempt to build the perfect human, whose damned path has led … Continue reading Frankenstein: Dead And Alive

A dog’s purpose * W. Bruce Cameron

A must-read for dog lovers all over the world. This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog’s Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here? … Continue reading A dog’s purpose * W. Bruce Cameron

Frankenstein: Lost Souls * Dean Koontz

SOMEONE NEW IS PLAYING GOD THIS IS BOOK 4 The Frankenstein story updated to the 21st century by the great American storyteller Dean Koontz. In a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time, Dr Frankenstein lives on, seemingly indestructible, more malignant than ever. Frankenstein's first monster, Deucalion, has spent two hundred years trying … Continue reading Frankenstein: Lost Souls * Dean Koontz

“This Place” Poem by Michael Traveler

Home is where life happens where plans are made dreams are forged and memories are made This place this river these trees the fingers of God brushing through them whispering to me from up above and over rock and stone below This place speaks to me reaches down inside and touches me moves me thrills … Continue reading “This Place” Poem by Michael Traveler