When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realises that this beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture – nowContinue reading “The Time Machine – First three Chapters Excerpt”
A college student’s mother is dying in a Maine hospital. When he hitches a ride to see her, the driver is not who he appears to be.
Embark in a journey so fantastic it had to be written in 4 books to reach its end. This is one of Koontz’s best efforts in years. He does not rewrite the story of Frankenstein, rather, he builds on it.
Life Expectancy confirms that one of the pleasures of reading Dean Koontz is that he is never especially likely to do the same thing twice in a row.
Sometimes you have to be a high riding bitch to survive, sometimes, being a bitch is all a woman has to hang on to Delores Claiborne, a cranky old maid for a rich lady, tells the story of her life – from the “accidental” murder of her husband and how he got to inherit millionsContinue reading “Dolores Clairborne * Stephen King”
This is the story of a diary. The sister who reads it is still alive and the sister who wrote it has been murdered on the back-alleys of Tokyo while living the life of a prostitute. Embark in a thrilling ride to find who the killer was and how you can slide to the darkestContinue reading “Grotesque * Natsuo Kirino”
Four women are bound together by the crime that one of them committed. Step in to walk through the lives of the factory night shift workers, struggling with debts and a life that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
An endearing tale about overcoming obstacles and the value of perseverence from James Bowen. A street cat named Bob – or Big Issue Bob – presents a chapter in the life of a recovering heroin addict who is struggling to make ends meet when he meets a new friend
When you think your parents were controlling, think again. When you think your life as a single middle-aged woman is bad, think again. If you think that you did not live your life to the fullest, think again. Meet Erika Kohut, an Austrian Piano Teacher at the Vienna Conservatory, a Bach and Shubert enthusiast, multi-talentedContinue reading “The Piano Teacher * Elfriede Jelinek”
Steve Briggs, native of Blackpool London has used his knowledge of Asian mystic arts to create a read that has all the earmarks of a great thriller. “The Tattooist” is Steve’s second novel following “Through the Eyes of a Fly” that was released in 2011. Here’s the premise of the story. When tattooist Paul StoneContinue reading “The Tattooist Book Review”