David Thompson – Fang and Claw

To survive the untamed wilderness a man needs all the friends he can get. No one can battle the continual dangers for long on his own. Even a fearless frontiersman like Nate King needs help now and then and he’s always ready to give it when it’s needed. So when an elderly Shoshone warrior comesContinue reading “David Thompson – Fang and Claw”

2028 * Ken Saunders

‘This is not quite how Peter Dutton imagines our dystopian future: crap technology, paranoid spies, cycling activists and even dumber politicians. Set phasers to stupid. Hilarious.’ –Wendy Harmer https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/9781760631062 Welcome to the Australia of 2028 where parking meters double as poker machines, radio shock jocks have been automated, the Communist Party of China has turnedContinue reading “2028 * Ken Saunders”

The Poor Relation * Susanna Bavin

Poor old love? Her heart beat an indignant tattoo. She felt like walloping young Mr Dearden round the ear. And she hadn’t been sighing – had she? Ah. Not sighs, but huffs of outrage. If only she could write her resignation and slap it on Mr Treadgold’s desk, right under his patronising nose. But DaddaContinue reading “The Poor Relation * Susanna Bavin”

The Fifth Wave BY RICK YANCEY

Psss… Hey you! I heard you liked sci-fi movies involving an alien invasion. Wanna hear what this book is all about? Aliens invade the earth in five steps, using electromagnetic pulse, induced tsunamis, and a pandemic. They must have their own reasons for this methodical but inefficient campaign, and the motivations of aliens could indeedContinue reading “The Fifth Wave BY RICK YANCEY”

Wild Swans – Chang Jung – The three daughters of China

The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual windowContinue reading “Wild Swans – Chang Jung – The three daughters of China”

Rosemary’s Baby * Ira Levin Book Review

“It’s one thing to refer to the book,” Levin wrote of Rosemary’s Baby , “as being ‘generally credited or blamed for having sparked the current revival of occultism,’ and another to recognize, as I have in the past few years (writing in 1990), that the blame may be real and weighty.” The preponderance of horrorContinue reading “Rosemary’s Baby * Ira Levin Book Review”

The Hunger Games Book 2 * Catching Fire * Suzanne Collins

I’ve read all three Hunger Games books but I just realised, I forgot to talk about the second in the series. Here are the reviews for the other 2: The Hunger Games Book 1 * Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games Book 3 * Mockingjay * Suzanne Collins After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss EverdeenContinue reading “The Hunger Games Book 2 * Catching Fire * Suzanne Collins”

The Road – Cormac McCarthy * Book Review

The Road is the astonishing post-apocalyptic and Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classic by Cormac McCarthy. A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men whoContinue reading “The Road – Cormac McCarthy * Book Review”

Margaret Atwood – Testament Book Review (The Handmaid’s Tale Part 2)

I really like Margaret Atwood’s stories. She’s an absolute crafts-woman with words and can convey an idea in a word, a short sentence or in this specific instance, in a whole book. The much awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s tale goes deeper into this new world and offers a view from the inside as well asContinue reading “Margaret Atwood – Testament Book Review (The Handmaid’s Tale Part 2)”

The Gates of Rome (Emperor #1) by Conn Iggulden Book Review

The ultimate Rome story From the spectacle of gladiatorial combat to the intrigue of the Senate, from the foreign wars that secure the power of the empire to the betrayals that threaten to tear it apart, this is the remarkable story of the man who would become the greatest Roman of them all: Julius Caesar.Continue reading “The Gates of Rome (Emperor #1) by Conn Iggulden Book Review”