Monthly Archives: August 2013

Trawling the gritty depths

This is a dark brooding tale. There is much in here which gives a nose into the less seen corners of American life. Hollywood and American TV would have you believe that the whole country is as wholesome as apple … Continue reading

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Through traffic

A DCI Banks novel – the 20th! I can hardly believe I’ve been reading from the start. His character has been through revolutions and I’ve enjoyed the progression. I’ve often wondered if Banks’ character reflects the life of the author … Continue reading

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Sharp as it comes

This is a near perfect crime thriller. Jasmine Sharp is back in the saddle of her deceased uncle’s private investigation firm “sharp investigations”. An elderly client arrives looking for information about her missing sister. At first it appears that it … Continue reading

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Fun with werds

This book’s subtitle is “a circular stroll through the hidden connections of the English language”. If you like words, have a curious mind and/or like a bit of history, this book is for you. It does what it says on … Continue reading

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A few steps

I’ve been meaning to read this book for a long time. I was initially piqued by the film which was released in 1978 but the desire remained in my memory. The kindle is a great way of acquiring these books … Continue reading

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Wtf indeed

If I wanted to read literature then I would not start here! I know that Mr Coleman is a b3tan and so am I. His identity fots the company of the sane name in this book. I would never have … Continue reading

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I came to this book with the knowledge of the actual author and im not sure how fair I can be. In my opinion this is very standard crime fiction fare. There is nothing here which lifts this book above … Continue reading

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